In the beginning, if you were lucky your PC would beep. Then came add-on sound cards and a whole new world of sound opened up. The EPOS | Sennheiser GSX 300 External USB Sound Card makes that sonic world even bigger.

Back then you’d have to open your computer, slot in a cumbersome card – making sure not to mess up any of the pins on it, or any of the intricate wiring hidden inside your PC – spend ages configuring it and get sound that was a step up from beeps. With PC audio now much improved, so too the GSX 300 is infinitely more highly evolved. It takes what is generally decent PC sound nowadays and makes it sound so much more alive – and all you have to do is connect the small but powerful unit to a USB port (no separate power supply or installation of drivers required) and plug in any 3.5mm jack equipped headset. There’s a port for what you hear, and another for what you say via a separate mic input if required. Easy!

“Functionality couldn’t be simpler.”

Functionality couldn’t be simpler. The big knob? That’s your volume control. The smaller button? That toggles between stereo/simulated surround or between sound profiles that you may have set up in the EPOS Gaming Suite Windows 10 software. This is an easy to use application that allows more advanced audio control, such as customising your surround sound experience and adjusting your mic settings. Whichever mode or profile is engaged will be indicated by the LED ring that surrounds the volume knob.

Easy to use is good, but what about the sound? Is the GSX 300 worth the leap? Well, it delivers high resolution stereo and 7.1 surround sound, with various sampling rates – all handled via the EPOS Gaming Suite. This is the key to making good sound great, with a raft of EQ settings so that you can get things just how you like them. Love that bass? Ramp it! Want things a bit more trebly? Go for it! Some will have fun playing music through the 7.1 simulation mode, but we found that more suited to hearing where stuff was going on while gaming, with stereo the go for tunes.

If you’re finicky about your sound, then the affordable and super user-friendly EPOS | Sennheiser GSX 300 External USB Sound Card just might be your ticket to the perfect PC audio for your ears.

The EPOS | Sennheiser GSX 300 External USB Sound Card is available now.

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