Would you buy the $230 Sennheiser GSX 1000 Audio Amplifier?

Most of the people while buying a high-end PC, totally ignore the fact that to support the speakers or headphones that they are going to use for getting the best sound, a high-quality sound card requires to be on board. Although almost all the systems roll out with an integrated sound card but is that enough for a high-end PC? Sennheiser has the solution in two variants, the GSX 1000 and a slightly expensive one, GSX 1200 PRO.

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Sennheiser GSX 1000 Audio Amplifier

This audio amplifier is a part of Sennheiser’s family which is probably the only company out there working on the manufacturing of purpose-built sound cards. The $230 GSX 1000 has a simple structure with no daisy-chaining feature (like in the case of GSX 1200) but the performance is off the mark. Speaking of the benefits of installing the sound card in your PC is that you get:

  1. Quieter microphone inputs
  2. Cleaner outputs
  3. Better amplification


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  • 7.1 Sennheiser Binaural Rendering Engine
  • Recommended headphone impedance: 16-150 Ω
  • DAC: 24-bit / 96 kHz
  • Headphone amplifier: 1 V RMS @ 32 Ω
  • 3.5-mm headphone output, 3.5-mm microphone input, 3.5-mm line-out
  • Touch-sensitive controls
  • 1.2 m rubberized Micro-USB cable
  • 378 x 284 x 156 mm, 390 g


In addition to the above-stated set of specifications, here are the exclusive features of the Sennheiser GSX 1000 audio amplifier:

  • Equipped with a 24-bit/96 kHz DAC
  • 7.1 Binaural Rendering Engine (virtual surround sound system)
  • A headphone amplifier (1 V RMS @ 32 Ω)
  • A line-out port for active speakers

These and many more features make the Sennheiser GSX 1000 Audio Amplifier a very good option to choose from while looking for the perfect sound card!

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