Yes, I have seen this before, and I’ve solved it for a bunch of people!
Sometimes I also wished for a PM feature, but at the same time I think I would get flooded with them 😅 Either way, I got an email notification, and since I’m working with grell audio and Sennheiser now, I check Drop pretty much every day anyway.
Short answer: this almost always happens because of driver/software issues. It used to happen on my Windows PC, but never on my Mac. It would be a bug with the operating system itself; I would try looking for an option to reset sound settings to defaults, but sometimes bugs are hard to track down. When you use a USB DAC or gaming soundcard, that has its own drivers and circumvents the issue. If you happen to have any other headset (like an old pair of EarPods for example), or if your smartphone came with a dongle, you could test that to see if it was a software or hardware issue. Even easier, you could try the split gaming cable with the separate plugs for microphone and headphone, which came with the PC38X.
Second most likely cause; loose connection. There’s a pretty good isolation (the black stripes) between the “rings” on a headphone plug, but sometimes if it’s not all the way plugged into the computer port (sometimes the tolerance is tight enough that it needs to “pop” into place), OR the headphone socket. If you haven’t yet, try unplugging and firmly plugging in the headphone Jack at the computer and the headphone socket.
I’ve beat up a pair of PC37X since 2015, using it almost every day for years when gaming with friends (I even took it bare in a backpack to hotels sometimes), and while it did develop an issue with the volume dial causing channel imbalance (little wiggle fixes that), and it still doesn’t cause game sound to be picked up by the microphone even at full volume.
When it comes to the GSX300, technically that’s a product made by EPOS Audio) after the joint venture between Sennheiser and the Demant group ended. Basically, what is now EPOS Audio used to be Sennheiser’s gaming/comms department. I will say I personally see strengths and weaknesses in both the Creative Labs BlasterX series and GSX series; I use a GSX 1000 with my PC and Mac, and a Creative G5 with my PS4/PS5.
The thing I like about the GSX1000 is that it doesn’t need special software installed on a computer (though you do need to properly select the headphone Jack as the windows “default speakers” and the second “device” as the “default communications device,” if you get it you’ll understand what I mean in 5 seconds). I also like that the GSX1000 let’s me tell my game to use “default speakers” for game audio (making my life easy), and Discord to use “default communications” with separate volume controls/balance, because the computer sees them as two separate devices. I don’t know that much about the GSX300… but I assume it’s a less expensive model with the headphone surround / spatial audio feature removed.
The G5 seems to be more reliably recognized by the PlayStations, and it has pretty nice mic pickup quality, so I like to use it there when I’m streaming or in party chat. The G5 is plenty powerful for the PC38X (or even the HD 58X Jubilee), but I’ve read in reviews that the newer G6 model has a more powerful amp. The G6 also has an optical input (and output??) and Dolby Digital Live decoding, so if you have an Xbox or a TV with optical, the G6 is pretty much your best option (geez, why does Microsoft have to be so difficult with USB Microphone support??).
When fed a 7.1/5.1 surround signal over usb, the GSX1000 has one of the best sensation of sound coming from in front for my ears, but Creative’s processing has very little reverb and sounds the least processed to my ears. “To my ears” is very significant, because the shape of your ears and head affect how each of us perceives direction, and if one doesn’t feel natural to you, it could be good to try another one. Spatial audio/ headphone surround is a whole topic of its own, but I mention it because stereo feels unnatural and like a handicap for me, a representation of hearing the world in one dimension.
Hope this helps!