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Plantronics GameCom 780

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Pros: Good , clear highs, good surround sound for gaming and movie

Cons: USB cable, Plastic build, needs burn-in to be good,

I got these for $60 at amazon. What I expect from the headset was: good mic, good comfort, good sound quality for gaming and OK for music, good build quality. So far most of these expectations are met.

 

Sound/Audio Quality: These can be really hard to hear at first, with just good enough bass, recessed mids, and the high frequencies of this headset hurts my ears. But after using them for over 9 months, the sound just changed. Bass is now punchy without being overwhelming , mids are acceptable, and the highs are now comfortable to hear. Bass are a bit loose, good if you're watching movies or gaming. The 7.1 Surround sound feature works surprisingly well, I can hear where my enemies are coming from in BF3 and can go to a river just by hearing the sound in Skyrim. The drivers work well with Windows 7/8 (Windows 10 needs to use the windows 7 drivers from the Release 4), there's a the gaming/movie mode or music mode but honestly there isn't any differences between these two (there's difference when you set the headphone to stereo mode in windows settings, the music mode is louder and clearer than the movie mode, but who bought a 7.1 headset just to set it to use stereo mode?)

 

Comfort: These are really tight at first, but they loosen up once you wear them a lot. I can wear this for 8+ hours straight and still feel comforatable

 

Mic Quality: Instead of giving us a high quality, noise-cancelling microphone, Plantronics decided give us the High Quality, Super sensitive microphone instead. I was a little disappointed at first, but the mic is crystal clear, so that makes it up. But if you're playing this with a fan, please use push-to-talk! the mic picks up every noise, from mouse clicks to keyboard buttons. If you're buying this for the microphone then you're better off buying a seperate microphone.

 

Design: This is the part I dislike the most. The headband is made of LOW QUALITY PLASTIC and can break easily. I already knew this when i read reviews on Amazon, but i keep my things really carefully so i decided to give this headset a try. After 9 months of usage, there's already stress marks on the headband, but from what i see, it won't break soon. The ear cushions are comfortable, but it gets dirty really quickly. The headset plugs in via USB, so if you want a headset the plugs into your phone, MP3 Player, then you better buy something else. The mic mute button, the surround sound button, the volume adjust buttons works well and hasn't caused me any frustration. A little dissapointed because i know these won't last too long, but hey, you're getting a very decent headset just for $60!

 

Overall: I would have recommend this headset to anyone if the build quality wasn't that bad. If you're someone who takes care of your stuff carefully, I would recommend this to you. The sound quality is unrivaled at the $60 price point, but the build quality is holding this headset back

 

EDIT 1: Raised from 3 stars to 4 stars. Almost a year of usage, and this thing still rocks! The stress marks are still there, but it doesn't go anywhere more noticeable than that. Sound is now like, WOW! They sound really, really good right now. I was thinking of replacing these with another headset for my daily use, but now I won't because it's sooooo good!

Plantronics GameCom 780
Description:

The Plantronics GameCom 780 USB headset with Dolby® technologies transforms standard audio into a stunning 7.1 surround sound experience. The noise-canceling mic kills background noise so your commands are loud and clear. When you need to take a break, built-in spin joints let the earpods lay flat for easy storage. Need to adjust volume? No problem. The controls are right on the earpods so you’ll always have eyes on. The GameCom 780 is built to last with superhero-strength cords and joints; ultra-comfortable ear cushions and headband let you stay in the game for as long as it takes. Dolby® Headphone and Pro Logic® IIx technologies transform standard audio into a stunning 7.1 surround sound experience 40mm speakers pound out deep bass and immersive stereo sound Built-in spin-joints let the earpods lay flat for easy storage when you need to take a break Noise-canceling mic kills background noise so your team or opponents can clearly hear your commands Easy-to-reach on-ear volume and mute buttons let you adjust the sound and still keep a hand on the controls Superhero-strength cords and joints mean this USB headset will be around for all your battles Ultra-comfortable ear cushions and headband make the GameCom 780 perfect for gaming, and great for watching videos, listening to music, and making PC voice calls.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandPlantronics
ColorBlack/red
EAN0017229135741
FeatureUltra-comfortable ear cushions and headband
Height12 inches
Length9.5 inches
Weight0.9 pounds
Width4.5 inches
LabelPlantronics
List Price$79.99
ManufacturerPlantronics
ModelGameCom 780
Product GroupPersonal Computer
Product Type NameCOMPUTER_INPUT_DEVICE
PublisherPlantronics
StudioPlantronics
TitlePlantronics GameCom 780 Surround Sound Stereo PC Gaming Headset
UPC017229135741
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