Plantronics GameCom 780 Surround Sound Stereo USB Gaming Headset Review

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Word about the $80 GameCom 780 drew many eyes and ears at CES 2012, including our own. The build quality and styling of the 780 take a refreshing departure from Plantronics headsets of old, and the support for Dolby 7.1 virtual surround sound makes them an even more tantalizing piece of fragging equipment.

 Overview

The Plantronics GameCom 780 headset with Dolby technologies transforms standard audio into a stunning 7.1 surround sound experience. The noise-cancelling 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 tight 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 eat 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-cancelling 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 gamine, and great for watching videos, listening to music, and making PC voice calls

 

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-3 # Tredien 2012-02-23 12:25
It's only a pitty they are USB. :(
 
 
# superunamused 2012-09-29 18:14
Quoting Tredien:
It's only a pitty they are USB. :(


Why? So you can't experience the unstable drivers and crackle sounds from any of the creative bads X-Fi series?
 
 
-1 # JJ 2012-08-09 16:23
the best headsets i have ever had , but all that disappoints me is that there is no equalizer and that the bass is a bit to low
 
 
# superunamused 2012-09-29 18:16
Quoting JJ:
the best headsets i have ever had , but all that disappoints me is that there is no equalizer and that the bass is a bit to low


Never figured out why people get upset over there being no equalizer. An equalizer is needed for music. not really game play. And most players have an EQ of their own.

I found sufficient bass. Besides, higher bass output often leads to a wash out or muffled quality to the higher ranges due to natural interference.