Today I am going to review a gaming headset this one is a from a company called Plantronics which is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. The gaming headset has a switch where you can switch from your game to taking a call from your parents the headset costs about $99.99 USD So not bad for the price but how does it perform? That’s what this review intends to show you, so read on….
Product Name: Plantronics Rig
The packaging, is a huge box for a headset which has everything you will need no matter if you use it for PS4, Xbox or PC games along the front of the box it let you know what you will be able to do with the headset like Taking calls while keep playing the game along with a voice chat stream of your audio
The headset does have a few identifying marks on them starting on the left of the headset there is a few red tags two of them are letting you know which is for left and right the other is the words Plantronics letting you know it’s there headset also on the left side at the bottom is the word Rig there is two types of boxes as well as headsets it’s mostly just color preference … This headset indeed lives up to being a great gaming tech item for any kid or older adult in my opinion…
If you never have used any kind of headset then I recommend you to read up on documentation it can be a bit overwhelming since there is a lot of different wires depending on what you will be using it this for After a quick read through it took me less than 3 mins to set it up
The magic is all in the Rig Mixer here you will have a master volume, a volume for each channel (2), a switch to go from computer to tablet or phone and three EQ profiles Pure. Intensify and Seismic, Now maybe I am tone dead but I had a hard time to hear the difference on two of them but one of them I’m going to take a guess it was intensify since the EQ seemed to be higher than the rest
Another cool thing about the Plantronics Rig Headset that I haven’t yet seen in any other headphones/headsets is Interchangeable boom and inline mics you have a choice between three different connectors from the Rig Mixer to the Headset which are a Noise-canceling boom mic which looks like most gaming headsets you see gamers use on COD and then your typical Stealth in-line mic you would find on most headphones which has a mute button for the mic as well a call button when you are on the call switch
Now onto the headset I wasn’t sure when I saw this headset being used at CES 2014 when I was there as well when I got a review unit but after several weeks I really like them and the 40mm speaker drivers really do deliver deep bass and immersive stereo sound and while I had the a the team over none could hear my Spotify I was playing on them I’m not a big time gamer but I like comfort and the Ultra-comfortable ear cushions and headband are great for gaming, movies, and listening on-the-go when not at the desk
So yes this headset might be expensive for some budgets, but is it even worth it? But if you want to be able to take calls while you are getting your game on then it’s a product you got to have I believe it would be a useful gift for any kid or adult who is into Skype, Gaming and chatting with the GF/BF on their mobile with all the features even the comfortable ear cups I think it this a worthwhile product
This headset is well made and of course since you are buying from Plantronics you know you are getting grade A tech support if heaven forbid anything goes wrong
So in all it’s not bad for a gaming headset, given all the gaming headsets out there on the market and compared to all the features you have with the Rig then with others I believe it’s best to get your headset from Plantronics
The final score averages out to be a 9 out of 10, but that takes into account everything, but as you can see below it the pros out do the cons by a long shot.
|+Inexpensive, Compared to some others on the market with the features you get
+Seems well made
|Not really a Con but I do wish the Rig had a play/pause button for music|