Thankfully, switching it off is as easy as sliding a switch, so at least you have the option if it’s interfering with your gaming. These things were a great disappointment huge and uncomfortable Probably the best way to describe this is that it is like adding a subwoofer to your home theater or audio system. A USB adapter enables fantastic Dolby 5. Near the top of the cable is an in-line volume control and microphone mute switch.

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This allows you to use the headset with any device with a headphone jack, so you’re not forced to use the USB surround dongle.

Plantronics Gamecom 780 gaming headphones

Unfortunately the volume level can only be adjusted in pre-defined steps with each flick of the rocker – although we could always fine-tune the level suitably. There’s plenty of bass on offer, but it’s controlled, allowing the upper mids and treble to ring clearly.

Plantronics GameCom 7. I use Win7 64bit and the setup was very easy. Sadly, the surround effect is just as we feared–merely an effect. To round-off the good sound performance we found the quality of the microphone to be very good with vocals coming through clear to teammates online.

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The shorter length of the mic is also a plus, as it rarely gets in the way of your actions during a heated game. Music sounded nicely balanced, with a clear separation between the instruments, meaning we could happily to listen to an album or two on them without any problems.

The instructions thewy DO give you are just visual Better than Ikea instructions, but the same basic ideaand I missed the part about turning on the USB soundcard part, with it off, you get pretty much normal sound, while turning it on gives you a gamecomm bit better 3D sound.


I like how you can retract the mic as well. The headset’s surround sound hardware is built right into the included USB adapter, which plugs into any USB port on your PC or Mac with no additional software necessary. This is because the surround effect also widens the sound stage of dialogue, losing detail and making it harder to hear. Though it’s not the most stylish of units, the chunky construction and soft cloth padding around the earpieces and headband give it a quality feel.

You won’t know it’s there until you’re ready to use it, and because it’s hidden, you gamecmo look like a telecom worker while you’re gaming. Smart Open-Ear Macc and Gamceom Microphone The GameCom features an open-ear design that allows you to hear background sounds during game play, which allows you to easily communicate with teammates in the room. Be the first to review this item.

The bottom line – I gamecon found the GameCom s to be comfortable particularly after getting used to them, although not everyone agrees about thisI really like the audio quality thanks to the 40 mm drivers gamrcom Dolby surround processing and the noise canceling microphone with the latest technology works very well for voice quality also. When I plug it in without a preamp, it still sounds decent but the pickup is weak.

The virtual surround by Dolby provides that extra level gamecon immersion when it comes to games and movies. Unlike the Gamecomthe has its controls mounted on the left earpiece instead of an in-line controller. Switching to DVDs, we tried out the surround feature on the dongle. Sound performance is great for games and movies, and almost as good for music.


We are both very pleased with the sound quality, and although very muffled you can still hear outside noises important for parents. And the 40 mm drivers really do well in this regard. To test the headset, we set up a number of sources, including music, DVDs, and of course gamecmo. Can mere trickery replicate the feel of a true 7. Number one, I use speech recognition software a lot for business correspondence so one of my priorities was having a headset that did well for voice and this one does pass the Nuance microphone test with ease.

IN understand now that there are no real adjustments ga,ecom through Windows when using the USB option, it’s gamefom done in-game, but the instructions didn’t really tell you that, I had to find it online.

Plantronics GameCom Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Next, I wanted a headset with better audio capability than the typical headset designed primarily for voice and chat. This headset is also compatible with MP3 players, CD players, and other devices that accept standard-sized 3. It simulates a 7. Write a review zvfwtwsfxwxtzvcvvrwwvyuezdb. I really think the instructions were lacking. The solid construction, comfort, and well-implemented mic and volume controls are excellent, and the audio quality is a cut above the norm.

Because of this, the only way to release the tension on your ears is to make the band at the top even wider.

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