The Plantronics GameCom 780 Headset is a relatively inexpensive over-ear headset that connects to your pc via USB. The headset features 7.1 Surround Sound and has a noise-canceling microphone.
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Pro Dolby 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound works well
Plantronics uses Dolby's well-established 7.1 Surround Sound specificiation in order to provide a virtual surround sound audio-environment, ant it succeeds. Although the headset only has two speakers, the virtual surround works well and the eight different channels are certainly distinguishable and it definitely helps with spatial awareness in certain games.
Pro Great sound quality
Many users and reviewers praise the GameCom 780 for it's great sound quality, especially for a headset in this price category. The headset features a pretty balanced sound reproduction, with great representation in lower and higher tones, but a tad less bass.
Pro High comfort
The earpads used in the Plantronics GameCom 780 is fairly large and are over-ear but is fairly light, which results in a comfortable wearing experience, even after hours of use. The cushions are soft and the earcups can be twisted 90 degrees - ideal for resting the headset on your shoulders.
Pro Microphone sound quality
Not only the speakers of the GameCom 780 are praised, but the microphone received a lot of positive critique as well. Users are reporting crystal clear microphone audio.
Con Questionable build quality
Users and reviewers are divided regarding the build quality of the headset. Many buyers of the GameCom 780 don't have any complaints about the build quality at all, while others have reported weak overall build quality, easily breakable headphones and the formation of rust on the metal elements.
Con Earcups attract a lot of dust
Some users are reporting that the material placed on the earcups attracts a lot of dust.
Con Software doesn't allow tweaking
The software provided with the headset is fairly simple and doesn't allow for much tweaking. If you'd like to adjust the sound on the GameCom 780, you'll have to install third party software. The software is however useful to change from a gaming profile, to music or movie profiles.