Plantronics GameCom 780/788 review
The Plantronics GameCom 788 is a very comfortable headset with a small but good quality microphone. They can be very loud so make sure that the game/video/music you are playing is on a suitable volume. This review will explain some reasons why as to choose this product over the competitors.
Why is this headset better than their competitors?
I believe this headset is much better than competitors such as Razer or Turtle Beach. Razer tends to break faster than Plantronics, while Turtle Beach lacks quality. All of my experiences with Turtle Beach has been full of problems. From quality to the headset losing connection to the device I was using. The Plantronics 788 also comes with built-in Dolby® 7.1 surround sound. In addition to the surround sound the headset comes with a volume wheel, microphone mute switch, and a button to toggle the surround sound. Turtle Beach uses annoying, clunky boxes half-way down the headset chord for that. Plantronics, however, place them on the back of the left headphone, also where the microphone is located. A lot of Razer’s headsets have either underachieving hardware, comfort-ability problems, or are over priced. You can grab the Plantronics GameCom 788 for $60-$80 depending on where you are buying it.
How well does the headset perform?
This headset performs exceptionally. As long as you have a sound card that supports USB headsets you can get years of use out of these headphones with minimal wear if treated correctly. The headset itself is made with sturdy black plastic and very comfortable, soft, fitting felt with soft padding inside. The microphone has a very basic up and down adjustable microphone with noise cancellation built into the end of the microphone. It’s Dolby® software that downloads upon connecting the headset with the PC you are using allows for many different sound options, different bass levels, treble and all those neat features. It also has predetermined settings for movies, music, or games.
Where can I buy the Plantronics GameCom 788?
You can get most, if not all, Plantronics headsets/headphones at these trusted retailers:
(Retailers provided by Plantronics)
In conclusion the Plantronics GameCom 788 is your ultimate choice in affordable, quality gaming headsets! It is comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, has very good sound quality, has good mic quality, and is an over-all good choice of headset for under $100. I do own one of these headsets so I’m speaking from experience (I am listening to music whilst writing this) when I say that this headset delivers quality over price.