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Plantronics GameCom 780 Gaming Headset with Surround Sound - USB Compatible with PC
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- EXCEPTIONAL AUDIO PERFORMANCE: Dolby and Pro Logic LLX technologies transform standard audio into a stunning 7.1 surround sound gaming experience.
- COMFORTABLE FIT: Lightweight and soft ear cushions extend comfort for all day wear including music, gaming, and phone calls.
- NOISE CANCELING MICROPHONE: Eliminates distracting background noise for Skype and Internet phone calls to make your voice sound crisp and clear.
- EASE OF USE: Plug-and-play functionality requires no software or complicated software; just plug USB connector into device.
- COMPATABILITY: Headset works with PCs for all music, gaming, and internet calls uses.
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|Dimensions||12 inches x 9.5 inches x 4.5 inches||12 inches x 9.5 inches x 4.5 inches||4.33 inches x 9.84 inches x 8.98 inches||0.51 inches x 5.7 inches x 3.3 inches|
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From the Manufacturer
Enjoy exceptional sound quality, whether you're playing video games, listening to music, or making Internet calls, with the GameCom 780 Surround Sound Gaming Headset from Plantronics. This headset is equipped with Dolby technologies that deliver immersive 7.1 surround sound. A noise-canceling microphone lets you communicate clearly with gaming teammates and opponents, while on-ear controls enable you to adjust the volume quickly and stay focused on the game. A padded headband and ear cushions help keep you comfortable for extended gaming sessions.
Dolby Technology for Optimal Surround Sound
The GameCom 780 Surround Sound Gaming Headset from Plantronics features Dolby Headphone and Pro Logic IIx technologies for an exceptional 7.1 surround sound experience. The headset is also outfitted with 40-millimeter speakers that provide immersive stereo sound with deep bass.
Noise-Canceling Mic for Clear Communications
A noise-canceling microphone reduces background noise so that your opponents and team members alike can clearly hear your commands. The headset's USB connection provides additional digital clarity.
Convenient On-Ear Controls
Thanks to on-ear controls, you can adjust the volume or microphone with ease while you keep your eyes and hands focused on the game. Controls include a volume adjustment wheel, a microphone mute switch, and a control that allows you to turn the Dolby surround sound on or off.
Sturdy, Comfortable Design
The GameCom 780 comes equipped with exceptionally strong cords and joints for long-lasting durability. The padded ear cushions and headband are designed to provide optimal comfort for extended gaming sessions--they also make the headset ideal for watching videos, listening to music, and making PC voice calls.
When you're done playing or need to take a break, built-in spin joints allow the ear pods to swivel and lie flat for easy storage.
Compatibility and Warranty Information
The GameCom 780 Surround Sound Gaming Headset comes with surround sound software that is compatible with Windows systems only.
The headset is backed by a one-year limited warranty.
What's in the Box
GameCom 780 Surround Sound Gaming Headset and Windows-compatible surround sound software.
Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
Top Customer Reviews
I have had a lot of headphones over the years and the majority of them have been utter crap. I had one really good pair of headphones that were made by Sony back in the 1980s and I used them so much I broke both sides and had to tape them together to make them work. The sound was so good that I would have rather kept those beat up headphones than be forced to use the 2 or 3 pairs I bought after them. I was sad when I finally just had to throw them away and accept that it might be a while before I lucked out and got something that good. (It's taken a long time).
Fast forward to the late 1990s and early 2000s. I have gone through another 2 or 3 headsets. I had a Sony that was decent, but not nearly as good as my original Sony back in the day. I then went through Logitech, Microsoft (totally AWFUL) sound and some other headset that I threw away because it was crap. I even checked out Bose and was really underwhelmed by the sound. My definition of good sound is crisp clear highs, warm mids and booming bases. Not excessive, but enough to feel like it could be live.
Finally, I saw a $79 Plantronic "Gaming" set at Best Buy about 4 years ago and bought it. The sound was great, or at least a LOT better than I have had in a long time. But there were some quirks to the headset that annoyed me. The Microphone would flop down into position, so the only way to keep it up was with a rubber band. The voice input was sketchy and the device had problems working properly with Windows 7. Nevertheless it was a good enough headset that I decided I was going to give plantronics another shot with my new computer because I wanted a headset that addressed the annoying issues of my previous Plantronics.Read more ›
PLEASE READ IF BUYING THIS HEADSET:
Make sure to go down to the 'Speaker' icon in the taskbar and right-click it. Click playback devices find the 'Speakers: Gamecom 780' entry, and right-click again. Then click 'Configure Speakers' and navigate down to 7.1 surround. Keep clicking Test and then the Next buttons until it says that 7.1 surround is set up. If you do not do this even if you enable Dolby Surround in the headset's software you'll only be getting 5.1 virtual surround, instead of 7.1. It does make a difference, and is considerably better. I wish it explained this more in the documentation. Also note if you switch to stereo mode it still is normal stereo, this changing in the options menu doesn't screw up the stereo option at all.
Now on to the review:
First off, this headset in pictures looks a bit silly with the orangish red cables and what-not, but let me tell you it actually is very pleasing to the eyes in person! It looks a lot cooler than my old Razer Carcharias, which was just a lame black everywhere. Not only does it look better than the Razer Carcharias, but it feels a lot better too. Weighing a little bit more than the Razer's it just simply feels like it is constructed out of better material. It's a lot sturdier. The only 'complaint' about the durability here is the earpads kind of spin tough at first, but personally I kind of like that because if they were super loose it would be spinning when you don't want it to.
On to the sound...
I read literally every single review here on Amazon before ordering, and let me tell you, they aren't kidding about the sound. It literally blew me away.Read more ›
I called customer service and was told that this is "not a common problem" but that I should have listened to the other one star reviews. I purchased this headset because there are so many great reviews on this which I agree, the sound is fantastic but please take this as a warning...The build quality is terrible. Unacceptable customer service. I know Plantronics has received complaints about this same issue that are not from Amazon customers on this same issue. If they don't put out some sort of fix for this common problem by using a better plastic or reinforcing it with a metal wire and continue to sell this product knowing it will break with light use then I find this as inexcusable corporate behavior.
Sorry I can't give this a higher review because once the plastic is snapped there is no duct tape or glue that can properly make it fit snug to my ears again.
So I jumped at the chance to try out a dedicated gaming headset. This Plantronics set acquits itself nicely.
I downloaded the headset's management software from the Plantronics website. (Seriously, who installs drivers from CDs included with products anymore? They're always stale! Get the latest version from the website.) It installed without a hitch. When I then plugged in the USB cable, Windows 7 detected the headset and loaded up the drivers. The Plantronics software is incredibly simple and allows you to toggle the Dolby surround mode on and off as well as offering a selection of a music or gaming/movie profile. You can access it in the system tray on the lower right or via the control panel's audio device menu, where it adds a GameCom icon.
I tried streaming some music through them from MediaMonkey, the audio software I use. It allows you to stream USB audio without involving the kernal mixer in Windows. I ran some lossless files through them. These are adequate for music in a pinch. It isn't really fair to compare them to the AKGs or beyerdynamics, and they don't come close.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
-Its an over the ear headset, but I gotta say, the ear cuffs are pretty small. Read more
Originally purchased in October 2012. These headphones have lasted very well. I play PC games constantly, and I get much use out of them. Read morePublished 10 days ago by David
My son loves thess headphone. He is a gamer. He uses them daily.Published 13 days ago by Shawna Leek
These were heavy and the noise cancellation didn't work for me. Returned these after 1 week.Published 17 days ago by Tina G
I have to say I've used quite a few headsets over the last 20 years of PC gaming and these are so far my favorite cans. Read morePublished 19 days ago by junkstyles
Comfortable enough to wear for a 72 hour no-sleep marathon with zero discomfort. Amazing sound quality for the price. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
I have read some review on here about Breaking with light use. I just wanted to say I have had my headset for about 1.5 years now... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Erik