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Plantronics GameCom Open-Ear Gaming Headset with Full Range Stereo

3.9 out of 5 stars 116 customer reviews

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  • Open-ear design keeps you connected to the game and your surroundings.
  • Concealed mic boom stays hidden until you're ready to use it.
  • Specially designed earpods redistribute pressure for maximum comfort.
  • In-line volume and mic-mute controls allow for easy audio adjustment.
  • Noise-canceling microphone lets you communicate clearly.
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Product Description

  • Open-ear design keeps gamer connected to the game and the surroundings
  • Concealed mic boom stays hidden until needed
  • Specially designed earpods redistribute pressure for maximum comfort
  • In-line volume and mic-mute controls allow for easy audio adjustment
  • Noise-canceling microphone
  • Rugged, military-grade design and extra-strength cables

  • Product Information

    Product Dimensions 12 x 10 x 4.2 inches
    Item Weight 1.2 pounds
    Shipping Weight 1.2 pounds
    Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
    International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
    ASIN B001KUSXXU
    Item model number 79731-01
    Customer Reviews
    3.9 out of 5 stars 116 customer reviews

    3.9 out of 5 stars
    Best Sellers Rank #805 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Telephone Accessories > Headsets
    #3,212 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Computer Accessories > Audio & Video Accessories
    Date first available at Amazon.com November 10, 2008

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    Verified Purchase
    I use this headset for (gasp...) professional tasks. My job requires me to be on the phone a lot and we use VoIP, so I wanted something comfortable that would also allow me to listen to listen to music when I'm not on the phone. This headset fits the bill perfectly, sounds incredible, and the vented design keeps me alert to other people in the room when I need to be.

    BUT...

    I put these into service in October and here it is April and there's a crack forming in the headband. While these do see extensive daily use, they generally stay put. (The whole reason for getting a comfy multi-purpose headset was so I WOULDN'T have to take it off.)

    I examined the headband, removed 4 little screws to look inside it, and discovered that the center band (the expandable part) is held to the outer pieces with only two screws and about 1/4" of plastic overlap. This overlap (surprise surprise...) is exactly where the band is cracking.

    In short, Plantronics has the right idea, and a few small refinements to the design would make it perfect, but for long-term daily use, I'll have to look for something a little tougher.

    UPDATE: Krazy Glue has provided some structural reinforcement to the aforementioned weak point in the headband - so far it's been on there for about a month and hasn't cracked any more.
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    Verified Purchase
    Maybe this is every headset, but this one gets uncomfortable to wear after about thirty minutes. I'm readjusting it constantly. I'm going to try to find a way to make the cushoining on it taller, so the hard speaker housing isn't pressed to my ear. Also, the velvet cushion is a it itchy.

    As for good things, the sound quality is a 9.5/10. When I play FPS games online, I can hear people walking anywhere around me - including above and below. The mic is crystal clear. I like having the two separate plugs so at times I can unplug the headphone jack and hang the headset around my neck and still use the mic. The cord is long and very sturdy and doesn't get tangled. I wear glasses but the cushions don't interfere with them.
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    Verified Purchase
    This Plantronics GameCom Open-Ear Gaming Headset, is an absolutely excellent product. Headset is very comfortable, with very large ear cups, and an excellent quality microphone. I am involved in internet radio broadcasting, so mic quality is a must. I am very pleased!
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    Verified Purchase
    First off, these headphones are HUGE. Like I mean, extremely big. Totally cover your ears and head. They are excellently padded for comfort, but I do find my ears a little irritated after I while and I have to adjust them.

    According to my friends on Teamspeak, the microphone quality is non-static and clear. The microphone easily pulls up and down if you need to eat some food or something while you play.

    The Sound quality is just as good as any other headphone nowadays, I can't really tell how one is better than the other.

    However for so much padding, they don't block out other sound out very well at all. (Which if you're using them for gaming it shouldn't matter unless you do tournaments where there are alot of people around you)

    For thirty dollars these are much better than any set you can get at Walmart and I recommend them to any home-gamers.

    Note: this model has no USB adapter, so you have to use the audio jack. (Unless you have a usb adapter which is like 1 dollar at Radioshack)
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    Verified Purchase
    I use this just for music and movie watching. I don't think I could of found a better headphones for the price I paid. My only complaint is that the mic portion of it doesn't work on Snow Leopard. Maybe someone will come out with a fix for that soon.
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    Verified Purchase
    Mic design is best I've seen. I love how I can tuck it away. In line volume controller is good. Sound is decent but better for games than music. Can be comfortable depending on the size of your head. Although the cups are realtively shallow so that can hurt your ears. Plug and play - easy to use.

    The biggest problem with this set is that the design of the headband can put some pressure on the side of your head if you have a larger noggin. Additionally, on the mic side of the head band, there is only two screws and maybe a 2 cm of plastic holding this thing together (as noted by another reviewer). Unless you are a child or have a small head, the same pressure that holds the cups to your head WILL break this part of the headband after a few months. Had plantronics invested a little more time in figuring this design flaw out or perhaps using METAL for this part of the headset, this would have been a homerun. Additionally, once this starts to crack, the headset becomes EXTREMELY uncomfortable as it pulls unevenly on your head and part of the headband (where it starts to crack) at the top starts to press down on your skull.

    If you choose to buy this, be aware that it WILL be a short term investment.
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    Verified Purchase
    This headset worked great for 8 months or so. The headset gets comfortable enough once the band loosens up a bit. The earcups stay soft and so far haven't broken down at all. The sound quality has remained very clearly. The ability to slide the mic boom into the band is a huge plus when you want to just toss them somewhere. Only major issue I had with it was that the volume control become a bit loose and static-ey when I rotated it and would occasionally cut out on one side, but it turned out to be a relatively easy fix - grab a screwdriver (size 0 philips), open the back, and stick some cut up rubberbands on the back of the board to act as an elastic buffer/padding. The extra pressure keeps the volume dial pressed nice and tight against the casing, and fixes the sound cutting out issue.
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