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Plantronics GameCom 780 Open Ear Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound

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  • Dolby Headphone and Pro Logic llx technology provide ultimate 7.1 surround sound experience
  • Studio-quality audio for clear game chat (and rich stereo sound for PC calls, music, videos and more)
  • 40mm speakers pound out deep bass and immersive stereo sound
  • Noise cancelling microphone kills background noise so your team or opponents can hear you clearly
  • USB connection
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandPlantronics
Item Weight508 g
Product Dimensions25 x 11 x 23 cm
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required.
Item model numberPLTGC780
SeriesGamecom 780
ColorBlack
Form FactorHeadband Headset
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows XP/Vista
Lithium Battery Energy Content12.1 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packagingbatteries_contained_in_equipment
Lithium Battery Weight2 Grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB0079G2Y52
Best Sellers Rank 13,965 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight540 g
Date First Available15 Feb. 2012
  
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Product Description

GameCom 780 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

The Plantronics GameCom 780 USB headset with Dolby technologies transforms standard audio into a stunning 7.1 surround sound experience. The noise-cancelling microphone kills background noise so your commands are loud and clear. When you need to take a break, built-in spin joints let the earpods lay flat for easy storage. Need to adjust volume? No problem. The controls are right on the earpods so you'll always have your eyes on the game. The GameCom 780 is built to last with superhero-strength cords and joints; ultra-comfortable ear cushions and headband let you stay in the game for as long as it takes.

Enjoy immersive Dolby 7.1 surround sound
Enjoy immersive Dolby 7.1 surround sound View larger

At a Glance:

  • Dolby technology delivers 7.1 surround sound (Windows compatible)
  • 40mm speakers provide immersive stereo sound with deep bass
  • Noise-cancelling microphone lets you communicate clearly
  • Easy-to-reach on-ear volume and mic controls
  • Swivelling ear pods lie flat for easy storage
  • 2 year limited warranty

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 boasts 40mm speakers that provide immersive stereo sound with deep bass.

Noise-cancelling microphone and on-ear controls keep you in the game.
Noise-cancelling microphone and on-ear controls keep you in the game. View larger

Noise-Cancelling Mic for Clear Communications

A noise-cancelling microphone reduces background noise so that your opponents and team members can clearly hear your commands. The headset's USB connection provides additional digital clarity.

Padded ear cushions and headband provide comfort for extended gaming sessions.
Padded ear cushions and headband provide comfort for extended gaming sessions.
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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. Ultra-comfortable ear cushions and headband make the GameCom 780 perfect for gaming, and great for watching videos, listening to music, and making PC calls.

When you're done playing or need to take a break, built-in spin-joints let the earpods lay flat around your neck or for easy storage in between competitive matches.

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 2 year limited warranty.

What's in the Box?

  • GameCom 780 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
  • Windows-compatible surround sound software
  • User Guide
  • Safety Instructions

Manufacturer's Description

GameCom 780 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

The Plantronics GameCom 780 USB headset with Dolby technologies transforms standard audio into a stunning 7.1 surround sound experience. The noise-cancelling microphone kills background noise so your commands are loud and clear. When you need to take a break, built-in spin joints let the earpods lay flat for easy storage. Need to adjust volume? No problem. The controls are right on the earpods so you'll always have your eyes on the game. The GameCom 780 is built to last with superhero-strength cords and joints; ultra-comfortable ear cushions and headband let you stay in the game for as long as it takes.

Enjoy immersive Dolby 7.1 surround sound
Enjoy immersive Dolby 7.1 surround sound View larger

At a Glance:

  • Dolby technology delivers 7.1 surround sound (Windows compatible)
  • 40mm speakers provide immersive stereo sound with deep bass
  • Noise-cancelling microphone lets you communicate clearly
  • Easy-to-reach on-ear volume and mic controls
  • Swivelling ear pods lie flat for easy storage
  • 2 year limited warranty

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 boasts 40mm speakers that provide immersive stereo sound with deep bass.

Noise-cancelling microphone and on-ear controls keep you in the game.
Noise-cancelling microphone and on-ear controls keep you in the game. View larger

Noise-Cancelling Mic for Clear Communications

A noise-cancelling microphone reduces background noise so that your opponents and team members can clearly hear your commands. The headset's USB connection provides additional digital clarity.

Padded ear cushions and headband provide comfort for extended gaming sessions.
Padded ear cushions and headband provide comfort for extended gaming sessions.
View larger

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. Ultra-comfortable ear cushions and headband make the GameCom 780 perfect for gaming, and great for watching videos, listening to music, and making PC calls.

When you're done playing or need to take a break, built-in spin-joints let the earpods lay flat around your neck or for easy storage in between competitive matches.

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 2 year limited warranty.

What's in the Box?

  • GameCom 780 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
  • Windows-compatible surround sound software
  • User Guide
  • Safety Instructions

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Style Name: Gamecom 780 Verified Purchase
An astonishingly good set of headphones even if they were twice the price that is being asked for them.

Physical characteristics:

The headphones themselves, in terms of their construction, seem to be of very good quality, with none of the cheap, creaky plastic you might find in some other headphones. The ear muffs fit comfortably over my entire ear (my ears are on the large side) and are cushioned comfortably against my head by the padded velvet type ear muffs, and on top of my head, by the similarly padded and covered headband. The headband will go over pretty much anyones head I think, and has just enough spring loading in it to keep it firmly attached on your head, without giving you a headache or ear ache. Cable quality seems good, and it ends in a standard USB connector with none of the bulk associated with some USB headphone connectors, so for those of you with crowded USB sockets, it should fit in without problem and without you having to swap all your USB plugged items around in order to get it inserted. The mic arm on the headset is of the usual 'boom' style and can be moved up and down through a 90 degree arc. It is also flexible and can be bent towards or away from your mouth. On the left hand ear muff of the headset itself, there is a button to turn the Dolby NR on/off, a mic mute switch, and a volume control. The Dolby button lights up with a blue light when the Dolby is turned on.

Installation:

These headphones have a set of drivers supplied with them on a CD, and these should be installed before plugging in the headphones and will require a system reboot for them to be enabled properly. Once the system has rebooted, plug the headphones in, and wait for them to be detected and the appropriate drivers installed.
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Update: After 8 months of ownership and daily use for several hours a day, the plastic headband snapped - Right at the joint with the earcup. From reading a LOT of the other reviews, this has happened with some others' headsets, so bear this in mind. Also, mine seem to have lasted the longest out of those that have failed. Will be investigating possibility of refund/replacement through Amazon.

With this in mind, my remarks below still stand - It's a bloody good 7.1 headset for the money and I am still considering a replacement:

For all the great reviews, this is still the cheapest 7.1 headset I could find and I expected everything about it to be thusly attributed. What I got was surprisingly good...

Packaging:
Good enough. Nothing fancy, no amazing marketing designs, but then why would you need that when it just costs more money anyway? It's a cheap headset.
Inside of the box flap has a little note pointing to where the installation CD is taped in place, too. Nice helpful touch.

Software:
Install and restart PC *before* you first plug the headset in. They even include a small orange card to remind you of this. Don't worry, the software is tiny and won't affect your system resources or anything like that.
Once done and you've plugged the headset in, the software is easy to use and very, very simple. There's only a couple of options and a button that opens the PC's audio properties... But for the sort of person who'd buy this headset (rather than the fancy one where the fifty aspects of every individual driver can be customised), this is all you need!
Here is where you can switch between 5.1 and 7.1 sound and set up anything else you want.
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I bought these for my office to protect my colleagues from my music and to join teleconferences.
I sit with these constantly on and feel no fatigue (the ear pieces have soft fabric cushioning,
and I wonder how long will it last - 2 months down the line they show no wear). I couldn't ask any more from
the audio output (loud and clear) and telco participants have no complaints about the clarity of my voice
on the other side of the telco bridge.
Those are USB and I feared they wouldn't agree with my Ubuntu based desktop, but the fears were
ungrounded.
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Simply headphones but still amazing good for those who work with sound programs and the avarage user. Pretty made construction and well designed, great quality and clarity of sound.
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I am very tempted to give these more as I was impressed with the sound quality and clarity of the mic.

However, I did read the review before purchasing this, including the 1 stars, stating how the connectors between the head band and the earpieces broke easily. I decided to ignore this as my #1 choice of earphones (for music) get given the same sort of negative reviews but I look after my earphones very well and they last me long enough.

Mine have literally just broken, and I have really looked after these given the negative reviews. If they weren't on my head they were rested comfortably over my monitor by the headband. I never put them under any sort of strain as I knew people had had issues with them breaking. Regardless of due care these have now broken on the left ear.

Looking inside the breakage at the connection you can see why. There are two tiny connections holding them in place (about 2-3mm) and they look totally inadequate given the stress that headphones tend to take. I really can't see how these would have gotten through any quality control or stress testing.

As i'm saving up for a new graphics card at the moment I can't afford to be replacing these so I'll be getting to work with some superglue and hoping that they will last a little longer.

Recommendation? I might have gotten a bad batch but honestly it looks like a design flaw. By all means take the risk but be prepared to fork out for another pair in a few months. I recommend avoiding these.
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