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5.0 out of 5 stars Plantronics Gamecom 380 PC headset, 15 Mar 2012
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This review is from: Plantronics 86050-05 Gamecom 380 Gaming Headset (Personal Computers)
I have previously owned a few pairs of Plantronics headsets , of which one had a surround sound USB connecter and that was fine but if you like me have a good sound card that enables headphone jacks and mic jacks then the USB is useless. It is for this reason I opted for the 380's as they have 2 jack plugs that fit directly into my sound card an Asus Xonar Audio card. I have recently broken my StealSeries 7H headphones that I must say gave excellent sound quality, however they did cost £90 and you would expect good sound for that price. So after spending out constantly on varies headphones as I'm heavy handed I thought I would try the Plantronics Gamecom 380 and they were a surprise. I didn't think I was going to enjoy my experience with them coming off of having a pair of StealSeries 7H and now I'm wondering why the hell I sunk so much money into those as the 380s do everything right that 90% of your gaming population is going to care about: everything works as advertised, set up was fall-off-a-log simple, the microphone works, and is very, very clear and the headset is comfortable for long gaming sessions fits very well over my elephant ears and allows me to wear my glasses in comfort which is not what I can say about many other headphones. For the price they are excellent the sound is crystal clear and very directional in game. The 380s give some of the big names a real run for their money. That said, you really get your money's worth if you're a PC gamer on a budget.
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Initial post: 28 Apr 2012 14:14:32 BDT
What would be a better choice the 380 or the 780, I know the 780 are better quality and all that but for the amount you are paying. I have seen only 2 reviews on the 380, I don't want to spent too much but if the 780 is better by far I will go for them.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Apr 2012 22:09:25 BDT
the 380 version has 2 leads one for mic and one for sound . if you have a sound card then they fit in to that allowing the sound card to arrange the sound and etc etc.The 780 has a usb connector great if you don't have sound card just plug it in and download the drivers, its not much in it only I have a £150 sound card that I would rather by-pass the headset through that. Hope this makes sense.

Posted on 6 May 2012 00:22:59 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 May 2012 00:25:16 BDT
Edward Rewse says:
I've just found my current headphones to be broken, the strain of frequent use has causes the microphone connection to come loose where it joins to the headset, the speakers work fine but the mic is now unusable, and as I am almost constantly on skype it's kinda neccessary. Frustrating, but there you go. It's a bit of a waste to replace these, but required (A desk mic won't do the job and i am uncertain how long the headphones will last now). My point is, is the connection between cable and headset strong? And as another user, do you have any advice (Other than the obvious be more careful etc. I do try, but doesn't always work out like that) on how to stop this from happening again?
Additionally, will these still work with Windows 7, and are they worth buying over the oddly more expensive but apparently older 367 version?
Thanks in advance.
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