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Plantronics Audio 355

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Overall 4
4.0

Audio 355

Richard P., Newegg
1 August 2013
  • Summary: Cant turn volume down,won't go lower than halfway. I used to buy the old Plantronics GAMECOM 1,they had excellant sound and were cheap,they could have been made a littel better,but you got what you paid for with them.
  • Pros: Cheap
  • Cons: Cheap,you don't even get what you pay for. earcups to small and i'm not a big person
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Overall 4
4.0

Ehh...

Todd S., Newegg
13 January 2013
  • Summary: Not bad for 25 bucks.
  • Pros: -Comfortable -Sound
  • Cons: -Right earphone died after a few months -All my friends said I was really quiet on Skype, no matter how I changed the voice settings
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Overall 4
4.0

SO UNCOMFORTABLE

Jonathan O., Newegg
23 November 2012
  • Summary: ON ANOTHER NOTE: the volume keeps cutting in and out now (began <1yr after purchase), and it's due to the faulty volume controller on the cord. If I play with it I can get the sound back, but it is quite annoying. I am actually searching online right now (Black Friday) for a new one, and couldn't help but write this review. If you just use this casually, it'll be fine. If you play games / talk online for 1+ hr at a time than look elsewhere.
  • Pros: It's cheap, and the sound is alright.
  • Cons: UNCOMFORTABLE. I have used a great deal of headsets in my day, as I am an avid gamer. These are the ABSOLUTE MOST UNCOMFORTABLE pair I have ever owned. Nothing has ever come close. In fact, I purchased them because I love Plantronics, and had a great pair from them years ago. Also, my good buddy Jordan purchased the same pair, and we will constantly jest about just how incredibly painful they are on our ears.
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Overall 4
4.0

Would not buy again

Mitchell L., Newegg
31 October 2012
  • Summary: I had a pair of Plantronics before these, and I really liked them, they were comfortable, had a good mic, and lasted years. Too bad they couldn't keep the quality up.
  • Pros: Cheap, decent sound quality while it lasts.
  • Cons: Bad quality microphone with no soft cover. People in-game reported my microphone sounded rough. Some of this was attributed to a ceiling fan (turning it off is not a possible compromise when you live in a desert) but not enough to give the headset a break. After 6-7 months the right side gave out, which brings us here.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not GameCom 1's

Stephen D., Newegg
20 July 2012
  • Summary: I bought these hoping they would be a similar to the discontinued original GameCom 1's. But they're not. They sound muffled and bassy.
  • Pros: Well built. Sturdy. Dampens outside sound well. Comfortable.
  • Cons: They sound like poop.
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Overall 4
4.0

You can do better

Anonymous, Newegg
7 February 2012
  • Pros: Great Sound (while it lasts - see cons) Cheap
  • Cons: Very uncomfortable (hurts after 1 hour of use). Mic volume is low and positioning is difficult. The volume control began to not function correctly after 6 months of adult-only, light use. The sound now goes in and out and makes using them almost useless. The bad thing about these is you will get spoiled to the great sound, but in order to keep the quality sound and have the comfort and reliability you will have to spend $150+ on decent headphones
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Overall 4
4.0

It was originally great

Greg L., Newegg
1 December 2011
  • Summary: Would POSSIBLY try the wireless version of the headset
  • Pros: High sounding audio quality Flexible mic Comfortable ear cushions
  • Cons: The mute switch on the mic never worked for me (people have said I am actually LOUDER with the "mute button" on) Really loud buzzing/ static if you turn the sound up manually Cord is on the LEFT side of headset One of the headphones goes out at random times
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Overall 4
4.0

335

Oscar, J&R
8 November 2011
  • Excerpt: The sound produced by the headphones are not top notch but you get what you paid for. The ear piece is terrible, it irritates the ear with pain. The wires on mine snapped, now only one side works.
  • Pros: Fair sound for the price
  • Cons: Breaks easily, Uncomfortable, Wires
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Overall 4
4.0

Decent while it lasted

Reid J., Newegg
23 October 2011
  • Summary: If I were to do this over again, I would buy another headset. People can hear what you are listening to with this because of the "open ear" shenanigans.
  • Pros: It had decent sound, the microphone worked well
  • Cons: It the sound went kaput, I can hear a VERY low dull sound, but nothing else.
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Overall 4
4.0

Better than nothing...but not by much..

Steve H., Newegg
15 August 2011
  • Summary: I was ready to throw them in the garbage after the first two days due to the ridiculous pain I was having with my ears, but because they were a gift from my dad, I decided to stick with them rather than hurt his feelings. But now that the right speaker died completely, I can finally throw them out and get something with a much better design and quality.
  • Pros: Good sound quality, good mic quality
  • Cons: VERY uncomfortable when you first start using them. I used to get severe pain on both ears after wearing them for 20-30 minutes. After a couple of months when the cushions finally got softer, the pain went away. But then another problem came up - the right speaker stopped working. It was due to the wire, because I could tell it was going to die on me. For about a week before it died, I started noticing that if I moved the wire in certain ways, the right speaker would ...
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