Summary: All around not a terrible product, I wouldn't say it offers anything special, but it was worth $40 on sale for sure. If I wanted to spend $80 on a headset I wouldn't look here. Additionally if you're looking for a headset with bass options or really loud bass just stop considering this headset entirely.
Pros: sound is good, both as stereo and emulating surround.
Cons: Comfort is kind of a mixed bag... which is unfortunate. As far as ear comfort goes it seems to do that well but there is a lot of tension that places quite a bit of pressure on the sides of the head. After a while I usually end up wishing to take them off. While using any voice chat program (Skype, Teamspeak, ect) theres a very real chance any music or other sounds bleed into your mic. This means the people you're talking with don't hear themselves echoed but they hea...
Summary: If you're using Windows 7 or Windows 8, have a smaller head, and are looking for a durable headset with good sound, the GameCom 780 might be exactly what you're looking for. If you have a larger head or use a different OS, I'd advise looking for something else.
Pros: + Good sound + Good microphone + Durable + Strong cord I purchased my GameCom 780's in late 2012 after going through 6 cheaper headsets in 6 months. I chose the 780 because of its padded cups and thick USB cord (most of the cheap headsets I went through frayed their thin 3.5mm cords). After a year and a half of getting dropped and abused they still work perfectly and have no notable wear. The sound is good for both music and games; high quality and more than enough fo...
Cons: - Painfully uncomfortable if you have a large head - Highly reliant on special software I cannot use this headset for more than 45 minutes at a time. My right ear feels pinched within 5 minutes, and I have a headache after an hour. My smaller friends find this headset very comfortable, but as a tall guy who destroys ballcaps this headset just doesn't cut it for me. I actually bring a cheap alternative headset with me to LAN parties because otherwise I'm on the couch t...
Summary: I purchased this headset from a different retailer over a year ago around Christmas. While my headset is still in one piece, many of my friend's identical headsets have broken due to the plastic being too thin.
Pros: Decent sound, good microphone quality
Cons: Extremely uncomfortable after a few hours of use. I keep a pair of earbuds nearby that I use when I'm not talking to someone because wearing this headset for extended periods of time can be extremely irritating and painful. I would not recommend this headset to anyone that has to wear glasses.
Summary: The Gamecom 780's were my first real headset for playing videogames. I'd used them consistently for about 2 years or so. After that time, I picked up both an ATH-AD700 and a JVC HARX700 w/ ModMics. The AD700 and HARX700 both blew the Gamecom headset out of the water. The Gamecom 780 is designed for entry level gaming, and that only. Music and high level competitive play are not optimal under the 780.
Pros: Provides okay 7.1 emulation VERY sturdy build quality (I slam my headset on my desk sometimes) Built-in Mute and Volume
Cons: Decent at best sound Awful microphone Wire coils way too often after consistent use Ear pads difficult to clean, torn easily Not very comfortable Not true 7.1
Summary: I was debating on whether I would go ahead and buy this product again after it broke, but I in the end decided to go with something a little less breakable. In the end I decided on the Corsair Vengeance 1500 v2. This product looked slightly tougher and was slightly less money than the Plantronics 780. We'll see if it lives up to it.
Pros: I loved the sound quality in this headset. It had some great lows and definitely improved my fps game play due to the positional virtual 7.1 surround.
Cons: Unfortunately a little over a year of ownership they decided to snap on me. Like many of the complaints on this product claim the thin plastic where the headband connects to the earpiece is very rigid. This causes this area to break due to the smallest fall. If you decide to go with this just keep that in mind and be extremely careful.