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Plantronics Gamecom 780
8.6 out of 10

Plantronics Gamecom 780

The Plantronics GameCom 780 USB headset with Dolby® technologies Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Plantronics Gamecom 780

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Overall 6
6.0

Decent quality but poor build

Nathan K., Newegg
28 January 2015
  • Summary: The sound quality isn't superb, and neither is the mic. But both are perfectly adequate for anything I did (movies, games, business). For the price I would buy again if it wasn't for my experience with the poor construction.
  • Pros: Comfortable, on-headset volume control and Dolby toggle button. Decent audio and mic quality.
  • Cons: The build construction is rather poor (plastic is weak). I have bought two sets of these in the past. The first set lasted 3 months before the plastic over-head clip broke just above the left ear. Figuring I was being rough, but liking the price I bought another. I was more careful but just over ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Meh

Rhonda M., Newegg
7 January 2015
  • Summary: The cord length is short for my needs and should have paid more attention to cord length specs.
  • Pros: Sound acceptable
  • Cons: Short cord, software lacking any adjustments other than enabling and disabling Dolby
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Matthew L., Newegg
16 December 2014
  • Pros: Very nice surround sound quality and microphone.
  • Cons: Owned 2 pairs over the course of 2 years. Each pair broke in the exact same place above the ear. Both snapped the earphone off by small drops to the floor. Cord is also not tangle free.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Owen B., Newegg
8 November 2014
  • 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...
  • 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 (Skyp...
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Overall 6
6.0

Great headphones if you have a smaller head

Gareth M., Newegg
29 August 2014
  • 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 yea...
  • 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 t...
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Overall 6
6.0

Plantronics GameCom 780

Nick B., Newegg
18 August 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good for Entry Level

Conner M., Newegg
7 May 2014
  • 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.
  • 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
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Overall 6
6.0

Bad cord.

Anonymous, Newegg
21 April 2014
  • Pros: Good sound quality for the price, good value for money.
  • Cons: Terrible cord. After 1.5 years, the cord (being some silly rubbery thing) coils on itself, messing with the connection.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great while they lasted

Andrew S., Newegg
24 February 2014
  • 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.
  • 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 kee...
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Overall 6
6.0

good before it broke:/

Michelle D., Newegg
30 September 2013
  • Summary: if you want to buy this headset,make sure to be VERY careful with it.
  • Pros: worked very well, very comfortable (except now because the band on top snapped when i put it on)
  • Cons: broke when i put in on, other than that there was nothing wrong with it,
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