Summary: First off, I've gone through 4 of these (with one in its package waiting, a backup) in my life. It is no longer made which is a shame. When they were being made, I could buy one new for $40 or so and it was worth it. I don't know if it's worth this exhorbitant price but it might very well be. I haven't seen anything else out there that has ALL the features of this.
Summary: Many people out there know headsets don't last long. I have gone through many pairs myself. In 2005 I purchased this headset on an auction site for $46 + $9 shipping. Mind you, there is some tape on the flex mic since there is an exposed wire after many years of use - but the mic and audio quality are perfect still. This headset is comfortable. Note, I prefer headsets that are on the ear vs around the ear.
Summary: I've tried a dozen headsets from the best manufacturers. None of them are comfortable in the long run and few of them sound as good as my GameCom Pro 1 did. I miss this headset. Please make more.
Summary: I like these Plantronic Gamer headsets as an "On Ear" type headset. They're USB, with their own DSP controller to take the load off the motherboard sound chip. Very comfortable to wear for hours of gaming. Very good mic, to speak to others that might be online gaming with you. Very durable as well. I replaced them with a set of Sennheiser 350's just for a different style of headset (Sennheiser 350's are an "Over Ear" style...).
Summary: These headsets are great with 5.1 sound quality and minimal microphone feedback but they cost $61 while you can pick up the DSP-500's which are the same exact headsets but with a different paint job for $18 on clearance from the plantronics website in the clearance area.
Summary: The sound and recording abilities of this headset are amazing. The only drawback to this is an addition the gave that actually causes problems over time. There is a volume control and mic mute part way up the cord that can be clipped on your shirt etc. Eventually on all the models I have seen people own or owned myself, with a couple exceptions has stopped working because one of the wires at this convenience switch comes loose within the sheath.
Best Headset Out There! EXACT same model as DSP 500's!
6 March 2009
Summary: One of the ears in my DSP 500's lost it's sound recently, so I threw them out and looked for a new pair online, but had no such luck. Then I read that Plantronics has discontinued them, but what I didn't know was that this headset(GameComPro1) is EXACTLY the same as the 500's, with the only difference being that these are silver while the 500's are black! I was so happy to find this out! And here on Amazon is where I found it out by reading someones review.
Summary: I was a little worried about this headset, but after giving it a try I am very impressed. It is great for laptops and desktops alike, and the sound is very clear and flawless except for a few strange but very minor anomalies. I just took it on a trip and used it for around 15 hours, in 5-6 hour periods, and other than my glasses digging into my ears, they were very comfortable. They worked very well with all movies I used them with.
Summary: I bought this headset to play World of Warcraft and oh what an improvement over my separate headphones and mic. The sound was suprisingly good and I got no complaints when I spoke. I actually came out very clear. I had an issue in XP when I switched between the headset and my speakers where there would be no sound but when I switched to a Vista machine I had no problems. I had it for a couple of months then there was no sound coming out of one side.