Excerpt: The Good Equalizer Sound stage/surround sound USB amplifier/mixer The Bad Cable Headband comfort Microphone placement Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task.
Pros: Equalizer, Sound stage/surround sound, USB amplifier/mixer
Summary: The Plantronics Rig is great at what it does. But to justify the high price you'll need to spend an awful lot of time not just gaming, but in multiplayer mode with voice chat. If that's you, this is the perfect headset. The rest of us are better off saving our money.
Summary: Though the Plantronics RIG Surround headset component is stellar and the concept of the mode switching mixer is still the best of its kind, the sound quality coming out of the updated RIG Surround mixer component is a downgrade from the previous year’s model.
Excerpt: In terms of the number of headsets manufactured and sold, Plantronics must be right up there in the list of largest audio manufacturers. Their office based products are used across the world and are known to offer a quality, reliable experience.
Plantronics RIG Stereo Headset + Mixer For PC/MAC, X-BOX 360, PS3/4, MOBILE Review
3 March 2014
Conclusion: Plantronics has always liked to release high quality and innovative products but the RIG seems to take things to a whole different level since it's perhaps the only headset in the market currently that can be connected both to your PC/Console and your smartphone at the same time saving you from all...
Plantronics RIG Review: Smartphone and Gaming Chat Together At Last
27 February 2014
Summary: For $129, the RIG is worth it if you frequently talk to friends over the phone while gaming or appreciate listening to your own music while listening to the game. It may not have the audio fidelity as, say, a pair of Astros or Turtle Beach gaming headphones, but the RIG packs enough punch for the...
Pros: The RIG produces decent sound for its price point and the control mixer adds a new level of smartphone control when gaming. The headphones are light and comfortable for long-term wear, chat quality is top notch and the flat cables really help keep tangles at bay.
Cons: Construction is kind of on the cheap and flimsy side. The volume sliders for switching between smartphone and gaming mode could be consistent. Audible distortion at higher volumes with the master volume ring.
Conclusion: The RIG headset looks good, is comfortable to wear, and the accompanying Mixer works well, but that won't count for a lot if sound quality and microphone performance isn't up to scratch. Fortunately, Plantronics scores favourably on both fronts.
Summary: Today's new generation of gamers love their games, music, and social media, and crave access to it 24/7. It's a tough target to hit but Plantronics may have zeroed in on them just right with the
RIG gaming headset
Pros: Lightweight Design, Long durable cabling, Good audio quality, Dual audio input works on multiple devices, Common cabling all included, Innovative RIG mixer design
Cons: No retractable or collapsible mic, Mic doesn't hold placement well, Has some inline mic hissing