Excerpt: Plantronics RIG Gaming Headset + Mixer Review (PC, mobile, Xbox 360, PS3/4) 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...
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. In more recent times Plantronics have also ventured into the gaming audio marketplace and with some decent success too.
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 the unnecessary annoyance of having to stop playing your favorite game in order to answer your calls (doesn't happen that often to me but don't you hate it when your online...
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. The stereo speakers obviously don't create the simulated positional audio that you might get from a 5.1 set, but the RIG's 40mm drivers deliver a well-rounded sound that's enjoyable irrespective of the media type.
Summary: The RIG does have a couple minor issues. While the gaming mic should be a strong component, the light hiss can be a little distracting in certain games. It also doesn’t tuck away for safe storage, but it is flexible enough to take a hit. Fortunately, you have another inline mic option when you’re on the go that doesn’t have that problem.
How much will the innovative Plantronics RIG gaming headset cost you?
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: Sound quality from the Plantronics Rig is fantastic, thanks to the 40mm speaker drivers. They make gunshots from games sound ear-splittingly realistic. Three EQ profiles give you plenty of flexibility based on what you want to do: you can choose from pure, intensify, or seismic. The Rig is comfortable to wear, and looks cool, too. You'd happily be seen wearing it out and about, so long as you remember to take the mic off. It's versatile and easy to use - to switch bet...
Cons: At £109.99, the Plantronics Rig is far from cheap, especially when you consider a headset comes with the Xbox 360. In fact, you could buy three official Xbox 360 headsets for less than that, which puts it in perspective. It's wired as well, which isn't ideal, seeing as you'll have a long lead trailing across the floor to the sofa. For that price, you’d expect wireless. While a nice touch, the mixer is also bit of a gimmick. How often have you found yourself playing Ca...
Plantronics RIG Review: Smartphone and Gaming Chat Together At Last
21 September 2013
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 average gamer. The plastic design leaves something to be desired, but at least it’s super comfy. And messing with the control mixer is tons of fun.
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.
Plantronics RIG Review: Fast Gaming/Mobile Audio Switch
20 August 2013
Excerpt: Plantronics is launching a new gaming accessory called RIG, and it is essentially a sound mixer with a switch that will let you configure your gaming audio, gaming chat and mobile audio (or any other source connected via a jack 3.5mm) in one easy setup.