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Plantronics - GameCom 780 Over-the-Ear Headset + ORCS Must Die 2 Download

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The Plantronics GameCom 780 USB headset with Dolby® technologies transforms standard audio into a stunning 7.1-channel surround sound experience. The noise-canceling mic kills background noise so your commands are loud and clear. When you need to take a break, built-in spin joints let the earpods lay flat for easy storage. Need to adjust volume? No problem. The controls are right on the earpods so you’ll always have your eyes on what you're doing. The GameCom 780 is built to last with superhero-strength cords and joints; ultra-comfortable ear cushions and headband let you stay in the game for as long as it takes.

Features

GameCom 78
  • Dolby® Headphone and Pro Logic® IIx technologies transform standard audio into a stunning 7.1-channel surround sound experience
  • 40mm speakers pound out deep bass and immersive stereo sound
  • Built-in spin-joints let the earpods lay flat for easy storage when you need to take a break
  • Noise-canceling mic kills background noise so your team or opponents can clearly hear your commands
  • Easy-to-reach on-ear volume and mute buttons let you adjust the sound and still keep a hand on the controls
  • Superhero-strength cords and joints mean this USB headset will be around for all your battles
  • Ultra-comfortable ear cushions and headband make the GameCom 780 perfect for gaming, and great for watching videos, listening to music, and making PC voice calls.
  • Plantronics GameCom 780 7.1 Surround Sound Software (PC Only)

Product Description

GameCom 78

Dolby Technology for Optimal Surround Sound
The GameCom 780 Surround Sound Gaming Headset from Plantronics features Dolby Headphone and Pro Logic IIx technologies for an exceptional 7.1 surround sound experience. The headset is also outfitted with 40-millimeter speakers that provide immersive stereo sound with deep bass.

Noise-Canceling Mic for Clear Communications
A noise-canceling microphone reduces background noise so that your opponents and team members alike can clearly hear your commands. The headset's USB connection provides additional digital clarity.

Convenient On-Ear Controls
Thanks to on-ear controls, you can adjust the volume or microphone with ease while you keep your eyes and hands focused on the game. Controls include a volume adjustment wheel, a microphone mute switch, and a control that allows you to turn the Dolby surround sound on or off.


GameCom 78

Sturdy, Comfortable Design
The GameCom 780 comes equipped with exceptionally strong cords and joints for long-lasting durability. The padded ear cushions and headband are designed to provide optimal comfort for extended gaming sessions - they also make the headset ideal for watching videos, listening to music, and making PC voice calls.

When you're done playing or need to take a break, built-in spin joints allow the ear pods to swivel and lie flat for easy storage.

Compatibility and Warranty Information
The GameCom 780 Surround Sound Gaming Headset comes with surround sound software that is compatible with Windows systems only.

The headset is backed by a one-year limited warranty.


What's in the Box

GameCom 78

  1. GameCom 780 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

  2. Windows-Compatible Surround Sound Software

Learn more about the Plantronics 86051-11

General

Brand
PLANTRONICS
Model
86051-11

Feature

Color
Black

Headphone

Driver Unit
40mm
Connector
USB
Ear Coupling
Circumaural

Feature

Features
Dolby Headphone and Pro Logic IIx technologies transform standard audio into a stunning 7.1 surround sound experience

40mm speakers pound out deep bass and immersive stereo sound

Built-in spin-joints let the earpods lay flat for easy storage when you need to take a break

Noise-canceling mic kills background noise so your team or opponents can clearly hear your commands

Easy-to-reach on-ear volume and mute buttons let you adjust the sound and still keep a hand on the controls

Superhero-strength cords and joints mean this USB headset will be around for all your battles

Ultra-comfortable ear cushions and headband make the GameCom 780 perfect for gaming, and great for watching videos, listening to music, and making PC voice calls.

Plantronics GameCom 780 7.1 Surround Sound Software (PC Only)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


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  • Gene D.
  • 11/5/2014 5:27:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood sound

Pros: Great sound, nice mic and very comfy

Cons: its 9 month later and the plastic frame cracked.

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  • Saba W.
  • 10/3/2014 12:39:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsMicrophone stops working

Pros: Comfy
Decent sound

Cons: Microphone stopped working overnight twice, once after the first month which I returned and got a new pair. Now again after 10 months. This really shouldn't be happening

Other Thoughts: Get yourself a more reliable brand

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  • Nicolas T.
  • 8/29/2014 8:20:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThe best

Pros: -Sound is amazing
-This is really comfortable
-Really good price for the quality
-The best headset i never had in this range of price
-7.1 surround is amazing
-Really good microphone

Cons: No cons

Other Thoughts: If your not sure to buy an headset....take this one !

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  • Tyson G.
  • 8/29/2014 8:41:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: - Very comfortable around your ears
- Powerful and very clear sound
- Very well made; Your ears can actually breathe!
- Long cable
- Comes with controls built in(Some require the software to work properly)

Cons: - Requires Windows only software to take advantage of the headset; Which the software included on CD has compatibility problems with Windows 8, and at the time even the Windows 8 version on their website seems to have some problems as well. It seems to me as the developers are rather careless.

Other Thoughts: You can use a 3rd party equalizer on Linux or Mac such as the one built into VLC or another to help improve the audio quality. But it won't be 7.1!

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  • Andres L.
  • 8/23/2014 1:58:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat headset

Pros: The headset is fairly light. The audio you hear is very clear as well as what you produce with the microphone. The software needed is extremely easy to install. I had never hear 7.1 surround and the audio from it was amazing.

The price is really good for what you are getting.

Cons: The headset is pretty tight and can cause some headaches (I assume it needs to be worn out). I have big ears and I found the cuffs squeezing them and even not covering all my ear. If you are someone with ear gauges, you may find it a bit discomforting.

I was unable to use it in a 3.0 USB port without getting a static distortion sound, however, it works fine on a 2.0 USB port. Background noise is still picked up a bit as it picks up my birds in the next room.

Other Thoughts: I would definately recommend this to anybody else.

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  • Sebastien W.
  • 8/22/2014 6:40:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery disapointed.

Pros: None.

Cons: Directly out of the box, the headset was making a weird noise like "shhhhhhhhhhh". Also, the sound cuts for 2-3 seconds then come back. Very stupid and annoying. I love Plantronics gear but this time i'm having a hard time with that headset. Very disapointed. I requested a RMA but paying 30$ shipping for a 50$ headset is not very nice.

Other Thoughts: The headset is pretty nice, well built. If it wouldn't be of the problems mentioned before would be a 5 egg.

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  • BRIAN W.
  • 8/7/2014 9:42:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuite nice!

Pros: I'm quite pleased with these headphones! I come from using a $200 pair of headphones, with a headphone amp, and a $150 sound card, and obviously these cannot compare in terms of sound quality. But, my old headphones had the cushioning peeling off and the cord worn down, the amp is over 7 years old, and my soundcard died and always had issues with my desktop microphone. I'm not the audiophile I once was, so I just went with some USB headphones instead of dealing with a sound card, and I gotta say I'm quite happy with the value! No, these won't blow your mind in terms of sound quality, but they're really good for gaming and youtube videos or whatever!

The microphone is very clear and loud - my gaming buddies love that for me! It's easy to position, and bend into place. It has a rather convenient microphone mute switch on the back (see cons), and rocker-switch volume control.

They're pretty dang comfortable right out of the box, and I'm sure they'll get more comfortable as they break in. The velvet cups seem quality, and I don't think I'll have to worry about any part peeling off or coming undone after several years of use.

The game comes on a card inside the box you can activate via steam. I won't review the game itself here though. The drivers come on a CD, and isn't the bloatware I suspected it may be. The driver and it's application are small, minimal memory usage, and just works without any fluff. Click the headphone icon in the taskbar and you can turn off Dolby surround and change the mode. Settings button in it opens Window's settings, which I actually prefer. I would never normally use this app, but I installed it for the sake of giving these a comprehensive review, and in the end decided it was worth keeping.

Cons: The folding feature of these microphones is a joke. It doesn't conserve any space, and puts everything in a worse position where they can get broken or the speaker crushed! Thankfully I don't plan on travelling with these, and if I do they're cheap enough that I won't care or I'll just wear them around my neck.

The microphone mute button physically disconnects the microphone. This isn't really a bad thing, except it gave me a great way to compare the noise quality of the cable: it's significant, but not enough to take an egg away. There is static on the line, even if the microphone is muted via the button - you need to mute it using Windows to be completely rid of it. I kinda wish the button muted it via software instead. As for voice chat, the static isn't at all noticeable.

The Dolby Surround is a nice feature, but don't get your hopes up. It's a cheap trick, and I wasn't really expecting to be wowed by the "surround sound experience", nor was I. It's taking a stereo signal and doing some fancy stuff to it to make it sound surround-ish. Point is: it's still stereo. If you configure a game to be surround sound, then all the noises that are supposed to be behind you won't play at all. The audio still bottlenecks at 2 channels for stereo. In theory, they COULD implement surround sound experience with stereo headphones (we only have 2 ears after all), but at this price it's just not going to happen.

And, my last gripe: the cord. They say it's a tough, quality, and rugged cord. Good thing, because I've already ran over it twice with my chair! The cord is long, which is good for reach, but it's not coiled at all, and just flops all over the place. I'd tuck it in somewhere, but I actually move to another desktop frequently so it just pulls out and falls to the floor when I roll back. I'm gonna have to devise somekinda mechanism or find a spring-loaded cable reel for these guys...

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  • Timothy B.
  • 6/9/2014 10:56:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMic stopped working within 2 weeks

Pros: Good sound quality
Nice voice quality(when it works)
very nice overall

Cons: Mic stopped working within 2 weeks, with light usage(>2 hours a day)

Other Thoughts: This would be a great headset if the mic didn't stop working. I hope the replacement doesn't have this problem!

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  • Daniel O.
  • 5/31/2014 2:22:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFit well

Pros: Fit my big head comfortably for long periods of time. Sound is more than acceptable and price is reasonable as well Seem rugged and should last for a while

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: If you have a large melon grab them they fit well

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  • MITCHELL R.
  • 5/29/2014 2:31:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Headset

Pros: Arrived two months ago, and currently havent had any problems with them. Got a free copy of OMD 2, whcih offset the price by another $10.(free stuff always helps)

Very comfortable, I've worn them for several hours at a time. however, I also wear them around my neck, personal preference.

Very easy install process, though I don't notice much of a difference between gaming and music mode.

Cons: Would be better if the cups rotated more than 90 degrees in one direction, but thats personal preference.

The fact that it's a USB headset can be irksome, but manageable. As I play on a laptop, it uses up one of m,y very precious slots. That's my only egg off, but honestly if you dont mind that, 5/5

Other Thoughts: Excellent headset for those on a tight budget, but the USB input makes it less than perfect.

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