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PLANTRONICS Gamecom780LOL USB Connector Circumaural Surround Sound Stereo PC Gaming Headset, League of Legends Bundle Editon
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: The surround is very good, especially for games like Battlefield 3/4. You WILL know where that fella is trying to sneak up on you.
Deep base
For this price a great deal but take into account my con.

Cons: They have a HIGH rate of breakage. Just do a search for gamecom 780 headband and/or gamecom 780 headband broke etc

Other Thoughts: I had mine about 16 months when it broke.
How ever you can repair them using a good epoxy putty like JBWeld. It may not be pretty but it will work.
2 stars off for the breakage, otherwise 5 stars.

They have a newer model, the 788, that I know nothing about.

Plantronics GameCom 780 Corded Headset Dual Earpiece 86051-01
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Update - You can REPAIR them. 04/02/2014

This review is from: Plantronics GameCom 780 Corded Headset Dual Earpiece 86051-01

Pros: The sound really is good. Not audiophile quality but very good with deep base and the 7.1 really does work good with BF3 and BF4 etc and I can hear them moving around behind me with great accuracy.

5 stars so that everyone will see this problem and solution. Before the breakage I would have given them 5 stars

Cons: They Break
I think it's a real shame they have ignored this problem of breaking in the same place for years. They may have been able to corner the market on the 7.1 headsets at a reasonable price.

Other Thoughts: I spent $7.50 for a tube of JB Weld, KwikPlastik epoxy and I was able to repair the break. It's not pretty but it saved the headset from the trash. I used about an 1/8th of the tube with most of it applied to the inner side, where the break is. You will have to lift the foam cushion to apply the epoxy where "my" break was, very likely the same place as yours. I cut off a short and narrow piece of stiff plastic I had laying around and inserted it vertically into the epoxy to help with the hold. I then let it cure for 20 hours, longer than was necessary but CYA. I'll sand and paint when I have the time. Support has said two times they will get with me via email in 1 business day. The first contact was Monday and this is Wed. I guess they have a different calender than the rest of us.
I hope this helps someone.

Plantronics GameCom 780 Corded Headset Dual Earpiece 86051-01
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Sound is good, plastic is NOT 03/29/2014

This review is from: Plantronics GameCom 780 Corded Headset Dual Earpiece 86051-01

Pros: I bought this elsewhere so I won't show as a verified owner, but I am. I bought this headset for BF3 initially and the sound is good with solid bass. The 7.1 seems to actually work as I am able to hear people coming up behind me with good positional accuracy.

2 stars because the sound is good.

Cons: After 15 months of Very gentle adult use the headband broke right where the logo stops. This is NOT unusual I am finding. After doing a simple search online I have found many, many other people with the exact same breakage dating back to at least 2010. Different models but with the same type of headband and obviously the same cheap plastic. You are forewarned and I hope your one of the lucky ones that gets many years of use from them.

Other Thoughts: Built in breakage, 1 year to 15 months. A shame the plastic will break for many people. Why use cheap plastic and very thin at the point of breakage?????

I have tried using krazy glue, maximum hold to fix it with no success. What kind of plastic can't be glued with Krazy Glue?!?. Where it breaks the plastic is VERY thin, not enough surface for the glue to hold vs the weight of the ear pieces.
I'll try a good 2 part epoxy tomorrow.

The big deal is that they know this is a problem and for at least 3 years and different headsets they have not tried to fix it. or even admit it is a problem.


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Display Name: Glen F.

Date Joined: 01/05/07

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  • Last Review: 06/11/14
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