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Product of the Day: Plantronics GameCom 777

Posted on Tuesday, September 30 @ 14:42:17 Eastern by Chris_Hudak
I’m probably gonna get my inbox nerd-mobbed for saying this, but: Audio peripherals in general usually aren’t all that exciting—they’re the kind of thing you start noticing when they stop working right—and the latest headphone-product/model-of-the-month in particular is usually wedged so firmly into the ‘meh’ category that… God, I can’t even finish this sentence, see how boring this stuff usually is?

Well, not this time. The GameCom 777 from Plantronics is an open-ear gaming headset with Dolby Technology, and it’s definitely worth getting a little excited about. Delivering 5-channel audio, this headset is plug-and-play—just jack it into the USB connector on your computer, and you’ve got surround sound that’s so good, it’s a little eerie. Whether you’re playing the first-person shooter of your choice or just kicking back and watching a movie, you may find yourself taking the 777 off of your ears occasionally, just to verify that the audio you’re hearing is in fact coming from the earpods themselves, and not the surrounding room’s speaker setup

(In fact, this precise thing happened to me when the product was demonstrated at San Francisco’s Dolby Labs a few weeks ago—the GameCom’s surround sound was so good that I had to keep making sure it was coming from the headset, rather than the fancy-pants, showoff Dolby screening theater in which we were sitting).

Beyond the quality of its core tech, the GameCom 777 is just a good, solid product overall; it’s ruggedly designed—step on it in the dark and you should probably worry about your foot, not the product—with supremely comfortable pads on the earpods and the over-the-head band, plus strong cables that won’t wear or yank out of their seatings (at least not without somebody putting some seriously deliberate, malicious effort into it). A slickly-hidden, noise-canceling mic boom stays tucked away into the headset until it’s needed, and there’s a convenient in-line volume and mic-muting control as well. Even if you’re more into passive audio/visual entertainment and not so much into the first-person mayhem, the durable 777 is a deal and a half at $99.99.

 



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