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Plantronics GameCom 777 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound Headset Review

GOS: "Need a good 7.1 surround sound headset for a reasonable price?

If so, you would be happy to know that Plantronics has the GameCom 777 Dolby 7.1 surround sound headset out on the market with a price ranging from $50-$80.

The headset features Dolby 7.1 surround sound works extremely well on movies as well as video games."

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BakedGoods2475d ago

Not that I expect an $80 headset to be wireless but...

...I'll stick with the TBeach PX5's.

CharlesDCI2475d ago

Plantronics have wireless ones too that are pretty good.

FriedGoat2474d ago

I'll stick with my Floorstanding speakers.

morganfell2475d ago (Edited 2474d ago )

My PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset arrived yesterday. 7.1 surround. Wireless. I pre-ordered moths ago when Amazon ran it on special for $69. Best headset I have ever used. I want to use it even when my wife isn't trying to sleep. Amazing immersion. So much for my Turtle Beach.

EDIT: @BakedGoods, I don't know about the 360, I haven't tried it yet. But it officially supports the PC as well as the PS3.

BakedGoods2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

True, that set looks sweet.

However, for a multi-gamer like myself, I need a headset that works on the PS3, PC, 360 and hell, even TV! The tbeach's roll nicely with all that.

Holeran2474d ago

I got my PS3 wireless stereo headset on tuesday and I have to say for being virtual 7.1 I don't think you you could tell the difference between others using multiple speakers in the headset. These things sound amazing but I had to pay the full $99.95 for mine as I missed the pre-order date. But for a wireless set that is this kind of money I am sure they can't be beat. They sound as good as my in home 7.1 surround, minus a bit of bass because I have a 15 inch sub in my home surround set.

FriedGoat2474d ago

No headset will ever sound half as good as a decent surround setup. And no i don't mean 7.1 in a box setups.

moe842472d ago (Edited 2472d ago )

True, headsets multi-speaker setups are mostly simulated. And the ones that aren't, the speakers are so close together you don't really know what is what, and where its coming from. Not to mention the software that comes with them is garbage. Plus, most of them don't even work with sound boards. Simulated sound ftl...

A good surround sound setup will be by far, more superior for a long time to come. Especially for an audiophile.

The best sounding headsets are the ones that can hit the highs as well as the lows. And do so with far less than "7.1"

kingPoS2474d ago

Best buy her I come. beach a what, tron the uhh? I think I'll go for a simple plug n play style (look ma' no wires)

Holeran2474d ago

For the volume I can take my "not in a box" 7.1 surround set to without disturbing my wife, kids, neighbors (because I live in a condo) it does sound better than half as good.