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Plantronics Gamecom 777 Dolby 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Headphones Review

Jul 16 2010, 12:00am CDT | by

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Plantronics Gamecom 777 Dolby 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Headphones Review

Today I am looking at the Plantronics Gamecom 777 Dolby 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Headphones. These headphones are aimed at gamers, but will work well for any audio use with a device offering a 3.5mm headphone jack. Read on for all of the details on the Plantronics Gamecom 777.

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The Plantronics Gamecom 777 headphones ship with a USB sound card for virtual 7-channel sound and have analog connections for mic and headphones as well. In line controls for volume and mute are offered and the mic swings up out of the way when not needed.

In Use
I have looked at several Plantronics headsets over the years and have had good experience with them. The Plantronics Gamecom 777 headphones were no different. The things are very large and bulky looking, but they are very comfortable to wear .The ear cups are large and very well padded. One of the things I dislike most on many headphones is ear cups that are too small and end up sitting on your ears some.

The large ear cups the Plantronics Gamecom 777 headphones use mean that there is no pressure on your ears from the headphones. The padding is thick and covered in a terry cloth material so they breathe well and don’t get hot. The mic swings up and blends in with the headphones when you don’t need it and can be easily flipped down when you do need it for VoIP or in game chat.

I like that the headphones have inline controls for both volume and mute functions. The volume control is large and easy to find without having to take your eyes of the screen while gaming. The mic has good audio quality and has noise cancelling features that ensure good quality when gaming. The cable on the headphones is very thick and heavy duty. You won’t worry about breaking the cable.

The Plantronics Gamecom 777 includes a USB sound card that enables the virtual Dolby 7.1 surround feature. The amp is very small and takes up little room in your USB port. The headphones plug into the mic with the normal 3.5mm plugs for sound and mic. The amp supports Windows and Mac computers.

I fired up my favorite game on my PC, Modern Warfare 2 and set about playing. In normal mode, these headphones are fantastic. They have great sound, you can clearly hear the voices and audio in the game and explosions are deep and thunderous, everything I expect from a set of headphones. The virtual surround sound feature isn’t that great though. The separation between channels is very limited and you will never mistake the sound you get in virtual 7.1 mode for real surround sound.

I can’t knock the Plantronics Gamecom 777 headphones too much though; they are still fantastic in normal mode and one of my favorite sets of headphones for gaming. The other good thing about them is that you can use these for watching movies and listening to music too. With movie watching the bass is still deep and rumbling and the good audio quality means the voices don’t get lost behind the music or sound effects in the film. Music quality is top notch with the Plantronics Gamecom 777 headphones too. The bass is deep and the overall quality of the audio tracks is fantastic.

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Conclusion

Pros

  • Very comfortable
  • Great bass
  • Quality mic

Cons

  • Virtual surround effects are lackluster

Verdict
The Plantronics Gamecom 777 headphones are fantastic all around headphones with virtual surround effects that fall flat. I still very much liked my time with these headphones thanks to their comfort and overall sound quality; just don’t expect a real surround sound experience here and you will be happy.

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