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- Plantronics RIG 600 Gaming Headset
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- Sound QualityEditor: 95%
- Mic QualityEditor: 99%
- ComfortEditor: 99%
- Overall DesignEditor: 97%
In this article we’ll be looking at my review of the RIG 600 Gaming Headset made by Plantronics.
This is one of my newest headsets to be able to try and I’ve been looking forward to it since I’ve read pre release information on them.
What you’ll find in this review is the pros and cons, along with specification information on this headset.
Pros And Cons
- Sound-isolating Earcups
- Noise-cancelling Boom Mic
- High-fidelity, 40 Mm Drivers
- Cushioned Headband & Earcups
- Interchangeable Mic
- Some People May Not Like That The Mic Can Be Removed
I cover the pros pretty good throughout the different section of this article but I do want to touch on what I mean by, “Some People May Not Like That The Mic Can Be Removed”.
The fact that the mic can be removed is a turnoff for some because A.) they don’t want to feel like they have to keep up with pieces and B) they may not like adjusting options they want a simple layout that you don’t can’t fool with.
Does This Headset Have Good Audio Sound Quality
One of the first things I look at when buying a gaming headset is the sound quality, now most people on the technically side of the things will immediately look at the numbers.
This makes sense for the most part but can also be a pit deceiving.
This is because of the different technology used in the headset can make a world of a difference.
With that being said this headset features High-fidelity 40 mm drivers which puts out very clear balance distortion-free bass audio.
That basically means you hear more detail in the sound when gaming (or anything really)
A great addition that makes the sound quality even better is the earcups going over your ears help lock in the sound to give it that more immersive feel which we all want while gaming.
Is The Microphone Good For MMO Games?
Yes & Yes, I say it like that because it comes with two interchangeable ones.
The first one is a noise-cancelling boom mic for team chat which is more for gaming and the second one is discreet inline mic for mobile devices to control volume, mute, and call answer/end.
Honestly, I hardly ever use the second one but it’s still a nice option to have.
When in Skype or Ventrilo I constantly get compliments on the voice quality and get asked what mic I’m using.
How Comfortable Is It?
Let’s face it all of the other stuff is pretty much worthless if it’s not comfortable.
Most gamers don’t think about this when looking to buy a new gaming headset because they start looking at the tech specification and different features that each mic offers.
With that said you don’t have to worry about comfort with this mic because Plantronics covered that part perfectly.
The earcups are cushioned and also breathable which helps preventing your ears getting warm from being covered up.
Along with that you also have cushion on the top half of the headset which tops it off (no pun intended) in terms of comfort because it rests easy on your head.
Where To Buy
If reading all of the above has made you decide to pull the trigger on buying this headset then congrats you’re in for a badass headset.
I personally bought mine off of Amazon which is where I recommend to go look first.
If for some reason their out of stock or you just prefer shopping elsewhere then you can try to see if bestbuy has them or you can buy them directly from the manufactures website.
I rarely see a headset I’m looking for on store shelves so I’ve given up on that but with so many online buying options these days it doesn’t bother me one bit.
Should You Buy This Headset?
If you’re still on the fence on where you want to buy this one or not then do a comparison of it with the other ones you’re looking at.
Along with that read some reviews on amazon/online of what other gamers have said about their experience with it.
Other than that maybe ask someone in your guild online or gamer buddies if they possibly have it and what they think of it.
The only thing I really want to press is that you make sure to take into all accounts when looking to buy, not just how good the audio quality is.
Make sure to give comfort a high priority, especially if you play for long periods of time.
Hopefully this article helped some of you decide!