Product Type: Plantronics headsets
Newest Review: ... mm audio output jack (green), and one 3.5 mm microphone in jack (orange), the Plantronics is easy to connect to any system. I prefer 3.5 ... more
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Plantronics Gamecom 377
Member Name: ZakFenning
Plantronics Gamecom 377
Advantages: Comfortable, very clear, loud and high clarity, with a very functional microphone
Disadvantages: None. For its price there are no flaws
Two clear powerful speakers for left and right ear are excellent for normal everyday use, and a life saver for those of us with poor hearing. The clarity when volume is increased beyond usually bearable levels is very high, and when the volume is set to maximum, I can have the headphones on my desk, and be sitting back, still able to hear everything. Impressive considering my poor hearing.
I prefer speakers for games, however these headphones are perfect for late night sessions where I have to be quiet, even when the volume is turned down, I can still hear people sneaking up behind me. They still shoot me, but I am glad I heard them coming.
I use these headphones for video editing, due to the volume and clarity they offer, which allows me to pick out sounds I would not be able to through some other speakers. These headphones are very useful for precise sound editing.
Using the microphone in a quiet environment is fine, but introduce moderate background sound, and you can expect some of that noise to seep in to your recording or game. A slight annoyance if you really listen out for it, but nothing too major. This isn't, after all, proper recording equipment.
A simplistic dial for volume, and a switch for turning the microphone on or off, are housed on a nicely sized pad between the headphones and jacks. It is simple and easy to use, exactly what you need. Any little twiddling can be performed on your computer if necessary.
Comprising of two standard connections, one 3.5 mm audio output jack (green), and one 3.5 mm microphone in jack (orange), the Plantronics is easy to connect to any system. I prefer 3.5 mm jacks to USB any day, this way you do not need to mess about with software when hot swapping audio devices.
The earpieces are large, also it and the headband are very well padded. I find these headphones very comfortable to use, even for a long duration. Of course comfort and preference will ultimately be defined by the user. The headband is extendable to accommodate larger heads and different wearing styles. The extender easily locks and holds, so poses no problem if they do not fit you straight out of the box.
Anything to be aware of?
The microphone is hidden snugly within the headband, it folds out nicely and is very swish.
Also when hot swapping audio devices, you may need to tell your audio device manager that speakers have been plugged in, this takes two seconds as it should automatically pop up and alert you of a new device. A refresh of your webpage may be required, so switch devices before opening slow to load files.
Summary: An excellent pair of headphones for everyday use, gamers, and budget editors