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PLANTRONICS GameCom Commander Circumaural Limited Edition Tournament Gaming Headset

100% Positive Reviews

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Pros: 7.1 Dolby ProLogic sound, Amazing microphone, Range of adapters for different devices, Sturdy construction, Customizable headband strap

Cons: Price is too high to justify it, Ear pads are uncomfortable until they are broken in, No way to buy custom headband straps from Plantronics.

I got this headset from MillionManLan as a giveaway and after using it for about a month, I love it! I came from a Plantronic GameCom 780, which was one of the best headsets I've used, and it doesn't even compare to this headset in audio quality but isn't on the level of true audiophile headphones. I've used both for recording podcasts and the clarity of the microphone on the Commander beats out the 780 completely. While both are 7.1 surround sound headsets, the Commander wins out once again, thanks to the USB sound card that comes with it providing much more defined sound than the 780. The build quality on the Commander is also one of the things that it stomps the 780 in, with the heavy feel and sturdy materials used, it feels more like a headset for a helicopter pilot than a gaming headset.

Now while I may love the GameCom Commander, I don't love that it is $299.99 ($269.99 on Amazon & Newegg) and I don't feel that it is worth paying full price for. Another major issue for most people will be the comfort of the ear pads. They do need to be broken in because at first, they will not feel great to wear for long periods of time but after they have been broken in they are perfectly fine for long gaming sessions. A minor issue is quick connector for the accessory connections being a bit in the way with where it is placed, while not a major thing to dock the headset, it is a minor annoyance for me.

To sum everything up, if you are looking for an amazing headset and cost isn't an issue, this may be the headset for you but if you are on a budget or are looking for audiophile quality, look somewhere else.
PLANTRONICS GameCom Commander Circumaural Limited Edition Tournament Gaming Headset
Description:

Plantronics GameCom Commander is a limited-edition PC tournament ready headset with unmatched voice technology, 7.1 Dolby stereo surround sound and noise isolation to block out distractions.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandPlantronics
EAN0017229138414
FeaturePrepare to win with tournament-ready noise isolation, game audio, and voice communication Shut-out background noise and distractions with over-the-head, closed-ear design and be confident your team hears you loud and clear with noise-canceling, ruggedized microphone Immerse yourself in the game as USB sound card with Dolby Headphone and Pro Logic IIx technologies transforms standard audio into immersive 7.1 surround sound Transport and display your headset, cables, and accessories in the sleek, strong ballistic nylon wrapped travel case Own it with a laser-etched, limited edition serial number that uniquely identifies your headset Adjust volume and mute with inline controls at your fingertips Effortlessly switch between PC, Smartphone and other mobile devices with Quick Disconnect adapters Universal 3.5mm analog plugs for use with other electronic devices
LabelPlantronics
ManufacturerPlantronics
ModelGAMECOM COMMANDER
MPN0017229138414
PublisherPlantronics
StudioPlantronics
TitlePlantronics Gaming Tournament Headset for PC (GAMECOM COMMANDER)
UPC017229138414
Warranty1 yr
ColorBlack
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementPLA8822701 88227-01
Item Height8 inches
Item Length3.5 inches
Item Width6 inches
Package Height7.09 inches
Package Length10.55 inches
Package Weight4.06 pounds
Package Width10.31 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumber0017229138414
ProductGroupPersonal Computer
ProductTypeNameCOMPUTER_INPUT_DEVICE
UPCList - UPCListElement017229138414
Item Weight0.84 pounds
ReleaseDate2012-09-16
LegalDisclaimerAs-Is, in working like-new condition
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Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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