The GameCom 780 is the latest USB headset
with Dolby® technologies from Plantronics that not only creates a
virtual 7.1 surround sound experience but features a handful of
important features specifically tailored for the gamer.
At its core, the GameCom 780 is a
considerable improvement over its predecessor, the GameCom 777 that
boasts improved sound quality and a noise-cancelling microphone that
ensures clear audio to your teammates or for those that enjoy trash
The most important aspect of the GameCom
780 is how comfortable his headset is to have on as it doesn't feel too
tight or too loose. I loved the cushioning for around your hears as well
that not only felt comfortable but also blocked out some outside noise.
While playing Battlefield 3 for a considerable
amount of time, I also noticed that my ears didn't become too warm while
using this headset, although it was refreshing to finally take them off.
The design of the GameCom 780 is quite snazzy with its jet black look
and a touch of red.
Dolby® Headphone and Pro Logic® IIx technologies transform standard
audio into a stunning 7.1 surround sound experience
40mm speakers pound out deep bass and immersive stereo sound
Built-in spin-joints let the earpods lay flat for easy storage when
you need to take a break
Noise-canceling mic kills background noise so your team or opponents
can clearly hear your commands
Easy-to-reach on-ear volume and mute buttons let you adjust the sound
and still keep a hand on the controls
Superhero-strength cords and joints mean this USB headset will be
around for all your battles
Ultra-comfortable ear cushions and headband make the GameCom 780
perfect for gaming, and great for watching videos, listening to music,
and making PC voice calls.
Installation of the headphones onto our PC was a breeze and it simply
connected to a spare USB port. However in order to use the surround
sound features of the headset, additional software is needed. This is
definitely worth it as it really enhances your audio experience while
Another highlight for me as that the audio volume are on the left ear
pods which allows for easy access to adjust the audio that is ideal
when you're in the middle of a battlefield or trying to cast your next
Apart from the volume, you can also adjust
the mute and even the Dolby Digital Surround sound in this area as
well. It will take you a few sittings to get use to the setup of the
controls but after a short amount of time, it does becomes like second
nature. The microphone can even be adjusted or folded up when you are
listening to music or watching movies, so it doesn't get in your way.
Audio quality was exceptional clear with the GameCom 780 with good
levels and a minimal amount of hiss. When the Dolby Digital surround
option is turned on, Battlefield 3 really booms, especially with the
huge Hollywood sounded explosions. Other games such as World of Warcraft
and the latest Need for Speed produced both clear sound effects and
Although it's not the same as a standalone
surround sound system, the virtual 7.1 surround experience does work
quite well. The microphone produced clear audio and proved that the
noise cancelling technology worked, especially while communicating to my
colleagues. However I'm really hoping that Plantronics
releases a headset that supports real noise cancellation for the
headset (e.g. sound) as some background sound does come in. Nonetheless,
this headset works like a treat.