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Plantronics GameCom Open-Ear Gaming Headset with Full Range Stereo by Review Summary ,  Nov 2, 2015

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Plantronics GameCom Open-Ear Gaming Headset with Full Range Stereo
Report Date: 12/09/2015
Based on 116 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.0
Returned or considering to return: 2.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Volume5.0   exceptional
Quality4.7   above average
Comfortable4.6   average
Price4.5   average
Sound4.4   average
Audio4.2   average
Gaming4.0   below average
Microphone3.9   average


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Audio

Audio:
"it'll connect your in game audio, mic audio and mic input into one spot so if you want to save the hassle of finding a 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter that works for audio output and mic input."
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"The microphone could still be better, and isn't as good as my old .Audio 650's, which was replaced by this, but it is still clear and has low noise, just not a complete absence of noise like the .Audio had."
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"Great set of gaming headphones, they even came in a couple days earlier so thats awesome sauce and the quality of the audio is great and my friend even said it sounds like I was in the room talking to him when I was using the mic."
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"It is comfortable, great audio, 3d sounds are great."
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"What I learned here is that the headset is capable of producing amazing audio in both games and music lovers *IF* it is properly pushed."
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"Ok so there ok headphones bass and comfort wise but the damn audio inlet wore out after 2 wks and I have to wiggle or bend the damn thing for both speakers to work really annoying."
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"These are pretty good at representing bass frequencies and despite other reviews are quite comfortable for long hours of video or audio editing."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Maybe the only downside is that it might feel bulky but hey its comfortable."
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"If a headset isn't comfortable I don't care how good it sounds."
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"Good quality sound, comfortable - what else do you need?"
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"The headphones are flawed, but for the comfort, and cord durability, I'm willing to superglue some plastic, instead of soldering some wire."
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"I think its good quality, thick tough plastic, comfortable pads around your ears and over your head, mic tucks away into headset, thick wires, big volume control with mute button."
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"great buy well worth it very comfortable but ears get hot but thats just because they fit over my ears and after 4 hours."
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"Great comfort - I can use them for hours - no problem!"
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Design

Design:
"The biggest problem with this set is that the design of the headband can put some pressure on the side of your head if you have a larger noggin."
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"One plus (or negative depending on how you see it), is the open ear design, meaning the sides are open to outer noises."
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"Bass is decent and the open-air design has the advantage disadvantage of letting outside sounds in (the advantage being that you don't hear reverberations in your head when you speak, the disadvantage being that there's no isolation from noise).Comfort is OK. Definitely less pressure than my HD 280 headphones (which are quite tight)."
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"- The headset is designed very nicely."
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"It has some good points, like a simple and intuitive in-cord volume control that won't change when you bump it (unlike some cheaper logitech headsets I have used in the past) and a very slick design."
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"Mic design is best I've seen."
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"Bass is decent and the open-air design has the advantage disadvantage of letting outside sounds in (the advantage being that you don't hear reverberations in your head when you speak, the disadvantage being that there's no isolation from noise).Comfort is OK. Definitely less pressure than my HD 280 headphones (which are quite tight)."
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"I recommend this headset for anyone looking for a well designed, well performing headset."
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Gaming

Gaming:
"This is VERY uncomfortable, especially for long periods of gaming, music, or movies."
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"previously he was actually using two sets of headphones - one for gaming and one for his music because the gaming set wasn't so great with the music."
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"nothing has broken so far after a month use for gaming."
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"Previous headset I had, Logitech Extreme PC Gaming Headset, was uncomfortable on my ears despite how light it was and for anyone to hear me the mic level was at 90% with a +10.0 dB boost, which added alot of static to the sound of my voice, it was very annoying."
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"These headphones are extremely uncomfortable for gaming use."
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"These are a great gaming headset."
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"Great set of gaming headphones, they even came in a couple days earlier so thats awesome sauce and the quality of the audio is great and my friend even said it sounds like I was in the room talking to him when I was using the mic."
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"As a gamer, I need to hear the footsteps of opponents or to just enjoy a fuller immersive experience when gaming."
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"The mic sounds good to other when I'm gaming."
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"These headphones have great sound quality and the microphone works great so he now has just one set of headphones on when he's gaming."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"The problem was the mic."
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"I have also noticed that the mic does not reach all the way to my mouth, which worried me that it would not catch my voice very well, but a Mic test proved me wrong ;)."
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"I really liked the way that the Mic could be hidden from view."
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"I have yet to complain about the mic in terms of quality and build."
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"As for the mic, it may help to amp it - it's not the best in the world, but amped to +20DB by Windows, it does its' job very, very well."
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"The microphone fits very nicely and has lengths that it extends to and since it has a very flexible interior you can find what suits you best."
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"I love the pull down mic."
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"If you want a good mic, do not buy this under any circumstances."
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"Everyone is clear as can be, and myself and another friend use the mic as our primary recording device for our YouTube channels and livestreams."
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"I really liked the way that the Mic could be hidden from view."
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Noise

Noise:
"Not sure how well it cancels background noise, but my voice comes in clear."
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"Bass is decent and the open-air design has the advantage disadvantage of letting outside sounds in (the advantage being that you don't hear reverberations in your head when you speak, the disadvantage being that there's no isolation from noise).Comfort is OK. Definitely less pressure than my HD 280 headphones (which are quite tight)."
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"It doesn't do a great job of noise cancelling but it's passable."
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"Bass is decent and the open-air design has the advantage disadvantage of letting outside sounds in (the advantage being that you don't hear reverberations in your head when you speak, the disadvantage being that there's no isolation from noise).Comfort is OK. Definitely less pressure than my HD 280 headphones (which are quite tight)."
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"The sound quality is very good, especially for the price, and is not diminished by the noise pass-through feature."
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"It does not pick up much background noise which is good, but also means you cannot leave the headset down and continue to converse with someone if you walk away."
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"These produce the best sound, so the trade off is worth it, even with ambient noise."
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"The mic is clear and completely eliminates wind and outside noise, which helps when trying to record in a college dorm."
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Price

Price:
"I've been using this headphones for hours and they start to get uncomfortable, but for the price is a good product."
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"However, at this price range I was able to sacrifice the slight discomfort with the overall performance of the headset and it's durability."
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"Not nearly as good as my Sennheiser HD 280 headphones, but then what do you expect at 1 3 the price."
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"I thought they looked nice, the problem with my current plantronics is that they are a cheap $30 unit and my right ear aches using them because the padding is like a hard plastic."
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"These headphones are amazing for the price!"
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"Great headset for the price."
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"I have not found a negative with this headset yet and at that price you can't go wrong."
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"I've been using this headphones for hours and they start to get uncomfortable, but for the price is a good product."
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"yes, it's just about the best headset you can get in this price range."
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Quality

Quality:
"I have yet to complain about the mic in terms of quality and build."
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"I tend to listen to music while I game, so the slightly lower sound quality was somewhat disappointing."
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"PROS:- Good sound quality- Mic can be hidden nicely."
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"Good quality sound, comfortable - what else do you need?"
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"The headphones themselves work fine, and produce great quality sound as long as you aren't one of those people that likes $250 headphones."
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"Overall this is a great buy for someone on a budget looking for a quality gaming headset! "
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"Great quality overall for the price."
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"Great set of gaming headphones, they even came in a couple days earlier so thats awesome sauce and the quality of the audio is great and my friend even said it sounds like I was in the room talking to him when I was using the mic."
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Sound

Sound:
"Thought the sound is awesome not the best of the best but a good head set for starting out."
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"Out of nowhere, while playing with the headset on at a low-volume, I heard a buzzing sound in my right ear and then horrible aching pain."
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"Sound has gotten better, but the mic is not too great."
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"I tend to listen to music while I game, so the slightly lower sound quality was somewhat disappointing."
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"Bass is decent and the open-air design has the advantage disadvantage of letting outside sounds in (the advantage being that you don't hear reverberations in your head when you speak, the disadvantage being that there's no isolation from noise).Comfort is OK. Definitely less pressure than my HD 280 headphones (which are quite tight)."
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"sound is not amazing but it works."
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"i Have owned these Plantronics Gamecom Head set for years now and they are still working great :) love them very comfy on my head and sound is great still."
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"Sound is good and voice comes through clear."
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"Good quality sound, comfortable - what else do you need?"
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"This headset sounded amazing and leaked very little sound."
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"The headphones themselves work fine, and produce great quality sound as long as you aren't one of those people that likes $250 headphones."
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Voice

Voice:
"I have also noticed that the mic does not reach all the way to my mouth, which worried me that it would not catch my voice very well, but a Mic test proved me wrong ;)."
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"Not sure how well it cancels background noise, but my voice comes in clear."
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"Previous headset I had, Logitech Extreme PC Gaming Headset, was uncomfortable on my ears despite how light it was and for anyone to hear me the mic level was at 90% with a +10.0 dB boost, which added alot of static to the sound of my voice, it was very annoying."
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"[...]While my original pair of Plantronics are amazingly comfortable, good sound and a solid mic, I needed a non-USB model because USB mics do not work with Steam's build in voice software (I play Counter Strike, Team Fortress 2 and a number of HL2 mods through Steam).EDIT: That is incorrect, my USB headset does work with Steam's voice chat."
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"Sound is good and voice comes through clear."
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"I have also noticed that the mic does not reach all the way to my mouth, which worried me that it would not catch my voice very well, but a Mic test proved me wrong ;)."
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"The voice quality is amazing!"
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"The sound quality is great and the voice reception is perfect."
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"After turning the mic level down to 25% with no dB boost the audio was crisp and perfect, my voice with no static, interfering noises or anything else."
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Volume

Volume:
"In addition by having a very well placed control button you can adjust volume and mute your microphone."
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"The volume control works great too and for the price, definitely a great buy."
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"Then after thinking about it, I have kids and I like to be able to put the volume on low so I can hear my wife or kids when I'm playing a game."
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"At every volume level, sound and bass is clear and crisp."
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"In line volume controller is good."
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