E3 2016: Plantronics Showcases New RIG Gaming Headsets

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E3 2016: Plantronics Showcases New RIG Gaming Headsets

Plantronics RIG 800 Series


Headphone drivers Dynamic 40 mm
Mic frequency response 100 Hz–10 kHz
Mic sensitivity -45 dBV/Pa
Mic signal-to-noise ratio >42 dB
Mic pick-up pattern Uni-directional
Headphone weight 290 g/10 oz
Headphone frequency response 20 Hz–20 kHz
Headphone impedance 32 ohms
Headphone sensitivity 111 dBSPL/V
Headphone maximum input power 40 mW

Surely, among all of these Plantronics series of gaming headsets exist a flagship of sorts. At E3 2016, Plantronics introduced the RIG 800HS (for PS4) and the RIG 800HX (for the Xbox One), the 100% wireless solutions for each console. These RIG 800 Series of headsets produce an impressive 24 hours of gameplay on a full charge, with a quick-charging feature that provides 1.5 hours of gaming per 30-minute charge. The trimmings of a top tier headset are here with the RIG 800 Series:

  • Mic monitoring
  • Dials for controlling voice and gaming volume balance including master volume control
  • Noise canceling mic that flips up to mute
  • EQ settings for high range, mid range, low range and voice focus

The RIG 800HS and the RIG 800HX each sport the modular design seen in the RIG 500 E (reviewed here), housing an adjustable suspension headband and slots for moving the ear cups around. The ear cups themselves are closed back, using leatherette cushioning for optimal sound isolation. If you liked the RIG 500E and wondered how it would be if Plantronics made it 100% wireless, the RIG 800HS and the RIG 800HX just may be the answers you’re looking for.

The RIG 800HS and the RIG 800HX are coming right around the corner in September 2016, ringing up at $149.99. If your interests are peaked, continue looking into the RIG 800 Series yourself here…