Plantronics GameCom 780 Review, Killer Surround Sound Technology

Last Updated on November 5, 2015

Today I’d like to do a Plantronics GameCom 780 review. I currently use these headphones today and I gotta say that they are the best headphones I have ever used. Combined with easy to use controls and an immerse surround sound technology makes these headphones one of the best.

I have been using these exact headphones for about 2 years now. They are very well made and also very comfortable to wear, even with a pair of glasses on.

With that, let’s get to the review.



ProductPlantronics GameCom 780 Gaming Headset

Price: $49.99

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Warranty: 1 Year

My Rating: 10 out of 10


Surround Sound = YES

These headphones deliver a surround sound quality that you just have to hear for yourself. The experience is quite remarkable and that alone makes this headset worth the current price tag. The other features included with this headset is just the bread and butter.


The Plantronics GameCom 780 headset has Dolby headphone and pro logic IIx technologies evolving standard audio into an amazing 7.1 surround sound experience.

There is a button on the front of the headphones that allow the user to switch the Dolby surround sound on and off.

The software that this headset comes with also allows you to switch your Dolby surround sound for either movie mode or gaming mode.

The surround sound has this echoing effect that makes all of the sounds seem like they are real and I so have to say I’m able to hear enemies sooner than most simply because I’m able to pin point footsteps due to the surround sound.

It’s pretty awesome! 🙂

These headphones have a nice deep bass that doesn’t actually distort during crazy scenes like most headphones do. If you have them at a good volume level then it’ll cancel the noise from outside the headphones and you’ll be able to tune in 100% into your movie/game that you’re using them with.

The headphones are able to fold in giving users an easy way to store the headphones.

These were designed to ensure that any user would be able to use them for a long time. The wires and overall material is made out of a high quality material that would be very hard to break. The headphones are held in place by a metal bar and there is high quality plastic that covers most of the wires inside.


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The Mic Works Very Well

The mic is noise-cancelling and is a great mic for recording yourself or if you use Skype or in-game chat with your friends. It gives out a crystal clear sound to your friends while making sure that all other background noises don’t interfere.

The volume for these is very easy to control.

On the back there are two switches that allow you to either mute your mic or to adjust the volume of the headphones. When you install the software that this headset comes with then when you go to adjust the volume it will actually change the system volume on your PC which I thought was pretty cool.

One little con of this headset is that it has a shorter wire for USB connection. If you have USB slots on the front of your PC then the cord will reach those just fine. That’s what I use with these is the front USB port. There is no headphone or mic plugin that is separate from the USB plug in. Just plug it into the USB port and install the drivers then you’re good to go!

The best part of this headset would have to be the ear cushions that are used for the headphones. These cushions give a very comfortable feel and for those of you that wear glasses then don’t worry about a thing, I wear glasses a lot while I use my computer and I have never had an uncomfortable feeling while wearing my glasses and these at the same time.


To Conclude

I have used Turtle Beach headphones before and these headphones are 10x better not only with audio quality but also comfortableness. These headphones are a 10 out of 10 and you wouldn’t regret investing into this Dolby surround sound technology for yourself!




So what do you guys think?

Have you ever used this headset? Will you be giving them a try?

Let me know in the comments below! 😀

12 thoughts on “Plantronics GameCom 780 Review, Killer Surround Sound Technology”

  1. Hey Colton!

    You helped me with my computer build a month or two back, and I have to say I love that thing to death. I cannot express my gratitude towards you enough. Thank you so much for all the help. Now, after playing with some friends, I’ve decided to get a better headset, and your site was the immediate choice to get some guidance. So I was wondering which headset to get, this one or the Sentey one you reviewed at one point. This one has risen to $60 dollars, so I was wondering if it was worth it spending the extra money, of if the difference between the two was minimal. Thank you in advance for your help (and sorry about the lengthy question, it turned out a bit longer than expected XD ).

    • Hey Jason!!

      Glad you dig the site, you’re very welcome for the help. Just doing my part really 🙂

      This is the exact headset that I use today and I have loved using it for years. Compared to the one by Sentey, I like the cushions on this one more. It would definitely be more comfortable and I don’t know if you wear glasses or not but this headset would be better for wearing glasses with. As far as surround sound, they are probably going to be pretty similar. I thoroughly enjoy the surround sound delivered through this headset though the Sentey also has surround sound.

      I’d take a look at this headset tomorrow since it is the Cyber Monday sale, it might go down in price. If it does then I’d say to go with this, you wouldn’t regret it. If it doesn’t go down then I’m sure you’ll also dig the one by Sentey!

  2. what about the upgraded version of this? (788) i hear their pads are replaceable….what do u think.also what about the hyperx cloud 2?

    are they much better than this one?

    • 788 looks pretty cool but I don’t know too much about it, it’s pretty expensive right now but that could mean that they’re just temporarily low on stock.

      With the Hyperx, I’m not a huge fan of that type of padding and how the mic is set up. Both that and this Plantronics headset have the 7.1 surround sound technology so for the price I think that this 780 would be the better one to get over the Hyperx.

  3. is the mic clear enough for recording videos?And also what about big ears ? I have big ears so will this headset still be comfortable?

    sorry for my bad english

    • Hey Hunter,

      Yes, I’ve actually recorded videos in the past with this headset and the mic and very nice. Perfect for recording, especially for the price point.

      The pads should be pretty comfortable if you had to rest them against your ears if they’re that big, my ears I’d say are of an average size and they fit just inside of the square area but again I think that the cloth padding would be comfortable to rest against your ears. If not, a return to Amazon is fairly simple!

      By the way your English is fine man, English is an insane language anyway but I understood you completely 🙂

  4. Great review of this product. Seems reasonably priced for the features and sound. Is there a similar set that can be connected wirelessly using some type of USB adaptor? thanks

    • I don’t think this specific headset could be hooked up wireless but then again I’m not sure if there is technology out there where you could plug in a USB device into a hub that gives off the wireless technology in which case would be super cool and would be awesome to be able to do with this headset! The cord however is kind of on the shorter side so I’m not sure if wireless capabilities would be an optimal choice for this headset.

  5. Hey Colton! This headset looks awesome. I’m looking to get my nephew a set as a gift. Can you use these with the x-box one? If not, do you have a set you would recommend? Thanks man.

    • Hey there Jeremy, however as awesome as that’d be I don’t think these would work with the Xbox One because it’s only a USB hook up and not a headphone jack. I’d recommend grabbing the Turtle Beach Earforce headset if your nephew needs a good headset designed specifically for the Xbox One. Around the same price and still provides a high quality experience.

  6. Hi Colton. These headphones look extremely comfortable first of all, and that is always one of the first things that I look for. Also, I love that you can switch them from game to movie mode. The noise cancelling mic is perfect for when I am Skyping as well. For the price, I think these are a great deal and am going to have to seriously consider them. Appreciate your review!


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