GameCom 777 from Plantronics
by Mark R
I got a chance to try out the GameCom 777 and I was pretty impressed when I heard them.
The GameCom 777 is apparently designed for games and movies for a laptop, and it has a USB adapter that can convert any 2 channel audio source to a virtual 7.1 surround sound device. From the moment I plugged in the adapter and the headphones, the sound was magnified incredibly. You can quote me on those last two words, as I do’t know any other way to describe it.
It also has a noise-cancelling microphone that can bend up into the headphones themselves. It has an in-line volume which I will have to warn you: it will usurp your laptop’s volume control. In other words, your computer’s regular dial will not work as you have use the one on the 777. That is totally acceptable.
The specially designed ear pods can redistribute pressure for maximum comfort, and they feel pretty light on my head for something that looks heavy. I found that the the cables were durable, so it can take a lot of yanking. Not that you should be yanking the cord, of course.
The GameCom 777 is available on the Plantronics site right here, and the price listed is $99.99.