Immerse yourself in a truly exceptional gaming experience with this Plantronics headset. This headset has Dolby 7.1 surround sound and a noise-canceling microphone that lets your fellow players hear you clearly. The memory foam ear cups on this Plantronics headset keep you focused and comfortable during long game play sessions.
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Same as the 505HD Lava
Posted by: TsengBang from: on
I own both the 515 and 505 headsets so I can tell you everything you need to know. First of all, both headphones are using identical 40mm drivers. The 505 has a long 3.5mm cable and comes with a short pass through headphone/mic splitter in the box while the 515 has a short 3.5mm cable and comes with a long 7.1 dolby enabled (usb) adapter.
- Analog headphone/mic inputs (stereo)
- Fabric earcups
- Open ear
- USB input (stereo or 7.1 software)
- Leather earcups
- Closed earcups
I think the 505 feels better and is more comfortable on the head. The material of the earcups is breathable unlike the 515 which can get warm. As for the 7.1 in the 515, it's simply software based Dolby surround using the USB adapter, nothing extraordinary and not something I use anyway (you can actually take the 505 and plug it into the USB adapter that comes with the 515 to create the same 7.1 effect) Both 505 and 515 are good headsets and sound fantastic (using stereo w/ eq settings) depending on your preference of features you will like one better than the other.
17 out of 17 found this review helpful.
Great headset for gaming
Posted by: Enzo from: on
I purchased these to use to plug into my Playstation 4 controller and they work perfectly and sound even better
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Jokerz from: on
Ok, i read the reviews before purchasing this headset. For those who said something bad to say, sorry I just don't see it. This headset is great sounding, lightweight and comfortable. I Choose this headset cause i have a bad habit of breaking the ear piece off. This headset allows me to take the earpieces off when i'm done, so its something I no longer have to worry about. When you first plug in your headset the sound is bad, you need to download the proper software from plantronics. after a reboot, AMAZING. I use for gaming, music, and netflix.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Posted by: John1320 from: on
This is honestly my first quality PC gaming headset. I've been gaming since 2005. After looking through other headsets, i found most to be overpriced or under mid level quality. After software installation and extensive testing (referenced against using full home theater system), I found this set performing very well for streaming music, voice chat, and gaming effects (multi-positional) often all at the same time. Be aware your incoming stream bitrate needs to be high enough to use Dolby enhanced mode.
While not being the level of Sein*****, it's a GREAT quality alternative, producing balanced sound with great low end for MP use. Enjoy
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Plantronics excellent quality
Posted by: Quentin from: on
My previous headphones were the plantronics gamecom 780s. Those old headphones broke after I tripped over them many times over the last 3 years. I loved the gamecom 780s and looked for something that I expected to be the same or better quality. With a trip to the plantronics site I found out that the Plantronics Rig 515HD headphones were the latest 7.1 midrange set of gaming headphones. The headphones were so new that I waited a few weeks before I purchased them until some reviews began to appear online. The large majority of the posted reviews were positive so I decided to purchase them. Overall these head phones are very similar quality to my previous excellent headphone, but the bigger drivers in the rig 515HD headphones have a noticeably better bass rumble than the 780s so bass vibrations sound amazing with these head phones. The software for these head phones include equalizer panel so you can adjust the headphones to your liking. The build of these headphones appears to be of hard plastics for the frame and nice soft material ( and hopefully durable) for the ear cups. These headphones aren't perfect though. Plantronics did not make these head phones with audio controls on the headphones. There is only a dolby surround on off button on a little control module about halfway down the usb cord. For that reason I deducted one star. If you can live with using keyboard short cuts to adjust the volume these headphones are for you. I have also tested the mic in a few test recordings and I heard my voice loud and clear as well. Some people might not like that these head phones are 100% usb connection out of the box. You can order a headphone jack from plantronics if you want that type of connection.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Great headphones no problems
Posted by: Della from: on
Son is a gamer and wanted these. Has not complained,loves them.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
First 7.1 headset
Posted by: ModestAndroid from: on
This was my first 7.1 headset, and I have to say I am very disappointed. They sound about as good as earbuds, and I can't even tell they're surround sound.
Honestly, my $35 Steelseries headset sounds way better. I've tested this on multiple PC games, all of which have sounded tinny and underwhelming.
I haven't tested the mic yet, but the headset itself is wonderfully comfortable at least.
2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Good quality headphones
Posted by: Sheryl1 from: on
These headphones seem to be good quality, and comfortable.
0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Design is horrible
Posted by: Wrathrox from: on
The desing on the headset is uncomfortable, cable coils up way to fast.
0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Worst Headset Experience Of My Life
Posted by: Boymitch from: Marion, IA on
When I first saw this headset, it caught my eye because it is very attractive. So I went to Best Buy and bought it, brought it home and then my anger began to rise.
I took them out of the package and they were a bit clunky. They didn't handle that well and the quality seemed a bit less than I was expecting. I plugged them in and the sound quality was horrible! I had the latest drivers and all that "tech" stuff. So I tried to change some of the settings and still bad.
At this point I was like "there is NO WAY I'm spending this kind of money on this headset". I packed it back in the box, got in my car and drove to Best Buy and exchanged it. The headset was only in my possession for about an hour and that was too long.
Please, read a lot of reviews before purchasing this product. They might just inform you of what not to do; and that's buy this product.