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Plantronics Gamecom 777

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Plantronics Gamecom 777 is geared up with virtual 7.1 surround sound and has a nice boxy look that manages not to escape the dated appearance of the Creative headset.

The Gamecom 777 has a long and strong cable made from a distinctive plastic fibre with an elegant module for volume control and mic switch. The D111 sound card connects with a PC via USB with no hassle.

The one outstanding feature of these headphone is the slim mic with noise cancellation that slides beautifully under the frame and it almost completely unnoticeable. Nice work. The audio clarity is significant, even at full volume and I was really impressed with the noise cancellation, though not so much with the noise isolation.

Gamecom 777 is a nice piece of kit, but is priced too high if you're going to compare it with the Razer Carcharias.  Slightly too heavy for my liking with inept noise isolation affects the overall rating of this decent sounding headset.

Plantronics Gamecom 777

Reg Rating 70%
Price £80
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Razer Meglodon

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My first reaction: I am in love. The Razer Meglodon is just plain awesome. From the hardshell carrycase to the velvet pads this headset is all about luxury. But hang on the Meglodon really does live up to it’s name, as even on the smallest size adjustment this headset is way too big and does not sit snugly on my head. Gutted.

Undaunted and clasping the Meglodon around my ears I try it for sound quality. There is deep booming bass, the crisp clear trebles. The 7.1 virtualisation is so convincing that it gave me a fright at first. I could really feel where I was being attacked from with the 7.1 surround audio enabled.

The shiny and solid control box sits happily in its place just below my screen. The rubber feet means it doesn’t slide around. The braided material cabling is a notable build quality details as it never snarls or tugs. This is an expensive headset with a smooth and tight audio response but it’s hard to go crazy over a headset that just doesn’t fit.

Razer Meglodon

Reg Rating 80%
Price £125
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