Plantronics was kind enough to send over their GameCom X95 wireless gaming headset and we put it through its paces for an entire month. We’ve delved into games like the Gears of War 3 beta, Call of Duty Black Ops and others, read more below to read about our impressions of this hefty headset.
Plantronics X95 gaming headset provides gamers with a full surround sound experience whether you gaming on your Xbox 360. We decided to take a look into what makes this headset work through extensive gaming sessions through many games including the recent Gears of War 3 beta and other titles with heavy use of surround sound quality. Plantronics has been in the business since the 1960s and over time have managed to make headsets comfortable and more affordable for the everyday gamer. Over the years, Plantronics have expanded to provide headsets for office, mobile and now gaming uses. We now take a look into the gaming world and they have provided us with a sample of their GameCom X95 headset for Xbox 360.
As a headset, the X95 is sturdily built and structurally sound. The first thing you notice when you take it out of the box is it’s padding underneath the headrest to provide comfort for those long gaming hours. This is Plantronics highest quality headset around in the business. Inside the box you’ll find the GameCom X95, wireless adapter and components, 2 AAA batteries, and the adapter that connects your headset to your controller. You’ll also find a “Get Started” pamphlet to help you set up everything to get up and running. Once putting on the headset, it felt comfortable thanks to the soft cushioned material from the top of my head to my ears on both sides.
The right and left ear pods have two separate controls for volume and a button for use of the microphone. Speaking of, the microphone sits folded inside the headset hiding from being a distraction if your not playing online. However, once in use the microphone is of much better quality then the one provided by your Xbox 360 system. I have been playing the Gears of War 3 beta, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Mass Effect and other titles and each time every game left me completely immersed in the experiences. Despite all my gaming time with Microsoft’s wired headset, I never noticed the incredible detailed sounds my game provided through the main TV speakers. The GameCom X95 headset provides 44 mm speaker surround sound and that means you hear everything. From the sound of birds chirping in the background or the sounds of gunfire in the distance in Gears of War or Black Ops. It’s very easy to get lost in the world of any specific game your playing, as that is how good the quality is of this product.
Finally, one thing you’ll notice is that you could go on for hours on end without the headset becoming a nuisance. I never felt as if I needed to take a break because of the headset becoming caught up in my hair or otherwise. It’s a unique upgrade that you should certainly consider in your gaming budget. It’s is a great piece of wireless gaming equipment. Be sure to check out Plantronics.com to purchase your own pair of GameCom 95 headsets for $99.99. You’ll also find headsets available for Playstation 3 owners as well.