Not like most other headsets out there that have you spend a crap load of money on and when they slip or fall from a small height require you to either send them in for (attempted repairs) or replacement that could lead to some serious downtime, not all gamers like the downtime part. Where as the 500 allows you to replace almost everything without having to go through all that hassle and at almost a fraction of the cost in buying a new headset altogether.
The Specs as per Plantronics Website; RIG 500 Specs
Ultimately its a good headset to own, its compatible with the RIG Surround's mixer so if you still own the Surround and have the mixer it'll work with it. Really surprised that the 500 can connect to most of the connectors from Plantronics.
Now this is a first and well we want you all to try pull as much info as you possibly can from this so we broke down our ratings so that you can get a better idea of where this future entry leveled headset fits into.
- Sound without 7.1 enabled; 7/10 (Gaming/movies/music) (Even when not supported)
- Sound with 7.1 enabled; 7/10 (Gaming/movies/music) (Even when not supported)
- Comfort; 8/10 (It is light and doesn't munch your head and ears)
- Cable lengths; 5/10 (cable length when you first get the headset isn't very long at all, so if you don't have front 3.5 or USB points you're going to need to get a extended cable from Plantronics)
Sometimes the mic doesn't activate mute when moved into the upright position, just a note before you try watching porn while on TS. Its extremely sensitive and will pickup most things around you.
I love headsets that are less dependent on their sound drivers to further enhance their potential, but that being said this headset doesn't have the problems experience with the RIG Surround.
Overall rating; 7/10