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The Plantronics RIG Surround gaming headset does Dolby 7.1-channel surround sound

By Ng Chong Seng - on 15 Aug 2014, 12:05am

The Plantronics RIG Surround gaming headset does Dolby 7.1-channel surround sound

Audio communications equipment specialist Plantronics has announced two new PC gaming headsets, the RIG Surround and RIG Flex.

The RIG Surround is capable of Dolby 7.1 surround sound. (Image source: Plantronics.)

Successor to the GameCom 780 wired PC gaming headset, the RIG Surround supports Dolby 7.1-channel surround sound (powered by Dolby Headphone and Dolby Pro Logic IIx technologies), and has three EQ settings: Pure for improved voice clarity; Intensify for some mid-range boost; and Seismic for deep bass without distortion.

The premium headset also includes a full-featured audio controller, and allows gamers to connect to a smartphone or tablet to mix in a custom gaming soundtrack. In addition, users can still get notifications while they’re in the heat of the game. They can also switch the mic feed from game to side chat with just a touch of the toggle.

The RIG Flex comes with a boom mic, but you can always swap it out for an inline mic. (Image source: Plantronics.)

Also announced is the RIG Flex, a lightweight stereo headset suitable for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices. It sports 40mm speaker drivers, a cushioned headband and padded earcups, and a noise-canceling boom mic for crystal clear chat and voice commands. The latter can even be swapped out for an inline mic, making the headset easy to bring around.

The RIG Surround is priced at S$169, and the RIG Flex S$139. Both will be available from October.