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PLANTRONICS GameCom Commander Circumaural Limited Edition Tournament Gaming Headset OEM

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  • USB sound card for 7.1 surround sound
  • Noise-cancelling, closed-ear design and ruggedized mic
  • 3.5mm plugs for analog compatibility
  • 40mm drivers
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Plantronics GameCom Commander Limited Edition Tournament Gaming Headset

When the competition is fierce and the stakes go beyond bragging rights, gamers need every possible advantage to win. Where adrenaline is the common fuel and mad skills are the norm, the competitive edge for world-class gamers is focus. More than the opponents, distractions are the enemy to beat.


Highlights

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  • Tournament-ready noise isolation, game audio, and voice communication
  • HD stereo sound with extended frequency response from 40mm drivers
  • Noise-canceling, closed-ear design and ruggedized mic
  • Durable, lightweight components for maximum comfort and long-term use
  • Laser-etched, limited edition serial number
  • QuickDisconnect adapters for switching between PC, smartphone and tablet
  • USB sound card for 7.1-surround sound
  • Customizable headband identity patch
  • Travel case for storage and display
  • Inline volume and mute controls
  • 3.5mm plugs for analog compatibility

Features

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Commanding Headset & Commanding Results

Victory is yours with the tournament-ready Plantronics GameCom Commander PC headset. With its closed-ear design and unmatched noise isolation, audio, and voice technology, the GameCom Commander shuts out distractions while immersing you in 7.1 Dolby® stereo surround sound. The noise-canceling, ruggedized microphone guarantees that your team hears every mission-critical word. Super-durable, lightweight components keep you comfortable for the long-haul. In the thick of battle, armed with the GameCom Commander headset, nothing gets in the gamer's head except a clear picture of the victory at hand.


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Limited Edition Components

The GameCom Commander headset is one of the most important weapons in the gamer's arsenal, engineered in the long-standing tradition of our headsets for astronauts, pilots, military, emergency workers, and others on the frontline. Keep your headset safe with a sturdy travel case for storage or display. QuickDisconnect adapters let you switch for use with smartphones and tablets without missing a beat. Custom features like a laser-etched, limited edition serial number and customizable headband identity patch make the GameCom Commander uniquely yours.


What's in the Box

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  1. Headset
  2. Travel Case
  3. USB Sound Card
  4. QuickDisconnect Adapters
  5. Headband Identity Patch


Learn more about the Plantronics GAMECOM COMMANDER

General

Brand
PLANTRONICS
Model
GAMECOM COMMANDER
Part
88227-41

Feature

Color
Black

Headphone

Connector
3.5mm
Ear Coupling
Circumaural

Feature

Features
Tournament-ready noise isolation, game audio, and voice communication

HD stereo sound with extended frequency response from 40mm drivers

Noise-canceling, closed-ear design and ruggedized mic

Durable, lightweight components for maximum comfort and long-term use

Laser-etched, limited edition serial number

QuickDisconnect adapters for switching between PC, smartphone and tablet

USB sound card for 7.1 surround sound

Customizable headband identity patch

Travel case for storage and display

Inline volume and mute controls

3.5mm plugs for analog compatibility

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


Customer Reviews of the Plantronics GAMECOM COMMANDER

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  • Naseyy
  • 9/18/2014 9:14:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat purchase

Pros: -Great headset
-Superb mic quality and amazing sound
-Nice and secure on my head

Cons: -I haven't found any so far because the maximum size of the headset fully extended fits my head the best.

Other Thoughts: Many of the other reviews say about how it is uncomfortable for their heads but it is just perfect on mine and I feel like it gets more comfortable with more use. Also I would 100% recommend this it is a lot of bang for it's cost.

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  • Standpoint
  • 9/16/2014 9:00:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGamecomm Commander vs Gamecom 780

Pros: The Commander and the 780 are about the same price point. I own both and am going to list the pros vs. cons between them:

Pros for Commander:

-Great carrying case.
-Debatably more stylish.
-Extremely sensitive mic (note cons).
-USB and 3.5mm compatibility.
-Better build quality w/ far sturdier headband.

780 Pros:

-Better surround sound - cleaner and more ambient also better for direction sense.
-Much louder volume.
-Mic does a FAR better job at noise cancelling
-More comfortable - softer feel on your head and MUCH more comfortable on your ears.
-'Clicky' earcup placement adjustment - they will stay where you set them.

Cons: Commander cons:

-NOT comfortable - they may break in haven't had the time with them yet. I have the tiniest ears ever and my ears DO fit inside the earcups, but they are currently very warm after only about 30 minutes wearing this set.
-Surround sound inferior - shows in Windows 7 as 'USB sound card' with only option in Windows to set as stereo. However, selecting 5.1, 7.1 etc in-game w/ USB dongle powered on does appear to give surround. However, I found selecting the same in-game option w/ USB turned off to give a clearer surround on these headphones. IMO 780 has better surround sound.
-Mic has pitiful noise cancelling capability - any sound in the entire room is picked up by the mic - note the mic DOES sound absolutely great, but I found even scratching my toe w/ my finger was being picked up by the mic, as well as every key pressed on my keyboard. 780 does a MUCH better job of cancelling noise.
-Generally regarded as uncomfortable.
-Proprietary connector made of plastic that is bound to break.
-Volume capability is truly 50% of what the 780 can output, and distorts far easier.

780 cons:

-Headband made of plastic and tends to break after a year or two.
-Requires driver to operate surround sound (though currently the headset IS supported through to Win 8).
-Microphone build quality low - many reviews give the mic quality as so-so. IMO the mic is FAR better at both pickup and noise cancelling as I used the set for over a year and no one ever heard me typing, scratching myself, etc. However, my 8 year old son put the mic in his mouth one day and it quit working.....
-Cloth earpieces do pick up dust like crazy, though they are easy to clean.

Other Thoughts: Between the two I would have to say the 780 is the far better buy due to comfort, sound quality/volume and noise cancelling quality of the mic. I have not used either headset in a high-volume location, so unsure if there is a standout in that situation. However, the 780's cloth earpieces, noise cancelling mic and better surround win hands down. The Commander does win for style points, included carrying case and multiple connection capability. Ultimately, the comfort, volume and lack of noise cancelling mic capability of the Commander leaving me wishing I had picked up another pair or 780's........

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  • Mikey
  • 9/5/2014 2:58:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Headphones

Pros: Sound is superb, much better than the sennheizer HD 212 Pro they replaced. I tested the 7.1 UBS but found it OK but not as good as my SB card. Fit for me was very good and all adapters it came with fit all my needs. The case was a plus much more heavy duty than expected.

Cons: The only con is the weight of these compared with my other pair of cans is more then double.

Other Thoughts: I can live with the extra weight to get the great sound. These were better sounding than my Bose set up I use for listening to music and with this discount you cannot go wrong.

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  • Jonathan B.
  • 9/2/2014 7:15:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReview

Pros: Everything considered a pro is pretty much outlined on the product's page.

Cons: These headphones left me with a "heavy" feeling after wearing them for hours at a time.

I had problems keeping the headphones in one comfortable position, because they keep sliding downwards off my ears slowly over-time.

Other Thoughts: I knocked one egg off only because of my problem with the headphones sliding down, otherwise it's a great pair of headphones!

I would buy them again.

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  • N/A
  • 8/12/2014 1:07:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Headset but a little tight.

Pros: -Very clear mic.
-Great sound quality from a gaming headset
-Very non-linear design
-Added 7.1 virtual surround usb card for when needed.

Cons: -I have to take a star away for design functionality, while these headphones are very different and some-what cool looking the ear pieces tend to slide down no matter how you set them and the headband tends to pinch, ever so lightly but still present. They're still comfortable for me, I wear them hours on end and have no problems, so I can live with it.

Other Thoughts: When Plantronics decides to reboot these as their next flagship gaming headset, lets hope they address the design functionality. They would have a world class headset had they took a little more time with the earcups!

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  • N/A
  • 8/12/2014 8:28:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsdiscomfort trumps all

Pros: Sound quality is great. Nice deep lows etc. Mic quality is also really good. It really isolates your voice. I even tried recording guitar+vocals on the same track (just to test it) and the guitar was barely picked up when just 2 feet away.

Cons: As I said, discomfort trumps all. I think people are wrongly accusing the tightness of being the cause. The tightness allows for good sound and noise-cancellation. The discomfort makes me want to take the headset OFF and not just readjust it.

It's that the earphones are awkwardly small and definitely don't go AROUND the ear. They sit ON the ear and make me wonder why they're listed under circumaural.

Another thing, the headphone parts consistently slide down the wire frame of the headset, so the band of the headset never rests on my head to help with comfort either.

Also, I tried the "cheap sock fix" in the other review, and it still hurt after approximately the same amount of time.

Other Thoughts: Considering these are supposed to be for gaming, they are rather disappointing. I would expect them to be comfortable for at least 2 or 3 hours, but they start to bother me at around 30-40 minutes.

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  • Seanem44
  • 7/29/2014 5:12:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHighly Impressive

Pros: This is an addition to my previous post. My 5 stars still stand as is, but this is an update on what I have encountered with these headphones.

The sound still continues to amaze me. Quite honestly the best sounding headphones I have ever used. I am fully immersed when playing BF4. Explosions sound real, as do the weapons. I can actually hear differences in each weapon now. Subtle differences I couldn't hear before.

I played DayZ with a friend using Skype. This is where the headphones stood out. It sounded like he was right there talking in my ear. It was kind of freaky. We had always played together on the Xbox, but he even commented this was the first time we were truly talking with our real voices. The mic is crystal clear. The build is robust. The case it comes with is awesome.

Cons: Now for the elephant in the room.

Yes, these do get very uncomfortable after about an hour of playing. Yes, the headphones do slide down.

To combat this, I wear a fleece beanie and it seems to do the trick. I do have to adjust the headphones occasionally.

Do I wish they were more comfortable? Of course. Do I think the issue is bad enough to knock several stars off?

I just can't. The sound quality on these is just too good. I paid $99, and at that price, these were a steal. At $79.99, its a no brainer. It would be foolish not to get these at that price.

Other Thoughts: Best sound to price value on the market. Bar none. A steal at $79.99 and even $99.99.

Though they can be uncomfortable, the sound makes it worth it for me at least. I don't game for more than 2-3 hours at a time, and survive.

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  • Kevin K
  • 7/28/2014 6:59:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSound was impressive - fit/comfort was lacking

Pros: Build Quality - this feels amazing, you can tell they built these to last
Sound Quality - I loved the sound these things pumped out, the surround was immersive (Although the volume seemed rather limited)

Cons: Fit - as mentioned in numerous other review, the left earpiece was too heavy, and the tension was not enough to hold the earpiece up. This was the deal breaker for me, which is why I returned them.

Comfort - These sit ON EAR, not AROUND the ear as indicated. I constantly felt the cups pressing on my ear. They were also very heavy so the top of my head began to ache after about 45 minutes of use. The pain lasted a few days (like a bruise).

Other Thoughts: I read multiple reviews and decided to risk the purchase, although I read about the earpiece "sliding down." I got such a good deal when it was the "Shell Shocker" and I was so impressed by the sound that I attempted to just deal with the earcup problem, I even contemplated ways to alter the headphones to fix the problem... but I just couldn't take it anymore. When I buy a new pair of headphones, they shouldn't have to be altered or modified to properly work.

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  • N/A
  • 7/17/2014 7:48:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect

Pros: Just about everything, but how the ears wear made. 7.1 is really no joke, yes there is little to no bass, but the less bass a headsets has the clearer it is. I've never used any headsets that were better, I've used the 2100 Corsair, Kraken Pros and Siberia v2 and nothing has really come close to how good these are.

Cons: Its true that it maybe uncomfortable the first few time you put it on but you need to break the bad boys in. It may take a week or 4 months, but when you break them in they are really perfect.

Other Thoughts: I bought them when they first came out for 300$ and they are still working today without a problem. I am buying them again because it was 60$ for the best headsets I've ever used.

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  • Sean
  • 7/7/2014 4:53:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHard to Beat

Pros: For price to performance, at $99, this can not be beat by anything on the market. It blows them all away. Sounds is amazing, mic is amazing, construction is rugged. I was worried by reviews but rolled the dice and am highly pleased.

Cons: For me, they are comfortable. I have a more narrow head. I can see this hurting for someone with a rounder head than my own. I wear a size. 7.25 and the headphones fit me comfortably, even with my Nike glasses with soft plastic frames.

Other Thoughts: Worth it all the way. Even if they were uncomfortable I'd be hard pressed not to have these. For the price, they simply can't be outdone by anything.

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