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Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition

Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition
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Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition review: specs and price

Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition

Why is Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition better than the average?

  • Impedance
    32 Ohmsvs32.11 Ohms
  • Driver unit size
    50mmvs44.15mm
  • Lowest frequency mic
    10Hzvs82.29Hz
  • Sound pressure level
    111dB/mWvs107.74dB/mW
  • Warranty period
    2vs1.34

Top specs and features

Design

1.has an over-the-ear form
Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

2.has stereo speakers
Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

3.cable length

1.3m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

Best

Razer StarCraft II Razer Banshee

12.13m

4.weight

323g

Best

Roccat Syva

5g

5.has a detachable cable
Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

6.has a straight plug
Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

For example

Sennheiser GSP 500

Sound quality

1.impedance

32 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Turtle Beach Ear Force XO Seven Pro

16 Ohms

2.highest frequency

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Roccat Khan Pro

40000Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.lowest frequency

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Beyerdynamic MMX 300 (2nd Generation)

5Hz

5.has a neodymium magnet
Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.driver unit size

50mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Asus ROG Strix Wireless

60mm

Microphone

1.has a noise canceling microphone
Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Beyerdynamic MMX 300 (2nd Generation)

2.highest frequency mic

10000Hz

The highest frequencies that the mic can pick up well. Better for recording treble.

Best

Corsair HS60

100000Hz

3.mic sensitivity

-45dBV/Pa

It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.

Best

Creative Sound BlasterX H7

94dBV/Pa

4.lowest frequency mic

10Hz

The lowest frequencies that the mic can pick up well. Better for recording bass. If a microphone is going to be used for speech, a voice microphone, it must have great gain for bass, since human voice is in the low frequencies.

Best

Ozone Rage Z50

10Hz

5.has a removable microphone
Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition

The microphone can be attached or detached if necessary.

For example

Sharkoon Skiller SGH3

6.number of microphones

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

ASTRO Gaming A38

4

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

2.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

For example

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless

3.compatible with PlayStation
Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition

The headset can be used for playing games on PlayStation video game consoles.

4.compatible with Xbox Live
Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition

You can use your headset for in-game voice chat, private chat, audio for video chat, and in-game voice recognition using Xbox services.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

2.has a mute function
Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition

The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

3.warranty period

2

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Ozone Rage Z50

2

4.control panel placed on a device
Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

5.has included ear pads
Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.has an in-line control panel
Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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