Plantronics RIG 500HX

Plantronics RIG 500HX

Plantronics RIG 500HX review: specs and price

Plantronics RIG 500HX
Plantronics RIG 500HX

Why is Plantronics RIG 500HX better than the average?

  • Weight

  • Number of microphones


Price comparison

Plantronics RIG 500HX

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1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics RIG 500HX
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has an over-the-ear form
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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.
3.has a detachable cable
Plantronics RIG 500HX
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.


We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.cable length


A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
6.has an L-shaped plug
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An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.

Sound quality

1.has passive noise reduction
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The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
2.highest frequency


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


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

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.
5.driver unit size


The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
6.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Plantronics RIG 500HX
This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.


1.has a noise-canceling microphone
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These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
2.highest mic frequency


The highest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording treble.
3.mic sensitivity


It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
4.lowest mic frequency


The lowest frequency that the mic can pick up. Better for recording bass.
5.number of microphones


More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
6.has a removable microphone
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The microphone can be attached or detached if necessary.


1.has a 3.5mm male connector
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A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
2.Can be used wirelessly
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Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
3.compatible with Xbox Live
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You can use your headset for in-game voice chat, private chat, audio for video chat, and in-game voice recognition using Xbox services.


1.has a mute function
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The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
2.can be used as a headset
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A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.

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