The Plantronics RIG 300HS is a PlayStation 4 Gaming Headset that’s complete with a wallet-friendly price of £4.99 on the Plantronics website. The RIG 300 is also available for Xbox One (300HX), PC and a Univeral option also exists (300HC).
|Mic frequency response||100 Hz-10 kHz|
|Mic sensitivity||-45 dBV/PA|
|Mic signal-to-noise ratio||>42 dB|
|Mic pick-up pattern||Uni-directional|
|Headphone weight||176 g/6.2 oz|
|Headphone frequency response||20 Hz-20 kHz|
|Headphone impedance||32 ohms|
|Headphone sensitivity||111 dBSPL/V|
|Headphone maximum input power||40 mW|
|Headphone drivers||Dynamic 40 mm|
|Cable length||1.3 m|
Since the Plantronics RIG 300HS is a budget gaming headset, it’s no surprise that its design features a lot of plastic, which is an unfortunate trait found on a lot of cheap gaming headsets. Plastic can be found everywhere, from the earcups to the covering on the connection point. This overuse of plastic means the headset’s low price shines through quite obviously, it also brings into question the durability of the headset, making me be extra careful with it.
The plastic part aside, I do have to say the headset does look good. It has a modern/sleek appearance that’s pleasing to the eye. The styling sits well with the technology of these times.
I’m not a fan of the modular design used for adjusting the earcups to fit on different sizes of head. Instead of a band that can be adjusted manually by pulling or pushing the earcups or automatically by your head, the Plantronics RIG 300HS features clip in/out earcups, which can be set into any of the three holes on each side. It’s not a bad system on paper, but it’s a lot more finicky and has more of a chance of failing.
Sticking out of the left earcup is a fully positionable microphone, that can be moved up and down thanks to a pivot point, as well as left and right thanks to a flexible bodied arm. The pivot is really easy to move, while at the same time proving to be very stable too, meaning there’s no chance of accidentally repositioning the microphone. The same can also be said for the flexible arm part.
A 1.3m cable proves to be plenty for a simple connection to the bottom of a Dualshock 4 controller. An in-line control box is present on the cable and features a microphone on/off switch and a volume adjustment slider.
To test the audio quality of the Plantronics RIG 300HS, I have been using it on both my PlayStation 4 for voice chat purposes and my Moto smartphone for listening to music.
In a PS4 party chat, the sound is clear enough for me to hear other members of the party with no issues. Using the headset as the main audio source for the PS4 also yields some good results, although I have heard better. The sound is clear and crisp, the bass is decent but the volume feels quite limited.
Connected to my smartphone, the audio is ok, but it just seems to lack in terms of volume and treble. The volume feels so limited in this case, that listening to music this way isn’t that enjoyable at all.
I am impressed with the microphone on the Plantronics RIG 300HS. It picks up my voice with ease, no matter what angle it’s at and then it helps deliver my voice as clearly as can be to other members of the party. I have done a voice recording with it as well and it’s definitely better than all the cheap generic branded headsets I’ve had from Amazon.
The Plantronics RIG 300HS is a pretty good PS4 gaming headset that won’t break the bank. Of course, with such a low price comes things like tacky plastic build quality and low volume. That said, the headset looks great and sounds pretty good for the most part.
- Looks great
- Decent microphone
- Clear sound
- Tacky plastic build
- Low volume
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