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Plantronics Gamecom Commander

Plantronics Gamecom Commander
alaScore 83

72 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Plantronics Gamecom Commander is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 72 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 9 of 9 Show Reviews: in English

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Despite the minor flaw in integration of the headstrap that is a gimmick to begin with, the performance is outstanding. And although I happen to catch this set on sale for $80, I would have been very satisfied had the price been $150. (still wouldn't...

The USB sound card was so convenient. I have a stereo receiver hooked up to my desktop for many reasons.. but when gaming, its a pain to turn off the speaker output and enable the headphone plug.. All while still worrying about accidentally...

The headstrap is awful. Although initially comfortable, after a while of use, my head felt like it was going to implode. After removing the strap (kind of gimmicky) the set felt much more comfortable. Although the headset felt a bit loose. I did adjust...

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PLANTRONICS GameCom Commander


I bought these at the same time as 2 other similarly priced (~$100) headset; I suggest you look else where.

Lots of attachments, nice case

These are *supra*-aural, not circumaural at all. They are nearly flat. False advertisement as far as I'm concerned ; Sound quality is terrible. Really bad ; No adjustment for where they sit on your head. I've a larger than average head and they still...

Consumer review by:

Good set for the money


If you find that the headphones are too small you can bend the wire frame to fit your head perfectly. Also take off the Velcro attachment on the top of the headband as it will dig into your scalp. Once I configured the headset it has become a great...

Great sound, great mic, the insulation is top notch so you don't hear background noise. The case and cables are high quality

The size of the cups can be an issue for large ears. My ears will become sore after hours of hearing them


Consumer review by:

This is an Aviation Headset


I got this headset for $70-- worth every penny.

The build quality on this is superb ; Look up the SHR2638-01, which is still going for $200-300 -- It is the exact same headset. Same passive noise reduction made for aircraft - same noise isolation in the microphone ; When I logged into teamspeak, my...

The gimmicky headband was the first thing to go ; It seems the cables are of lower quality than the aviation grade. They have a cheaper plastic coating that I don't think will last as many years as my aviation headset -- but it is definitely still...

Consumer review by:

Can't recommend


The headset is very uncomfortable. It is tight (this might have eased up over time). However, even if it did loosen up with use, that would just make the ear cups rest on the top of your ears (which is also uncomfortable) because the headband is too...

1) Nice sounding mids and highs ; 2) Plenty of adapters enable you to use this headset with pretty much everything

1) Uncomfortable ; 2) Virtual Surround does not sound like actual Surround Sound at all ; 3) Weak bass

Consumer review by:

Great headset, poor fit...


If the tightness of the ear cup slides were tighter this headset would be perfect for the price ($70 as of now).

Best sounding headset mic I've heard ; Great overall audio quality ; Comfortable (when they fit right)

This headset usually doesn't fit right, the right ear cup is fine and stays stationary, but my left ear cup slides down immediately after I put it on my head, due to the weight of the microphone. I had to duct tape the ear cups in place so make them...

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This headset was an absolute steal I bought it for the super low Black Friday prove and I am So happy that I deed they are super durable and really comfortable as well the surrounds sounds worked great with battlefield 4 and the headset looked awesome

Long term usage was a big factor but these for my head perfectly and they Abe not uncomfortable little bit heavy when wearing them but within 25 minutes I got use to it and could barely tell it was there

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Worth it with time...


I would recommend wearing a hat at first. This helped elevate any ear pain any time I was able to fully break in the headset.

By far the best sound and communication you will ever experience with a headset. I am able to hear every little rustle and foot step. My friends say I am beyond crystal clear to them. The carry case that comes with it allows for easy and protection...

It is a pain in the neck to break these headphones in. The first day I played I couldn't keep them on for more than 20 minutes without my ears killing me, but each time I was not playing a game I would place the case between the headset to basically...

Expert review by:

Plantronics GameCom Commander Gaming Headset Review


Built for competitive gamers and fun-loving enthusiasts, can the Plantronics GameCom Commander Pro Gaming headset deliver the top-class performance that its ruthless target audience will demand?...

Excellent sound quality ; Very good Dolby 7.1 surround sound capabilities ; Strong microphone reception ; Sturdy design ; High-quality carry case

Uncomfortable for extended periods of time ; Ears can get warm quickly ; Expensive ; No fine-tuning components or software

KitGuru says: A good headset with strong audio performance and an immersive surround sound experience. Unfortunately, the comfort levels aren’t great and the price tag gives Plantronics’ GameCom Commander very stiff competition.

Product Specifications


Display: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Microphone Boom Arm:Adjustable
Multi Compatible Gaming Function: No
Mute Control: Yes
Sound System:STEREO
Volume Control: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Connection:3.5 mm Plug
USB Dongle: No

General Features

Compatibility:Not Applicable
Form factor:Headband Headset
Product Type:Headband Headset
Type:Headband Headset