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Plantronics RIG 500E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Plantronics RIG 500E. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the price and comfort. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the noise isolation and reliability.

sound, portability, usability, comfort, price

reliability, noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Plantronics RIG 500E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Plantronics RIG 500E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Plantronics RIG 500E from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price and durability. The usability and sound also get good comments, whereas many are critical about the reliability and size.

portability, sound, usability, durability, price

size, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Plantronics RIG 500E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Plantronics RIG 500E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. People really like the design and comfort. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative opinions about the reliability and noise isolation.

sound, portability, usability, comfort, design

noise isolation, reliability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Plantronics RIG 500E

 

The Plantronics RIG 500E is a flexible, modular gaming headset that offers your choice of 3.5mm and USB connections, and closed and vented earcups.

Flexible design. Comfortable to wear. Good sound quality.

Earcups easily pop off headband when not in use. Surround sound isn't effective in a headset.

Conclusions The RIG 500's big draw is its flexibility, and the $150 RIG 500E is the most flexible model in the series. It gives you just short of two gaming headsets (you'll have to get a second headband if you want both at once), each of which sounds...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Michael Andronico (tomsguide.com)

Plantronics Rig 500E Review

 

The Plantronics Rig 500E is a one-of-a-kind headset that offers an impressive level of customization, and it has the sound quality to back up its fancy features. The ability to swap between different sets of ear cups is both novel and useful, as the...

Unique, modular design ; Two sets of ear cups ; Lightweight and comfortable ; Strong audio performance

No chat controls ; Short microphone

The Plantronics Rig 500E is a one-of-a-kind competitive-gaming headset with swappable ear cups and impressive sound.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Bitter (gstylemag.com)

Plantronics RIG 500e: Customizable and Cool Gaming Headphones [Review]

 

Usually when you hear the name Plantronics, gaming isn't the first thing that comes to mind. You'd probably be more likely to think about a bluetooth headset or an office phone or device. Of course this isn't a bad thing because Plantronics has been...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Max Downton (trustedreviews.com)

Plantronics RIG 500E

 

While I may have been apprehensive about reviewing mice, when it came to reviewing a headset I was raring to go. Over the years I've used them all; desktop microphones and in ear headphones, tiny call centre headsets, enormous over the ear...

Lightweight frame ; Choice of vented or sealed cups ; Incredible sound quality ; USB and 3.5mm jack connections

Not wireless

With incredible sound quality, a great feel and the comfort to allow extended use, this is one best headsets I have ever owned.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Matthew Wilson (kitguru.net)

Plantronics RIG 500E Gaming Headset Review

 

Today we are taking a look at the new Plantronics RIG 500E which incorporates a dramatic modular sys Today we are taking a look at the new Plantronics RIG 500E which incorporates a dramatic modular system allowing the user to customise everything about...

Open and closed back headphones.

Headband doesn’t offer much adjustability.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Headset

 

The headset replaced my previous, the Tesoro Kuven Pro A1. The Plantronics RIG 500E is extremely comfortable and can be worn practically all day. Purchased this when it was on sale, would still purchase on the current price. Great headset!

- Comes with two different material styled earphones - Easy setup and driver software - Excellent sound quality and microphone - Extremely comftorable

None to mention

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Excellent product.

 

The sound quality is fantastic. It is comfortable to wear. Light weight. Fits my big head.

Be careful, with great power comes great responsibility; you cannot have an indestructible product of this weight/design for this price. This is definitely not a brittle plastic but it is not as elastic as other plastics.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very nice headset

 

i do have a crack in the molding of the headset. I contacted Plantronics and they said to simply request a replacement through their web site. The Customer Service rep I spoke to was very kind, though i do not know why he did not simply facilitate the...

- Comes with 2 sets of earphones, each with a different cushion material. - Lightweight - Fits well over larger heads like mine - Does not seem to cause extra pressure on users with glasses - Dolby Surround Sound - Modular Microphone

None - but see Other

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

headset

 

yes get. you would love it

good product, nice sound

The best none in the market for gaming headset

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Outstanding headset.

 

* Excellent sound quality - these replaced a HyperX KHX-H3CLW that had fantastic sound quality but a dreadful mic. The sound quality in the Plantronics set is only a bit less than the HyperX set (empirically speaking, I don't have any measurements),...

Honestly haven't got any. I was prepared to hate another set of headphones after some terrible experiences previously, but this headset has been oustanding. I suppose if I HAD to think of something here, it's that they do cost a bit, but they also came...

Dec, 2015
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