The Plantronics RIG 800LX would be one of our favorite wireless headsets ever if it weren’t for a bass driver prone to heavy distortion.
A few years ago, $150 for a wireless headset was a bargain. Now it’s a war zone. Seemingly every peripherals company has decided that’s the target to hit, and the latest contestant is the Plantronics RIG 800LX. Plantronics brings along some extra ammo: full Dolby Atmos support (and free access too). That’s intriguing, for sure.
But is it enough to make it stand out from some stacked competition? We went hands-on to find out.
Pop ‘em off
The RIG 800LX takes getting used to. It’s an odd-looking headset, especially in an era of peripherals that skew ever more minimalist. The RIG 800LX bucks the trend, with aggressive edges, multi-textured surfaces, prominent wiring and branding, and a bevy of controls on the rear.
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