These being the lightweight and comfortable Plantronics RIG 300 Series with SoundGuard acoustic safety technology (which detects and corrects audio spikes) available mid-September for $59.95 AUD, and the Plantronics RIG 400 PRO HC that switches things up for a circular cup design and a greater focus on comfort for $99.95 AUD - available August 31.
That's the RIG 300 on the left and the 400 on the right.
The RIG 300 Series, specifically designed with new gamers and their parents in mind, is available for Xbox One (HX), PlayStation (HS), Universal (HC) and PC editions. They feature a modular, durable design with open earcups that are lightweight and comfortable during marathon gaming sessions. They also help the gamer to remain aware of local surroundings for safety and convenience. Additional features include:
- SoundGuard acoustic safety technology that protects gamers’ hearing against unexpected audio spikes and maximum DB levels.
- 40 mm drivers that deliver responsive bass for high-definition audio that amplifies every detail.
- Adjustable game volume and mute using inline controls.
RIG 400 PRO HC enhances the previous version of RIG 400 to help the competitive gamer secure more wins with the patent-pending RIG Game Audio Dial for fingertip volume control. Additional performance-boosting features include:
- Dual-material ear cushions that block outside noise with moisture-wicking fabric to ensure gamers are as comfortable as possible during long battles.
- Dynamic 40 mm drivers with low frequency resonators.
- The ability to unlock three-dimensional sound with a prepaid Dolby Atmos for Headphones activation code (Xbox One)
As a fan of Plantronics headsets and their focus on comfort and audio quality without breaking the bank it'll be interesting to see how the RIG 400s match up against RIG 500s. And on that same note the RIG 300 versus HyperX's recent budget Cloud Stinger Core.