Plantronics Rig 400 & Rig 600 review: Gaming with Dolby Atmos sound

With or without the Dolby Atmos, these are some interesting headsets.

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Introduction

2014 was the year we first acquainted ourselves with the Plantronics Rig headset. Meanwhile, the manufacturer has expanded the Rig gaming headsets series with more models, of which we have tested two relatively affordable examples. The Rig 400 and Rig 600 cost 53 pounds / 60 euros and 70 pounds / 80 euros respectively and come with a few special features.


The most special aspect of these headsets is that the Rig 400 is an official Dolby Atmos headphone. In the box we find an activation code for the corresponding software, which normally costs you 13 pounds / 15 euros via the Windows Store. An important note in this respect is that “Atmos for Headphones” works differently from Atmos that we know from home cinema sets and the cinema, about which more on the next page.

Plantronics RIG 400 Dolby Atmos Gaming Headset PC
The Rig 400 is one of the first Dolby Atmos headets.

Where the Rig 400 is unmistakably a gamer-focused headset, the Rig 600 looks a lot more neutral. With this slightly more expensive model from the Rig series you will not draw too much attention in public spaces. Both headsets are equipped with a microphone that can be disconnected and can therefore also be used as regular headphones.

Plantronics RIG 600
The Rig 600 is marketed as a hybrid for gaming and music.

As mentioned before, you pay 53 pounds / 60 euros for the Rig 400 including the Atmos license, while the Rig 600 costs 70 pounds / 80 euros. For the time being, the various shops selling the game headsets seem to be adhering to this price. The Rig 400 is therefore in the sailing waters of the Logitech G430 and Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger, among others, while the Rig 600 is just a little cheaper than popular headsets such as the HyperX Cloud and Corsair Void, both of which are for sale for around 80 pounds / 90 euros.


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two products discussed in this review

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Plantronics RIG 400 Dolby Atmos Gaming Headset PC

Over-ear, 2 channel

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Plantronics RIG 600

On-ear, 2 channel

Specifications Test results Reviews

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