Tuesday, 10 January 2017 15:54

REVIEW: Plantronics RIG 4VR Headset (PS4)

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Do you own a Playstation 4 and have recently picked up a PSVR unit? Maybe you already own PSVR and just looking for a new headset, well look no further. Plantronics have recently released the RIG 4VR headset, the first officially licensed headset for PlayStation VR and designed with VR in mind.

The first thing you’ll notice when you put these bad boys on, is that they’ll sit snug around the PSVR headset itself. No more fighting to keep those little annoying standard ones in your eyes while you move about.

The RIG 4VR is equipped with 40mm drivers that are designed to maintain the accuracy of sounds while your moving and bobbing your head around. They also come with a wired cable system that come out from the back of the headset enabling the RIG 4VR to connect seamlessly to the PlayStation VR unit, along with a removable microphone, quick disconnect cables so that you can use and configure the headset with your PS4, PC or mobile device and a vented ear cup design which allows some ambient sound to come in to help players maintain a natural balance during their VR sessions.

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As for sound quality, the RIG 4VR headset provides amazing sound quality. Sounds are very clean & crisp and I didn’t encounter any strange crackling noises while constantly moving my big head around. You’ll hear every little noise with these wrapped around your ears, which comes in handy if you decide to play Resident Evil 7 in VR. Why? Well if you hear someone coming up behind you, the more notice you get, the quicker you can get the hell out of there.

So, that’s all well and good, but how much are these I hear you ask? Well, the RIG 4VR will set you back around $129.95 AUD, which is pretty good considering how comfortable they are and the sound quality they produce.

So if you’re thinking about getting a new headset for your PS4, or just getting sick of the standard ones falling out of your ears, but don’t want to spend a small fortune, I have no problem at all recommending the Plantronic RIG 4VR. They sound great and are a good price.

2016 04 09 00015Specifications

MICROPHONE

Mic Signal to Noise: >42 dB
Mic Sensitivity: -45 dBV/Pa
Mic Pick Up Pattern: Uni-directional
Mic Freq Response: 100 Hz–10 kHz

AUDIO

HP Sensitivity: 111 dBSPL/V
HP Max input power: 40 mW
HP Impedance: 32 ohms
HP Freq Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz
HP Drivers: Dynamic 40 mm

Additional Info

  • Review Score: 4.0 / 5.0
  • Release Date: Out Now
  • Platform: PS4
  • Genre: Hardware