The Plantronics Rig 500E and the Hyperx Cloud II are both high quality gaming headphones meant for both the average gamer and the competition level gamer. With the Plantronics Rig 500E being endorsed by ESL, and the Hyperx Cloud II having a long list of comfortable and enhanced features, the decision on which to buy can be exceedingly difficult.
We want to help you make your decision! We’ve provided information based on our research into four easy-to-read categories. We’ve also provided our overall product recommendation at the end of the article.
The four categories we analyzed are: overall product dimensions, design features, included accessories and additional consumer desired features.
Overall Product Dimensions
The overall product dimensions for the Plantronics Rig 500E are 11.7” x 5.2” x 10.4”. The overall product weight is set at 1.6 lbs.
The overall product dimensions for the Hyperx Cloud II are 11” x 9” x 4”. The overall product weight is .6 lbs.
The design features seen on the Plantronics Rig 500E include a durable, light weight frame and vented ear cups. As an added bonus, the frame of this headset can be swapped for a camo color frame or a translucent color frame.
The design features seen on the Hyperx Cloud II include leatherette memory foam ear pads and a swappable set of velour ear pads.
The included accessories for the Plantronics Rig 500E, when purchased new, include a carrying bag and cables.
The included accessories for the Hyperx Cloud II, when purchased new, include an airline adapter, travel-friendly mesh bag, leatherette ear cups and velour ear cups.
Additional Consumer Desired Features
The additional consumer desired features for the Plantronics Rig 500E include the following features:
- Endorsed by ESL
- Engineered for E-sports
- Isolating ear cups
- 1 Dolby surround sound
- 24-bit audio
- Noise cancelling microphone
- Uni-directional microphone
- Flip toe microphone to mute
The additional consumer desired features for the Hyperx Cloud II include the following features:
- 1 virtual surround sound
- Noise cancelling microphone
- 53mm drivers neodymium magnets
- Inline sound card
- Echo cancelling through inline sound card
- Detached microphone
- USB 7.1 connectivity for PC and Mac
- TeamSpeak certified Voice Chat Optimized
- Stereo compatible with PS4 and Xbox One
Overall Product Recommendation
The overall product recommendation between the Plantronics Rig 500E and the Hyperx Cloud II was difficult. At first we wanted to choose the Plantronics Rig 500E, since it is endorsed by ESl. However, we decided that the overall product recommendation goes to the Hyperx Cloud II.
The interchangeable ear pads, in both leatherette and velour, allow you to decide on which is more comfortable. The memory foam adds to the comfort for your extended gaming missions.
The main feature that sticks out on the Hyperx Cloud II is the TeamSpeak Certified Voice Chat Optimization. This feature means that that your volume is automatically controlled no matter what game you are playing. This automatic volume adjustment means that you can always hear your teammates, no matter how loud the action in your game gets.
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