Plantronics Inc.

06/19/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/19/2017 16:11

Plantronics Debuts RIG Gaming Headsets Bundled with Dolby Atmos® for Headphones Featuring 3-D Dynamic Audio, Greater Precision and Gaming Realism

E3 - LOS ANGELES - June 13, 2017 - Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a pioneer in audio and wearable technology, invites E3 2017 media attendees to experience a hands-on demonstration of the new RIG 400LX, RIG 600LX and the wireless RIG 800LX, the first gaming headsets bundled with Dolby Atmos® for Headphones.

In a revolutionary leap forward from surround sound, Plantronics RIG 400LX, RIG 600LX and the wireless RIG 800LX gaming headsets will be bundled with activation codes* for Dolby Atmos for Headphones for use on Xbox One console or Windows 10 PC at no additional cost. Dolby Atmos provides powerful, moving audio that sweeps around and above gamers with increased precision and realism.

Dolby Atmos provides gamers with advanced spatial precision by changing the way developers treat in-game sound. Instead of pushing flattened audio through 2-D stereo channels, Dolby Atmos gives gamers the full positional data of their surroundings by treating audio as individual objects that realistically move around a gamer's field of sound. With Plantronics RIG gaming headsets featuring Dolby Atmos for Headphones, gamers can hear audio cues coming from the front, back, above and below.

About Plantronics RIG 800LX Wireless

  • Performance Audio: Game all day with up to 24-hour battery life and lag-free wireless connection to Xbox One. Amplified sound with matched 40 mm drivers brings the soundstage to life. Low frequency resonators reinforce bass and limit distortion. Voice feedback lets you monitor your outgoing chat levels and quality. The noise-canceling microphone ensures your teammates hear you, not the room you're in. When you're done with talk, just flip up the microphone to mute it.
  • Precise Controls: Earcup mounted dials let you quickly adjust the balance between game and chat audio, as well as master volume. Choose one of four EQ settings to isolate pure highs, intensify the mid-range, enjoy seismic bass or enhance vocal focus.

About Plantronics RIG 600LX and RIG 400LX

Both models include the LX1 pro level amp with three audio EQ modes, dual analog control-wheels for game/chat balance and an aux input for music. The RIG 400LX features 40 mm, high-sensitivity drivers that deliver crisp, powerful sound that puts you right in the middle of the action. The noise-cancelling boom microphone is always ready for chat and ensures your teammates hear you loud and clear. The RIG 600LX delivers a balanced soundstage with distortion-free bass that drops you in the action without masking the subtle audio cues that keep you in the game.

Visit the Plantronics meeting room at E3 for the first hands-on demo of RIG 400LX, 600LX and the wireless 800LX, and to speak with Plantronics spokespeople for gaming portfolio and strategy news. Additionally, stop by the Microsoft booth to experience RIG headphones in action featuring Dolby Atmos for Headphones.

When: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:00PM - 4:00PM

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Thursday, June 15, 2017 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Where: Plantronics Meeting Room - Room 519, West Permanent Meeting Rooms; 2 Floor

Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Availability and Pricing

The RIG 400LX, 600LX and wireless 800LX for use with Xbox One and Windows 10 will be available this fall at Plantronics.com and major retailers for $99.99, $129.99 and $149.99, respectively. Additional Atmos-enabled models will also be announced later in the year.

* Single prepaid activation code included for Xbox One or compatible Windows 10 device. Requires Microsoft account and not all Windows 10 devices are compatible.

About Plantronics

Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication to Bluetooth® headsets to gaming solutions, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and various mission critical applications for those on the frontline. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com or call (800) 544-4660.

About Dolby Laboratories

Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) creates audio, video and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home and at work. For more than 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear and powerful in Dolby. For more information, please visit www.dolby.com.

Dolby is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.

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Press Contact:

Lerin O'Neill
Plantronics
Senior Manager, Public Relations
(408) 832-7083
[email protected]