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RIG 800 PRO HS Wireless Gaming Headset Review

RIG 800 PRO Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Today we’re taking a look at Nacon’s newest headset, the RIG 800 PRO HS. Find out if this headset is worth your money in RIG 800 PRO HS review:

Nacon RIG 800 PRO HS Wireless Gaming Headset
Manufacturer: Nacon
MSRP: $149.99 USD

There are many headset options for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 console family, but anyone looking for one that delivers maximum comfort and ease of use will find what they are looking for with Nacon’s RIG 800 PRO HS Wireless Gaming Headset. This is a superior machine that is incredibly comfortable, due to its unique design and construction.

Little touches like how the dial and button layout on the earpiece is easily identifiable by touch make it easy to use and efficient while gaming online. The microphone unfurls and is flexible; adjustable to fit any head shape, unless you’re a horse. The mic also maintains its shape when bent and twisted.

The RIG 800 PRO HS is not just a finely engineered piece of hardware; it also has very little lag. While chatting, there were no instances of echoing or distortion. Even when shouting, everything I would say would come through as clear as a crisp spring morning.

After several hours of playing Monster Hunter World, during our RIG 800 PRO HS review, my ears remained dry and not a single drop of sweat was shed. This is by far the most impressive feature of this headset; how light and airy it is. The earpieces cancels out most noise and snuggly grip with very soft, donut-like muffs.

The headband is also a genius design and is self-adjusting. This will auto-fit most heads without causing any discomforting pressure which give some people terrible headaches. If you weren’t impressed by the sound quality, then the build of the RIG 800 PRO HS will, due to its unbelievably comfortable fit.

This is also a lightweight headset and feels like you aren’t wearing anything at all. The weightlessness is attributed to the plastics used; while do their job at keeping the RIG 800 PRO HS airy, it also ends up looking cheaper than it actually is. The sturdiness of the RIG 800 PRO HS might be called into question; as causing strong enough tension feels like it would easily snap some of the fine webbing in its design.

Worries about the plastic’s tensile strength aside, the RIG 800 PRO HS is a impressively built headset. Compatibility with a PlayStation 5 is where its strengths lie and took no time at all to set up and start trash talking in Friday the 13th: The Game. Synchronization is fast and blocking out the sound of a screaming baby from upstairs is a godsend that promises uninterrupted immersion.

Regretfully, the RIG 800 PRO HS is not compatible with all devices. Sadly, there is no cable or audio jack to connect the hardware to music players. The USB dongle will only work on PCs and the supported consoles; there is no apparent way to use some of the best aspects of the RIG 800 PRO HS for listening to music or connecting it to a phone.

Compatibility is severely limited. During our RIG 800 PRO HS review, we determined that it is intended for gaming only. Disappointing though it may be; this is an excellent headset that can immerse players deeper into the setting with its sound quality and comfort. It is too bad that it can’t be use in other ways.

 

The charging dock works exactly as one would expect. The RIG 800 PRO HS sits in the cavity upright, serving as a display to the unit’s design and aesthetic. A full charge ensures long use before the next charge; roughly 24 hours long. Setting the headset in the dock after use will effectively guarantee that it will never run out of battery between sessions.

It is satisfying and freeing to have the range of motion with no fussing with cables. Everything about the RIG 800 PRO HS is designed to make the headset as hassle-free as possible. It is like the manufacturer understands that players are often distracted the extraneous and aimed to simplify the experience with a headset that prioritizes immersion.

For its price, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better headset than a RIG 800 PRO HS. It is easy to use, has excellent sound quality, has a very long charge and is the most comfortable headset I have ever worn.

Nacon’s RIG 800 PRO HS is available at Walmart and other retailers. Our RIG 800 PRO HS review was written using a review unit provided by Nacon. You can find additional information about Niche Gamer’s review/ethics policy here.

 

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The Verdict: 8

The Good

  • Light and airy for maximum comfort and no sweaty ears
  • Long battery life
  • Easy fitting self-adjusting headband fits any head size
  • Noise canceling muffs and sound quality that is as crisp as a clear spring morning
  • Responsive with little to no delay

The Bad

  • Incompatible with mobile devices
  • Cheap feeling plastic

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