RIG 800 PRO HS Wireless Gaming Headset Review

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

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

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

Small touches like the way the dial and button layout on the earpiece are easily identifiable by touch make it easy to use and efficient while gaming online. The microphone extends and is flexible; adjustable to fit all head shapes, unless you’re a horse. The mic also retains its shape when bent and twisted.

The RIG 800 PRO HS is not just finely crafted hardware; it also has very little lag. During the chat, there were no instances of echo or distortion. Even while shouting, everything I said was as clear as a crisp spring morning.

After several hours of play monster hunter world, during our review of the RIG 800 PRO HS, my ears remained dry and not a single drop of sweat was shed. This is by far the most impressive feature of this helmet; how light and airy. The ear cups cancel out most noise and a comfortable grip with very soft donut-shaped sleeves.

The headband is also an awesome design and adjusts automatically. It will automatically fit most heads without causing the uncomfortable pressure that gives some people terrible headaches. If you weren’t impressed with the sound quality, then the construction of the RIG 800 PRO HS will be, due to its incredibly comfortable fit.

It’s also a lightweight helmet and you feel like you’re wearing nothing at all. Weightlessness is attributed to the plastics used; while doing their job of keeping the RIG 800 PRO HS airy, it also ends up looking cheaper than it actually is. The robustness of the RIG 800 PRO HS could be called into question; because causing a sufficiently strong tension makes it seem to easily break part of the thin webbing of its design.

Plastic tensile strength concerns aside, the RIG 800 PRO HS is an impressively constructed helmet. Compatibility with a PlayStation 5 is where its strengths lie and didn’t take long at all to settle in and start talking trash Friday the 13th: the game. Syncing is quick and blocking out the sound of a baby crying upstairs is a boon that promises uninterrupted immersion.

Unfortunately, the RIG 800 PRO HS is not compatible with all devices. Unfortunately, there’s no cable or audio jack to connect the hardware to music players. The USB dongle will only work on supported PCs and consoles; there’s 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 review of the RIG 800 PRO HS, we determined that it was intended for gaming only. As disappointing as it may be; it is a great headset that can immerse gamers deeper into the scenery with its sound quality and comfort. It’s a shame it can’t be used otherwise.

The charging station works exactly as one would expect. The RIG 800 PRO HS sits in the vertical cavity, serving as a display for the design and aesthetics of the unit. A full charge guarantees long use before the next charge; about 24 hours. Placing the headset in the dock after use will effectively ensure that it never runs out of battery between sessions.

It’s satisfying and liberating to have the range of motion without worrying about cables. Everything about the RIG 800 PRO HS is designed to make the helmet as simple as possible. It’s as if the manufacturer understands that gamers are often distracted by the alien and aims 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’s easy to use, has great sound quality, has a really long charge, and is the most comfortable headset I’ve ever worn.

Nacon’s RIG 800 PRO HS is available at walmart and other retailers. Our review of the RIG 800 PRO HS 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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