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Plantronics GameCom X40 Xbox 360 Headset Review

Rating: 8.5.

Over the past year or so, we’ve seen a number of PC gaming peripheral manufacturers like SteelSeries and Sharkoon adding Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 headsets to their lineups, building on the products they have in their PC ranges.  Despite not having had a range of PC gaming headsets on the market for very long, Plantronics are already breaking into the console market.

Today we are going to take a look at the Plantronics GameCom X40 headset which sits in the middle of their Xbox 360 headset range.  We will also be looking at the rest of their Xbox 360 headset range along with a couple of products from their PC range over the coming weeks so stay tuned!


  • 40 mm speakers let you get the best sound from your Xbox
  • Communicate clearly with the adjustable microphone
  • Tuck the microphone away when not in use
  • Stay comfortable during long sessions with the specially designed earpods
  • Adjust voice and audio volumes, using on-ear controls
  • Play in style, thanks to a sleek, modern, close-ear design

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  • Ted

    Very retro looking. dont like the appearance at all to be honest. seems a decent pair of phones however

  • Robert

    Good value for what they are giving. id like the set to work with a PC which is disappointing

  • Fred

    I think this headset is really ugly

  • Eurile

    Its all about the price really, lets be honest. in that regard its a success

  • angus mcbastard

    Not sure they work with the new xbox360s. Would make it a crappy headset

  • B-rad

    “Unless you have the special audio adapter (pictured above) that is supplied with the official Xbox HDMI cable then you won’t be able to use this headset. Plantronics could have easily avoided this by including an RCA to 3.5mm connector which could be plugged directly into your TV which would only have added pence to the cost of the product. Unfortunately, this also means that you can’t use the GameCom X40 with your PC or MP3 player.”

    WRONG WRONG WRONG!!!! That’s exactly what Micro$oft wanted consumers to think so they would buy the over priced HDMI audio cable bundle.

    First, this can be plugged directly in to your TV & using the HDMI to supply video & audio to the TV works great.
    SECONDLY, a RCA L&R audio to 3.5mm Male end will allow the audio to work on the PC laptop or desktop —> or any device ipod etc.
    A 2.5mm Female to 3.5mm male adapter or cable will allow you to use the microphone.

    To use with the PS3, you need a cheap $1, $2, $3 – $12 you decide how much you want to spend USB sound card to connect the microphone cable to the microphone 3.5mm input side. If it’s 3.5mm then you need the 3.5mm to 2.5mm cable or adapter.


  • B-rad

    forgot to add you just need USB power for the Ipod / mp3 etc.
    TV’s often supply this, Xbox 360, PS3, or Computer…