The Plantronics RIG 500 Pro Series is launching in Australia in August

Plantronics, the highest selling headset manufacturer in Australia, has announced the newest model, the Plantronics RIG 500. The Plantronics RIG 500 is headed to Australia in mid-August and is designed for with all players in mind.

In addition to announcing the RIG 500, Plantronics has revealed that its headset sales have grown by 216% year-to-date. This figure is double that of the local headset market, which in itself has experienced 114% growth YTD.

Plantronics is happy to announce that these figures mean “Plantronics has not only overtaken the industry by driving an increase of 102% on value and 108% on units, but RIG gaming headsets have also reigned as the undisputed market leader in gaming headsets in Australia for the past six months.”

Plantronics RIG 500

RIG Surround Package

The announcement of the brand-new Plantronics RIG 500 comes at a time when Plantronics is on top in the market and may assist in keeping the company there. 

This new headset combines Plantronics high-quality audio in an incredibly lightweight body. Plantronics RIG 500 will also be the very first RIG headset to include “an exoskeleton earcup design with isolated inner acoustic chambers.”

According to Plantronics;

The design is specially built to reduce distortion, creating an unparalleled audio solution for today’s high-resolution gaming platforms

Both the PS4 and Xbox One licensed editions will include;

  • RIG Game Audio Dial
  • a 3.5 mm connector
  • integrated volume control for wireless game controllers

Top notch Audio

Peter Petrides, director of gaming APAC, Plantronics said of the RIG 500;

We’re excited for the release of the RIG 500 PRO Series of gaming headsets in Australia.

Fans of the RIG brand should expect an impressive number of firsts, including the first VR-focused headsets, Dolby Atmos activation and now, the RIG Game Audio Dial for Xbox One and PS4 wireless controllers.

He was also excited to announce the impressive growth that Plantronics had experienced. “The numbers say it all – Australian consumers clearly have a love affair with RIG products, best-selling gaming headset range at Plantronics.”

Plantronics has announced that the RIG 500 Pro Series will be released in Australia in mid-August. They will be available at Harvey Norman, EB Games and JB Hi-Fi.

Pricing and availability for RIG 500 PRO Series

  • RIG 500 PRO HX, officially licensed for Xbox One: $119
  • RIG 500 PRO HS, officially licensed for PS4: $119
  • RIG 500 PRO HC, (Multi-platform): $129 
  • RIG 500 PRO GOLD, (optimised for PC, comes with a gold metal headband and inline volume cable): $129
  • RIG 500 PRO Esports Edition, which is specifically designed for the rigours of competition with a die-cast metal frame and headband: $199

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