We fast became fans of RIG headsets when we went heads-on with them back in 2019, prior to the company being bought up by NACON. Super lightweight in design, and covering a range of options, there’s pretty much a RIG headset for everyone – and come this Autumn we’ll find the RIG PRO Series Gaming Headsets holding up across Europe.
NACON and RIG will be pushing out nine headsets this coming autumn, as they deliver the 300 PRO, 500 PRO and 800 PRO ranges to the market. This means that whether you’re looking to spend just a few quid on a headset, prefer a middle-of-the-road option, or wish to go all-out with a couple of hundred quid being spent, NACON and RIG will be able to cover your needs.
“It’s great to be able to launch the next generation of PRO headsets in Europe, that offers gamers many options to suit their play style,” said NACON Global Business Director for RIG, Gregory Morquin. “We also wanted to deliver a significant upgrade to the popular 800 Series of wireless headsets by adding a unique charge dock with a removeable USB wireless adaptor. The entire PRO series gives players audio performance to help them play better at an incredible price.”
So what is coming? Well, the RIG 300 PRO is the entry level headset, with the HS for PlayStation, the HX for Xbox and the HN for Nintendo Switch folk – black and white options are present for the PlayStation and Xbox versions. 40mm drivers, a flip up mic and a 3.5mm cable connection are all in place – and the best thing is that they’ll only cost you 29,99€ / 24,99£. Full press blurb for ease is as follows…
- Gamers can now play better for longer with the uncompromising performance of the RIG 300 PRO. Precision tuned 40mm drivers provide premiere audio while oversized, noise-isolating ear cups provide signature RIG comfort. Also featuring a boom microphone which can be flipped up discreetly for easy storage and an easy-to-reach inline controls to mute and adjust volume. Built for extreme durability, the 300 PRO features a virtually unbreakable modular design that is lightweight and ideal for those long gaming sessions. Gamers can find their perfect fit with a small, medium and large adjustable sizing. The RIG 300 PRO is available for the Nintendo Switch (HN), PS5 and PS4 (HS), Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One (HX). All models are also compatible across other consoles, as well as PC and mobile devices with the universal 3.5mm connector.
From there you can move up to £69.99 asking prices for the 500 PRO GEN 2, either in HC console form or HA for those on PC. The 500 range comes with 50mm drivers, an exoskeleton earcup deign, 3D Game Audio and Dolby Atmos capabilities. Again, you’re looking at the audio being delivered via a 3.5mm cable.
- The RIG 500 PRO Gen 2 takes everything gamers love about the first generation 500 PRO and adds a few upgrades, including a comfort-enhanced steel headband that is both highly durable and flexible while also being lightweight. Additionally, RIG’s signature exoskeleton earcup design isolates low distortion 50mm drivers that have been specifically tuned for immersive game audio. The 500 PRO HC and 500 PRO HA are precisely tuned for 3D Game Audio and includes a 2-year Dolby Atmos®* activation code enabling gamers to react faster and more accurately as they can detect the distance and direction of threats.
RIG 500 PRO HC is compatible across consoles, as well as PC and mobile devices with its universal 3.5mm connector. The 500 PRO HA is designed for PC and includes a y-adaptor and is also compatible across all consoles.
And then we’ve got the biggy – the RIG 800 PRO. This one will set you back £199.99 and will be delivered in Xbox, PlayStation and PC versions. It’s got 40mm drivers built in, but now comes with a new multifunction base station – not only does this provide lag-free wireless gaming audio, but it brings seamless charging too. Powered by a USB adapter, this is RIG’s top-of-the-range headset complete with Dolby Atmos support.
- With an all-new, multifunction base station, the 800 PRO provides gamers with lag-free wireless audio as well as seamless charging. The base station also comes equipped with a removable USB wireless adaptor that can be plugged directly into a console, allowing the stand to be placed anywhere for convenient charging. Alongside the base station, the 800 PRO features RIG signature premium audio with powerful 40mm drivers that have been precisely tuned for 3D audio. Available in three models, the 800 PRO HS is designed for PlayStation®, the RIG 800 PRO HX is officially licensed for Xbox® and the 800 PRO HD is designed for PC. The 800 PRO HD and 800 PRO HX includes Dolby Atmos® for Headphones. Gamers can experience three-dimensional precision audio by simply connecting the dock or USB wireless adaptor to the PC or to the Xbox console.
In all, NACON and RIG are going big in Europe this coming autumn and should you be in the market for a super lightweight headset, the new 300, 500 and 800 ranges should suit. Let us know which you’ve got your eye on.