Plantronics tout 216% growth in Australian market, announces RIG 500 Pro availability

Plantronics has announced that the company will be launching their new RIG 500 Pro Series of gaming headsets in Australia. 

The move comes as Plantronics maintains its number one position in the gaming headset market in Australia, with a growth of 216% during the year-to-date, according to The NPD Group.

“The numbers say it all - Australian consumers clearly have a love affair with RIG products, best-selling gaming headset range at Plantronics,” said Peter Petrides, Director of Gaming APAC, Plantronics.

“With the success of Battle Royale games like Fortnite, PUBG, and Realm Royale, gamers have realised that there’s a need for high-quality headsets that could end up being the difference between a win or loss. This is where RIG products from Plantronics come in, delivering superior audio for the truly competitive gamer.”

The RIG 500 Pro Series features an exoskeleton ear cup with isolated inner acoustic chambers. This design is specially built to reduce distortion, according to Plantronics.

The Xbox and PlayStation licensed editions allow gamers to adjust volume directly from their controllers, and the PC models feature an inline volume slider.

“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,” said Peter Petrides.

The RIG 500 Pro HX, licensed for Xbox One and the RIG 500 Pro HS, licensed for PS4 will be available for $119. The RIG 500 Pro HC for multi-platform use will be available for $129. The RIG 500 Pro Gold, optimised for PC will be available for $129 and the RIG 500 Pro Esports Edition will be available for $199.

The RIG 500 Pro Series for use with Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows 10 will be available from mid August at EB Games, JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman.