Rig 500 Pro HX Gen 2 Headset Review

Rig 500 Pro HX Gen 2

If you’re in the market for a gaming headset and don’t want to break the bank, the Rig 500 Pro HX Gen 2 is a decent option.

Rig describes their headset as a “durable, performance headset” that gives players a “competitive edge” due to precise audio. While I am not much of a competitive gamer, I can say from using the 500 Pro HX that it does feel sturdy with its metal headband without weighing too much.

The Good

The matte black headset itself fits snug on my head, and the earcups are comfortable around the ears. As previously mentioned, this feels like a high-quality build for the price. It pairs well with the recently-released Rig Pro Compact Wired Controller.

Rig 500 Pro HX Gen 2 headset

The headset comes with a detachable microphone, so you can replace it if need be. The microphone is noise-canceling and supports flip-to-mute during intense online battles. The headset also comes with a 2-year activation code for Dolby Atmos.

Rig 500 Pro HX Gen 2 headset microphone

This is marketed as a headset for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X, but it also worked on my PS4. So you can use it as an all-around headset as long as your device supports a 3.5 mm connector.

The Bad

It has an adjustable cushion, but the headset’s metal frame itself is not adjustable. This is unfortunate because my head ended up stretching the cushion all the way to the metal frame. This would not be an issue if the cushion was thick enough, but it’s not for me liking.

In short, even the Rig 500 Pro HX Gen 2 is fine around the ears, it gets uncomfortable to wear after a while due to the metal headband. If you’re planning to play for hours on end, it becomes an issue.

A couple of other notes: the cable is too short and the volume slider looks and feels cheap. The cable is long enough if you’re connecting this directly to an Xbox or PS4 controller. However, it becomes an issue if you’re connecting it directly to a desktop PC. Six feet would have been a better length, in my opinion.

Specifications

Ear couplingAround ear
ColorBlack
Weight9.9 ounces / 281 grams
WirelessNo
Headphone frequency20 Hz-20 kHz
Impedance32 ohms
Headphone sensitivity111 dBSPL/V
3D audioDolby Atmos
Headphone driver50mm
Mic frequency response100 Hz-10kHz
Removable micYes
Mic sensitivity-45 dBV/Pa
Mic pick up patternUni-directional
Mic to signal ratio>42 dB
Connectors3.5 mm
Volume controlInline volume
Cable length4.265 feet / 1.3 meters

Conclusion

The Rig 500 Pro HX Gen 2 is a quality headset for a budget price that even comes with a Dolby Atmos subscription. You can buy it at Walmart and GameStop.

Game Freaks 365 received a review unit.

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