Whenever you see Jonathan 'Fatal1ty' Wendel on a product, you know it's going to be good. This headset is no exception. In some games sound is very important and can dictate how well you do on certain games. If you have this headset, you will be able to hear footsteps or gun shots. Music is phenomenal on this headset as well. The microphone on this is removable, so you don't have to look like a nerd all the time. The microphone is great of chatting in game or on Skype. People on the other end has told me that the microphone quality is great and it doesn't pick up a lot of background noise. I think the best thing about this headset is how comfortable it is. The plush ear pieces make long hours of wearing it so comfortable. In hot conditions, when I had my other headset, which had leather ear pieces, I used to sweat so much in them. But in these headphones they're so comfortable and I don't sweat at all. I can leave them on for hours and not complain a bit! I've had this headset for over 2 years, but unfortunately it has met its end. Although it was great while it lasted, I wish it would have lasted a little longer.