The average person isn't gonna be buying a gaming keyboard. They're expensive and have alot of features they probably wouldn't use. I know alot of people who still just use the stock manufacture keyboards that the computer came with. Well, if you do alot of gaming, this keyboard is definitely the next step up. For the price, you get alot of features and the keyboard feels great. I love the Razer brand and I think their products look awesome. This keyboard looks great and is backlit, and goes great with my razer mouse. It does have a headphone port but i've never used it because I just plug directly into my computer. Another great this is the cord, its made so it doesn't tangle, and I love that because I have tons of wires coming from my computer and things tangle easily.