I bought this headset for my husband, after searching high and low for a good quality headset. He's a no-frills kind of guy and doesn't do a lot of online gaming, besides with friends or family. He also wanted something that wouldn't squish his head or a headset that would break easily. He's heard from multiple friends and family that Turtle Beach was a great company for gaming headsets, so that was one of our first searches. While we found many other companies that had what he'd like, he wanted to hold out, just in case, Turtle Beach had a ""basic"" headset. We found this one while searching through other companies actually and decided that, for the price, we'd give it a shot. If it wasn't worth it, it wouldn't be a huge hit to our wallet. Luckily, it's been great and he's had it for about 2 months now. A lot of people were talking about how the microphone part was sensitive or would break easily, but our solution was to always disconnect it while not in use.