I am very pleased with the Logitech G430 headset. I just received them and havent tested it much, but so far they are pretty good. I definitely prefer corded headsets, as they dont need to be charged. The headset comes with a USB dongle to double 3.5 mm jack. One for the audio and one for the microphone. The headset has the corresponding jacks. I didnt realize it came like this, I would have preferred a headset direct to USB, as I will not be using any other devices with the USB dongle. But, if I ever wanted to hook up another 3.5 mm device to a PC, I can. However, more than likely this will never leave my PC. The cable itself is braided which is nice and will prevent kinks. The cable is also very long, so that isnt a limiting factor. The braid, the ear covers and the head cushion are blue. I would have preferred black, but it didnt appear to be an option. Not a big deal, just a personal preference. The sound quality of the headset and the mic appear to be pretty good. I ran a few audio tests ranging in high to low frequencies and no issues. I havent tested the surround sound yet, but I will soon. I will update as necessary.