Well, it is what it is - a $5 headset.Keep in mind, this is NOT a $100 pair; it does NOT transmit any game music or sound effects through it. ONLY player chat!So whereas you can hear and be heard by other players while you use this mic, you will still need to have your TV audio turned up - perhaps a tad more than usual, since now you have a barrier over your ears - to hear all of the goings-on of the game.But that being said it's $5.Great buy for the price, if you are short on cash and just want to hurry up and get the capability of teamchat in some online gaming. CAN'T COMPLAIN, going into this purchase with that in mind.The connection to the controller is one of the best setups I've seen - perfect fit (though a reassuring snapping 'click' to hold it in place would be nice but unless you're really getting physically worked up while playing, you should be A-Ok). The volume control, mute, on/off buttons are Very intuitively placed and easily accessible without taking away from other controls while playing.Pretty comfortable and lightweight; doesn't squeeze too tightly.Though after an hour or two of playing, yeah - you'll get a little sense of that compressed-earlobe feel for a minute or two. I've felt much worse though, from much more expensive pairs.One con to note:Though it's sensitivity and clarity is great while I have the TV on average-to-low volume (usual) occasionally when no one else is home, I like to turn the volume of the TV up a little more so I can hear more sound effects - like footsteps, which in first-person multiplayer, can Really help your game. When I do, I have been told that my mic is picking up the background sound of the game coming from my TV, too - which from my own experiences, can be Really annoying to other gamers, because it's practically constant [delayed] background noise from someone else's gaming experience, while you're trying to focus on your own.But all-in-all. it's FIVE BUCKS.If you're not looking for Bose-quality surround sound audio, and understand that this is a low-budget, chat-only headset. you'll be easily impressed with this mic.I debated giving it five stars, simply because of the super-cheap price. But eh. I think four is quite fair though.