I'm not a gamer, but I bought these for the ability to raise And lower the sound volume. You know how aggravating it can be to be watching a film And have it suddenly drop below your hearing level and you have to turn the sound up. Computers have a finite level, so no matter how loud you put the volume, you still can't hear, especially if there's noise nearby.What I love most about this headset, aside from being so comfortable! is the ability to turn the sound louder or softer, depending on what's going on. I set my computer to a sound level and I can adjust the sound to what I need for the moment. The cord is long, too, so I don't feel restricted in movement.OH yeahThis is the coolest part. Well, this thing is actually plugged into a splitter so that at the end you have a plug for the sound and another plug for speaking. I use my headphones with my laptop and they get used A LOT. The laptop goes between my lap and a table beside my bed And sometimes I'm not as careful as I should be And the plug gets bent just enough to make it so you hear out of only one ear unless you fiddle with it. The splitter is actually a removable extension that can be unplugged from the main cord. If the part that goes into the computer gets bent, I haven't lost the headset - yet. I average about a year between headsets, so this may actually help me extend the life. I'm being more careful now, but knowing this is there helps ease my mind.I like this headset so much, I just may buy another set for my other laptop that I use for work! Highly recommend!