I bought this headset because I needed something that would allow me to listen to the music on my computer (a temporary replacement for my old computer speakers which finally broke down). I can't speak for the affixed mic for online chatting and gaming since I haven't used it, so someone else who buys this headset is going to have to test it and give everyone their review. Pros: As headphones go, this product is surprisingly good; Crisp, clean sound with no noticeable background hiss during song play or in between tracks; Comfortable fit; Adjustable for head size; Easy to wear for extended periods of time, you can forget you're wearing this headset unless you move and yank on the cord; Unlike most headphones where the cord splits into "2" with a line to both the left and right ear pads giving you a chin-strap feeling, this headset has a single cord which connects to the headphones frame on the left side and runs from there to the USB connection end; About halfway between each end of the cord is a thumb size device for volume adjustment; Factory (pre)sets give these headphones a very solid "middle of your head" sound so you don't need to adjust sound between each side of the ear pads; Likewise, the bass/treble seems to have been pre-set just right. Cons: The headset volume control device is not independent of the computer audio configurations (if your computer sound is set to "0", you can not adjust volume via the headset); Also, you can only modify/alter headset sound with a program which plays music on your computer such as Winamp (right/left speaker balancing, bass/treble adjustments, use of an amplifier/equalizer or music style presets such as classical/rock/etc....). In sum, using this headset for just its headphones feature works quite well. If you're like me and just need a quick fix so you can listen to music on your computer until you get another pair of computer speakers, this headset won't disappoint. They won't give you the proper volume needed for your Deicide or Slayer listening enjoyment, but they are more than adequate for your Mozart or Windham Hill song needs. And remember that this headset carries with it the solid reputation of Logitech and a better than most other warranties on the market. Listen now and remember that with this set you can always chat and game later. Godspeed children.
The headset is heavy, sturdy, and the sound quality is very good; I use it for speech recognition and Skype. I had to call Logitech customer service and they were top-notch. Their website is also terrific.
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