This is the best money I ever spent on any gaming gear I ever bought. The Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset has great sound going both ways — through the headset and the microphone. I thoroughly tested mine, listening to music, making recordings with the microphone, and asking people on iRacing, Discord, and TeasmSpeak how it sounds.
The microphone is what really stands out about this headset. Most manufacturers put in a cheap microphone. I guess they figure that the end user can’t hear himself so what does it matter right? It matters to me. That’s why I tested this headset so thoroughly.
The headset comes with a one-year warranty but it’s well made and will last you for years. The microphone is detachable so you can simply unplug it and set it aside if you just want to use the cans to listen to music or something. The cable is eight feet long and is terminated with standard 3.5 mm mini jacks that plug straight into your computer’s headphone and microphone ports. No need to use a USB port.
The Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset is absolutely the best low- to mid-range headset you’re going to get. If you’re looking for a headset now and you’re thinking about one of the $10 to $15 jobs, take my advice. The Fatal1ty is not expensive by any stretch. Spend a little more and get the Fatal!ty right here right now. You won’t regret it!
If you’re looking to go a step above this inexpensive headset, I can also highly recommend the Sennheiser Game One PC Gaming Headset. It is a little bit better than the Creative in every area including build quality, comfort, and sound quality. Of course, you will pay quite a bit more for all that quality.