Good price, satisfactory sound quality make the headset good, but don't expect it to last long.For what it is, Sony has made quite the headset for PlayStation users. Keenly priced, enough features and good enough sound quality make it recommendable, but I can't see it lasting longer then, say, 3-4 years before you have to replace it. (Read: Mine's on its last legs, after having it for about 3.5 years)Voice/Mic QualityI'm told I'm clear in-game, which means it's doing something right. I play in a ocassionally loud enviroment (due to the neighbours), and it does pick up some background noise - not overwhelmingly, but it's there. Overall though, it's good enough for gaming needs.Sound QualityThe headset comes with 2 settings, a simple Stereo output, and a Virtual Surround mode that tries to simulate 7.1. In Stereo, the sounds are clear, but there's something wrong with it - to me, it causes the individual noises to just be clumped up*, defusing the clearness of the overall sound. In Virtual Surround, you sacrifice a bit of clarity for a absolutely astounding virtual experiance - the headset places sound exactly where it needs to be, giving some great awareness. Leave it in Virtual Surround, it's brilliant. However, the headset does prouduce sound a bit....loudly, so use a bit of caution. Volume mixing is good, but I feel it may drown the reccessive channel (The one that's quieter, depending on your settings) a bit too much even on the most even setting, but still good enough for game use.ComfortThe pads are large and welcoming, offering great cushiness and the headset is lightweight enough that you can barely feel it on your head. However, due to the enclosed nature, sweating may occur with prolong periods of playing - around 3-4 hours - so be sure to have some cold air in the room.DurabilityThis is where, I feel, the price has the factor. It's built a bit on the cheap. The metal band looks good, but a bit too much shaking and pulling and cracks start to develop. The mic spring works for a bit, but after a year mine stopped fully extending. The pad's surface easily begins to show signs of cracking, and the interior lining also easily falls out in the hands of sweat. Honestly, if you are careful, I think you wouldn't have such major problems, but I'm clumsy so the cheapness of the build easily shows.Design and Form FactorThe headset has that modernist theme to it, and it blends well with other Sony products. The sliders are well noted, and easily to move, but in turn moves with so much ease that randomly, the notification about the headset randomly appears, meaning (I assume) that the volume slider's moved. An important note: The notifications and volume mixing are only possible with the PlayStation 3 & 4. If you are only playing on PC, you will not recieve that benefit.ConclusionIf you are a Playstation gamer, I would put this above Sony's current Pulse offerings. It still works with the pulse app, but it's bigger, and I think better then the pulse lineup. Just be careful not to drop it too many times or the cheapness will show. I picked mine up for I think AU$150 (about US$120) 3 years ago, and haven't regretted it since. For the PC users, there are other headsets that offer the features of this, that work with PC, so look for them. This technically works with PC, but it's sort of lackluster in this regard - a bit standard for PC offerings, considering the diversity on offer from other manufactuors.As for Xbox players, this won't work with them. Period. You'll have to look elsewhere.That said, if you have games on all 3 systems (like me) and don't mind having multiple headsets with your consoles, this will supplement your Playstation games perfectly.*I guess that's sort of the effect of 2-speaker stereo, but still there's a hint of messiness about it.