I had the pleasure recently of buying 6 different headsets, including two cans with amplifiers separately, and comparing them all in shooter and MMO environments. Well after ruling out the crappy Razer hardware, debating over the steelseries, I ended up with nothing but Sennheiser headphones and headsets. For the sake of gaming though, the headset was far more convenient in not having to deal with amplifier wiring and separate microphone setups. So for gaming, and gaming alone, the GAME ONE wins. If you are a music audiophile and don't mind fighting with extra wires/settings, consider getting a far more expensive 500-800 headphone set and separate mic. For everyone else, this is the winner.