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Decent, affordable headset.
on July 31, 2014
If you need a headset for voice chat and don't want to spend a lot of money, this is a solid choice. If you're looking for something that blows you away, you'll need to spend more money. Much more.
Koss is a reputable maker of headphones, so no worries on the sound and quality of the headphone part of this set. The mic is a little suspect though. When talking to people, I head consistent feedback that there was a lot of static or that my voice wasn't clear, so the microphone is likely very low quality. Don't use it if it's extremely important to record your voice clearly. For casual communication, it's fine though. I can still be understood for the most part when speaking into the mic.
The reason I gave this a 3 instead of a 4 is that they aren't exactly the most comfortable pair of headphones I've ever worn. I use them to voice chat while playing games and after about an hour's worth of playing, my ears start hurting really badly (well, they start sooner, but it takes an hour to become unbearable). This may be because I wear glasses and they pinch my ears against the frames, so don't completely rule them out if you don't. I have problems with most headphones hurting after extended use, so take my complaint for what it's worth.