I bought this head set so that I could work from home. I initially thought noise cancelling meant it wouldn't pick up noises from around the room. But I was mistaken. It picks up the tv or people talking. What it doesn't pick up, is static and the sound of my breathing which is awesome. I usually do not wear headsets that cover my ears, or rest on my head, but these are surprisingly comfortable. I've worn them for hours and they've not felt overly heavy, nor have they made my ears sweaty. The cord syncs durable, and the head set over all feels well made. The only part that feels cheap is the little control box on the cord but only time will tell if this will cause issues down the road. The sound is clear and it does help block the noise from sound the room so that you can hear what is being projected thru the headphones. All in all I'm pleasantly surprised by this headset and would recommend it. The only "down side" is it doesn't plug into a traditional AUX port and instead plugs into a USB port, but that is what I was looking for. I have not tested plugging it into a converter. I have not used this to play games. I use it to make and receive phone calls for work.