I've been using this headset for over a month now, and I like them. I read alot of reviews before I bought them. I dont really have anything to add that you cant read in the other reviews, but I can confirm a few pro's and con's that were in conflict in some of the other reviews. one complaint was about a constant buzzing/humming sound, yes there is a constant anoying sound when you have your controller plugged in, ( charge cord for wireless controller ) but when you take the charge cord off and use a wireless controller, the sound pretty much goes away for the most part. Another complaint was about the clip breaking. Mine was broke in the first week somehow, I dont konw how, nobody else uses or touches them, its a plastic clip with a metal spring and pin, the plastic part that holds the pin is too thin for the metal sping and pin... I dont use the clip anyways it just sits on the arm of my sofa chair. The ear cups are plenty big for my ears, and I havent noticed any black stuff on my ears like some people said happened to them. They do have surround sound, I can hear distinct sounds like footsteps coming from different directions and I konw which way to look. My wife is happy that she doesent have to hear loud gunshots and explosions anymore, but she still complains about me shouting at the tv lol. I gave them 4 stars only because of the buzzing sound and the poor clip design. I can play without both of those bothering me, but other people might not be able too. As of right now, this is the only headset made by turtle beach that works with both the PS3 and Xbox 360. If anyone has any questions, my junk email is firstname.lastname@example.org or if you have Xbox live its MonkeyW1thaGun ( Monkey with a Gun )the letter i is actually the #1 I hope this review is helpful.