Originally Posted by Michalius
Some people really like USB headsets. A friend of mine who is an audiophile never uses his PC for music. In his circumstances, he wants something that sounds decent and can emulate 5.1/7.1 because it's entirely for gaming and having that surround effect gives him an extra edge in competition play. Not everyone wants to listen to FLAC files with a headset.
Also, the people with the clip on mics sound noticeably worse than people with PC-350s/360s over mumble. I have friends who do both.
I always thought that USB "soundcard" < Real Sound card?
And I have open backed Sennheiser Headphones. Best for "surround" audio when gaming (but not for leakage, as my GF complains often).
My cans sound great for music, I just want a decent mic.