I understand that when you're not spending 50 and over for a headset, you're not gonna get the greatest product...which is why this headset still gets some decent numbers in the ratings. A few things I can't accept though is the inability to use your entire volume range without interference, aka a buzzing (happens at about 1/2 to 3/4 volume). This is because the cords are small and poorly shielded allowing for a lot of static and other waves to be picked up on the way to the headset...I'm considering attempting to rewire, but don't know if it's really worth it. Also, as expected from pretty much every headset I've ever owned, the ears get hot because there's no ventilation...that didn't affect my ratings but it's something people should be aware of...if your headset encloses your ears, and you expect some kind of sound blockage, it's gonna get hot...
On the plus side, this headset is the best priced item for it's quality for both headsets and headphones on this website (when I looked for it about June 10th, 2009 or so), it runs off a mini phone jack which I like much better than the USB counterparts, and it has a volume control and mic mute/unmute on the cord making it easy if I need a quick volume change, It's made of the typical plastic, but it's slightly thicker than others of it's type, and there are almost no moving parts which is awesome for it's durability, and with an extra $5 to best buy for a warranty ( you still save at least 10 -20 dollars on this baby) it should last me a while. Also, I'd like to mention the cushion on the top of the headset...SO MANY HEADSETS DON'T HAVE THIS AND THEY SHOULD, it makes the entire unit SO much more comfy.
Unfortunately, I don't know how well the mic works as my computer isn't allowing me to use my mic jack currently, something I am trying multiple fixes of (already unmuted it in the volume controls, looking for an extra driver, but that shouldn't be necessary because it's not USB) I will say that from the look of it, it seems very well designed, as it comes down at comfortable distance from the face and has a little maneuverability regarding it's distance to the mouth.
Overall, I'm VERY satisfied with this product, and the only reason it doesn't score better in the overall is because you get what you pay for, and compared with other (more expensive) headsets I've had, it is average. I still encourage anyone who reads this and wants a headset that works for a decent price to purchase this.