I got these to replace my TurtleBeach Earforce Charlies that had broke on me. Sadly Turtlebeach's quality control has taken a turn for the worse these past few years... Luckily I had purchased Best Buy's extended warranty. Sad part was that TurtleBeach was no longer making these. I had heard of Sennheiser and thought I would give them a go. For a USB sound powered headset they REALLY surprised me. Volume was excellent, crisp pure sounds from right directions. Mic is amazing as everyone said I sounded better in TS3, RaidCall, Ventrillo, Mumble and Axon. The "problem"... way the pics look of this headset, everything seems in comparison. That is until you put them on for the first time. Now I have what I would call a normal hat.head size 7 1/4" and my ears "match my head", i.e NORMAL sized. The ear cups were so small that after a short time they hurt my ears. I don't know if these are supposed to be worn "on the ears" vs "over the ears", I tried that, and still they hurt after about an hour. This was a shame because everything else, setup, software, sound & mic were all so great. After a week or so I couldn't take it any longer, though I did try because of the EXCELLENT sound quality, and took them back. I switched them out for some Logitech G35's. I had read a few good things about them, and in the box, the ear cups looked much larger. Will post back with a review on those.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend