The build design of this headset ensures that players will be able to use and otherwise abuse it well beyond the limits of similar products on the market. The adjustable headband allows players of different ages (and head sizes) to keep the microphone close to the mouth. This microphone allows for static-free conversation on Ventrilo or Teamspeak, while the speakers in the headset ensures crystal-clear playback. I feel that the HS-G550s are great for audio playback, as the driver (50mm neodymium) does not create any discussion even on the bassiest tracks.
Another solid addition to the HS-G550 has to be the on-headset volume / mute button; the design of this switch is intuitive enough that one will be able to operate it in the dark. The cable length for the jack is 2.5 meters (8.2 feet), an absolute godsend for those that require additional slack. There simply is not a better headset for the price; while this is marketed for gamers, I feel that anyone that requires good recording and playback options would do fine to search out their own. The Genius Lychas Headset can be purchased at numerous online retailers for as little as $30 and will take a good 5 or 10 years of constant use. Check out the Genius website for more information regarding their lines and the slated releases for 2013.