Summary: As for the actual quality of the audio / build, it's mediocre at best. My main complaint with the audio isn't quality, since it sounds pretty good, but the maximum volume is very low. It simply doesn't get loud enough. Build wise, it held up flawlessly, with almost no signs of wear at any part after a year of daily use.
Pros: It's quite comfortable overall, I've owned the headset for a little over a year now. The external components of the headset have held up remarkably well over a year's time.
Cons: Mine died just before the 1 year mark. It started with a scratchy noise coming through the headset at about 8 or 9 months of use. A few months later it stopped working all together, I tried it on other PCs, and nothing.
Summary: This is the most comfortable headset I have ever worn, especially for long gaming sessions, but the audio is so bad and the microphone echo so frustrating that I cannot possibly recommend these to anyone. If all you want is something comfortable on your ears, strap a pillow to your head.
So, specifically, *how* is it so bad?
Summary: I was really excited for this headset and it came back has a huge disappointment. Had a lot of white noise and problems. As a positive side, it seemed to be really comfortable, even though I didn't get to use it for extended periods of time.
Summary: I bought this Headset after watching many reviews and thought the quality was very good, but once I bought it and it arrived, once I plug in the USB part of the headset into my PC, all I can hear is a massive buzzing sound with beeps and the microphone doesn't work, terrible product would not recommend, you pay what, £59+ for a razer headset?
Summary: The first headset I bought lasted three months - the mic stopped working - amazon's customer service was excellent (5 stars) and I was fully refunded. My son was keen to get another so I ordered a replacement which was a 'new' model of this gaming headset. This headset has a constant buzz / drone if nothing is heard - my son is living with it - but he has requested a replacement.