If you dont have a built in amp in a sound card, I recommend that Astro Mixamp, especially if you have optical audio output. It makes all my games sound amazing and you don't have to use their headset. Just make sure its a headset you like that are not earbuds really. Also makes using Skype or any VoIP more managable during gameplay. --- The console war is over, both consoles have gone casual, neither won the war. They both just kind of...gave up.