True Stereo. Ditch the "surround sound" gimmicks. For years gaming peripheral makers have been touting both virtual and "true" surround sound in headphones and headsets. The reality is that a well-designed stereo implementation puts both of these marketing ploys to shame. Modern games have fantastic stereo sound design that accurately positions audio elements in your game environment using advanced binaural audio techniques, and the Plugable Performance HS53's 53mm drivers reproduce the developer's original vision for the audio with accuracy and clarity. Comfort. Forget that you're even wearing audio gear. Wide over-ear earcups with memory foam padding, a light-weight but solid build, and a sound signature that avoids fatigue make this a headset you can wear for those extended gaming sessions with your friends. The padded headband is adjustable to fit both larger and smaller heads, and the earcups leave enough depth for most ears to fit inside without touching the grill that covers the audio driver. Finally, the seal created by the earcup pads to isolate sound doesn't cause excess heat build-up, keeping your ears cool and comfortable. Multi-Platform. Universal 3.5mm connectivity for PCs, consoles, phones, and tablets. 3.5mm audio jacks have been around since the 1950s and are still widely used in today's hardware. From the headset itself you get a 3.5mm TRRS connection for the microphone and headphones channels that is present on phones, tablets, DualShock® 4, and Xbox® One controllers, as well as on the Nintendo® Switch console. An optional cable with in-line volume and microphone mute switch also acts as an extension cable. Finally, a lengthy 3.5mm TRRS to 2x 3.5 TRS Y-cable is included to connect PCs, no matter where your rig is placed. The headphones themselves are easy to drive with low power requirements and won't require a dedicated amp. Quality Throughout. Without breaking the bank. The Plugable Performance team is a group of dedicated gamers, and as gamers ourselves, we've experienced what happens when manufacturers skimp on various aspects of build quality. The HS53 features premium plastics that are sturdy but help to keep the weight and comfort balanced. It features high-quality synthetic leather and cloth for contact points, sturdy brushed aluminum framing for adjustment hinges, and punchy dynamic audio drivers that reproduce sound as the designer intended. The microphone won't leave your teammates straining to hear you, and you can rely on it staying exactly where you position it.