When I bought my first Xbox 360, it came with a headset that I simply plug into a controller for voice chat with people from about the globe, or a voice-activated game! If you have a Xbox 360 accessory like a Chatpad, you just plug in your wired headset into the bottom-middle of the Chatpad. I had no problems with my wired headset. Well, at least for the first month. Every two to three months I have to get a new wired headset for my Xbox 360 console. So why buy a $20.00 headset when it is just going to break every couple of months? For most people, it just completes the "Xbox Live Experience" as I would call it. For me personally, I hate playing Xbox Live without it, the headsets just makes Xbox 360 funner, a lot funner. I don't really see anything good about these headsets commonly known as 'mics'. You can only get it in one color; white. It is only compatable with an Xbox 360 Controller, which means you couldn't use this for your computer. Here's a tip if you are looking to buy a used mic. Don't. They smell disgusting and are yellow from being used and being breathed on!! So my thoughts on Microsoft's Xbox 360 Wired Headset - don't buy this product.