PROS Good Sound Quality Compatible with PS3, XBOX 360 and PC Voice communication and games sounds combined and balanced Light weight CONS Requires USB power to operate, even if you want to use the headphones alone. Wired only which may limit some usage A while back I remember Ancient One asking about a way to combine game sounds and voice communications through the one headset for his PS3. The Turtle Beach Ear Force PX21 has been designed with this need in mind. Looking at the below diagrams you can see how the device can be used on your PC, PS3 and XBOX. (Although using the stereo extension cables would be more trouble than they are worth IMHO, you are better just plugging the headphones plug into an amp or TV headphone jack direct.) Note: The Headset cord is a lot longer than the diagram suggests. These setups show one of the limitations of this unit ... the cords. While the cord on the headphones is very long, there are some gaming setups where this unit would not be practical. In my computer room, where I run my PC, PS3 and XBOX on the same desk and all through my Logitech speakers the PX21's work great. I just plug the headphone jack into the speaker control box and then plub the USB into the PS3, or XBOX or PC depending on what device I am using at the time. (Note: I still need to use a USB extension cord to achieve this, but I have no need to use the stereo extension cables shown in the console diagrams above). This headset how ever would need a USB extension cable and a headphone extension cable in my theater room to reach the console of choice and my amp. You will notice in the XBOX set up that you require an extra cable to connect your controller to the XBOX Output jack. Thankfully the cable comes in the packet ... but it is another cable to deal with while playing. While not annoying, it is another opportunity for a wire to get snagged on something. ) The sound quality is great and it does give a virtual surround sound experience. What really impressed me was the way the unit balances voice coms and game sounds. Chat volume varies automatically depending on the level of and quantity of game sounds coming through. So if you are in a fire fight and bombs are going off, the PX21 will automatically increase the volume of the chat level so that you can hear both clearly. Another thing that impressed me was the improved clarity the unit gives my voice over XBOX live (not yet tested this unit on PS3 chat ... will let you know). I was chatting to a friend over XBOX live and he noted how clear my voice was coming through. No gaps, pauses, drop outs or pops either. He told me that it was a huge improvement over how the official XBOX headset sounded. The mic stork is long enough to have the mic sit in front of your mouth. When I tested the mic levels on the PS3, I noticed that it picked up my voice clearer than the Logitech set I usually use and for the first time ever my ceiling fan was not being picked up. This means I am not going to have to mute my mike all the time .. Happy days! The headset is light and very comfortable. I also realized after 45min of use that my ears were not getting hot like they do when I use my old Logitech set. All in all I am very impressed with this unit. The price is on the steep side at a RRP of $119 AUS (I got mine on sale for $95) but I would recommend them to console and PC users alike even at full RRP (but I would confirm that long cords are not an issue ) If you are looking for a way to combine gaming sound effects and voice coms into a headset so as to not make the wife (or husband) "con red" than you will love the Earforce PX21.