I have recently decided to build a new gaming PC; mainly because my laptop is an old, cant take anything more than 5 Centigrade and handle any game remotely powerful piece of garbage. I knew that I would probably need a headset as well that could also work with my laptop until I finish building my new one.
I looked through Amazon to find anything cheap and good for the entry level dumb gaming person such as myself, I found something I thought would do the trick,
The Plantronics Gaming GameCon 367 Closed Ear Gaming Headset was something I thought would do the trick, so I decided to buy it, and decide whether it was good considering the fact that gaming parts usually cost £50~ pounds but I thought I didn't need the most powerful computer known to all of mankind which would be completely envied by the people at CERN, so I decided that it was enough for me.
When I got it 2 days later (which is a amazing for the blokes at Royal Mail, a miracle I presume for the Americans. I decided to test it immediately, because I am that sort of judgemental illegitimate son, and decided to test it by playing some music.
At first I thought the sound quality was a bit off and was a bit disappointed, since I am a over-reacting perfectionist as usual, After a bit I realised it was just because it was new, and it was typical for all similar systems of its type.
Now that was the speaker side done, but I needed an opinion of someone else to whether the microphone was working aswell, because I used Audacity to judge that I personally thought it was acceptable, so I first went to an opinion of an old friend on the gaming platform Steam, with its god-awful voice chat ability, and he decided it was good too, however I decided that the best way to try this was through Skype, so I asked two other friends (since I am an insecure, over-worrying baboon), to talk to me over Skype; the response was also that it was a good headset, so I left the conversation with a smug over-compensating face.
Overall, it is a good entry level gaming headset and for £18 quid you can't really mind the value for its price. Speakers = Good and Microphone = Good.
If you want something like what I wanted, this is one of your best bets.