Okay this is my first thread...Good night to you all. I am kind of sick of my Trust Cosmo. The sound quality is quite good for a €20 headset, the problem is that the mic doesn't work. It has never worked and never will. It came broken out of the box. Great. I really need a mic that works for Left 4 Dead 2, so I will be using it for gaming. I'm not asking you to tell me what to buy, because then I'd still not know anything. I just want to learn how to read sound cards, how to know which headset fits with what sound card best and why, etc. So that one day, I may even help out someone else who is in the same situation as I am right now. I've tried to do my research, but for every direct answer I find on Google, there is a direct attack on that opinion on another website. Some say that USB headsets have sound cards built-in that are specifically designed for that headset, implying that USB headsets are a really good option. Others say that USB headsets are built very cheaply and are but a slightly noticeable improvement over onboard. I don't know what to believe. Are USB headsets/phones a good way to go? I'm on a desktop PC using onboard Realtek ALC892, Windows 7 x64. Also I don't want to be a bother to any one of you so if I'm asking too much I can of course delete this thread and leave you at peace.