These are okay. if you charge these and have a more expensive headset (such as turtle beaches) you can't charge, and talk at the same time. well, you can, but theres a really annoying feedback sound that comes with talking. it's great if you don't have rechargeable batteries, or your rechargeable batteries aren't charged. but honestly, you're better off investing in a bunch of rechargeable batteries than buying this. at least if you have a ton of rechargeable AA batteries you can still use them for other things, and you can have backups available. especially if you have multiple different consoles, it's great to have backups. if you only use the standard mic that comes with your xbox, then by all means buy this. because you won't have any issue. you can even have an empty battery pack plugged into this and still be able to play.