I have been loyal to the Tritton AX 720 since 2009. I have purchased 5 over the years because they are somewhat delicate. I will admit that a couple were damaged due to being tossed during a moment of frustration but the last two just got old. So I was fed up with the duck tape and the loose wires and decided it was time for a new headset. I also decided to try a new brand and after some research I chose to purchase the Turtle Beach Ear Force DPX21 Dolby Digital Headset which cost about the same and offers nearly identical features. I like the double volume setup which allows me to adjust the volume on the DSS converter as well as the headset volume controller. Playing a few games today I found the sound quality excellent and the surround sound was just as good as the AX 720. Only time will tell if it is tougher than the Tritton and can endure some quick dismounts from my head which hopefully will be few and far between.