I've had the Pulse Elite's for 4 to 5 months and really like the headset.. If you can get them amazon is a great deal for 130 USD. Bassimpact is a nice feature.. I dont know what the above poster is talking about. Mine aren't even close to cracking and feel pretty sturdy. He or she must be thinking about turtle beach they will snap if not taken care of. I've used the A40's they hurt my ears but are nice. I have no clue how you can comment on the Elites or any product if you never tried them. Just taking your cue from audiophile forums doesnt make you an expert. Thinking we only like them because there is a Ps logo on it is rediculous. If MadCatz made them id still have the same opinion.