I agree with @Antidope
that if you're just a casual gamer then $300 for some damn headsets that cost almost as much as the system is crazy.
Hell no. Yes they may be nice and well reviewed, but I can't see myself spending that type of bread on some headsets.
I have those Polk Audio that I posted in here that are like $150 or something I think and I got them for $20 I think on some random sale I posted it in here but I don't think anybody bit.
Wasn't a bad deal and they aren't the best but they did the job for $20-$40. Only bad thing was the mic was far away from your mouth so you had to speak really loud for players to hear.
When MCC first dropped I was speaking really loud into the mic for @shottadru
to hear me. I ended up buying this gaming boom mic for V-moda on Amazon for like another $20 and I've been good money so far.
Also, for you guys saying that Astro's are good for playing at night yes having a headset while you game to keep things quiet from everyone else is good. But, remember if you're playing a competitive FPS shooter you still have to do callouts and what not so you're still going to be making noise.
In the end yes Astro's might be good, but for that price unless you're really hardcore then I think you would be good with something cheaper. If I could cop some A40's for around $100 with $130 being the most I probably would. Hell I remember last christmas I was scrambling trying to get the A40's from Microsoft when they lowered them to $50. Someone on here ate though he had like 10 headsets he got for $50 each.