EDIT: There is one more, very small gripe with this headset and that is the volum wheel on the back of the headset is very sensitive to touch. I think a click wheel or a veritcle slider would have been a better option, but alas. Just be careful when taking off/putting the head set on.
Sounds perfect! Exactly what I'm used to and how I like it.
I've tried out the 7.1 surround sound and, honestly, it's kind of lacking in my books. I'm no audiophile so I can't pinpoint what exactly is wrong, but it makes things sound...Slightly garbled on the bass and lower toned fronts. Using the Windows Spacial sound offers some surround sound, but it's not a whole lot. It's perfect for me, who plays mostly MMO's and single player games over FPS's where surroundsound is a near essential. The normal stereo sound is perfect; clear, crisp, exactly what I'd expect from Corsair products.
The microphone, while usable, is somewhat tinny sounding compared to previous headset microphones I've used and it sounds quiet even with the receiving settings set to high. It's functional though you may get complaints while in discord or through other communication platforms over time.
The ear cups are comfortable and are perfectly usable for those with glasses, and the cross stitching in the headband is a very nice cosmetic touch. It's early days yet, so I can't say how (or if) prolonged periods will cause discomfort.
All round, a solid 4.5! The faux surround and microphone quality is what holds it back from a full 5*.