$10 Sennheiser earphones and a $5 webcam mic is the way to go, bud. No complaints on my part. Sound quality is great, and while the mic isn’t the best… well, the real benefit of this set-up is being able to write posts like this. 😉
Even though they are not the best looking they are the best headphones I’ve ever purchased. Only problem is the volume is a bit weird. If you want mine I’ll give them to you for free as long as you pay shipping. http://www.argos.co.uk/product/1577611
I had a pair of X12s, I still do, just need to repair them. Honestly, I preferred them over my gamescom 788 for sound, the mic quality isn’t as good though. You are right though, they are torture to wear, but only when you first get them. Once they have broken in they are so comfy, and so worth it.
This thread has reminded me I need to try and fix my headset