It only works if All Audio is selected, which then means I can't split the game and chat audio. Included Mic Monitoring is a bit wonky its supposed to let you hear your own voice in the headset but often this wouldnt work. The voices are well amplified, and the treble is finely balanced so it doesnt sound too overpowering.
If the bar moves when you speak into the mic, you have verified that the mic is working properly. Windows does not recognize a Jack for this USB microphone. Both are compact in design though we would probably say the Golds have a more suited look to its minimalist design. All functional buttons are on the Right Earcup.