My pair came 2 days ago and it took some time to set them up. I had issues with my Asus Z-170 AR Mobo / Realtek drivers. Caved bought an Asus Xonar sound card and can say after tweaking some settings and getting them just right these headphones are great. I'll say to the average user just get the Kraken 7.1's if you want to just plug headphones into your PC and start using them. If you don't mind taking the time to play with settings / controls these are fantastic. The build quality is really impressive as well. They feel like a product that costs $200. Much better than the first ones imo. For those wondering I upgraded from Kraken 7.1 V2's.