I dont know exactly how the quality of Turtle Beach is, or the price gouging part, but ive heard they are good. I have investigated a little into this myself, since I have a PS3 and a PC and have been wanting to get a headset for it. I was thinking of getting a USB one, just a plug in play between the two, and ive read it works, but you cannot get the videogame audio to come through the speakers on your headset for the ps3, just the chat part. I do believe the game audio part uses either the digital out or the pink and green connectors to audio. Since your looking more for better audio than chat, your probably gonna wanna be looking more at turtle beach than what I was looking at, but I figure id let ya know what I found out.