When paired with a good sound card these headphones are amazing for gaming. I understand what the term ‘Rich Sound ' and 'Open Sound Stage’ mean now. These headphones reproduce a rich sound which fill the ears comfortably, and credited to the open back design it feels like the sound is created from all around the listener. The ambient sounds of wind or a spaceships engines humming gently fill in the voids as apposed to being forced into the ear overpowering other game sounds. I highly recommend these headphones for gaming when used on a Sound Blaster Z (which comes with a mic).