My Hyper X headset recently started to be intermittent, the sound would be switch from stereo to mono which was really driving me nuts. I found out that the wire to the ear piece was the problem. After several years of good service I was thinking about buying a second pair.
Then I found this deal on the Sennheiser game zero headset.
Bottom line, I bought them, and now waiting on their arrival.
Merry Christmas to me!