The new CineVibe headphones from ASUS use USB in place of conventional audio connectors to provide sound output and microphone input with no additional wiring required.
ASUS suggests that the use of USB, rather than traditional audio connectors, means "no cumbersome installation" is called for.
The included microphone, meanwhile, features noise cancelling technology and directional pick-up.
A padded headband and Japanese protein leather earphones are designed to allow the kit to be used for long periods of gaming in comfort.
Meanwhile, an extra controller attachment means that common functions can be adjusted directly both quickly and easily.
The headphones are designed to fold flat to fit in a bag, carry-case or pocket, with the cord similarly designed to minimise the risk of a tangle to unravel at the other end of any journey.
By contrast, 6.5 mm heavy-duty studio jacks were used on the recent ASUS Xonar Xense sound card, with the audio connectors designed to provide maximum clarity when teamed with Sennheiser PC350 headphones for use in first-person shooters.