I bought this very headset for my son, and I have to admit the ear cups are huge. You could try to find different pads to better suit your head and ears, as the headset itself has a very good quality (and I'm no fan of the typical Sennheiser signature sound). Try them with music and no SBX enabled, then use only SBX surround for games to start with. If you need a more "fun" setting, add SBX bass to that. As long as you keep Windows set at 5.1, your sound should be great in the end.