I did not use this for gaming. If you are setting up a home studio then this is perfect for you. If you don't have budget constraint then by all means go buy a $1000 one but if you are on a budget or just starting out then purchase this and save a lot of money. This is a really good mic that can actually record musical instruments crisp and clear. Noise cancelling is above average. If you need a more crisp sound then you can use audacity to remove unnecessary minor background noises from the recording. Highly recommended for podcasts or YouTube videos Sound quality is really really good. Check out few reviews on YouTube, you'll know if it's meant for you.
I didn't get this to replace my high end microphones, but increase the quality of my conference calls. For that, it works fine, especially at this price point. This "looks" like a pro level microphone. The audio isolation is very good. You won't hear microphone rattle. The pop suppressor also prevents popping on "P's" and"S's". I do some broadcast recording and I can hear some distortion when I am close to this microphone, even though I am not clipping. It's hard to get that nice base with the proximity effect without getting close. The record sampling is 44.1kHz at 16 bit (CD Quality).
Using for web based training videos. Audio is perfect. Also I work from home and use now for a web based meetings tool mic. No one hears my dogs or kids in the background anymore!
For its price, its definitely a decent microphone. The sound quality is good, and its fairly compact and thus good for travel. It's a bit difficult to place the stand on my desk in a great place, but that isn't necessarily the microphone's fault. Overall, good microphone!
Gor it today and I love it! I have a youtube channel and I used to just use the mic from my computer but it was very poor quality and picked up a lot of background noise. This mic changed all of that! Such good sound quality and eliminated the background noise! I'm so happy with it!