The AE-981 is AVID's most popular headset with a microphone. The USB plug provides excellent sound as well as seamless integration with language learning software. It has an adjustable noise cancelling microphone that picks up the users voice while blocking out some of the surrounding noises. It has a mute option for both the microphone and speakers. This is the perfect headset for language learning software. ITEM IS NOT RETAILED PACKAGED AND MAY BE IN POLY BAG.