Many gamers are not satisfied with the typical single speaker and cheap feel headset that most gaming consoles come with theses days. Aftermarket gamer headsets are great for the avid and typical gamer. Logitech Gaming headsets are a great alternative with a higher quality feel than your standard headset. Tritton Technologies and Turtle Beach gaming headsets are some of the more popular gamer headsets based on their overall quality of sound and esthetically pleasing looks and unique styling.
You could also venture to a wireless headset for your gaming console but you will have to check to make sure the set is compatible with your console. You will also have to remember to charge the batteries on the headset, but it does have the benefit of being cordless. Microsoft's wireless headset for Xbox 360 is also an inexpensive option that can handle a normal gaming environment effectively. Plug in and enjoy!