I get what yall are saying in random battles. But Im talking about with your friends with the friendcodes. That i really think needs the headset for. It just makes life easier to set up matches and things of that nature. Instead of haveing to go here and set up a match. A friend of mine said to use XBOX live and just use that headset while you play wii. I laughed but if thats what i got to do then so be it.