communication and teamwork is a lot easier if you have a headset
now just think about how often you're likely to encounter people who want to do that, and that's how useful a headset will be to you
Get a pair of proper headphones and a proper, standalone mic, both in the ~$50-$200 range Then you will be credit to team.
in a pub
>it's been twenty minutes and nobody's said a word
>see a spy uncloak behind a teammate as they head for a healthkit cubbyhole on Lakeside
>automatically say "Pyro, behind you"
>somebody else tells me to shut the fuck up
>but the Spy gets massacred, get a "Thanks!" command in the chat
it's the little things
Come ascend and join the adult sect of gaming where women and homosexuals and blacks are considered people.