I have a Razer Carcharias headset and a Plantronics Gamecom 780 headset. I bought the Plantronics one second because I wanted a USB set at the time, and have switched back to the Razer because the audio quality is much better and it seems to balance everything better...also the construction is great.
I loved the quick look of Jazzpunk and seeing it show up on so many lists has got me to purchase it and play it for myself finally! Also, 80 days seems like something I will enjoy as well. I appreciate these lists for the same reason you do, discovering cool games.