Why do high-end gaming headphones have garbage microphones compared to ultra-cheap ones?
The title says everything already. I'll be honest; if you really want bang for your buck, get a pair of these Xiberia V22 Gaming Headphones off of Amazon. Sound quality isn't perfect by any means, but it is certainly more than acceptable, they're very comfortable, and the best part: their microphone is excellent. This is all for a 30$ price point, and I've had 25$ headphones that have all the same features just with less comfort and build quality.
Why is it that top-notch headphone manufacturers can't match the presumably incredibly cheap microphones of these most basic gaming headphones? I understand it's not easy to compare Chinese manufacturing to that of western manufacturing, but hell when the price is 6x times that of these cheapos (like with the PC38X), I'd expect at least something of real mic quality.
I can pull up side by side videos and it's immediately clear that Sennheiser microphones can not compare at all. So the real question is; what's the limiting factor for Sennheiser? Is it that the limited manufacture quantity makes them outright more expensive, even if certain features are ignored? Does the audiophile community not care for at least simple higher quality audio from their mics? I mean, of course I understand you don't need it, but I got compliments for having a high quality mic when in calls with people, only to tell them it's my cheap headphones; the same can't be said about Sennheisers.
(EDIT: Only exemplifying my point, the 30$ headphones went on sale for 25)