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post #21 of 41
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Originally Posted by Madman340;13659008 
I sure hope that isn't the extent of recognizable sound... My TurtleBeach X11s allow me to distinquish between above and ~15 degrees to the left and above and ~25-30 degrees to the left... That's just an example of course, I don't know of any real way to determine the maximum 'surroundiness' (lol) but if that's anything to go by... emulated surround > lame stereo alone. I would never use my HARX900s for gaming when I have ones that work just fine for it.

Come at me fanboys whochastiseanybodywhousesotherthanstereo.

I was just making the point that with JUST stereo headphones, you usually can't determine sounds in front of you from sounds behind you. No, the Xonar's virtual surround also does above and below. There is a test in the Xonar control panel where you can move virtual speakers around to sort of test the "surroundness" and overall, it's quite impressive!
    
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post #22 of 41
My Logitech G930 headset sound pretty amazing. In Crysis I can hear pretty a descent direction to where people are walking in the woods... And movies sound amazing... just something you guys have to hear to believe... Of course it's not as great as a real speaker setup...
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post #23 of 41
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Originally Posted by Nahte27;13659432 
I was just making the point that with JUST stereo headphones, you usually can't determine sounds in front of you from sounds behind you. No, the Xonar's virtual surround also does above and below. There is a test in the Xonar control panel where you can move virtual speakers around to sort of test the "surroundness" and overall, it's quite impressive!

Yeah, emulation works phenomenally in my opinion.
post #24 of 41
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Originally Posted by Chris13002;13659633 
My Logitech G930 headset sound pretty amazing. In Crysis I can hear pretty a descent direction to where people are walking in the woods... And movies sound amazing... just something you guys have to hear to believe... Of course it's not as great as a real speaker setup...

I've used a pair. They're nowhere close to a proper pair of cans as far as sound quality is concerned. Directional sound can be done with a cheap sound card with dolby headphone. I guess if you need wireless for some reason they're ok.
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post #25 of 41
USB? Unless sound cards have usb ports all a sudden then heck no...just...no...
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post #26 of 41
Someone link that audio test that proves surround can be simulated with any headphones
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post #27 of 41
Probably be a while before I see it in Canada (someone plz correct me tongue.gif)
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post #28 of 41
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Originally Posted by Skaterboydale;13657626 
Because you really think they have designed and brought these to market within the last 2 months?

No, but they're probably going to be crappy anyway, and not very many people play consoles using full on headphones. Hell, look at Turtlebeach, still niche.
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post #29 of 41
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USB? Unless sound cards have usb ports all a sudden then heck no...just...no...
this is probably because the ps3 does not have jacks.
which is what this is more then likely targeted to.
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Very ugly IMO.
    
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