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I already have a 5.1 speaker system setup on my Asus Xonar sound card.

However I am tempted to buy a set of 5.1 Gaming headphones to use for FPS type games.

I see the COD Black Ops Headphones (Same as Tritton AX Pro) are down to £54 in the UK so a tempting prospect.

However I notice that they are USB powered, and have a set of 4 aux connection cables.

As shown here:
http://callofduty.gameshark.com/pc_headset.asp

Does this mean that I would have to manually unplug all of my speaker cables, and plug in the headphone cables every time I want to use them?

Probably a stupid question...but I have never used a 5.1 headset before..

Any advice is welcome.
Edited by djglenn - 8/3/11 at 2:36am
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A splitter maybeee?
    
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A splitter maybeee?
hmmm, perhaps, but would that not degrade the sound quality?

not an audiophile myself so wouldnt know tbh....
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No such thing as 5.1 headphones

Just a decent set of cans and a clip of mic. You will want a splitter/switch though. Or ditch the speakers, use them for home theater etc.
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5.1 headphones? A cup over both ears, a cup over both eyes, and a bass cup jammed up your...?
    
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No such thing as 5.1 headphones

Just a decent set of cans and a clip of mic. You will want a splitter/switch though. Or ditch the speakers, use them for home theater etc.
Thanks for the clarification.

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5.1 headphones? A cup over both ears, a cup over both eyes, and a bass cup jammed up your...?
Yes....very funny....
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post #7 of 16
I'm going to have to agree with the other two on saying there is no real point to try to get simulated 5.1 headphones if you already have a 5.1 surround sound system hooked up with 5 speakers and a sub.
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I'm going to have to agree with the other two on saying there is no real point to try to get simulated 5.1 headphones if you already have a 5.1 surround sound system hooked up with 5 speakers and a sub.
this, i much prefer gaming with a good 5.1 set. once i get some money i am just going to hook up some real speakers and not these logitech ones, but that will cost money and time, and i have neither
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this, i much prefer gaming with a good 5.1 set. once i get some money i am just going to hook up some real speakers and not these logitech ones, but that will cost money and time, and i have neither
I've gamed with 2.1 headphones, 5.1 headphones (not sure how high end they were as they were a buddy's and its a few years back), and for years now with 5.1 surround sound with a powered sub and receiver.

I can tell you its almost like night and day comparing headphone gaming to real surround gaming, I can hear a lot more, the sounds are quite a bit more distinct and I'm not sweating my ears with cans over them.

They may be costly, however get a good set and they can last you a long time (a lot longer then a headphone will)
post #10 of 16
Stay away from gaming headsets, especially surround headsets. You'll be better for it.
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