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How does virtual surround sound work?

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A lot of high end headphones state they support virtual surround sound, how does it work, if at all?
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Simple. It doesn't.
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you have 2 ears, in theory by using phase shift, fade and delays it can simulate sound from any direction

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_surround

it works kinda, but not always
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It works great with X-Fi and a good set of cans.
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