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Difference between simulated & real surround sound, and some questions

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Hey guys, so I had some questions

If I'm not mistaken, simulated/digital/virtual surround sound is made through technologies such as Dolby Pro Logic and what not, whereas real surround sound comes from multiple drivers within the headphones

I wanted to learn more bout this, and I also wanted to ask, can you get "real" 5.1 surround sound from a headset that gives true 5.1 surround sound through multiple physical drivers even with onboard mobo sound? Or do you HAVE to have a sound card?

Also, how does one determine the quality of a sound card, obviously not all 7.1 sound cards sound the same, how the hell can we actually know one is better? Surely it's not opinion based (I'm talking bout the audio quality)

and what are some good sound cards in different price ranges, and what are their features?

Help me out fellow OCN peeps
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Samsung Syncmaster BX2450 24" 1080p LED-LCD Razer Lycosa XFX PRO850W XXX Edition 850W Semi-Modular NZXT Phantom (White) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
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No one at all /=??
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB @ 7200 RPM ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X Corsair H60 Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung Syncmaster BX2450 24" 1080p LED-LCD Razer Lycosa XFX PRO850W XXX Edition 850W Semi-Modular NZXT Phantom (White) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Deathadder 3500 DPI (Right-handed) Razer Goliathus Extended - Control Edition Realworld Sicuro RW-360XL 2.1 Surround Sound (B... Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty P... 
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB @ 7200 RPM ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X Corsair H60 Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung Syncmaster BX2450 24" 1080p LED-LCD Razer Lycosa XFX PRO850W XXX Edition 850W Semi-Modular NZXT Phantom (White) 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Deathadder 3500 DPI (Right-handed) Razer Goliathus Extended - Control Edition Realworld Sicuro RW-360XL 2.1 Surround Sound (B... Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty P... 
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