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Are 5.1 headsets that good?

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I mean how do they compare to an actual 5.1 speaker room setup? I currently have a speaker setup but there is a lot of background noise in my room and home, I'm thinking a 5.1 headset is just what I need, but I want to know what to expect, such as don't expect it to be like a 5.1 speaker setup..
post #2 of 8
I am trying to find that out my self. This is a good question.... I have a set from creative labs that claim 3d sound and people say they seem to be playing 5.1, but they are def not the same.....
post #3 of 8
I had "surround" headphones before and they are just overpriced garbage.
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I had "surround" headphones before and they are just overpriced garbage.
This. Stick with the speakers or go with some stereo headphones if you don't like the background noise...
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I am assuming we are talking badly built, muddy sounding PC/Multimedia speakers? If so get a soundcard and a decent pair of stereo, wired cans wink.gif
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post #6 of 8
Surround sound headphones have been discussed many many times in the past, don't buy into them. Look at the sticky if you want some reviews on quality headphones.
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Well, with my new build, i got me some gamecom 777 7.1 surround heaphones (mostly because my 4 before this were utter crap) and altough it does have surround, it isnt great. atleast not for the prics. you would be better of buying a 5.1 surround set thumb.gif
 
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post #8 of 8
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Thanks all for the replies! Im going to go with a set of 5.1 speakers, i knew the whole headphone thing was too good to be true haha
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