Originally Posted by Master Freez
There is 2 clubs of people now: first club prefer the normal stereo systems or headphones without any upsaling or emulation just because they are DIDN"T heard that type of sound. They are not talking about is it bad or not after the test, they are saying that it's impossible (my pants are laughing) or that it's just bad for no reason.
Second club of the people probably didn't heared the hi-fi headphones (Sennheiser HD600 and lower IS NOT A Hi-Fi, just an awesome headphones) but tested the 5,1 or 7,1 emulation from stereo speakers inside headphones....and it works...
Now, the moments of the thruth
1) The best Hi-Fi headphones need good sound source like AV-processor and amplifier, good soundcard or AV-Receiver.
All of that stuff can upscale from 5.1 to 7.1 in speaker sets and even has Dolby program technology for multi-channel emulation with headphones, no matter Hi-Fi it or not, sound will be just another, not worse.
2) There is some true 5.1 and 7.1 headphones on the market. They are nice, big, sound is good also for average gamer or musician, but cost is high, might be heavy, multu-channel soundcard needed.
Two bigger speaker inside stereo headphones are usually better just because of stereo Hi-Fi headphones and not by their size. There is no headsets with multi-channel hi-fi sound... Might be in theory and might win some tests, but no models on the market right now.
3) Ok, you have Sennheiser HD800 or some Audio Technica ir Parrot Zik or Sony or ....anything from the market. There is NO reason not to try CMSS-3D, Dolby Headphones or any emulation while you are gaming.
There is nothing that makes sound better or worse, it's just another positions for the sounds in the "area". It works nice for gaming, for some movies. Music could be more strange sometimes.