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Hey everyone, I've been surfing around on Over clock for a while trying to find what I want.. But it seems everyone has a specific desire when it comes to their audio life. These are the things that are super important to me when it comes to what headset, mic, and sound card I buy..

1. It does great with surround sound for both video games, and movies.

2. Fidelity when it comes to music is great. I mainly listen to dubstep/techno, and alternative rock bands like Goo Goo dolls, Tool, and Blink 182. Just to name a few. Some other posters were saying that certain types of music sound better to different headsets..

3. The sound card HAS to be usb since I'll be using it on an Asus G75 laptop.

4. The mic just needs to work from it's normal resting area, or have a clip. Sound controls would be great.

5. This would be an added bonus, but not needed. If it could be used on my ps3 that'd be great. Currently I have a 2.1 headset that hooks into a stereo-3.5mm converter. I would like it if this new set up could also replace my current headset. It's a steelseries headset.

I was very close to buying the Razer Tiamat 7.1, but after a few threads on here I decided I really needed to post and ask the experts, you guys!

Thanks in advance!
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The most important question is, what is your budget?
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Good call. Some how I missed that. Well I would like to keep it under 300.. I'm not sure if that's really possible.. But that's my goal, 200 would be best, but 300 is doable.
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http://www.astrogaming.com/a40-audio-system-astro-edition

Pretty much the only choice if you want virtual surround on both PC and PS3. I can't speak to the sound quality, as I've never tried them.
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I really like the look of those.. Correct me if I'm wrong, I am pretty new to headsets and all.. But would both the headphones and DAC provide surround sound for both video games(that support it) and movies?
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By surround sound I mean having 5.1/7.1 on video games and movies? Both on PC and PS3.
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