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I just picked up a SoundBlaster Z last week and installed in my machine...
I am looking at maybe purchasing a new headset, looking at the Sennheiser PC 360.

My question/concern being is:
If I plug in this Sennheiser PC 360 3.5 mm headset to my Z, will I still get surround sound that is almost identical to what i currently get through an Optical Headset I am currently using (Turtle Beach X41)?

I play mainly FPS games(BF3 mainly), and my concern is that I don't want to give up the awesome virtual surround sound I get with Dolby Digital Live, as I rely on it heavily to find enemies/vehicles in game...

I guess if I can't get the same audio positioning I currently get through optical... I can always pick up an Astro Mixamp and plug the 3.5mm headset to the mixamp...

I did notice a huge difference with the Z vs Onboard audio, but like I said, I'd like to upgrade headphones, but don't want to miss out on Dolby Digital Live, does anybody have experience with SBX Surround? Maybe it's really good through stereo headphones???
Any advice and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.