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I'm a regular FPS player and one of the annoyances I have is the inability to tell if footsteps are coming from above or below me as my headphones are not capable of giving me this kind of directional auditory cue.

My question is, are 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound headphones good enough to give you precise sound cues as to whether or not you're hearing something above you, below you or on your horizontal plane?

If so, is there a catch with using surround sound mode on headphones instead of just normal 2-sound stereo? Last time I used surround sound was on a Steelseries 7H and that made it sound too "trebly" with a huge lack of bass.