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You don't think that these multi million dollar companies have done everything in their power to ensure that their headsets simulate 5.1. And them having the speakers at the angles of directional sound does the job? They are spaced at the proper angle and compensate for the distance..

At least argue the discusses point.


And, all "5.1" headsets have 3 in each ear.
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post #42 of 85
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Originally Posted by Pankie View Post
G35's aren't real surround sound. It is a USB headset that does not utilize your sound card. It's like the megalodon, virtual 7.1.

We're arguing about "TRUE" 5.1 headsets, not to say that the virtual 7.1 isn't good, I haven't tried it.
Ok, thanks for clearing it up.
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post #43 of 85
Eh I just got the turtle beach HPA2.. sound quality isnt that good but its decent enough and they hook up to my astro mixamp and I had to have a headset with a mic on it without modding so it'd look good, with all those factors in mind I had to go with one of these gimmicky "gaming headsets". The sound quality isn't that great but it's not horrible either... The Astro A-40s sound like complete crap but these actually sound alright/half-decent
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those headphones should simply be called 6.0 headphones. not 6.0 SURROUND. just 6.0.
    
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The turtle beach ones aren't known to be that good anyway.
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post #46 of 85
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
List of legally downloadable binaural recordings:

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f9/leg...-links-223165/

Enjoy.
Good link, it's been in my bookmarks for a while now. Even though some are at 128 kbps they are pretty entertaining and fun to listen to.
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post #47 of 85
So which is it? Are true 5.1 headsets with three speakers in each ear superior to stereo headphones or not? (By superior i mean the sound staging for gaming) If they weren't so damn expensive i would buy a pair just to test them out and then return them if they were the same or worse compared to stereo headphones.

I see a guide about how gimmicky 5.1's are and then people defending it. But it almost seems like those who went with stereo headphones have never even tried real 5.1 headsets and vice verse.
Edited by Derp - 1/5/10 at 8:48pm
post #48 of 85
Auid, In my opinion. For sound staging.. 5.1's are better in games.. because that's what they are made for and I don't think that is arguable. What people are arguing, is that the sound quality is worse on the 5.1's, which it obviously is.. That's like comparing a sprinter and a long distance runner, they both do the same thing, but in different respects / fields.

Stereo headsets are still AMAZING in games, the sound is phenomenal, but.. the directional positioning or sound staging probably won't be quite as accurate simply because there aren't as many sources for sound.. That's it. The 5.1 headsets are still high end have have GREAT sound quality, but yes.. higher end stereo headsets will appeal to the audiophiles who can notice and crave that quality.

The 5.1's still have crisp high quality audio, but just not quite equal to the high end stereo's that specialize in that department.
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post #49 of 85
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Originally Posted by Pankie View Post
Auid, In my opinion. For sound staging.. 5.1's are better in games.. because that's what they are made for and I don't think that is arguable. What people are arguing, is that the sound quality is worse on the 5.1's, which it obviously is.. That's like comparing a sprinter and a long distance runner, they both do the same thing, but in different respects / fields.

Stereo headsets are still AMAZING in games, the sound is phenomenal, but.. the directional positioning or sound staging probably won't be quite as accurate simply because there aren't as many sources for sound.. That's it. The 5.1 headsets are still high end have have GREAT sound quality, but yes.. higher end stereo headsets will appeal to the audiophiles who can notice and crave that quality.

The 5.1's still have crisp high quality audio, but just not quite equal to the high end stereo's that specialize in that department.
See that's my point, many people on this forum are basically saying that stereo headphones sound stage JUST as good as 5.1 sets while having much better sound quality.

I personally don't give a crap about sound quality, sound stage is my only interest. I guess ill just have to try a pair out for myself in the future.
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I have a pair of Roccat Kaves, which I LOVE. My barracuda's were sick too while they lasted but I prefer the Roccat's. They sound a lot more pure and the noise cancelling is awesome.
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