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Could you back that up, please?
Sure, you have 2 ears right? not 5.1/7.1 ears. There's you're proof.

If you ever bothered to think about it, humans have 2 ears, not 5.1/7.1 ears and we can locate the direction of sounds just fine.

Surround sound headphones is a gimmick and most people on this forum knows that, surprisingly. Welcome to the real world.

Put on a pair of stereo headphones and listen to this, beginning with the first one.
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Sure, you have 2 ears right? not 5.1/7.1 ears. There's you're proof.

If you ever bothered to think about it, humans have 2 ears, not 5.1/7.1 ears and we can locate the direction of sounds just fine.

Surround sound headphones is a gimmick and most people on this forum knows that, surprisingly. Welcome to the real world.

Put on a pair of stereo headphones and listen to this, beginning with the first one.
That's not exactly correct. 5.1/7.1 on headphones is a gimmick to get people to buy them. In actuality when the headphones are too close to your eardrum you won't be able to truly get the 5.1 feel you would with speakers surrounding you at an appropriate distance. It's all about the distance and headphones don't give that. It's not about have 5.1 ears
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That's not exactly correct. 5.1/7.1 on headphones is a gimmick to get people to buy them. In actuality when the headphones are too close to your eardrum you won't be able to truly get the 5.1 feel you would with speakers surrounding you at an appropriate distance. It's all about the distance and headphones don't give that. It's not about have 5.1 ears


I don't see what you're getting at here. nordicsebba was asking to prove why stereo headphones are better than gimmicky 5.1/7.1 headphones. Humans have 2 ears and can locate directional sound perfectly fine therefore there is no need for surround sound headphones. What does this have to do with 5.1 ears?

The "5.1 feel" you're talking about depends if the sound was recorded for the intent of headphone usage in the first place. Have you tried listening to this with your headphones?
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I don't see what you're getting at here. nordicsebba was asking to prove why stereo headphones are better than gimmicky 5.1/7.1 headphones. Humans have 2 ears and can locate directional sound perfectly fine therefore there is no need for surround sound headphones. What does this have to do with 5.1 ears?

The "5.1 feel" you're talking about depends if the sound was recorded for the intent of headphone usage in the first place. Have you tried listening to this with your headphones?
Yup, listened to that a year ago. For some reason I understood you to have said you need 5 ears around your head to pick out directionality. Basically you need something like this to have 5.1 surround on headphones.



If that's not what you were saying, forgive, I didn't understand you correctly.
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Have you tried listening to this with your headphones?
oh my god.
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im in the market for a new pair of phones after my hpx's went out. after doing some research on this site, i had my heart set on the sennheiser pc360's...but then i saw this thread. it sounds like alot of people like the ad700's. do they have better sound quality than the pc360s? also, is it possible to use ad700's (and im assuming the zalman mic) with the xbox 360 using an astro mixamp? and do they only come in the one color scheme, the beige/gold and purple?

i also see someone recommended the a700's...are those better than ad700's? which has better sound quality?
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im in the market for a new pair of phones after my hpx's went out. after doing some research on this site, i had my heart set on the sennheiser pc360's...but then i saw this thread. it sounds like alot of people like the ad700's. do they have better sound quality than the pc360s? also, is it possible to use ad700's (and im assuming the zalman mic) with the xbox 360 using an astro mixamp? and do they only come in the one color scheme, the beige/gold and purple?

i also see someone recommended the a700's...are those better than ad700's? which has better sound quality?
The difference between ad700 and a700 is one is open-air and the other is closed.

The PC360 is a headset. Will need someone else to tell you how the PC360 sounds which is a newer version of the PC350.
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Surround sound headsets aren't gimmicks as such but more they are overpriced and offer inferior sound quality vs. a stereo headphone.
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Just got the Sennheiser PC350 2 days ago and they sound alright. Mic is amazing tho.
     
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