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5.1 Surround vs 7.1 Surround

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Is there a difference in sound quality? I have heard 7.1 is kind of pointless over 5.1 but wanted to make sure.
I currently have these as my computer speakers, they are Creative Inspire 5200 5.1 Surround:


Would I notice any big difference with 7.1 Surround?
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5.1 is plenty fine.
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5.1 is fine, but if you have a room big enough 7.1 is a bit better for sound staging. Either way that would be for movies, most games don't even support 7.1
    
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Are they actually setup correctly or do you have all of them on your desk?
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Originally Posted by aksthem1 View Post
5.1 is fine, but if you have a room big enough 7.1 is a bit better for sound staging. Either way that would be for movies, most games don't even support 7.1
i agree.........i have the same Inspire 5200 and yes they are old but they really does the job nicely even on onborad sound

so for more sound quality i think you must aim for a new sound card
    
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