Originally Posted by skupples
i mean, the center could like vibrate the top of your skull or something? just add the .1 to the head strap (I've said too much, this will totally exist soon now)
either way - I prefer my open cans for gaming. Much better positioning over any headset, or closed ear I've used.
as stated, MD's totally 100% identical Sennie's, or sennie's sennies. Can't remember the other company's open ear I have atm. feel like its KV 7xx or something (totally 100% identical MD version that broke within a week and required lots of soldering and total wire replacement to fix for good, )
Center and sub are actually pretty easy to implement compared to surround channels. Just split center and sub and send to both ears.
How do you make a speaker inside a headphone on your ear create a sound that appears to be coming from behind or from the sides without any software?
With a set of actual 7.1 surround speakers each ear hears sound coming from all 8 speakers, while if you split 7.1 to 5 speakers (front, side, rear, center, sub) per ear, your ears won't hear the sound of the opposite front, side and rear speakers like they do with real 7.1 setup.
For positional sound (in movies) you need to have either actual speakers in the room or software emulated 7.1 HRTF sound with proper delays, reverb, etc. in a good pair of 2.0 headphones(you only have 2 ears anyway). No need for more than 2.0 in headphones, because while in a room with 7.1 speakers you can rotate your ear to change your position relative to sound sources, headphones are always on your head and only need to receive the final mix of sounds with all delays and other stuff already included into sound output.
In video games it's much more preferable to have per-object HRTF sound anyway, so no need to have 7.1 emulation.