I'm very curious about possibly going the JVC 5.1 adapter / quality headphones route.
My question is this: how well does the 2 channel audio simulate a surround field. I know that we have two ears, and that we use phase matching, delay, pitch changes, etc, to figure out where a sound is coming from in space, but... isn't that sort of thing very individualized to your particular... well... /head?/
How does a system like this work? Do you calibrate it, listening to various sounds and making adjustments until you hear a full sound field?
Edited to add:
Also, if I was going this route, my total budget would be ~ 450 US dollars or under for the JVC adapter and a good set of headphones. The Wife would really appreciate it if I could play games without her hearing them.
As always, thanks for taking the time to read whatever I've posted above this signature.