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Old 08-17-2011, 10:58 AM - Thread Starter
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Does anyone have any experience with surround sound headsets for PC gaming? Instead of buying a second 5.1 speaker set I'm seriously considering a surround headset as long as it has real surround, not emulated.

Turtle Beach just announced four new Modern Warfare 3 -themed headsets, and they have the just released Z6A which is also a "real" 5.1 headset AFAICT. I'm unfamiliar with headset/headphone specs and especially surround ones - any input very welcome!

edit: the higher-end PC version Bravo specs list "stereo input jack," which implies that the MW3 versions will be emulation. Z6A does have 3 stereo input jacks for true surround. Whether that translates to true surround sound experience is something I'm skeptical about.
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Check out the headset gaming thread in the 360 area. Lots of information over there.

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There is a thread on here about a few different brands of actual 5.1 headphones.
I personally have a set of Roccat Kave 5.1, Medusa 5.1 as my current 2 that I actually use. I can attest that they are both great headphones. There are quite a few choices and I've probably had ever set you'll find at one point of another. For actual 5.1's, those are my favorite 2.

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I have the Turtle Beach DPX21 and Astro A40's for 5.1/7.1 surround, and they are both good.
I like the Creative Fatal1ty for pc/stereo sound. They are cheap, but have a clear sound. The thread in the xbox area has lots of good info.

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