So....I've bought a Logitech G430 headset.
Now to the star of the show. The USB soundcard. I have no clue what it does, how it does it, but this thing walks all over my Asus Xonar Essence ST soundcard. This thing can be worth 15-20 dollars most, but the surround sound, the feeling of space, the imaging, the depth of space around you, and the fact it does not significantly change the tonality of the sound when surround sound is enabled, is just amazing. Quite simply put, this is the best surround sound I've ever heard on headphones.
Ummm....The G430 uses Dolby Headphone...sooo...
Another thing, when you enable the dolby on Asus, it changes the sound. It changes tonality, for the worse. The Logitech drivers do it for better. Human voices actually sound MORE realistic with the surround enabled. It actually feels like a person is standing in front of you. The behind surround channel are amazing. You know the dolby headphone video on youtube with the match stick box shaking around you? You know that feeling of the sound coming directly behind you and then it goes down and back up? This is what this Logitech sound card does to EVERYTHING. It just makes it sound real, not different, doesn't change tonality too much, don't add loads of echo or boom like most surround sound effects do, it just takes the flat, boring sounds, and arranges them in a very precise virtual space around you. AND, it actually works with music, because it improves it. I was listening to some DSP jazz albums on the HD202's, and it sounds amazing. The resolution of the sound goes up, detail goes up, imaging is over the top, feeling of space insane, you can almost touch the instruments.
Honestly, I would pay 100$ for the Logitech USB soundcard alone, because it beats any other soundcard or surround sound in headphones I've ever tried before.
A DSP that increases resolution, detail, and makes things sound more natural and real + better imaging and soundstage? No offense, but it sounds a little hard to believe. Especially if it's using Dolby Headphone - like it says it is.
That matchbox video is a binaural recording BTW, not dolby heapdhone or any other DSP.
Edited by chicolom - 12/1/13 at 6:32pm