A friend of mine is looking for a 7.1 channel gaming headset that is compatible with the PS3.
I have been searching for 7.1 gaming headsets on Head-Fi for a while now, but it seems like every thread ends with the same conclusion over and over again, that Mixamp is the best way to go. I do realize that this is most likely correct, as most 7.1 gaming headphones actually only have 2 speakers, but something similar to the Mixamp built in that makes it seem as if the headphones have 6-8 drivers. So of course, buying the 2 items (headset and amp) apart would be most likely cheaper and better sounding as companies like Logitech don't make the best sounding headsets, but rather easy plug-and-play headsets. In addition with a lot of speakers built in, the SQ of the speakers is usually bad.
Now to the point, my friend lives in Norway and is therefore very limited to amps (decoders?) such as Mixamp, so it seems as if his only choice is to buy an out-of-the-box 7.1 channel headset.
The headphones will not be used for music listening as both him and I know they will not sound as good as full-sized audiophile headsets.
Could you please come with examples of good 7.1 channel headphones that are compatible with the PS3, and please state their pros and cons.
Price range: 100-250$
Thanks in advance.