Now I consider myself a pretty big gamer, have been since the 80's with my Nes. You could say I'm a bit of a Nintendo nut job for the most part. lol And I absolutely love playing the Wii on my 5.1 Surround Sound system...Sure the Wii may only pump out Dolby Pro Logic II, but it's still sounds great. And of course I'm rocking a killer sub as well. For Bluray i get DTS HD Master Audio which for newer films is mind blowing....But the problem is, is that i don't own my own my house and using my SS system doesn't seem ideal considering it's too loud and my Sub shakes the walls. ;p
I've also got a pair of Sennheiser HD555 Open-ear Headphones which are great....But they just don't match up to the awesomeness that my 5.1 channel SS system provides for Wii gaming. It's fantastic and amazing hearing grasshoppers buzz and hop behind on you from the rear view speakers or be it a water blasting out out of a fountain ect ect....Ya, i'm pretty much talking about Super Mario Galaxy hehe.
Anyways, I can't get that 5.1 with my Sennheisers since they're only 2 channels. Not only that, but since they're open-ear they leak way too much sound from the outside where you can hear what's going in the next room or even down the hall way. Because of this AND because my HD555's are busted up a bit considering i've owned them for aroun 4-5 years...I just ordered a pair of closed-eared Sennhesier HD380's.
BUT, now I'm kicking myself.....because i really wan't to get a pair of headphones that support surround sound. I'm now looking at the Sennheiser RS170 and RS180.....Now I can live without the 5 channel surround sound for movies, but for gaming it's practically a must.
How does the surround sound perform on these 2 headphones as well as the sound in general? and i hear the surround sound is simulated.....Also the fact that they're wireless is a huge plus in my books.