What an awesome forum I stumbled on! I've been reading for hours, and am narrowing down my questions a bit. I want to start making some changes to my gaming PC setup, so will start with this.
I have read some really great things about using headphones and virtual surround in games. I play sims, FPS, RTS, MMO, etc. I have used 7.1 speakers for the past 8 or 10 years, but am considering getting some better headphones. I have read plenty of opinions about virtual headphone surround in games, but this seems to be the place where people who really care about this stuff congregate. Among the vague complaints I have read out there, are:
1. Can sound "off" when used with voice communications like Vent or TS.
2. multi-driver-per-can doesn't work as well. It can't physically simulate surround any better and sacrifices quality due to smaller drivers.
3. single-driver-per-can doesn't work as well. It can't physically simulate surround as accurately because there aren't multiple drivers.
From my reading, I tend to believe that getting some single 50mm drivers is best, and that the simulation of surround in the 3D space will be convincing. Anyone here play ArmA 2? Surround in that game is imperative. How does it sound in virtual surround? Does it play nicely with voice comms? Or do the voices just not know where to position in the surround spectrum?
Thanks for any insights.