I am a pro gamer with a 12 years experience in FPS.
Regarding the gaming-wise section, I would like to humbly invite everyone from the topic to view some totally new thoughts in my own topic:
P.S.: Hope I ain't breaking forum rules.
TOPIC STARTER, I suppose your point is wrong, sorry. Best surround experience can be got ONLY using 5.1, because stereo headphones can ONLY emulate localization, they cannot physically show you it, only 5.1 have the possibility! TESTED!
If you agree, you can browse the assortiment in that section using the following link (I AM NOT ASKING/TELLING that you should buy there, just look for stuff):
Although I do not believe there is difference between 5.1 and 7.1. The localization may be slightly better, but 5.1 is really enough.
Thank you for attention!
P.S.S.: In my case, I have dedicated software, so I've got HEADSET-equilazer and each_driver_volume adjustments available - that's how i got really amazing sound. I CAN NOT TELL YOU REGARDING ANY OTHER CHOICE FOR SURE, it depends on the manufacturer!
Edited by MygpuK - 11/10/13 at 2:34am