I read up a lot on this stuff, but it's all very confusing to me still.
I'm looking to get a headset that does 7.1 for games and movies, and I also like to listen to music often. I've been reading around and the A40 seems to be a really nice 7.1 surround headset for the money.
I currently have the Plantronics GameCom 780 and an ASUS P8P67 EVO motherboard with no sound card. Audio chipset is Realtek ALC892 with 8 channels and has an Optical out.
Will I get 7.1 surround with the MixAmp and my current motherboard with no sound card?
Would a sound card with a headphone AMP, such as the ASUS Xonar Essence STX, be able to do 7.1 surround on the Astro without the MixAmp?
Or would I have to get the MixAmp and a 7.1 sound card?
My friend is saying that the Sennheiser PC 360/350 is a very good gaming headset and I should get that instead of the Astro A40. If I got the Xonar sound card, as mentioned above, would those headsets run virtual 7.1 surround? If so, would it sound as good as the A40?