Hello fellow Head-fi-ers! So i'v recently acquired a pair of headset strictly for gaming and that is the steelseries 7h fnatic edition ... and well, i pretty much got what i expected for the money. I won't even try to mention audiophile/music quality matters when speaking of this headset, they'r a pair of gaming headsets(that says pretty much everything) with what I found to be a good enough sound stage, positioning/directionality with a flat eq for clearness. Most of the times i play fps games, and mostly Counter Strike:Global Offensive, all this on a laptop with external peripherals for portability. The problems is, i'm stuck with the dreaded onboard soundcard up to now and i want to attend this issue and thus I was thinking of buying the creative recon 3D USB sound card (don't mind it being geared towards headphones only), while i realise the fact that it is overpriced i'm rather limited in my choices, and i wish to get something to improve the sound quality of the mentioned headset (well, more like use them to their full potential) and most important, to improve the sound in competitive terms such as sound stage, directionality, positioning, accuracy etc. And so i ask those which have knowledge or experience with the Creative Recon 3D USB sound card if it is worthwhile and what other options should i be considering as the information i'v gathered so far on this topic has proven inconclusive.
Note: I do not care much for the surround sound aspect, only considering it if it brings improvements, but that scout mode sounds interesting given it would work properly.
Thank you for your time,
have a nice day lads!