Hi, I have Sennheiser HD598, I initially bought it for listening to musics, and it has done amazing job, especially for acoustic musics.
Recently, I have bought PC games and Bluray movies, I notice that it has no bass and and surround sound at all compared to my previous headset which is Logitech G35 usb headset. ( I couldn't tell how good 7.1 surround sound from Logitech is, I had to look back while playing Dead Island at late night, it was very scary and real. I almost got a psychosis from using G35)
Please note that I am using HD598 with my notebook, no dac or amp just directly connect it to sound onboard.
I have several questions about HD598.
1.I have seen people use it for gaming purpose, but from what I have researched, it is a stereo headphone which can not offer real surround sound, but why some people use it instead of other dedicated gaming headphones that offer real surround sound?
2.I know that you can stimulate a gimmick 7.1 surround sound using dolby software from a soundcard, but would it be better than
my previous headset, Logitech G35?
3.I don't want to buy a new Logitech 35 for playing games and watching movies. I want to maximize my HD598 potential, I don't know if HD598 on a gimmick surround sound will be as good as G35, but I have 200 us dollar budget for buying a good external sound card, what would you recommend? I have come across Asus Xonar U7 which they claim to offer 7.1 surround sound.
Do you think that HD598 on Asus Xonar U7 will be as good as G35?
4.Can I connect PCI sound card to my lap top, I think Asus Xonar Essence STX will be the best for my budget, If possible, I don't want to buy crappy sound cards which I think they are inferior than this soundcard.
I really appreciate all your helps.