I'm trying to figure out what the best way of doing surround sound gaming on headphones is. From the reviews I've read, it's pretty obvious that the actual surround sound headphones are garbage. So this leaves normal stereo headphones with some kind of fancy magic that takes a surround sound signal and outputs it in stereo. I've read Mad Lust's guide (http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-updated-5-9-2012-he-4-and-dt990-pro-added) and have pretty much decided on getting the PC360 headphones (I was already looking at these before I read the reviews, so this was a good confirmation). However, I'm a bit stuck on how to actually get a good signal to the headphones. From what I can tell, there are two different technologies: Dolby Headphone Virtual Surround dts Surround Sensation Headphone Mad Lust seems to prefer Dolby Headphone Virtual surround. However, my motherboard only supports dts Surround Sensation Headphone. I tried this with the current headphones I have (HD280) on Team Fortress 2, and it makes everything sound like garbage. The explosions sound awful, and everything sounds almost lighter (I don't know how to describe it, so I hope this makes sense). So I have a few questions: Is it my sound card, or does dts Surround Sensation Headphone sound bad on all hardware? Does Dolby Headphone Virtual Surround sound any better than dts Surround Sensation Headphone? The video in Mad Lust's guide doesn't sound bad, but I was wondering about other opinions. Are there any sound cards that you would recommend for either implementation? Thanks!