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nickgoodwin
09-03-2013, 08:40 PM
Hey guys I've had my g750 for a little over a month now. As I am getting more into gaming I need to buy a good headset.

Right now I am using a pair of my brothers Turtle Beach for xbox. They work well but I want to get something better.

Would a 7.1 headset be worth it? compared to the single regular green connector? (dont know the technical term).
Is this even possible to do with a laptop? For example the Razer Tiamat has more than 1 connection for the surround sound. Obviously a laptop only has one. So how would I accomplish connecting all wires to my laptop? Are all surround sound headsets like this?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Nick

zalbard
09-04-2013, 12:22 AM
Look into Dolby Headphone.

All 5.1 and 7.1 headsets are not worth it.

iweber95
09-04-2013, 05:54 PM
I have Logitech G430's and I love them. They have excellent quality, comfort, 7.1 Dolby Digital surround sound, and even come with a USB sound card. The head phones sound amazing in any and all games and even when just listening to music. However the best part is the price... only $80 for all your head phone needs.

B1g_Dav3
09-04-2013, 10:13 PM
I have a pair of Bose AE2's, and I love them, lovely sound out of them, and I can literally be a potato all day from 9 in morning til early hours the following morning and wear them all day without the slightest discomfort :P

Maxter
09-05-2013, 12:25 AM
It's headphones, you can't have surround. Some headsets have 3 drivers on each side and can simulate surround but it sucks. Others claim they can do it by software (still it's not surround) but it may work somewhat.
In any case, I got the SteelSeries Syberia V2. They are VERY comfortable (8+ hours gaming at LAN fests) to use.

nickgoodwin
09-05-2013, 02:10 PM
Thanks for the input. Right now it looks like Logitech is clear winner, the software looks great.

The primary concern is getting a pair that allows me to hear footsteps clearly and distinguish where they are coming from.

B1g_Dav3
09-05-2013, 07:32 PM
Never tried a pair of Logitech's, but they're regarded as very good. I quite fancy a pair of the ASUS Orion headphones though :P

iweber95
09-05-2013, 10:30 PM
With the software that comes with Logitech you can turn up or down the different directions of the surround sound, so what I like to do is I turn the rear volume up a little more and it lets me hear footsteps from behind much clearer.

B1g_Dav3
09-05-2013, 11:01 PM
So the G430 is a decent set to pick up?

iweber95
09-05-2013, 11:31 PM
oh yes for sure... I have tried Astro A40's with the mix amp (costs like $300) and I can honestly say I prefer the G430's

skip2mylou
09-06-2013, 01:34 AM
try asus orion pro they sound pretty good i was using logitech g930 previously