In all fairness though, the mics on gaming headsets are atrocious, most are over-filtered and end up sounding like a garbled mess. If you are confused between virtual and real surround, I’ll quickly explain. The Sennheiser PC d is in fact, a stereo headset, the 7. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Do you already have an account?
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I’ll tip Jamie off to this thread, since he’s far more educated in audio than I am. Since it’s not using discrete audio channels, it’s dubbed ‘virtual surround’, since it’s simulating surround over stereo. Both Rob and I like our audio and we’re not keen on the virtual surround sound in a lot of gear, so we both ended up going with high-end stereo headphones. Jan 7, 7. If you plan to run a real 5. The SupremeFX on the motherboard is again, just another realtek chip, a lot of marketing, and some higher quality caps, with the same driver and software stack that’s been modified for ASUS.
The only real problem with going with a pair of headphones over a headset is the lack of a microphone, so that’s something you will have to consider. Jan 8, 8. Dec 31, 5. Dec 31, 4.
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If you are confused between virtual and real surround, I’ll quickly explain. This helps me a lot in making a decision. Exceptional and uncoloured sound quality, and the loss of surround sound is not sounx huge problem. Share This Page Tweet.
In all fairness though, the mics on gaming headsets are atrocious, most are over-filtered and end up sounding like a garbled mess.
The simple truth is, both will sound near enough the same if you disable all the software, though the motherboard will pcke sound slightly better. You must log in or sign up to reply here. I have learned much here at the forums. Glad I could help. Dec 30, 3.
I’ll do some more investigating and research. Dec 28, 1. However, as soon as software is thrown into the equation, who knows, and that’s the problem. The vast majority of gaming headsets are virtual surround.
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Thank you for the feedback. Dec 30, 2. This will be typically a realtek chip with some software tuning via the the drivers you’ll need to install. Virtual surround is a software effect that takes the 5.
Is 8-channel HD suprsmefx same as Surround Sound? If you are just after a pair of headphones, there are alternatives that will sound much better for the same price as the kit from Sennheiser which we can help with if you wish.
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Do you already have an account? The SupremeFX offers both real surround for dedicated speakers, as well as virtual surround for headphones, so you can pick and chose based on your circumstances.
If you are specifically after the 7.