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maybe someone can clue me in on this, since I've always assumed this:
surround sound headphones are not true surround sound, they use drivers to generate stereo sound from a surround sound signal. similar to what you can do with any pair of earbuds and spatial sound card or similar software. ideally, all games would have a headphones option that does natively this like a few games do already, but essentially there's no point in putting 7 speakers and a subwoofer inside a headset when the net result would be far worse for far more money.
Some also have vibration motors/ etc for added depth/impact to the low notes. I have a $25 Chinese one that comes in a box that looks like a razer knockoff headset that does all that and outdoes every other $50-250 headset I've ever had. it even sounds better on a game with the headphones option vs the virtual surround drivers in my h1 gaming because the virtual surround drivers seem to emulate a "room" sometimes adding some kind of reverb or other effects that aren't really there. I have yet to find a gaming headset in the $50-250 range that outdoes my shitty looking (nerf toy styling) $25 headset.. the only on-ear headphones I have that beat them in audio fidelity are the no longer made, the Marshall Amp brand monitor headphones. audio technica and sennheiser don't come close under $250, I also can't beat the microphone quality which is insanely good for a little stumpy on ear mic bulge without taking out a snowball or sony m10 portable recorder.
I'm honestly scared to buy anything on here that ISN'T a Chinese brand now because the quality on the good ones is insane for 1/10th the price.
If i remember correctly. True 7.1 headphones would have a lot more input jacks for the soundcard. And usually only with a soundcard you'd get enough ports to pluck that in. Other than that, if it's just 2 wires (sound/mic) it's not really actual 7.1 but rather virtual one.
Someone correct me if im wrong.
I can't wrap my mind around it either. I have the void wireless version, and I haven't found a demonstration that proves to me there is anything more than stereo sound. Not saying there isn't software working here.. I just don't notice it.
Most surround sound headphones are virtual surround sound which means that drivers change the sound to surround sound virtually. However you won't get true surround sound from headphones anywhere near this price range. Also most gaming headphones are dumbed down headphones meant for "gamers"