You may be thinking of this the wrong way. To achieve the sound from multiple sides to the listener, you will need a surround setup with multiple physical speakers. Those speakers will need to be plugged into a receiver box of some sort that supports them, and can push enough power to power them- the receiver will take a source such as your blu-ray player and output the sound to the array of speakers 5.1, 7.1 setups, etc. A combo dac/amp type of unit that people commonly have on their computer desk is not what you are looking for in this scenario. The amp/dac desktop kind of units that are below $250 are commonly for the purpose of powering a headset, from a source like a computer, or xbox. Often times these units also support another input such as powered monitors at the same time. There are gaming headsets that market that they do 7.1 surround sound. These headsets only try to simulate this effect. From what I hear these dubious headsets take the source and make it sound airy and cut off other mid range sound making it sound more directional. Of course the source material is dependent on the surround experience you will have. I'm wearing my normal headset right now. If I hear "Headphone Test - Luigi" on youtube, you will see it sounds highly directional, because the sound was recorded for that purpose. Many blu-rays are recorded in this way, hence why people like dolby surround setups and things like that for movies. Directors have sounds come from every direction. From what I know, and I may well be wrong --PC games sound is not that directional, and you hear right and left. So even if you had a surround speaker setup, you would get the same effects that a person with a headset would get. Only difference is sound hit your ear from every direction instead of dead on. If the sound makeup in the game is really good, it may display that surround effect much better. Maybe search on this, since I don't know much about this part. Far as the Schiit dac, amp goes. These things are used so you can bypass the existing sound devices inside your computer, which is filled with electrical interference. On my old computer plugging in headsets to the front of the machine would give me a hiss sound always. Now that I use the dac, amp devices on my desk, it functions better. There are more high quality components in it processing my sound than the tiny section of my pc's motherboard. It does have a certain sound signature different from my old dac amp unit I think, but I wouldn't go so far as to say vastly different from any other competent dac /amp devices in this price range. You shoud look up "Z Review - Schiit Stack V2 UBER Edition" on youtube for a better review on the shitt stack products. Also search up what a dac and amp actually do. This will give you a pretty good idea on what you want to do.