Gaming headsets, especially those with surround sound capabilities, have been viewed as a marketing gimmick by many users since their inception. If you ask me, I’ll agree and disagree with the claims. The surround sound gaming headsets that initially popped up like a few years ago were definitely the worst headphones you can buy for gaming.

What is 7.1 surround sound?

7.1 surround sound has 8 audio channels. It uses the same six speakers mentioned above plus additional side speakers. Two additional speakers give the surround experience more depth. As more speakers are used, 7.1 surround sound is more expensive and only suitable for large rooms. 7.1 surround sound can be achieved with Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD master audio. This is “lossless sound”, identical to the original in a film studio. Most Blu-ray players support 7.1 audio, as does PS3. Most DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and games are still produced with only 5.1 audio, but an increasing number of Blu-ray Discs are also released with 7.1 audio. Here are the best gaming headset for surround sound.

1. Mpow 7.1 USB Gaming Headset

Mpow 7.1 USB Gaming headphones turned on very quickly and only lasted two days. The packaging is great. The material of these headphones is very comfortable on the ear, so this is ideal for people who play for hours. I also like the wire material which feels like it is braided so it doesn’t break easily. Overall, these headphones are worth it, I bought a more expensive pair of headphones that gave me problems so at a very good price. For people who are not trying to spend a lot of money on headphones and are on a budget, this is worth it. It would also be good for the birthday present I bought two and plan to buy another one as a present.

2. SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset – I will say that I totally enjoyed the headset while it was working. I found it very convenient and had a good range so I could hear the sounds through my headphones even if I was decent. I didn’t have any problems with the sound quality, microphone or anything like that. After about 4 months of use, the headphones will be cut off from normal use. The plastic around the part that secures the cups to the strap broke while wearing, and the headset came loose. It was still “wearable”, but the cup wasn’t fully connected to the side of my head and it was totally uncomfortable. There were also exposed cables which I suspect led to the headphones’ ultimate and complete demise. I tried to reconstruct the broken part with superglue which worked a little but was by no means a permanent solution. After a few weeks, the headset had difficulty turning on and multiple attempts were often made to turn the headset on. After a week, the headphones stopped working at all. If I have misused my headphones, I may understand that they are breaking. But for such an expensive product, breaking below its intended use is absurd. I think I couldn’t stand the pressure of opening the headphones around my head, which caused it to break. In some ways it makes sense because I have a massive head … Oh, wait, that’s not right. I have a normal sized head. When I wear adjustable caps, they are usually all but two connected. This may be considered small, but even so, my head is nowhere near unnaturally large.


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