Are Surround Gaming Headphones BS?

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  • Published on:  Sunday, February 10, 2019
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    Ever wondered what "virtual 7.1" means? Is "true 7.1" better? Whose is the most convincing? We've got the answer!

    Buy "true 7.1" headsets on Amazon:
    Razer Tiamat 7.1 v2 (10-driver):

    Buy virtual 7.1 headsets on Amazon:
    Razer ManO'War 7.1 (Razer Surround):
    ASUS STRIX Fusion 700 (ASUS proprietary):
    SteelSeries Arctis Pro (DTS Headphone:X 2.0):
    Logitech G933 (DTS Headphone:X):

    Buy surround DACs on Amazon:
    Sennheiser GSX-1200 Pro (Sennheiser proprietary):
    Sound BlasterX AE-5 (BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro):

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  • Linus Tech Tips

     (Feb 12, 2019)

    CORRECTION: It turns out that the ASUS Fusion 700 uses virtual surround based on Bongiovi Acoustics' Digital Power Station technology, not ASUS' proprietary solution. Sorry for the confusion!

  • Andrey Kotov

     (2 days ago)

    How about testing the razer headset with proper sound card? Most people dont have sand alone around cards, but those headphones shine with a proper sound card.

  • Lil Chicken

     (Mar 2, 2019)


  • Master Therion

     (Feb 10, 2019)

    On a scale of 1 to 10. I give surround sound headphones a 5.1

  • Djmackie

     (1 day ago)

    I have a 7.2.2

  • gil serrano

     (Mar 9, 2019)


  • jim park

     (Feb 10, 2019)

    The screaming sound at 2:44 is from a creampie Cathy porno


     (Mar 10, 2019)

    +Alexandre Dumas-Richer what?

  • Alexandre Dumas-Richer

     (Mar 8, 2019)


  • t0fu.K

     (4 days ago)

    I use McDonalds headphones and I still drop 30 bombs.

  • No Audio Channel

     (Feb 11, 2019)

    He was afk I feel bad for his team

  • TheFriendlyAsian 420

     (Feb 12, 2019)

    Yeah I bet this was BOT Jeff's rank up game too.

  • Soup

     (Feb 10, 2019)

    you cant play cs without gaming socks ya know.


     (Mar 9, 2019)

    You tell me this now.I bought so many that im broke and play csgo in a google chromebook


     (Feb 20, 2019)

    I like putting my penis on mouse 1

  • TrollFaceTheMan

     (Feb 11, 2019)

    As an owner of the Razor Man O' War I can say that it was garbage $130 headset that the head rest breaks on in 3 months... Don't take my word for it though, that's why it has terrible reviews from owners all over amazon and newegg... If not for that issue (And now driver support problems...) It would of been great...

  • DaaromMike

     (Mar 17, 2019)

    I don't have a problem at all with my Razer Man 'O War except the synapse thing. And I actually like it more than my Logitech G633 but that can also be because my Man 'O War is wireless and the G633 is not

  • Dan DePuy

     (Mar 4, 2019)

    I can't buy Razer products anymore. I've had quality and build issues with 4 out of 4 razer devices.

  • Jason Chan

     (Feb 11, 2019)

    Dolby Atmos uses a fundamentally different technology called Ambisonics. It works best if recorded in a multi-microphone setup.

  • Raj Van Sluytman

     (4 days ago)

    Aw, I miss you, Trans-obstacle-passage-Ursine. You were just so much cuter.

  • jaxative jax

     (Feb 11, 2019)

    One of my biggest "Oh wow!" moments over a couple of decades of computers was when I heard the Aureal A3d demo for the first time. However I also bought those massive headphones, can't remember the brand, back in the day that had discrete drivers on each side and being completely underwhelmed.