PC games that sound great with 7.1 surround sound?

I just recently got the logitech g930 headset and realized how essential sound is for games...so any suggestion for games that use it effectively and sound great.

ps: I play RTS, RPG, and FPS games. I already play BF3 and COH.
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  1. there is no such thing as 7.1 headsets currently...the best are the 300$ sennheiser headphones with 5 seperate speakers in the cans....your logitechs are a SIMULATED 7.1...i can buy 20$ cans that simulate 7.1 with software mods.
  2. Its even better to use hardware sorround with something like astromix.

    Check this site for information regarding realistic and environmental sourund on headphones:

    http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-updated-3-11-13-lcd2-entry-updated
  3. ARICH5 said:
    there is no such thing as 7.1 headsets currently...the best are the 300$ sennheiser headphones with 5 seperate speakers in the cans....your logitechs are a SIMULATED 7.1...i can buy 20$ cans that simulate 7.1 with software mods.



    So should I be using different audio settings for my games? I use surround if the game has it, I just want to get the best quality. At the moment I have an hdmi cord running from my video card to my monitor with Creative Inspire T10 speakers connected to the back of the monitor. I really just want good quality from my headphones cuz the sound better than the speakers.
  4. ARICH5 said:
    there is no such thing as 7.1 headsets currently...the best are the 300$ sennheiser headphones with 5 seperate speakers in the cans....your logitechs are a SIMULATED 7.1...i can buy 20$ cans that simulate 7.1 with software mods.


    Your information is misleading! The truth is that a quality pair of headphones that offer a wide soundstage such as the ATH-AD700 are very good at virtual surround sound, and more affordable than the "higher quality" gaming headsets. I find my set up to be much better quality audio, and positioning than the gimmicky "true" 5.1 or 7.1 headsets. Do some research on head-fi.org.
    For you to mention 20 dollar cans you clear as day do not understand audio imaging,soundstage,frequency response and so on... You would most likely say that USB sound cards are junk also right? Well ill brief you on that as well if you are interested. Please don't reply if you are not experienced and knowledgeable enough to help someone figure out where to put their hard earned money. Im not trying to be rude but its just wrong to mislead people from being biased. I have tried them all knowing that most would be garbage, I did it for myth busting alone. I have ATH-AD700 w/mic mod , an asus xonar stx for music, and an asus xonar Xonar Phoebus for gaming. Over kill yes but I enjoy electronic and audio. I have creative recon 3d and xfi cards in a box getting dusty. If you do not want to spend a lot of money I would recommend the corsair vengeance 1500 USB with dolly headphone and 7.1 speaker shifter. The corsair vengeance 1500 or the hs1 USB headsets are amazing for the price and almost sound as good as my setup.

    Usb Works great these days in modern computers being Microsoft trashed hardware acceleration starting in vista. All audio is software/firmware now. The reason USB soundboards got a bad name was from the days of XP when The games where coded to use hardware audio processing you could not power a USB device sufficiently enough back then. Today the corsair vengeance 1500 is the best bang for the buck. Do you think a company like Corsair would allow themselves to be laughed at? if you know computers well you would know that corsair may be the most respectable manifacturing company in the world.

    Glad i could help. Take care
  5. in your first sentence you said virtual surround....virtual/simulated same thing. i was pointing out that true surround can only be achieved with paying top dollar for true surround cans. i have a clear understanding of computer "sound" as i have been producing midi music for many years and have a grasp of tone, chorus, reverb, spaciality and amps. no i dont like usb headphones because when trouble shooting background noise (in some cases) i have to go through 3 different "amps". souncard, usb amp, and head unit amp. ask some music producers today and most of them do not use usb headphones because of the "noise/wave" the electronics reproduce when at the final cut. they use rca straight from the source.
  6. ARICH5 said:
    there is no such thing as 7.1 headsets currently...the best are the 300$ sennheiser headphones with 5 seperate speakers in the cans....your logitechs are a SIMULATED 7.1...i can buy 20$ cans that simulate 7.1 with software mods.


    YOur answers do not help at all for your info Razer Tiamat is a true 7.1 and there are others for sale less than 300 bugs
  7. There are 7.1 headsets, but in reality, they wont be good. Problem is the way the brain decodes sound.
    Even if you do have the amount of speakers inside a headphone to be a real 7.1 headphone, the distance to your ear is so small that the actual effect will be minimal.

    Assuming a 7.1 speaker system is out of the question, a good stereo normally beats a low quality 5.1/7.1 headphone, even in positioning.

    I own a 5.1 speaker system that costed me 279 Euros (Logitech Z-5500) + Creative Titanium HD as sound card (69 Euros) and a stereo headphone system that costed me over 1000 dollars, and when i play games taht have exquisit 5.1 quality i still enjoy the speakers more.
    However when audio quality is superb, i get the headphones everytime.

    Games that have great 5.1 from my point of view: Unreal tournament sereies (even the first one was great at this), mass effect 2, Just Cause 2... Amnesia - The dark Decent if you have the balls, Stalker series.... Cant think of any others right now.
  8. To your original question johndud. I bought my Corsair Vengeance 1500 headphones specifically for Battlefield 3. The difference between them and my $50 2.1 computer speakers was huge, fake 7.1 or not. I use my headset mainly with FPS games. I find the headphones only worth it with types of games that try to fully immerse you in the first place. Skyrim is amazing. The dialog of the npcs when you are sneaking and the sounds of footsteps are so much crisper with the headphones and the other ambients are so much clearer. Battlefield 3 and Planetside 2 are both much better with headphones on. Explosives have a lot more BOOM to them. Planetside 2 with the squad talk function is much better with a headset in my opinion though trying to use the 7.1 to actually find someone with sound alone is hopeless since its all a chaotic mess most of the time. I play some RTS games. Completely not worth the weight on my head, even SC2 campaign with
    its cinematics.
    This coming from someone who occasionally plays on his couch with his HTPC, TV and 2K sound system I prefer my headset to my downstairs setup for shooters.
  9. I just purchased the G930 myself two days ago. Sleeping Dogs and Tomb Raider (2013) have excellent surround effects. I can hear people talking behind me like it's real. From what I have seen, Tomb Raider and Crysis 3 support 7.1 surround.
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