...most motherboards do not come with virtual surround as an option although i suppose in this case it appears that yours does. i've never heard of sonic studio so cannot tell you how it compares...
I'm not an audiophile by any stretch.
Sonic Studio is ASUS' audio-tuning suite. In my case, the Maximus VII Hero is what is being used. It has a one-click virtual surround function through stereo headsets. Unfortunately, it doesn't say anything about the positional aspect.
I want good sound, and most of all I want to know the direction when there is a gunshot for example.