Gaming Headset Recommendations for New Homebuilt System

I built my first computer last month, here are the specs:

ASRock AOD790GX/128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom X4 9600 Agena 2.3GHz
OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
Rosewill Wind Ryder RZLS142A-P BK Dual 120mm Cooling Fans
Rosewill RX850-S-B 850W 80Plus Certified,ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91
2 ASUS EAH4850 TOP/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB
Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3500320NS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

When I play Far Cry 2, I can hear opponents with my headsets, but I can't decipher were they are compared to me, so I end up freaking out and nervously looking left and right repeatedly. Wondering if I go a better set of headphones if that would cure the problem and I would be able to tell exactly were they are compared to me?

And/Or do I also need a new sound card too? Right now I just use the on board audio?

Any Recommendations on Headsets and/or sound card (if recommended I need one)?
I would like to keep the price under $300.

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  1. You didnt mention what headset you're using now. Analog or digital?

    It sounds like this might be something worth looking at.
    TRITTON AXPro True 5.1 Gaming Headphones
    Read the NewEgg customer reviews and reviews on the web
  2. To be honest, i don't even know, i bought them a few years ago. I just plug them into the on board sound, I don't how to tell the difference? Sorry?
  3. I just picked up a pair of Plantronics Gamecom 377's at Best Buy for $39 They sound great, the cord while short @ 6.5ft is tough, paired with 2 6ft extension cables also purchased @ BB, I am very happy with them, I haven't tested sound placement yet though. But music, games(no real need for sound placement in the ones ive played since yesterday) and movies all sound great.
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