I am looking at buying a gaming headset and maybe a sound card.
After a quick search i have found many threads of people who ask for specific audio setups, but i really have no clue about current technology. However, i can tell a good system when i hear it, hence a few quick questions... Dont feel that you need to answer every question to post, i would like your opinion even if you only answer one question. There are so many that i am scared some of you will be intimidated.
1) Are surround sound headphones worth the money, compared with standard headphones and a 3D effect from a sound card.
2) How much clearer is the "location" of sounds when using a 3D sound card effect eg cmss when compared with a half decent onboard sound card.
3) Recommendations... cheaper the better, but also high value for money. Not above £50 for just headphones, not above £100 if i get both sound card and headphones, but i dont want to spend that much if i can get a similar experience with a £25 headset alone.
4) Does this seem like it would work to get quality sound and mic for my xbox 360 and pc: Xbox RCA -> phono adapter -> line in.
Headphones to rear port pc
Xbox voice set to "play through speakers"
switch mic plug between front panel pc and a speedlink 360 headset adapter
Sorry for such a long post!!!! and thank you in advance for clearing things up for me, its hard to get facts with so much advertising in the world and all reviews of decent headsets seem to be indistinguishable.