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7.1 Sound? Headset advice.

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So my headset (old logitech) has semi-broken and was always uncomfortable.

Thinking of buying a new one, maybe this http://www.amazon.co_uk/dp/B0079G2Y52/?tag=tec053-21

I assume my mobo only has 5.1 and therefore I wouldn't reap the benefits of the headset being 7.1? Would I also need a dedicated sound card?

Is it even worth going for 7.1?

Use for gaming, movies, skype, teamspeak etc. Not really music, but movies yes.
 
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Just realised that the headset is USB and therefore I don't think that a 7.1 sound card would be required since the 7.1 is simulated I guess considering that it only has two speakers on the headset.
 
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the corsair 1500 simulates 7.1 pretty good via usb, but the 5.1 is pretty awesome, and the build quality is pretty good for the price, they've been good to me for the passed year and are super comfortable.
 
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ordered the platronics 780 should be here in about 3 weeks, will see if it makes any difference. still would like an answer regarding sound car etc
 

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No you do not need a sound card. There is a driver that emulates the 7.1 surround sound. It is all done with the headset.

Not to sure about the build quality of the newer Planatronics headset, but between me and my brother we have owned 3 Planatronics headsets and they have all broken after about a year of use. I do understand you have already ordered them, and I hopefully this product lines holds up better than any of my previous headsets.
 
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No you do not need a sound card. There is a driver that emulates the 7.1 surround sound. It is all done with the headset.

Not to sure about the build quality of the newer Planatronics headset, but between me and my brother we have owned 3 Planatronics headsets and they have all broken after about a year of use. I do understand you have already ordered them, and I hopefully this product lines holds up better than any of my previous headsets.
Thanks for the answer.

Yeah my brother has two platronics headests, both great and lasted for a while so far.

But the reviews seem to be overwhelmingly in favour of these particular headests.
 

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You should try Roccat Kave, Its 5.1 though, But it's not simulated. 5 real speakers, and Its the best i've had so far, and it's also better than other 7.1 headsets i've tried. perfect bass and positional audio. I've used it in games, music, movies and calls, and it never fails me.

as long as your sound card supports it it will be fine (most integrated soundcards support it)