I was thinking of buying this headset, particularly due to the positive reviews I read on OcUK. However, one of them said: And as you can see from my system specs my soundcard is an x-fi xtreme music... and I wasn't planning to change it.. It's a dedicated card, not onboard. But I haven't a clue whether it's got a built-in amp or not. The back of my card looks like this: I use the green, black and orange for my speakers in order to get 5.1 sound. (The white one is for the mic). Do good headsets also have three wires to use? -- Do you think this headset is OK for me or would you suggest something else? -- What about headsets which are 5.1 or 7.1? Or is that just a gimmick? -- I use Z-5500 speakers... that's why I'm looking at a good headset... -- Microphone is not important. I hate chatting whether in-game or not.. I do need a headset ASAP. My gaming pc is in the bedroom (connected to the Z-5500 ). I have to turn the volume really down at night . So, I used to FUS-RO-DAH but then took an arrow to the knee... Last night in Skyrim... my character shouted FUS-RO-DAH and at the same time my better half jumped a foot above the bed (kinda levitated high speed) and FUS-RO-DAH'd me back..... not good..