Razer piranha or razer barracuda


#1

I want headphones for movie watching purposes, not so much gaming. These are the best options available. What i want to know is whether 5.1 headphones are any good or not?


#2

It's a personal choice. I never go for 5.1 headphones. Simple stereo headphones are enough for me. I simply can't understand 5.1 headphones. 5.1 surround sound is suppose to have 6 speakers with specific arrangement.

2 Front speakers (left and right)

2 Rear speakers (left and right)

1 Middle speaker (front and mono)

1 Sub-woofer (front and in middle or little to a side)

My guess is that 5.1 headphones are actually "virtual" or "simulated" 5.1 surround sound, not the actual one.

Maybe someone else can shed some light on it.


#3

no what you're talking about is emulating surround sound via software. 5.1 headphones actually have 8 discreet drivers for the 6 speaker arrangement.


#4

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My guess is that 5.1 headphones are actually “virtual” or “simulated” 5.1 surround sound, not the actual one.
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agree with that . i also have A4tech HD-200 7.1 Channel Dolby Surround Headfone.

but it gives me the reality of 7.1 channel :D .

@Topic Starter

if u want to buy a Normal Home Entertainment Headfone then i’ll suggest u to go for A4Tech HD200 or HD800 . Razer’s product are to much expensive and it is not for Home Use , its for Gaming purpose only and it also has not 5.1/7.1 Surround Effect.