Yes, the Medusa Pro Gamer headsets do give you full 5.1 surround sound.
The reason they can do this is because they have multiple speakers built
into the headset. Instead of having a single speaker on the left and a
single speaker on the right it has something like three speakers on the
left and three on the right. This allows your sound card more control
over where the sound gets placed in the headset, and it sounds
incredable in games like GMA Tank Commander that has 5.1 surround sound
As far as listening to dvd movies on your computer with these things it
is awesome. It really feels like you are sitting in your own personal
movie theater. I've hadinstances where I have heard say a photon torpedo
fire on one side and can hear it travel around my head until it hits the
enemy ship. It is very cool. What more can I say?
Anyway, basically all you need to run these things is a USB port if you
wish to draw power from your computer and a sound card that is 5.1 or
7.1 surround sound compatible. Usually the high quality sound cards have
three jacks for surround sound speakers and head phones. There is a jack
for the left, center, and right channels. Just plug your Medusa headset
into these jacks and you have 5.1 surround sound support for any games
that have 5.1 surround sound.
Just a little note. I've found I rather using the A.C. wall power for
the headphones as plugging them into the USB port for power sometimes
adds a nasty hum or hiss for some reason. When I plug them into a
standard power outlet it goes away.
Charles Rivard wrote:
They actually do give the surround sound effect? How do movies sound
using them? And what is needed to get them to work on a desktop PC
using, if it matters, Windows XP Home and a creative Labs Soundblaster
Live value card? Thanks.
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