Hi Tom.

funny enough that sounds like the same setup I have in my flat.

I will say though, despite having an extremely good set of logitech speakers which my very hifi orientated friend and I picked out as the best choice available, and which are wonderful for music and films, stil, if I play a game like tank commander, shades or even pinball xtreme I prefer headphones.

My logitech speakers are extremely good, they cost me about 230 pounds or roughly 320 dollars in 2006.

However, for immediacy of placing sounds I just much prefer to have the spacial quality of a pair of headphones.

Admittedly, my headphones are a fantastic set of sanheisars which cost me 130 pounds, or roughly 200 dollars (though they're well worth it), so even compared to my logietch speakers the sound quality isn't a come down.

My point however, is that even if a game required 3D sound and the use of 5 speakers, I would stil by choice use headphones.

As in fact I have said in game reviews, for some reason I just cannot get the same accuracy of sound positioning when playing on speakers as I can with headphones.

this is actually why i'd prefer things not to require 3D sound even though I have the facility for it.

That and of course when I'm on my laptop using my sanheisar ear buds (which are not quite as good as my headphones, but far more portable), I have no facility for speakers at all, yet audio games are a great thing to have on my laptop (I've just today got a new laptop and am at the moment updating all my games to run on it, luckily it stil uses xp sinse it was bought six months ago by my brother but not used).

Beware the Grue!


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