hile stereo audio is excellent for recorded music and tv, when it concerns FPS video gaming you actually need more audio directionality, so you can hear when someone is ahead of you, behind you, or even overhead. Basically, you need a Dolby 7.1 channel audio system, such as this 7.1 Channel Dolby Digital Amplified Gaming Headset from Monoprice!
The headset is developed to link to PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 video gaming systems, and features all the necessary cables and connectors. It supports both analog 2-channel and digital 7.1 channel Toslink (optical) input and is accredited by Dolby for use with Dolby Digital 5.1, Pro Logic IIx, and Dolby Earphone modes.
The headset uses a USB connection for microphone communications on the PC and PS3, or a 3.5 mm TRRS plug for the Xbox 360 and Smartphones. It features 2 boom microphones, one developed for video gaming and the other for mobile hands-free use with Smartphone. In addition, it supports the Xbox Live Communication requirement.
The Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) develops the necessary phasing of the audio signal to the headset to produce a clear and precise 7.1 channel soundstage, which supplies the necessary audible queues you need to stand out at FPS video gaming. The DAC likewise permits separate volume control over each of the 8 audio channels, so you can adjust it for the ideal soundstage balance.
Although this audio system features only the single headset, the system supports approximately 2 headsets. The headset from our Entry-Level Amplified Gaming Headset (PID 9770) can be made use of as the second headset for this system. Although the Entry Level system is not developed for 7.1 channel audio, the headset can produce a 7.1 channel soundstage using the DAC's internal phasing circuitry.
Designed for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC gaming
Compatible with Wii, iPod, iPhone, and other mobile devices
Includes two detachable boom microphones - one for gaming and the other for hands-free phone use
Compatible with Xbox Live Communication function
Includes both analog stereo and optical digital Toslink 7.1 channel inputs
Amplified audio output for Xbox 360 and PS3, and optionally for PC operation
Approved by Dolby for Dolby Digital 5.1, Pro Logic IIx, and Dolby Headphone