Chalgyr's Game Room writes:
Audio is important. In some cases audio is the most important aspect of an event or activity; from watching a movie or playing a game to going to a concert, good audio, or bad can completely make or break the experience. I have said many times over the years that I would be happy with a 24" CRT television as long as the audio of the program I was watching/playing was superb and that the speakers I had could adequately reproduce the high-fidelity audio. That same holds true today and I will stand by my word and as I get older and "wiser" I have come to realize that a good set of headphones can drown out the incessant wining of the world (not to mention it can potentially directly pump excellent audio straight into your ears with no outside influence).