It must be exciting purchasing a headset like the Turtle Beach XP500 thinking you will get 7.1 dolby digital. This is not the case.
"(the playstation 3) doesn't even support 7.1! " what??!!!! Uncharted has 7.1 LPCM and so does Resistance And Blu rays have 7.1 DTS Master Audio
I seriously cannot believe, going on 6 years later, that people have the balls to say that the ps3 doesn't output 7.1 audio. To even begin to suggest the ps3 is restricted to the same audio output ability as the xbox 360 is absolutely blasphemous.
get over it. who really cares (besides a drama queen fanboy)?
Lair had 7.1 sound, its been a while
@gcolley so its ok to put in false info and if you correct it your a fanboy?
Their comments were on topic with the article. PS3 outputs at 7.1 via HDMI. So when the headsets claim 7.1 via an optical, it's false.
It's true that you can't recieve 7.1 through the optical port...there isn't enough bandwidth. It can of course send it through hdmi... But I'm pretty sure the Sony 7.1 headset works through the usb port. Compatibility for it was mentioned in one of the firmware updates. But without 7+ mini speakers in the cans this whole argument is stupid, because it'll be pseudo 7.1 like 'virtual' surround sound through 2 speakers.
@ hawkboi. You're right, it's only virtual 7.1, not full 7.1. Although, after having received a pair for Christmas, I've got to say I had to verify from a couple different sources that it's only two speakers in there. I thought there were at least 2 speakers in each ear or something, because the surround effect produced by these headphones is pretty damn cool. And wireless, comfortable and only $100. Certainly they've made my late night gaming sessions much more enjoyable now I don't have to worry about waking up my sleeping toddler.
optical audio connections CANNOT carry 7.1 surround sound, only up to 5.1. if anyone here has a 7.1 system and has it connected to their PS3 via optical, they are actually only getting 5.1 which is then kinda 'upscaled' to 7.1. its not really 7.1. for those that dont believe me, just google it yourself and youll see. the ONLY way it can do 7.1 audio is via HDMI - http://manuals.playstation....
Output with hdmi to a master home theater,not to headsets using coaxial or optical connection!Optical dont do 7.1!
Anyone who buys a headset thinking that they are getting true positional, discrete surround sound is sorely misinformed and/or delusional.
my 5.1 trittons work perfectly fine for discrete positional audio once you get used to them (you need time to train your ears). but i agree you can't get the same performance from a 2 speaker headset outputting virtual surround, you need 4 speakers in each ear like mine. and no i am not delusional
lol all these words just to say that the headsets do *gasp* "virtual 7.1"... Is there ANYONE in here who didn't know that already?
It works for me.
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