Play Vault's Phil:
"The best way to test headsets in my opinion is by the two part test. One of the tests is the Battlefield 3 test. Basically, just run around and get feel for how the headset replicates the gun fire and also explosions present in the game. This is where the surround sound came into its own. It was truly amazing to hear the bullets ping on surfaces around me and being able to pinpoint where the enemy was purely from the sounds being delivered by the headset."