surround sound headsets?

ok so i know about the upcoming polk headset and turtlebeach, but are either surround sound? the adapter's for sale state they are stereo adapters, which seems a bit odd. basically these headsets are trash and 2 have broke just sitting on my table and being generally used *absolutely no abuse*  i need a solid headset, but i refuse to pay 160$ for some stereo junk. i have an old pair of tritton true surround sound headphones, you know the one's with multiple drivers not just emulated. THOSE were headphones, i could really sense the directions of heli's flying over etc. they still work but i lost a foam earpiece but they're pc only thus why i am on a search for surround sound headphones for the x1. i also have a pair of pulse headphones from my ps3 and the surround sound on those are fantastic, be it the bass is a bit much. neither headsets coming for the x1 are listed as surround sound so i fear microsoft is still just not caring about the audio situation on xbox. if it wasn't for my friend base i would simply give up buying multiplatform games on x1 and just go back to my gaming pc for the surround sound. really hoping they don't drop the ball on this. 

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 0 Applies to:

i just hope Xbox one can support my Bose C5 soon ~~~ but yeah~,they really need enhance our AV( i mean Audio & Video) experiences!!!!

[quote user="L0st1nMyM1nd"]ok so i know about the upcoming polk headset and turtlebeach, but are either surround sound?[/quote]Most headsets are not surround sound in terms of physical drivers.[quote]the adapter's for sale state they are stereo adapters,[/quote]They are. They support a left and right channel as well as a mic.[quote]i have an old pair of tritton true surround sound headphones, you know the one's with multiple drivers not just emulated.[/quote]Having multiple drivers right next to your ear does not mean you get a better surround field than headsets which rely on DSPs to provide a surround field.[quote]they're pc only[/quote]Unless there's a model that didn't take optical input, they should not be PC only.[quote]neither headsets coming for the x1 are listed as surround sound so i fear microsoft is still just not caring about the audio situation on xbox.[/quote]It's the exact opposite. Microsoft is taking care to get Dolby Digital working properly. Mixing multiple audio sources and then encoding it on the fly is a non-trivial exercise. A slight bit of latency in the audio path is noticeable. Until they have the details worked out, uncompressed (and for some strange reason dts) are the formats of the day.[quote user="laohuxia1982"]i just hope Xbox one can support my Bose C5 soon[/quote]They won't support it. USB audio devices aren't supported and there's no indication they ever will be.

O think no the reason why their are no official surround sound headsets is because  the spdif currently doesn't support surround sound, only stereo.  Be a bit of a waste (and a possible legal nightmare) to release surround sound headsets, if the Xbox One can currently in not do stereo.

I think I'm gonna get the 80 dollar headset msoft announced for the xbox one.  What I find appealing is being able to play and/or watch tv without disturbing my girlfriend sleeping next to me late night.