I am looking to supply my headphones with actual simulated 7.1 surround sound. I used to have an Earforce DSS that did this but never got the games I was playing to actually transmit 7.1 channel information to the DSS, like it did on the xbox 360 that I had originally used it for and now I am looking for something else.
I can get something like a USB dongle, which I have (the HyperX DD dongle for the Revolver S) but the device seems to be malfunctioning, and isn't very loud at all, I want some amplification as well.
So, I am looking at the Astro Mixamp Pro TR and the Creative Sound BlasterX G6 and any other possible solutions to yield the same result of 7.1 DD headphone simulated surround sound and good amplification. I should also note that with my more recent gaming PC build, my new motherboard does NOT have an optical output. Not that Realtek outputs surround sound on the fly anyway.