Like the topic says, need true surround, not virtual. The reason I am stuck up on this is, well i've spent a lot on my Maximus V Formula mobo and while not entirely, but a good deal of it was because of the onboard audio. Plugging in a usb virtual surround set simply dosen't cut it then.
Mind you, this is for mostly gaming, occasionally music and video's etc. I play mostly FPS's and RTS's, some Adventure & RPG's.
I already own a pair of Ear Force delta's for my Xbox and PS3 and I must say I was very impressed, so while not an audiophile, strictly speaking, I do appreciate good sound. And while I am aware that sound is very subjective, just to give you an idea, my car has a kit from boston acoustics and rockford fosgate, using a bose sounddock at home and I also own Klipsh and those MW3 billet in ear headphones.
That said, I am looking at the Roccat Kave and a few others like the Fatal1ty headset. Am considering the Tiamat 7.1 too but reviews are sparse and it is a bit out of budget at the moment, but willing to sit and wait for the moolah if any headset / phone is really worth it.
So all your help is most welcome. Thanks in advance.