@ezekiel43: You don't like using headphones? But of course, playing any Horror game on PC with monitor+headphones adds fear when you are playing a really good horror game adds immersion in my opinion.
I've played all kind of games, including horror, with headphones. I prefer my speakers. Sound should have space. This is the one drawback of having my PC set up at a table/desk, like a normal person. No huge TV and no seven speaker setup. I could drag my PC to the living room every time, but that would be too much of a hassle.
Fair enough I supposed. I just can't work with Speakers, I want maximum sound in my hears and it's why I always use headphones.
You can get maximum sound by standing in front of an airport and let the planes take off above you, or go to a concert and stand right in front of the massive front speakers. No headphones needed, and you'll go deaf.
A good multi-speaker setup is a lot more immersive than headphones. I feel gamers have been socially conditioned to use headphones due to versatility (cheaper/comes with mic/not wake up the fam/watch porn incognito etc), and when they think speakers, they think cheap 100 dollar logitech set up.
Ironically, what makes a pair of headphones good is the "soundstage" it can offer i.e where you can visualise the sound coming from in your head. And a good setup of quality speakers does the job better than all but the best headphones.
Also, you need to the feel the bass man. Not just in your cranium that headphones achieve, but in your bones.