How Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headsets Will Improve Your FPS Skills!

How Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headsets Will Improve Your FPS Skills!

When choosing a gaming headset, there’s a lot of options to choose from, but which is the best? Aside from the traditional stereo headsets with a 3.5mm connector, there’s also USB based 7.1 surround sound headsets. Here's how Surround sound, whether virtual or actual, can be a huge difference when gaming.

Headsets with 7.1 Surround Sound - Hear Your Games in a Whole New Way!

It's no secret that every gamer needs good hardware to game with. A good quality gaming mouse or keyboard can make a huge difference in fast-paced shooter games, however one thing that's easy to forget is the audio. When choosing a gaming headset, there's a few different options such as a stereo headset and even a 7.1 surround sound headset, and for gaming, you'll definitely want the latter.

7.1 surround sound is the common name for an audio system that recreates sounds at different angles and distances to simulate the listener’s position. This type of system is commonly used in home theater systems to help immerse users into the content they’re watching.

When it comes to headsets, it’s common for surround sound to be virtualized using software. This is due to how headsets encapsulate the user’s head, and usually only have 2 speakers inside, instead of the typical amount found in a home theater solution.

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This Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound serves to provide a much more in-depth and immersive audio experience for users, regardless of if they’re playing games or watching movies, and it makes a huge difference.

Traditionally with stereo headsets, hearing an opponent's location in games such as Valorant can be a bit difficult, as the in-game audio engine only provides an approximation of where those footsteps or weapon sounds have come from. However, with Virtual Surround Sound, users can easily and more accurately hear opponent footsteps, as well as having those footsteps be clear even during the most intense situations.

This makes it a truly must-have for fans of FPS games, due to the fact that having good audio can be the difference between losing and winning.


Hear Every Footstep with Fantech ALTO 7.1 Gaming Headset!

If you're looking to truly get a 1-up on the competition in your favorite FPS games, then be sure to check out the Fantech ALTO 7.1 gaming headset. ALTO 7.1 features premium audio drivers giving crystal clear immersion, as as well memory foam cushioning and more. Never miss an enemies footsteps again with ALTO 7.1!


  • Immersive Surround Sound
  • Superior Comfort
  • Lighting Effects
  • Noise Cancelling Microphone
  • Easy Volume Control
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