Not 2.1 nor 5.1, these headsets go to 7.1

Subject: General Tech | October 25, 2011 - 12:09 AM |
Tagged: gaming headset, audio, 7.1 headset

With 7.1 sound came the idea that you could control the vertical as well as the horizontal.  This was usually achieved with a setup that included not only an above average amount of speakers but also a knowledge of the space you were filling with sound and an obnoxious amount of money spent on a stereo system.  Is it possibly true that you can reproduce the same feeling with an $85 pair of USB headphones?   OCC says maybe ... but you won't be disappointed by the sound when you are gaming and you might just develop an edge.

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"Now that I have made it obvious why you need a headset let me introduce the one up for review. ROCCAT has had a lot of new products released for US purchase recently after being founded in Germany back in 2007. One of its newest products available over at is the ROCCAT Kulo Virtual 7.1 Gaming Headset. The key here is the "virtual" tag in the product name. As it turns out, the 7.1 is a function of a stereo output rerouted through an included USB sound card. Thus it is not true 7.1 quality but perhaps it is still a great headset. Let’s take a gander at how the Kulo Headset looks and also listen to the beauty that comes from those earmuffs."

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October 25, 2011 | 01:36 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Where's the link!?

October 25, 2011 | 01:15 PM - Posted by gamerk316 (not verified)

They are supposed to take a 7.1 audio stream and map it to a 2.0 sound space. I'm hoping the OP simply explained the tech wrong...

October 25, 2011 | 02:30 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Sorry bout that ... you can always find the link at the bottom left of the post, though I've updated it now.

As to the 7.1 ... "the shiny silver sticker announcing the headset's claim to fame, the "virtual 7.1 sound card" ... which leads me to believe they are claiming it turns a signal into a 7.1 coming out of the headphones, somehow.

October 26, 2011 | 09:05 PM - Posted by ku (not verified)

i want these, if nothing else, because their name in italian is *really* close to "ass" :D

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