Though the DSS has its moments of excellence, most are less than stellar. Factoring in the clutter associated with setting up such a device, we think gamers who are passionate about surround sound are better off buying something that natively supports that feature.
The Ear Force P21 headset may not support surround sound, but it is a solid stereo headset for voice chatting in Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games.
With their accurate 7.1-channel separation, the Turtle Beach Ear Force X41 headphones are great surround-sound headphones for the Xbox 360--or any other home theater component.
The X31 is a great stereo wireless gaming headset for the Xbox 360, we just wish it could handle Dolby Digital playback.
The Ear Force P21 headset may not support surround sound, but it is a solid PlayStation 3 accessory that supports in-game chat.
The Turtle Beach Ear Force W3 headphones offer decent wireless audio for a low price.
Plugged into a USB port, the ultracompact Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro affordably adds a shared headphone jack/optical digital-audio output to your PC or laptop.
If you don't mind sacrificing a few convenient features for truly portable design, Creative's Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook turns your laptop into a bona fide sound system.
The spare Turtle Beach Catalina sound card provides inexpensive 7.1-channel audio, but the lack of a discrete digital signal processor could hamper gameplay.