Jan 15, 2019

Gaming Audiophile Tech

Here, on massdrop i can't seem to find any Hi-end Gaming dac/amps with virtual surround sound Would anyone else like some eg... Sound BlasterX G6 7.1 HD Gaming DAC Sennheiser GSX 1200 PRO Gaming Audio Amplifier

You won't find any DACs that have virtual surround for audiophile use; the feature is a form of DSP that (most feel) negatively affects the listening experience. Honestly. I find that with my system, even without virtual surround, I have better awareness of stuff in games (caveat: I'm a filthy casual). The separation between sounds is phenomenal on audiophile systems (yes, even budget ones) and I don't miss the virtual surround at all.
Having used the GSX1000 (same as GSX 1200 minus the Chat Link feature) for a short period of time I can confirm that the DSP/virtual surround settings definitely ruined the music listening experience. You definitely need to fiddle around with settings/presets when switching between between games and music. The amp section of the GSX1000/1200 isn't very powerful either, but enough to get the job done with cans that most people would use for gaming.