I have a 5.1 surround setup, which is great when I can be arsed. Also I have kids now so have to have the sound down to low.fallenangle said:I doubt it very much. You may be able to do it via your PC but otherwise you need a stereo amp (probably with Dolby decoding too) with an optical input to make use of the XBox optical audio output.
IMHO these surround sound headphones etc are a waste of money. I bought a purpose designed games orientated Thrustmaster set which comes with a really dinky portable battery run 5.1 true Dolby Headphone decoder. It works but it's surround sound effect is feeble and the battery life a joke.
You are MUCH better off forgetting about surround sound through your headphones and instead buy a surround sound cinema amp/decoder/receiver and using that with a properly decent pair of headphones. You may even find one now which features true Dolby Headphone decoding and get a pseudo surround sound result if that is still what you're really after.
Could you expand on this a little? I'm looking for a headset myself and the Medusa's are a pair I've shortlisted (along with the Icemat Siberia's and Plantronics' GameCom1). Was it the USB version you bought or the one with the amp? Also have you had experiences with any other headsets (to compare them with)? I don't know how good they are you see. From your reaction it sounds like some decent headphones (e.g. Sennheiser PX100's) coupled with a mic would be the better option.mug said:I got the SpeedLink Medusa 5.1 Headphones today. Don't rate em at all I'm gonna chuck em on ebay and and stick to my senn px200's