What is 7.1 Surround Sound and Why Does It Matter

Learn about 7.1 surround sound and why you might need it with your next headset.

There are now more choices than ever when it comes to purchasing a gaming headset and making the right decision can be a little tricky. Do you ditch the wires and go with a wireless USB headset, or do you avoid the charging times and opt for a plug and play approach? To make matters even more complicated, there’s the choice between Hi-Res and 7.1 surround sound. Make sure you check out the points below to find out what 7.1 surround sound is and how you can use this unique functionality to give you a competitive edge.

What is 7.1 surround sound?

7.1 surround sound is the common name for an audio system that can recreate sounds at different angles and distances, allowing the listener to visualize an object’s position with sound. These systems are commonly used in home theatre configurations and headsets that help immerse users with a full audio experience.

The advantages of using 7.1 surround sound headsets

Cloud Revolver S
Cloud Revolver S

By using a headset that features 7.1 surround sound you’ll be able to hear every footstep, explosion and gunshot with cinematic clarity. The HyperX Cloud Revolver S uses seven simulated positional speakers that provide precise sound with both distance and depth. It achieves great audio precision through its unique driver design that separates the lows, mids and highs. This provides a studio-grade sound stage that is highly advantageous when playing various FPS games, allowing you to hear sounds further away with greater clarity, giving you a competitive edge. Having enemies get the jump on you will be a thing of the past as you’ll be able to pinpoint their location well before you see them.

The Cloud Revolver S features Dolby Surround 7.1 audio technology which uses digital signal processing (DSP) to create an audio experience more akin to a home theatre than to traditional headphones. Once you’ve seen how useful 7.1 surround sound is, you’ll never want to go back to wearing a conventional headset again. If you’re serious about gaming and want to have a competitive edge over your opponents, then be sure to grab a headset from our fantastic Cloud line.

Nicole is a fan of gaming, music, and movies. Feel free to reach her at nicole.castillo@allgamers.com for questions, concerns, or just good music and movie recommendations!

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