As the title suggest I would like to finally get an actual set up to elevate my gaming experience. I mainly play open world and RPG games such as AC, Tomb Raider, and a bit of FPS here and there. I am just a casual gamer and don’t really care much about competitive stuff so I don’t really care about hearing precise footstep or anything but rather looking for a set up that can help to make me feel like I’m inside of the game. I also listen to music quite often and most of them being lofi, chill hop and jazz rap types of music.
So far I’ve set my eyes on the Fidelio X2HR for the headphone but if you guys have any better recommendation I’d love to give it a try. In terms of DAC, I kinda like the idea of virtual 7.1 of the GSX 1000 or the Sound Blasterx G6 but if there’s any alternative that’s cheaper but don’t offer 7.1, I can always use Dolby Access or DTS.
My budget for everything is under 500AUD (around 400usd), I would highly appreciate if you guys could help me with some recommendation.
On as side note, this is quite contradicting to what I’ve said before but some consider virtual 7.1 to sort of destroy the audio of the game, what do you think about this?