Question 7.1 Surround Sound durability for non-native surround sound applications

archsergentdornan

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Sep 10, 2017
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I'm thinking about buying a HyperX Cloud 2 headset as they're one of the highest rated gaming headsets on the market. But I heard a rumor that using a 7.1 Surround Sound setup (Headset or speakers) for something that doesn't properly support surround sound (like some older games/console ports or even music) can damage the speakers or shorten the overall life span of the unit.

I don't know if this is true and my only source is a infuriatingly vague on the subject. I looked at the setup manual for the Cloud 2 and saw no mention of such issues anywhere.

Does anyone know if there is any truth to it or is it just another internet myth?
 

Gam3r01

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Ive never heard that, not even once.
Get the Cloud IIs if youre interested, they are a nice headset and work well along with being comfortable.
The 7.1 comes form the USB sound card anyway, so it simulates 7.1 audio no matter the source.
 

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