The Corsair Vengeance 2000 headset suffers tremendously from inherently flawed drivers that mangle surround sound. The hardware and stereo quality are at least commendable, but these can't justify the $150 asking price on their own.
The Shock One headset features good all round sound and directionality with its DTS Surround Sensation. While it might not have the best comfort or sound out of the box, it has definitely become a real joy to use after some tweaking.
The Logitech G930 headset is an improvement on the G35's in every way. Not only does the wireless feature work well, the ability to tweak the individual sound level of each of the virtual speakers takes this headset to the next level.
A lightweight contender with excellent sound quality and spatialization for native 5.1/7.1 sources, the SB Arena Surround's game compatibility suffers from what can only be described as an oversight in the Windows Speaker Config panel.
Deficient only in its ability to upmix stereo content, Razer's Megalodon is the clear winner in the personal surround sound arms race. The headset's attention to comfort, sound quality, game compatibility and tournament readiness leave little else to be desired.
Although Logitech's first foray into surround sound headsets sounds incredible, compatibility issues with certain games and the lack of fine-grained control seen in every other G-series product leaves a lot to be desired for the asking price.
Creative HS-1200 takes on the world of wireless gaming sound hits a lot of strong spots (weight, comfort, ease of use, surround options with OpenAL), but still needs work in some areas and is not a good general-use replacement.
The AXPC is a great gaming headset for gamers that offers true 5.1 surround sound over a single cable without breaking the bank, although it may not be fully compatible with all the latest OpenAL games at this point in time.