While using a headset, depending on the type of headset of course, you can be projected right into the game. The CoolerMaster Storm Sirius 5.1 Gaming Headset does just that, puts you right into the game. Most games will support a 5.1 surround sound audio setup. I have used the Storm Sirius in multiple games such as Left4Dead, Left4Dead 2, and Battlefield Bad Company 2 and in all of the games I have seen an improvement in my gaming experience and abilities. I have found that during the gameplay across different titles I was able to hear things in the game such as people or things coming up to me much quicker than when I use a surround sound speaker system.