Basic headsets/headphones carry two speakers - left and right, obviously - as well as a microphone for issuing commands. More-expensive models ship with higher-quality components, and spending a touch more brings into play the world of surround sound-toting 'sets - offering 5.1- and 7.1-channel audio via electrical trickery than discrete speakers. Then, at the very top end, are the cool Psyko Labs 5.1s, costing a whopping $299
Speaking of surround sound headsets, Logitech unveiled the top-of-the-line G35 at this year's CES show in Las Vegas. Promising 7.1-channel audio, the company goes so far as to say that 'victory never sounded so good'.
There's only one way to find out if the £100 headset, which encroaches on Razer and Sennheiser territory, can pass muster, so come with me as I take them for a spin.