Please do give them a shot and let me know what you think. I've heard lots of good things about them! Also, try them for PC gaming! A good open-back set of hi-fi headphones can give an equivalent or even better surround effect than a 7.1 headset. My Sennheisers and AKGs are totally divine for gaming. They sound amazing, and games with good sound engines have very realistic positional audio in straight stereo mode. Also, those Philips 'phones likely sound MUCH better quality-wise than any 7.1 headset ever will. One of my favorite EAX games is Call of Duty 2, and it has insanely good hardware surround audio, as well as some of the best mixed stereo audio ever. Many modern games should take note and make strides to be more like CoD2. Especially some of the later Treyarch-made Call of Duty games. CoD2 is also among the more glitch free EAX games when running on the newer SoundCore 3D-based cards like mine. Some older EAX games are just doomed unless you have X-Fi or older and Windows XP. As it is, I have to enable EAX on Windows 10 by using ALchemy, a middleware from Creative. It emulates the older architecture into a language the ZxR's hardware can process. It's not perfect, but the ZxR is otherwise such a good piece of hardware that I can suffer in a few games to get superior quality from the rest.