How To Test Surround Sound Headphones

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Surround sound gives you a richer and deeper audio listening experience to your PC. In other words, it is more immersive. In order to get the most optimal listening experience you can configure and test your surround sound headphones.

If you want to know how to test surround sound headphones then you are in the right place. In this article, we are going to discuss the ways you can try to test surround sound headphones.

What should you do?

If you want to know how to test surround sound headphones then go through the pointers given below.

  1. Video games that comes with good sound mixing will give you a good reference for the 3D positioning capabilities of your headset. Choose something that makes constant noise like gunfire. Now stand your character at a reasonable distance so that you are able to hear the sound element clearly. Start rotating your character slowly and listen to the sound. Most of the headphones will give you a good right and left stereo image. But if you use a good headphone with great soundstage then it will provide you with a smooth pan across your ears with no gaps. This will help you to tell whether the sound is behind or in front of you.


  1. You can also get a very good reference when you try this out with HRTF and ASMR.

The best way to test surround headphones is to rely on your own ears. The experience may vary from person to person as we have different ear canals and heads.

Now that you know how to test surround sound headphones, hopefully, you will be able to do it properly. If you wish to get the best listening experience then the effort is totally worth it.

Hi, I'm Red, the Chief Editor of Red Diamond Audio.