Surround Sound advice for my laptop

So I want to have some good surround sound for my laptop for when I play games and such. The pcmcia sound audigy 2 zs notebook looked like the most solid bet for card, but I'm not sure what would make a good 7.1 headphone. Any advice would be appreciated, plus Pyro may give you a little sumthin sumthin in return.

I'm pretty sure that most onboard sound cards for laptops have multispeaker support, which means they would work with surround headphones.

Audigy series is a solid bet however... its just a question of how much power it consumes.

EDIT: I'm a retarded doubleposter.

I vaguly remember someone doing a front page review on some. I think it was Pyro as a matter of fact.

Hmmm a bit of the Goodjering came up with the http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/7519, however it is like a year old and was wondering if there is anything better now?

Looks like The Fly wrote it back when he went under the name of 4tomsm4sher. http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/7519

Here's another thread. http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/1...
Lastly a thread I started myself. http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/1...

shihonage wrote:

I'm pretty sure that most onboard sound cards for laptops have multispeaker support, which means they would work with surround headphones.

I'm pretty sure my audio card in my laptop will not support 5.1 or 7.1 surround. It's a Sigmatel C Major audio card.

Edwin wrote:

Looks like The Fly wrote it back when he went under the name of 4tomsm4sher. http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/7519

Here's another thread. http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/1...
Lastly a thread I started myself. http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/1...

I saw all those but they are kind of old. Is the KY-100 headphones still the best 5.1/7.1 out there? I'm willing to spend up to $150ish on a set of good headphones offering true surround sound. After all I live in barracks and can't have real speakers blasting.

Taco, after owning the Zalman headphones, using the Kinyos at MillionManLan last year, and then moving to a pair of regular 2 channel Sennheisers.. audio tech is at a point where the "surround" part of sound is emulated so well by stereo headphones that it's better to just buy some higher quality nicer headphones and not bother with the "True 5.1" sets.

Honestly, with CMSS3D turned on in my sound options the stereo headphones are better than the Zalmans ever were.

Plus.. you know.. bass response.

If you're willing to spend that much, just visit headphone.com and pick a high rated set in your price range. You pretty much can't go wrong with anything they recommend.

The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro's I bought on the recommendation of a few others here a while back are easily the most amazing set of headphones I've ever listened to, and they were $99.

You can get other headphones that are very well regarded by everyone I talked to when I was looking for headphones for even less money. The Grado SR-60's are about $70 and are generally considered to be the best sounding headphones in that price range.

Lately I've been eyeballing a set of Audio-Technica ATH-A900's but those are above your pricing

If you look around, like headfi.org or the audio forum of Hardocp, you will see that there is really no point to get a "surround" sound headphone. Since they are just marketing gimmick.
The best option is too get some good cans, I got a pair of Sennheisers HD-555 and they are comfortable and a blast to listen to. (I got them for $99 bucks)
For your laptop though, I really think you should consider wireless headphones. Since I don't think the laptop sound cards are that great and won't justify you getting a high quality pair of cans.
I'd vouch for Sennheisers' wireless headphones. I have the RS-120 and love it very much. The range on it is great. The only problem that I have with it is that it turns itself off automatically when there is no sound for 5 min, which is annoying since you will all of a sudden hear a lot of static.