Recently there have been lots of similar looking gaming style headsets released which quite frankly have all been the same. The headsets are either stereo headsets, or headsets pretending to offer 5.1 or even 7.1 surround sound. While all the companies producing these surround sound headsets will claim that they give you the full surround sound feel, it is at best, virtual and produced digitally. When you stop and think about it, does it seem possible for 5.1 surround sound to be played through 2 speakers? While it may not be truly possible they certainly give it a good go.
Tritton certainly seem to think that there is only one way to produce 5.1 surround sound and that is the same way that home-cinema systems do it. This is to have a speaker or two playing each channel independently, normally giving you the two front speakers, the two rear speakers and a centre speaker, as well as the subwoofer or bass speaker. 7.1 has the additional 'side speakers'. Tritton have in this headset tried to make this a reality by producing a headset which does contain the full 5.1 speaker set-up.
Tritton are a company owned by Mad Catz who aim to bring high-performance consumer electronics and computer peripherals to the market. They are best known for their gaming headsets but specialise in several categories, including Gaming Audio, Mobile Audio, USB Video Technology as well as Bluetooth Technology.