I play a lot of CS:S and CS:GO, so hearing footsteps loud and clear is vital for me. Currently I do have a 7.1 headset (Plantronics GameCom 780, 2 speakers but it came with Dolby Headphone paired with a Dolby Pro Logic IIx decoder so I can hear virtual 7.1 surround sound). The surround sound is great on that headset, but I recently got a pair of headphones that I'd rather use.
Unfortunately my Sound Blaster Audigy SE completely blows, it gives me no surround sound and doesn't have any sort of Dolby Surround software.
Does anyone know of a sound card that can give me amazing 7.1 surround sound on my headphones? It needs to either be PCI or USB, I don't have an available PCI-E x1 slot open :/