The argument really isn't entirely about whether you can make it out or not but also the ease of doing so. Why strain your eyes doing something on a SD TV that would be easier to me on a HD TV? Also all SD TV's aren't created equal. You seem like a reasonable intelligent person so I am sure you have tweaked your settings etc. to your optimal preference, but everyone's SD TV isn't the same. Your SD TV sounds like a flat screen, while some are not. I don't really understand arguing the benefits of SD vs HD as it would seem obvious. Is SD gaming possible? Yes. Is it optimal? No. The same goes for playing with or without headsets.
Yep. I couldn't game for too long with my old 32 inch LCD TV as I game at arm's length from the screen and the glare made me tired. Had a few changes in my room and I have been using a gaming monitor (LCD technology) and I was spotting players earlier than on my old screen. This was during BO2.
You want unfair advantage? Go get a DSS and it's like having a personal VSAT. The directional sound and awareness will put you on to the next level. You will be owning noobs left and right. Btw, don't go DDS2. Get the DSS1 and it's better than the newer version plus it's cheaper.
All the that amp does is give headphones surround sound. I still don't see the unfair advantage. Did the developers not design the sound in this game (multiplayer included) to be heard in surround sound??
Me too. Its only a hearing advantage compared to someone without using DSS, obviously. It doesn't guarantee success nor do I see it as unfair. I use them because I want the best experience I can get. I don't deny it helps me hear enemy footsteps. Thats an advantage I've been using since WaW SnD. Soundwhore for life.
Today, I played against two opponents who runs around together on Seige. I kept killing both of them and then I heard one of them said "How does he always know where we are?" I just smiled and looked at my DSS.