So I bought myself 2 speakers and a subwoofer and was playing a game. Its not a big subwoofer, but gun shots and explosions sound amazing nonetheless.
The game I was playing was Crysis 1 and at some point I was shooting at 2 north koreans while I heard a third one shouting something right behind me. I actually got scared for a second since I never had any sort of surround devices and I looked back, then I realized its the game, turned my character back and shot him.
The subwoofer is under the desk in front of me, as are the speakers (well, the speakers are ON the desk). My guess is the bass of his voice traveled behind me since the subwoofer sounds bounce around walls?
Is that what happened, or am I crazy? I will have to try it again but havent gotten around it yet. Anyone knows how to explain?
PS: I know that stereo sound can still give you a decent aproximation of where the sounds behind you are coming from, but that was different because I heard it like someone was right behind me in the real world.