well, I use Dolby 7.1 now, but it is echoey, and my headset quality isn't great. so I know that if the audio is correctly engineered, it turns out like virtual barber shop, but what I'm asking is can most games give me that, without some kind virtualization.
So you want the sound to be the same way as The Virtual Barber shop? If so select Headphone in the audio options of the game. If the game doesn't have that option select either "2 Speakers or Stereo" and turn off any virtual surround sound that maybe on.