I've never really thought much into audio. I've got crappy onboard audio and regular speakers. I usually game with the TV on and plenty of background noises (with a few exception for certain games). I've never even considered surround sound, and as long as there aren't problems, choppiness, etc. with onboard stuff, I don't think about it. Basically, I personally haven't forgotten audio, I just never thought about it in the first place.