Haha, that's an epic case.
I also have to agree on the article. I also have to admit that I'm a bit of a BF3 fan. I guess 300 hours into the game says something about that. The sound in the game is absolutely awesome. The dynamic mixing (HDR Audio) works well most of the time. In the last patch, the footsteps became less defined and harder to tell their direction but it's a minor problem.
I play it with a Logitech X-530 surround system with the War Tapes audio mode. I don't like to play with headphones because I lose surround, and I find that I play worse.
@LogicProbe - Take a look at Gamasutra. They have plenty of articles about sound for video games. Here's a link to one that I read a little while ago. http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/1726 ... undrum.php
One of the great things about the site is that most of the audio articles are written by the people that are making the sound and gives a nice insight into their thought processes.
Check Crysis for some great sound too. Not so much Crysis 2, but 1 and Warhead had some good sound. Spent a little while modding that game and playing with the sound system.