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7.6 out of 10

ROCCAT Kave Solid 5.1

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Reviews and Problems with ROCCAT Kave Solid 5.1

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Overall 10
10

Really good headset for the price

Patricio R., Newegg
19 February 2014
  • Pros: Packaging, good sound, 5.1 feels real, the remote control is a nice, long wires, easy to connect, comfortable, good quality.
  • Cons: none.
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Overall 8
8.0

Follow up: REAL Surround Sound is REAL

Michael W., Newegg
1 January 2014
  • Pros: After more time to configure the audio output, I've determined that the highest quality audio attainable is achieved by making sure Windows sees all the speakers as full-range speakers. This will drastically reduce the responsiveness of the Bass-Reflex vibration drivers, however they will still respond to dedicated bass signals. You can play around with which speakers are set to full-range and which are set to small in order to get more reactive vibration instead, and...
  • Cons: As a counter-point to the change in audio quality, the discomfort factor has finally taken it's toll. I've used a flat-head screw driver to pop off the three headband pads, and inspite of the screw stumps that stick out about 2mm from the band I have glued a 1/2" thick strip of standard grey insulation foam left over from my window AC unit. So much better than what was used, and likely cheaper to implement than that ridiculous concept of a headband. Please ROCCAT, if ...
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Overall 8
8.0

REAL Surround Sound is REAL

Michael W., Newegg
2 December 2013
  • Summary: This price for 3 pairs of 40mm drivers doesn't leave much room for quality. Don't get me wrong, this is on par with both the Tritton 5.1 and Tiamat 7.1 in terms of audio quality, but compared to the individual drivers of something as inexpensive as the Arctic Sound P301 (I reviewed that too, same name), the audio quality is just short of what I consider standard.
  • Pros: Let me start this off with the simple fact I have a rather large head. Not the biggest ever, but at 6'4" tall, my head is slightly larger than normal for my height. At full extension, it fits perfectly. +1
  • Cons: Heavy, but to be expected due to multi-speaker configuration. This wouldn't be a problem though if the headband and it's padding had been better designed. It's unique, and I can see why it would work in theory, however there is no flexibility in the design. Again, I have a large head, so this tends to flatten headbands and thus the apex of my scalp is all that the headset rests on. This creates a pressure point that just gets annoying after a while. I'll have to shape...
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Overall 10
10

Best headset I've ever owned

KEITH K., Newegg
27 July 2013
  • Pros: 4+ years of trouble free use and counting. These are extremely comfortable, no squeeze, no aches/pain on the head, crystal clear audio, accurate surround sound for gaming and excellent for Skyping. I've never had one person complain about the quality of my voice, and I don't recall anyone sneaking up behind me without me hearing them in Battlefield play.
  • Cons: None after 4+ years of use.
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Overall 10
10

I don't always pay $130 for a headset...

Anonymous, Newegg
19 July 2013
  • Summary: **Make sure your mic is on the left when you put them on, don't be a derp like me**
  • Pros: ...But when I do, Roccat delivers one of the best computer peripherals I've ever purchased. Seriously, this headset is amazing. I've compared this to $100+ studio headphones and these were better on every occasion.
  • Cons: The only con I could possibly imagine was something that turned out to be my fault. This headset is molded in such a way that it rests extremely comfortably on your head... if you wear them the correct way. There is a L and R on the inside of the phones that I neglected to see for the first 6 months of owning these, and they were slightly uncomfortable in that manner.
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Overall 4
4.0

Look for other headsets

Gregg B., Newegg
29 March 2013
  • Pros: The sound is superb. This headset has had the best sound of any headset I have used to date.
  • Cons: It is heavy, no doubt about that. There are also 3 pressure points that it uses to rest on your head, instead of a normal cushioned band like other headsets use. Now these two aspects together and a recipe for disaster. For prolonged periods of gaming I get headaches a lot. And as all gamers know, comfort is a huge factor.
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Overall 4
4.0

Quite a bit of problems

Thomas S., Newegg
1 December 2012
  • Summary: The headset is pretty freaking heavy.
  • Pros: The sound is fantastic.
  • Cons: There is loads of static and sometimes random buzzing noises in the headset. I believe this is caused by the USB connector, since I changed the USB port as the static cut down but is still there. The first USB port I used was next to my mouse's USB and I could sometimes hear my mouse clicks & scroll wheel through my headset...
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Overall 2
2.0

Just under 5 months

Wendell C., Newegg
5 November 2012
  • Summary: When they were working they were an amazing headset.
  • Pros: Comfortable
  • Cons: Random burst of static in right ear cup when ever I move my head. That means there has to be a short in the cup somewhere.
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Overall 2
2.0

Problems

Wendell C., Newegg
4 November 2012
  • Pros: Comfortable
  • Cons: Having random bursts of Static in right ear and starting to happen in left ear. This is after 6 months of use.
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Overall 10
10

Best 5.1 Headset EVER

Keith C., Newegg
4 October 2011
  • Pros: "WARNING" these 5.1 headsets are so good you'll make people rage and get you banned from severs thinking your wallhacking. I play lots of FPS games also RTS, driving, RPG, but mainly FPS. The Kave sounds amazing if you have a dedicated 5.1 or 7.1 sound card. Sound from this headset are crisp and clear for hearing your enemy foot steps from any direction. Left, right, front/center and rear are clearly directional. Never got confused where and when objects were coming f...
  • Cons: Had a slight presser pointed head pain right in the top middle pad area of the headset. I have read some feedback where people also had the same situation as me. Over time pain went away. I guess my head made a callus from wearing these too much. Movies and music they sound nice. It gets the job done but if you an hard core audio file for movies and music i would look elsewhere.
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