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Roccat-kave-solid-5-1.34266830
7.2 out of 10

ROCCAT Kave Solid 5.1

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Overall 8
8.0

Followup

Anonymous, Newegg
4 July 2014
  • Summary: One gripe, easily fixed, and you get a truly beautiful gaming experience. I'd recommend these. First set had a loose speaker in one of the cups. RMA was painless and extremely fast. But it's what you expect when dealing with the Egg.
  • Pros: Good sound quality and they get more comfortable after a break in period. Even for guys with a big melon like me they stay comfortable for marathon sessions- after they are broken in. Right off the bat, I'd get a few hours but no marathons. Decent price point, excellent at isolating you from external noise while worn. Good mic quality. I haven't had the problem some have with the mic becoming loose. The unit seems solid.
  • Cons: Susceptible to line noise is the best way I can describe it. If the cord is too close to the cell phone or wireless home phone, you get a background hum. Tested against a backup set of cans I use that cost 1/3 the price, in the same ZX sound card and no hum under same cord conditions. Minor gripe but these are priced at over $100 and it's irritating.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty Dang Good

Steven A., Newegg
20 June 2014
  • Summary: I have this connected to my sound card and was hyped about the true surround sound, but because of the too much "highs" it over powers the mids (voices and foot steps) even with scout mode on on. This thing could be PERFECT if it could have great mid sound.
  • Pros: -TRUE 5.1 surround sound -Feels solid -Rumble is pretty amazing in games like BF4 where there are tons of explosions, you even feel every bullet being fired from your gun / tanks turrets.
  • Cons: -Even with EQ settings, there is too much emphisis on the highs -No real deep bass (compared to my Creative Sound Blaster Sigma 3D even with EQ settings and it's connected to my Creative Sound Blaster Zx sound card.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Headphones

Oscar C., Newegg
17 June 2014
  • Summary: For the price this is a must have.
  • Pros: For the price and its purpose this headphones are just amazing, the sound quality believe is 4 out of 5, but the strong point is that this are real 5.1, for first person shooters are perfect, you really know what is going on around you. The physical quality is 4 out of 5, the cable attached to the left headphone should be more reinforced.
  • Cons: After a session of 1 hour the weight starts to feel on top of the head, but its just a matter of adjusting them a little to the front or the back and let that point of pressure rest.
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Overall 8
8.0

one of the best

Charles A., Newegg
11 April 2014
  • Summary: have tried MANY 5.1 headsets... all were garbage audio or very poor quality. ALL previous 5.1 headsets were broken within a year. This one outlasted them substantially.... still working well. looking forward to the "Kave XTD Analog".
  • Pros: * high quality * good 5.1 positional audio (FPS titles) * adequate bass * comfortable for long play (once fitted) * good mic
  • Cons: * fit - needed to add extra padding to headband once done headset was very comfortable for extended play. * after two years leather covering earcups disintegrating . foam pads still intact. comfort unaffected.
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Overall 8
8.0

Acceptable

Derek J., Newegg
26 January 2014
  • Summary: I am using the integrated sound from my motherboard (it has a 108db signal to noise ratio) using the EQ and some of the other option I was able to get music to sound just fine. Also I wish the cord was about 2 feet longer on the headphone side of the controller.
  • Pros: The build quality is excellent, metal hinges and sturdy plastic body. The ear cups are deep and the cushioning on them is comfortable even after long periods of use. If you configure your sound card right they sound better than a standard headset even for listening to music, of course these are not going to sound as good as a high end headset as they are best suited for gaming. Speaking of gaming or movie watching they offer a great surround experience that is almost ...
  • Cons: The biggest problem with these is the headband, it is probably the worst design ever. The cushion is divided into 3 pieces that have just a little padding around the edges. This wouldn't be a problem but the band has a odd angle that makes the plastic edge of the cushion dig into your head. In order to wear this headset for a while you will need to set something under the headband. The other complaint I have is as others may have said there is a slight hiss from the a...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good and a product that is worth investing in.

charliechop-mx, Ebay
7 January 2014
  • Summary: Really Good headset, easy to use and looks sweet. headband tends to get uncomfortable after a while but its easy to solve that just by adjusting it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Follow up: REAL Surround Sound is REAL

Michael W., Newegg
1 January 2014
  • Summary: Tips and tricks for optimizing your audio 101: First; Go into your Control Panel and then Sound. Right-click on the audio device the headset is connected to and run the basic configuration wizard. Full-range everything, and 5.1 (or 7.1 as virtualization works better on 5.1 than 2.0), and then right-click and select properties. Tune to the highest sample rates it'll allow, and apply/okay. Second; Go to your custom sound software for your audio device.
  • 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: You can throw all the audio warping bells and whistles of Dolby Headphones and Virtual 7.1 surround you want at Stereo, the sound will still come from a stereo source but warped to emulate the audio effect of a surround sound system. Only true sources of audio can recreate true-to-life surround sound experiences. I just wish they were higher quality.
  • 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 The earcup cushions completely wrap around my rather large ears(3.25"). This has never happened before with any other headset that I have tested, not made by Sennheiser. +2 True directional surround sound from a multi-speaker array inside each earcup does provide re...
  • 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 8
8.0

One of the better headsets

Blong Y., Newegg
3 November 2013
  • Summary: It took me about 30~60 minutes to get the audio balanced in the from speakers, center speakers and what not.
  • Pros: - Feels durable and expensive. - Great audio quality
  • Cons: - Heavy, but durable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good microphone and sound. Uncomfortable headband. Heavy. Ear-cups closed.

orindalgo, Ebay
8 April 2013
  • Summary: This headset have nice microphone and good sound. Bass is good to, thanks to used vibration units. Actually bass is the best from what I hear in my life from headphones. But some people don't like it. They have a dark side too. The heavy headset with uncomfortable headband creating bad impression. Ear-cups have closed design. So headband require manual improvement for convenience.
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