Summary: I had previously ran through 1 to 2 different brands of cheaper headsets a year, none were satisfactory. Then I purchased this headset in 2009, before they were available in the US based on recommendations and referral from several European friends who had been using them. I was so impressed I bugged Roccat for a couple years to make them available in the US, and finally they showed up on my favorite website (Newegg).
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.
Summary: If you're on the fence, or even slightly disheartened by the price, DON'T BE! This is an item that will outlast your current gaming rig. Long after you've moved on to faster gigahertz, bigger terabytes and more shiny shader pipelines, this headset will still be by your side, still sounding amazing.
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.
Summary: Didn't buy the Kave off of newegg. Had to import this from the UK from a diff site. Took about newegg close to 2 years to finally notice Roccat products.
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.
Summary: Very good sound from these and the surround sound is very good. I find though that the pads on the head band tend to become uncomfortable after a while and I need to move the head set every now and then. Would have been better if instead of the pads it was one long pad to spread the weight.
Summary: I bought this to replace a usb headset, a Microsoft LX-3000, which I'd had for years and been happy with. Unfortunately the microphone broke off so I had to look for a replacement, and I searched a hell of a lot before deciding on this. It was either this or the usb version of the Razer Kraken and, having owned a Roccat Kone+, I was assured of the headset's quality, so I went with it, and it came just in time for a lan I was having with friends.