Summary: The Roccat Kave XTD is a good PC gaming headset that has a lot to offer. However, it is only good for specific cases of use. Whereas many gaming headsets are viable in many situations, the Kave XTD will live on your desk.
Pros: The built-in sound card provides an excellent 5.1 surround-sound experience.
Cons: While active noise-canceling headphones aren't exactly necessary, we feel the Kave XTD's ear cups could block outside noise better.
Excerpt: The ROCCAT Kave is a large, funky and complex looking headset that packs in some fancy features that are designed to appeal to a gamer’s heart. We took the set for a spin and came back pretty darn impressed, but also somewhat disappointed. What was the set like? Let’s find out.
Summary: Final Thoughts
Looking at the Roccat Kave as an overall package, it’s hard not to recommend it. It delivers great sound quality and performance. The construction of the headset is worth noting again.
Pros: – Great audio quality for gaming and just about anything else, – Solid construction and design, Desktop controls are quick and convenient, Removable mic and fold up design makes it a great option for LAN use
Cons: – The headband causes comfort issues after extended use
Excerpt: Aside from visual graphics, audio feedback is one of the most important ways gamers discern information about their gaming world. Audio cues are incredibly important, in fact, during multiplayer first person shooters when enemies are located behind the player or to the side.
Excerpt: ROCCAT is a new player in the US computer peripheral market, but they’ve been around on the European scene for some time. The company is looking to make a big statement with their initial US product lineup, and their first audio offering is the Kave 5.1 analog surround sound headset .
Summary: The ROCCAT Kave headset design is good up to a point. The noisy amplifier, general sound quality and the headband construction is a major let down. The mechanical design is ROCCAT at its best, it is durable, light weight and easily adjustable, however, the rest of the design could do with a bit more...
Pros: True 5.1 surround sound, External USB powered amplifier, Good directional positioning in games compared to price, Good quality microphone, Very good build quality, Microphone mute LED, Light weight
Cons: Music and movie playback sound quality, Coherency issues, Noisy amplifier section, Slightly annoying headband
Excerpt: The ROCCAT Kave are a AWESOME True 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset. Designed for maximized comfort and functionality The headband contains 3 separately bedded pads which guarantee an equal weight distribution. The ear cups ar...
Excerpt: 2 Flares 2 Flares × KitGuru has had the opportunity to test a number of ROCCAT products in the past and have been impressed with their quality and performance. Today we are going to look at the ROCCAT Kave gaming headset that has an impressive specification and feature set.
Conclusion: All in all, the Kave is a fantastic headset. It’s got a few flaws here and there, but for Roccat’s first foray into the headset market, they’ve done just what they did with their other product lines; put the fear into the big boys.
Pros: Great sound quality, Top notch clarity at higher volumes, Looks good, Useful volume control functions
Cons: Bass frequencies not as pronounced as others, Volume control needs volume indicator
Excerpt: Headsets are a very difficult thing to buy. Unlike many other items of hardware they live in that special place reserved for those things that you really have to try to appreciate. Keyboards, Mice and monitors also really need to be used to get a true feel for them.