Summary: An interesting headset on the market. There are probably better options, but this one works well for the price.
Pros: It has individual 8mm jacks for your surround sound outputs on your high-end audio card. There are individual speakers inside the cup for each surround element. Sounds decent overall. The surround quality in games is far superior to virtual surround on stereo headphones. Music sounds good too. Definitely a good value at $100.
Cons: First pair broke where the hinge is after a few months. Free replacement though. Kind of heavy to and not that comfortable to wear.
Summary: They have held up for over a long time and I believe I got my moneys worth.
Pros: 5.1 sound and very good sound quality. I have had them over a year now and still working great. has a nice long cord.
Cons: I have had 2 problems with them.... since I wear them a lot I had to add padding to the headband because my head would get a red square on it ( I do have a large head so that may have something to do with it). The other problem was with the in line volume control, at random times the sound would keep getting louder and louder without me adjusting it. I fixed this by opening up the in line device and ripping out the volume control inside, so now I just use the volume c...
Summary: i didn't purchase my headset from the egg. I bought mine from a brick and mortar and have since moved to where there just happens to be no stores within a few hundred miles, just my luck. I loved this headset when I first bought it. The sound was amazing the bass and surround sound is just awesome. But over time the problems began to shine through. loose sub in the right ear and the weight of the headset leaving those indentations on my head just plain out suck.
Pros: Pretty upset with Roccat. Can't say anything good about them right now.
Cons: These things are heavy! They are built like a tank and weigh almost as much. After long nights of gaming they will leave indentations across the top of your head that won't go away for a couple of days. If you wear a hat it's no problem but if you rock them without one you'll have a sore head after just a few days of use. The warranty system Roccat employs is a complete joke. I've emailed them repeatedly and have gotten no response. I have a loose sub in the right ear...
Summary: They are a bit heavy but I have a thick neck so maybe thats a prequisite. Play BF4 for hours in perfect comfort.
Pros: Last reviewed these 2/24/2013 and happy to say after dropping them dozens of times , spills, etc. they are still going as strong as the day I took them out of the box. Do not know what the negative reviewers here are doing wrong but..after owning several high end sets this is the most durable I have encountered.
Summary: I alreadty have one of these for my tower, but I decided to buy one for my media server to take advantage of surround sound without disturbing others.
Pros: Takes advantage of surround sound without disturbing others So far, solid build Control module is robust and nicer than other 5.1 headsets that just hang off your head when in use Don't need a lot of output power to drive the speakers for a good level of sound
Summary: I e-mailed them about this issue and they said I could return it and they would take a look at it. Haven't got around to that yet. They don't do cross shipping so who know how long I would be out of a headset. Other than that the service at least seemed decent.
Pros: Speakers are nice quality. Build quality is great
Cons: Mic on this is junk, my brother and myself both have a pair of these and they both sound like junk. They worked great for about 2-3 months and then started having issues with them. Mic was static, had to rotate the removable mic counter clockwise to get it to work, rotating it clockwise would not work at all. I'm sure they are not all like this. If it wasn't for this I would recommend them
Great Headset for gaming but terrible build quaility
David B., Newegg
9 November 2014
Summary: I really hope Roccat will address this issue with the ear cups breaking. It seems many people are having this issue. Until then I will find a different headset manufacture that products will last more than 8 months until breaking.
Pros: -Pretty good sound quality for the price you are paying. -Easy to install -Pretty comfortable -Very Good customer service
Cons: - Terrible build quality!!! This is my second pair of kave's and they both broke the same exact way. The left ear cup where it makes the connection with the head band broke. This has happen twice now. It is connected together with this cheap plastic that will crack and eventually you will have a dangling ear cup and you can't hear anything. I don't care how delicate you are whit them they will break with basic use. - Mic is junk. I sent them and email about it and the...
Summary: Being that this is what the statement for the warranty on the product is on their website, I am slightly unsure if Newegg or Roccat will be the one to try to resolve the issue first. Warranty This product is supplied with a limited warranty of two years. If this product exhibits a defect within the warranty period then ROCCAT GmbH may repair or replace the fault product at its own discretion.
Pros: Great sound, nice mic quality, better than most of my other headsets that I have purchased. This is the second one I purchased, the other was destroyed due to a cat getting caught in the wires. The previous device I would give a 4/5, 9/10, etc..and that is how I felt about this one as well..until recently. I would give this a 4/5, but due to a defect in the following section I have rated it a 2/5. It has not been a full year that I have owned this device.
Cons: The one that I just purchased in April, 2014 is showing some issues now. The front right speaker is almost muted, while the other speakers work perfectly fine. While testing to see what the issue could be, I found that the slider was in fact the culprit. When I keep pushing the Front volume slider to the top it will stay at full volume, however when I release it the volume will return to about a 10.
Cons: its heavy and things like that yeah yeah but the biggest problem about this thing is that the sound had non stop issues from what im guessing was software bugs and after only a couple months the piece that holds the ear piece on one side actually broke and now the ear piece just dangles and i couldnt wear the thing if i wanted to