I don’t like the Kulo much, but every time I look at it I ask myself, “they can’t be that bad, are they?”, but they are, despite how stunningly it is. At $89, Kulo is supremely overpriced. Just save up and buy the Roccat Kave.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Being a reviewer, it gets complex when you have to write negatively about a company that you know are very good at what they do. But that’s the call of duty that we must adhere to, and it is only sad that Roccat, one of the finest gaming hardware manufacturers, is today facing the other side of the barrel.
Conclusion: A few questions appeared: First, how much of a difference does a soundcard make? Does the onboard sound-card always provide a lower sound quality or not? The last but not least, which combination of sound-card and headphones can produce better sound quality?
Conclusion: The Corsair HS1A made its way to a reference gaming headset of some sort due to its great use comfort and sound clarity, and compared to that the Kulo loses on both categories. To me the learge ear cups of the HS1A, especially combined with the soft fabric finish makes for a much more comfortable using experience. On the sound quality it's the Kulo's certain muddiness that becomes the deciding factor.
Pros: Microphone auto mute, Light and small design
Cons: Ear pad material, Volume controller, Muddy sound quality
Summary: The latest Stereo Gaming Headset from ROCCAT is named Kulo, is very light (suitable for LAN Parties), and comes with an unique feature: the Automatic Mic-Mute; also, the in-line volume control is very handy. Even if it is an on-ear model, it's confortable even after many hours of use.
Conclusion: There are however a few tweaks we would have made to the product. Firstly some way to fold it up would have benefitted LAN gamers and secondly the use of leatherette for an on-ear design isn't ideal. Essentially after any sustained period of use they can begin to stick, something that doesn't occur with fabric pads.
As good an on-ear headset as we have used the Roccat Kulo gives gamers a good alternative to more expensive full sized headsets.