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.
Excerpt: Over the past few years Roccat have been slowly increasing their product catalogue and during that time we have reviewed a number of their products from the original Kone mouse to the recently released Kova[+] just last month. On each occasion we have been impressed by the quality of their products with the Kone[+] scoring 10/10 overall before becoming our mouse of choice for everyday use and gaming.
Excerpt: In the four years that Roccat have been producing gaming hardware they've stormed the market with some of the highest quality peripherals around. Here at OC3D we've reviewed most of the Roccat range and found them all to be worthy of a place on any shortlist.
Conclusion: This is a solid little headset that will sit nicely underneath the Kave in Roccat’s lineup, in terms of performance and price. It’s got plenty of features to get people interested and its nice angular lines and strong construction give it a professional feel as well as a bit of a gamer edge.
Pros: Solid sound output, Good stereo mix, Mic is clear and auto mute is nice, Looks great, Good price point
Cons: Could do with its own volume boosting ability, Gets a bit muddied when lots going on