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Roccat Kave Solid 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset

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  • Real 5.1 surround Sound
  • Solid Aluminimum Hinges
  • Dual Sound Profile
  • Microphone with mute Led
  • Comfortable Earcups

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Technical Details
BrandRoccat
Item Weight998 g
Product Dimensions34 x 25.4 x 13.5 cm
Item model numberROC-14-500
SeriesKave
ColorBlack
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows
Lithium Battery Weight40 Grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB00275C2L6
Best Sellers Rank 14,998 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight998 g
Date First Available28 July 2009
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Experience the storm surrounding gamers' ears

Stunning 5.1 surround sound headset with LED microphone
Stunning 5.1 surround sound headset with LED microphone

The difference between a great gamer and the rest is one who can react quicker. Imagine that you are within the heat of battle, you need to hear every movement, every reload your opponent makes, even before you can actually see them. Knowing the position of your enemy is the difference between getting a frag and you getting fragged. True gamers know that realistic 3D surround sound provides you with strategic information generated by your opponent's movements, so you can execute your next move. To truly experience the adrenaline soaked anticipation of gaming, the ROCCAT Kave is the next evolution for gamers, the next piece of their gaming arsenal.

The ROCCAT Kave Gaming Headset features full 5.1 real surround sound so that gamers can experience every footstep or explosion as if they were in the real world. Now imagine a headset, not with simulated, but with very real 40mm speakers plus an additional vibration unit, arranged at a 12° angle, embedded into each ear cup. This high quality technology will provide gamers with a rich, detailed, realistic gaming environment to further bring these digital worlds to life.

Headband with three pads for precise comfort
Headband with three pads for precise comfort

Hear your opponents coming, watch them fall

Do you enjoy playing first person shooters with headphones? Well, ROCCAT knows that gamers want to hear every sound that happens in their environment as it can be the difference between winning or losing. So if you have asked yourself the question "Where is he?" before, with the ROCCAT Kave you won't have to ever again. A true gaming advantage, because no matter which game you play, you will hear opponents coming from behind or from the sides. So make your opponent's day a little bit worse and yours a lot better and take the next step to becoming a gaming legend.

Sometimes, working as a team is the only way to accomplish a mission and to do so you need clear communication. Included with the ROCCAT Kave is a fully rotatable and completely removable microphone. For the times that you do not wish to accidently giving away information, you can be absolutely certain that communication lines are closed as the ROCCAT Kave microphone comes with a illumination mute LED. This way you can tell whether the microphone is muted, easily as never before.

Hear the noise, feel the comfort

The ROCCAT Kave has been ergonomically designed to ensure that gamers can play in comfort. The three tier bedded pads, equally distribute weight so that the headset is perfectly positioned to maximise the audio effect. The ROCCAT Kave is a solidly made headset with aluminium hinges, to allow for heavy duty gaming that all gamers demand of their audio hardware. To further enhance the luxuriousness of the headset, each ear cup is hand-sewn with soft material to make the comfortable experience even more amazing. The earphones surround the ear which aids in external noise cancelling, so that gamers hear what is most important to them - their opponents.

The ROCCAT Kave has the added ability to switch sound profiles so that you can choose between game and movie sound. So whether you wish to watch a movie or start an intensive gaming session you can select the optimum profile to maximise the surround sound. This becomes even more important, as due to the portable foldable design of the Kave headset, you can safely and conveniently take your headset with you whether that is to your next gaming LAN or simply on the road.

Control Your Audio Experience With ROCCAT

As with other ROCCAT products the Kave has been designed for maximised comfort and functionality. The Tip'n'Control Desktop Remote can be placed firmly on your desktop to control the extraordinary functions of this stunning headset. You can manage over-all volume, as well as separately control the center, front, rear volume and bass. You can even switch between the sound-profiles or select the mute functionality. The desktop control enables you to adjust and configure the Kave headset to any situation, where and how you need it to.

Box Contains

  • ROCCAT Kave – Solid 5.1 Gaming Headset
  • Tip’n’Control Desktop Remote
  • Inari Case Mission Book with ROCCAT ID Card
  • Quick Installation Guide / User Manual (PDF)


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    After coming back to PC gaming after a stint on consoles, I tried to get by with my Turtle Beach X41 headphones for a while. And all though they did work, it was too much messing about with audio output settings and microphone extension cables each time I wanted to use them. This quickly stopped me bothering with them so I decided on a dedicated set of PC gaming headphones. These seemed to fit my requirements, and also looked very reserved in their design. I liked the simple matt black look.

    I liked the idea of trying real 5.1 sound instead of psychoacoustics (like my X41 have), and the build quality and sound quality (from the reviews) seemed to be ahead of the asking price so I decided to buy them. I read the negative comments with as much attention as I did the positive ones, so I was ready for what to watch out for.

    I was impressed with the build quality when I got them out the box. I knew they were going to be heavy, but I was happy to accept that as a caveat to wanting multiple high quality drivers per can. A total of 6 high quality drivers is going to add some heft. All seems to me made to the typical high standard we could expect from a German company. I like that the hinges are made out of aluminium instead of plastic for example. It looks and feels built to last.

    As I was using on-board sound, I was ready for some cross talk interference. When I first plugged these in, that is exactly what I got in abundance. It was alarmingly loud. But after a reboot, it all went away so don't judge these until you have plugged these in, let Windows do it's auto driver thing and then a re-start. If with your setup this still leaves you with noise, I recommend a cheap USB 5.1 sound card. A quick search on this web site for just that will quickly find you one.
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    Okay, So I just purchased these and they arrived within one day !
    No installation necessary all though it does come with some, if you wish but it is generally a plug and play device.

    ''Comfort'' After wearing these head phones they are the most comfortable pair of head phones I've ever worn, and I've had a pair of TRITTON headphones.
    These have great padding around the headset, the ear cups literally cup your ear's making sure no sound comes out, however the headset is a bit on the heavy side, but this does not bother me as I'm used to gaming head phones. These ear cups literally grip like a plunger sucking on to your ear !!!! the world outside disappears and the gaming world begins. ''

    ''Style'' I actually do not like the style, but what i do like is the little audio controller, it reminds me of the gadgets of the 1980's to 1990's. it has a retro feel to it, and it just looks great !!!!, The head set and audio have some Blue LED'S not a lot, but enough for indication, the general headphones them self's actually follow a simplistic style, which is great, if your wanting a great set of headphones, that aren't complicated with to many buttons, and adjustments.''

    ''feature's''This headset, has a nice little mute feature and when you are in mute mode, your microphone lights up to say that you are muted. Another feature is that you can change your bass, front and rear speakers, also centre... to any volume you wish. I found this very use full in game, you also have predefined sets for game, and movie's, you can also adjust your headset for larger/smaller head sizes, it has a nice little number indicator so that both sides can be equal.
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    Absolutely incredible headset..for the first few months. After that the wires will begin to twist on their own and become really annoying and frustrating to untangle. Not to mention a mere 2 months after purchase, the right earcup snapped. I take very good care of my headsets and was very surprised that even though the headset appeared to be very well built, it was in fact quite fragile. If you do purchase this, be very careful with it. I taped my right earcup and continued to use the headset up until about last week when the microphone stopped working with absolutely no warning signs or reasons. I still don't know why this is.

    The sound quality is fantastic, even with onboard soundcards. Both music and games sounded very good, the total of 6 speakers gives incredibly refined sound. The desk unit is extremely helpful and a lot sturdier than the headset itself. I wish that more headsets in this price range had features like this, it really made this headset a charm to use. If it wasn't for the terrible problems I have had with it, this would be 5/5 stars. Just be careful with those earcups if you get this headset...
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    First things first - this thing is bigger than I was expecting. I know that to fit two 40mm speaker drivers in each ear takes a lot of room, but I wasn't prepared for two headphones the size of tea cups.

    Still, this provides the best sound I've ever heard out of a pair of headphones. They're not quite as good for music as even a pair of earbuds, which are portable and give slightly cleaner sound (this has problems with the mid-range which you can hear in the vocals) but for gaming, I don't know if these can be beaten.

    The sound is almost perfect. There's no background hiss, the bass is sometimes so powerful that the headset vibrates and the surround sound is very distinct. Voices are perfectly clear when gaming - Dishonored is one of the most wordy games of late and the voice acting definitely shone when I played with these headphones. The whispering of the spells really feels like it's coming from inside your head, not from speakers over your ears.

    The earcups themselves aren't noise-cancelling as such. My computer is quite loud, and when there's no sound being played through the speakers it does leak through. However when you play sound through them, which you'll probably spend quite a bit of time doing, it seems to mask outside noises easily, to the point where I can't hear people in the same room as me talking.

    Overall, sound is excellent. I only have a fairly basic integrated sound card on an old motherboard, but that doesn't seem to faze this beauty at all. I can only imagine what they're like with a newer codec, or even a dedicated sound card. Whatever sound card you have, go and play Skyrim with these - you'll swear you can feel the wind rushing past your ears!

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    The only real con I can think of is the fit.
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