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Roccat KAVE 5.1 Gaming Real 5.1 Surround Sound Headset (ROC-14-500-AS)

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Rated #463 in Over-Ear
Cons:
“Sound”

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Pros: Comfort, build quality

Cons: Sound

I had to use these at work for a while (which meant putting away my DT990 in a drawer).


Immediately I was impressed by the build quality, the weight of them instilled a high level of confidence.

On the head, they felt comfortable considering the heavy weight, but the clamping pressure was slightly too high. Not deal-breakingly so however.

 

Then I plugged them in and proceeded with various listening (music, video (youtube) and gaming).

At music they were just awful. Almost no redeeming qualities.

Video has a strange spacial quality to the sound that was rather distracting. Even after playing around with the 5.1/stereo settings it always sounded strange.

 

Treble was like mushy tin foil: Especially the 'rear' drivers sounded like the headphones you get on a plane.

Mid range was recessed, thin and lower resolution than a Koss PortaPro.

Bass was somewhat acceptable. There was no 'boom' or significant bleed into the mids and the extension was pleasing. Perhaps this was the only redeeming feature.

 

5.1 directionality for gaming was marginally better than my DT990, but with the reduced sound quality I absolutely couldn't stand gaming with these, as the sound quality/timbre changed drastically as sound moved from the front to rear speakers which was annoying to say the least.

 

This is an older headest, but I hope to prevent someone from thinking they're getting a good deal if they see these cheap for 2nd hand, thereby making the world a slightly better place for someone somewhere.

Roccat KAVE 5.1 Gaming Real 5.1 Surround Sound Headset (ROC-14-500-AS)
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360 Degree Real 5.1 Surround Strom for your ears, Imagine your advantage within the heat of battle when you exactly hear where your opponents are before you can actually see them. Knowing the position of your enemy is half the frag. Realistic 3D surround sound makes you locate your opponents easily by the noise they generate. The desktop control enables you to adjust to situations quickly with sound and microphone mute buttons and volume control for different channels.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandRoccat
EAN4250288190412
FeatureAdjustable Vibration Unit, for a realistic gaming experience
Height13.4 inches
Length5.3 inches
Weight2.2 pounds
Width9.9 inches
LabelRoccat
List Price$109.99
ManufacturerRoccat
ModelROC-14-500-AS
MPNROC-14-500-AS
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameCOMPUTER_INPUT_DEVICE
PublisherRoccat
StudioRoccat
TitleRoccat KAVE 5.1 Gaming Real 5.1 Surround Sound Headset (ROC-14-500-AS)
Product Type Subcategory2300799
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