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ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Digital out now
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Default ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Digital out now - 01-30-2014, 13:41 | posts: 21,134 | Location: Guru3D testlab

ROCCAT Studios today announces the availability of the Kave XTD 5.1 Digital gaming headset in Europe and North America. The true 5.1 gaming headset is the flagship version of the new Kave XTD series. ...

ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Digital out now
   
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Default 01-30-2014, 14:06 | posts: 6 | Location: United Kingdom

Hopefully it will be more comfortable than the old Kave model.
   
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"This alignment provides a real not virtual 5.1 surround environment"

A REAL 5.1 surround environment requires 6 REAL sound sources. This headset has 3 speakers. It provides VIRTUAL 5.1. They are setting themselves up for a lawsuit if they are advertising it like that.
   
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Default 01-30-2014, 14:36 | posts: 26,381 | Location: Hampshire UK

You don't need that many speakers for surround. You have 2 ears, 2 large speakers will always be enough. My view on these headsets is well known. The original Kaves were terrible and by far the most uncomfortable out of all the headphones I've tried. They have a lot of improving to do. We'll see.
   
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Default 01-30-2014, 15:28 | posts: 7

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"This alignment provides a real not virtual 5.1 surround environment"

A REAL 5.1 surround environment requires 6 REAL sound sources. This headset has 3 speakers. It provides VIRTUAL 5.1. They are setting themselves up for a lawsuit if they are advertising it like that.
Try reading it properly - its 3 speakers per ear i.e 6 speakers.
i know because i've had tritton AX Pros for 2 years which do the same thing.
yes its not as good as an actual 5.1 system but its good for those without the space for a full speaker setup.
   
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Default 01-30-2014, 15:33 | posts: 5,421 | Location: Michigan,usa

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"This alignment provides a real not virtual 5.1 surround environment"

A REAL 5.1 surround environment requires 6 REAL sound sources. This headset has 3 speakers. It provides VIRTUAL 5.1. They are setting themselves up for a lawsuit if they are advertising it like that.
I must was looking at another headphone then because i thought it said two driver's Neverless you be much better off getting a cheap sound card like a Xonar DG/DGX or U3 and config the sound card or U3 for 5.1 in it panel and windows and then config Dolby headphone to mode 1 for Ref or the other 2 mods, and then getting a pair of superlux headphones.

Because really there only so much things they can do when they make 5.1 headphones with 3 drivers on each cup because of the size of the drivers they use, I know they do this to simulate a 5.1 speaker setup but its not perfect. At their price point you can do much better for your money, Superlux headphones are a good start like their HD660,HD661,HD668 as well their HME660 which has a mic if it needed. As any headphone can be used for gaming, it doesn't has to mention it or say it in it name.

I had my fair share of 5.1 headset's that I have owned in the past, there really isn't so much more they can do for the price you paying for them.

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Default 01-30-2014, 16:42 | posts: 3,966 | Location: Finland

I never understood headphones with many speakers. Since stereo headphones will give you surround as long as it is supported in games/movies whatevs.
   
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Default 01-30-2014, 18:54 | posts: 3,403 | Location: UK

Hopefully Hilbert Hagedoorn will do a review on these soon.
   
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Default 01-30-2014, 19:04 | posts: 42 | Location: Europe

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You don't need that many speakers for surround. You have 2 ears, 2 large speakers will always be enough. My view on these headsets is well known. The original Kaves were terrible and by far the most uncomfortable out of all the headphones I've tried. They have a lot of improving to do. We'll see.
I really liked the original kaves, for gaming they are great, too bad with time something broke and sounded horrible during bass heavy moments.
   
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