Roccat Launches Kave XTD 5.1 Analog Gaming Headset

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    AbjectBlitz Ancient Guru

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    Cant see much change from the old Roccat kave tbh.
     
  3. Gaidax

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    I used to have previous version of those and the change is huge

    1. They got rid of those idiotic hinge things that allowed to compact the earpieces to better carry headset around... and it is a good change because those hinges were made of plastic on the outside wrapping aluminium core and they snapped EASILY, rendering the whole headset useless - I literally had to glue pieces of plastic on top of that to somehow be able to still use the headset.

    The above is literally the reason I had to toss this headset into a fire... First one hinge broke one month after purchase (!), I somehow glued it with some plastic pad thing, and in another two months second one on the other side snapped too and trust me I was VERY careful. Simply plastic was WAY too weak there.


    2. Old Kave 5.1 was HEAVY... like REALLY heavy... and the support pads it had were ****, gaming with it for several hours was torture. Literally had pain in ears and top of my head. I see they improved the pads and if what they say about 25% weight reduction is true, then it is a big improvement too. Hope they fixed the ears pressure part too.


    Other than that, if the sound quality is the same as old Analog Kave 5.1, then coupled with this improvements it should be a kickass headset. Although it's stereo quality is lacking (think music listening), but gaming and positional sound top notch. Bass is good too, but I'm not sure, but they seem to have some sort of vibration engine going on there, which is uncomfortable somewhat.

    If not the two big issues above, which led me to replace Analog Kave 5.1 in about 3 months (fail really), I'd give this headset a solid 4, maybe even 4.5.


    *Edit... also for some reason my post disappeared from the "news" piece... Corruption much?
     
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    signex Ancient Guru

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    I was about to pull the trigger on a Roccat Kave Solid 5.1 but i'll hold on for now.
     

  5. Khronikos

    Khronikos Master Guru

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    LOL, gaming headsets are such Chinese junk I cannot even for the life of me believe people shell out for what amounts to a 10 dollar product upmarked to 100 bucks or more. These are the worst speakers mankind will ever produce.

    Sennheiser and Beyerdynamic exist for a reason you cheapos.

    A good developer's stereo track should make anything 5.1 on your ears completely and utterly obsolete minus a few position cues from the back.
     

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