ROCCAT™ Kave – Solid 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
360° Surround Storm Features
REAL 5.1 SURROUND SOUND
with speakers aligned at a 12° angle
MICROPHONE WITH MUTE LED
fully rotatable and completely removable
TIP’N’CONTROL DESKTOP REMOTE
for central management of all volume functions
-with movie and game settings
SOLID ALUMINIUM HINGES
-enabling heavy duty use
ESPECIALLY COMFORTABLE EARCUPS
-featuring external noise cancelling, hand-sewn
ADJUSTABLE VIBRATION UNIT
-for a realistic gaming experience
HEADBAND WITH THREE PADS
-for equal weight distribution
EASY TO CARRY
-folding and compact design
CENTER/FRONT/REAR DRIVER UNITS
Frequency response: 20~20,000Hz
Max. SPL at 1KHz: 114±3dB
Max. input power: 100mW (30mW)
Drive diameter front: 40mm
Drive diameter rear:
VIBRATION DRIVER UNITS
Frequency response: 20~100Hz ()
Max. input power: 1000mW
Drive diameter: 30mm
Frequency response: 20~18,000Hz
Sensitivity at 1KHz: -36dB
Connection: 4 X 3.5mm jack plug
Input impedance: 10KOhm
Cable length: 3,4m total (2,0m Remote > PC)
Between ear cups and remote 140cm
Between remote and splitter 180cm
Between splitter and PC 20cm
Ok the review begin. It always started with the Alienware m11x. The spec says that m11x come with a 5.1 channel output and sound card. That's when i try to get my hand on some serious good 5.1 channel headphone.
There are lots of choice in the market. But i would say majority of them is not a REAL 5.1 channel headphone. Those are actually 2 channel headphone with emulated 5.1 or even 7.1 channel sound via an external usb sound card. I dont need all that...otherwise my klipsch custom-1 would do fairly good too..
I needed a REAL 5.1 channel headphone...which means 3 speaker on each side of the headphone..and that when i discover Roccat Kave...
This headphone is heavy. Yes heavy. If you wear it the wrong way then it will put stress on certain part of your head. This will make you uncomfortable..however wearing it correctly will make you comfy...The correct wearing style that works for me is to slightly position the top band towards the front and make sure the 3 pad is touching your top of the head to distribute the weight so that the weight is not center on your side of the ear..
The sound is superb with 2 sound profile game and movie but
it is really hard to notice the different so i would just stick with movie mode. The sound is superb when you are playing games taht support 5.1 channel. Watching movie with it is superb however please take note...
1.make sure your player support the 5.1 channel
2. the source is 5.1 channel
And the reason i give it 4.5/5 is because of the vibration and bass..by default you can hear bass and very minor vibration..but then it is not the headphone fault..it is because the crappy on board sound card is not powerful enough...
The fix is simple...get Creative X-FI external 5.1 channel usb sound card. Once your pair Alienware m11x with usb creative x-fi 5.1 channel usb external sound card and roccat kave...It was superb!!!!!
This headphone look great..owning..period..
There is an external control on the Roccat Kave.You can set Center, Front, Rear and Sub directly fron the control. There is also a mute function for the headphone and microphone..
It is a shame that Starcraft 2 now cannot support microphone function. Hopefully Blizzard gonna fix it..Otherwise it will be fun to chat in Battlenet games...
And as ussual i attached the unboxing pictures..:)
Taken using Olympus E3 SLR