My history with headphones
I never could keep a pair of headphones in working condition for as long as a year. They would always snap or the wiring would become poor and then i would have to mess with the audio jack in my PC right. This could be down to buying cheap headphones like Technikas. ... Read review
Enjoy superior sound when you use the Roccat Kave XTD Gaming Headset . Offering 5.1 ... more
channel surround sound with powerful drivers, you'll be able to get the best from your game audio, whether it's a soaring soundtrack, the deep rumbling of an explosion, or the whistling of shells overhead. High quality sound The Kave XTD offers real 5.1 surround sound with three driver units per earcup. The headset includes four 40 mm drivers and two 30 mm rumble units which provide fantastic sound quality for awesome in-game audio. There are preset modes which you can toggle between, letting you easily alter the sound whether you're playing your favourite game or settling down to a movie. Mic The built-in microphone picks up your voice clearly, so you can bark out orders to your teammates in crisp and clear quality. The microphone is detachable, and includes an LED indicator to show when your microphone is muted, so you can be sure you won't be heard when you don't want to be. Practical design The lightweight headset had a reworked headband which makes gaming a more comfortable experience, ideal for hardcore gaming sessions. The tangle-proof cable means that you can spend less time setting up your headset and more time with your head in the game. Bluetooth connection The Roccat Smart Link allows you to connect your smartphone to the Kave XTD Gaming Headset using the Bluetooth connection to make a receive calls. Audio remote The Kave XTD includes a desktop remote which has multi-channel speaker ports, which allows you to set up your speaker system to your remote. Toggle between the headset and your speakers depending on your needs. The soundcard is built into the remote, allowing you to enjoy interference-free sound without sacrificing any more of your PC's ports. For serious in-game audio with a robust design, consider the Roccat Kave XTD Gaming Headset - the perfect partner for your gaming PC.
With its overhead headset design, the Roccat Kave 5.1Ch Surround Sound Gaming Headset ... more
ushers you into the ultimate live gaming experience and will literally make you part of the game! Jam-packed with features Features like fully rotatable and removable microphone with mute LED, Tip'n Control desktop remote to centrally manage all your volume functions and the Dual Sound Profile with movie and game settings, this feature-packed gaming headset will add a new dimension to your game. Perfect design The comfortable earcups and the headband with three pads for equal weight distribution add to the quality of the headset, complemented by a folding easy-to-carry compact design. Boasting 360° sound and adjustable vibration unit, the Roccat Kave 5.1Ch Surround Sound Gaming Headset provides you with an advantage over all your rivals, and escorts you right into the core of the game!
REAL Surround sound. Sounds amazing in games. Lots of extra functions. Comfortable earpads
Weights 1.1kg making it quite heavy. Need dedicated 5.1 sound card to use features.
"...me to check out the Roccat kaves. They've made some good things in the past and currently seem to sell their products in Europe. I searched and searched, i looked for comparisons between the Gamecom 777s and the Roccat Kaves. And to my amazement there were quite a lot of forums discussing these two headsets. I knew i was looking at two of the best headsets around. Now some of you might disagree but in my opinion this is what i've found out.
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A desert eagle isn't worth its fancy name, if you don't know where to aim. Imagine your advantage within the heat of the 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.That also goes for the ROCCAT Kave. With the Tip 'N' control desktop remote, you receive a tool with extraordinary functions. Designed for maximized comfort and functionality, it can be placed firmly on your desktop. Beside the over-all volume, you can separately control the center, front and rear volume as well as the bass. You can even switch between the sound-profiles.Thanks to the microphone with mute LED, the times of accidentally giving away information are over. Due to the illumination on the micro itself, you can tell whether the micro is muted. Furthermore, you can switch between the sound-profiles. You can choose between game and movie sound.Great attention has been paid to convenience while wearing the Kave. The headband contains 3 separately bedded pads, which guarantee an equal weight distribution. The generous earcups are hand-sewn and especially comfortable, featuring external noise canceling. The Kave is foldable and of compact design, it's safe and easy to carry.