Product on review: ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Digital
Manufacturer & Sponsor: ROCCAT
Street Price: £155 inc VAT
ROCCAT have become a common name amongst gamers, for some it may be strange to think that it has been 5 years since the release of the Kone mouse. Through cutting edge innovation and marked improvement, it wasn't long before ROCCAT ventured into the realm of gaming audio, delivering what is, arguably, considered one of the best 'real' 5.1 surround gaming headsets, the Kave. That was now 2 years ago.
Today we look at the successor, the Kave XTD 5.1 Digital, rebuilt from the ground up to make improvements upon the original. Amongst various changes such as using USB and a semi discrete audio processor, a concern many hold over 'real' surround headsets is the weight, after all, you have to fit in three times the amount of audio drivers. The Kave XTD comes in at 335g, close to 25% lighter than the original which will be a welcome change. Let's move on and take at some of the other new features.
Overview by ROCCAT
Our mission: to take the most successful surround sound gaming headset ever created and rebuild it from the ground up, adding game-changing innovations and performance-improving refinements. Mission accomplished. The next generation Kave XTD 5.1 Digital is a legend in the making, with remastered real 5.1 surround sound, enhanced comfort and an upgraded, robust design. What sets the Kave XTD 5.1 Digital miles apart and leaves its rivals in the dust is its feature-packed desktop remote, which works as an audio command center. Containing ROCCAT-pioneered smartphone to headset Bluetooth pairing, a premium-quality, multi-channel integrated sound card, comprehensive audio controls and heaps more, the desktop remote complements the headset perfectly to provide a gaming audio solution of unprecedented quality and innovation – leaving NO SOUND UNHEARD.