ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Digital Review – Most gaming headphones such as Storm ceres claim to be immersive and game-changing. The same goes for The ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Digital. However, after spending some quality time with it we found that it actually lives up to that claim and delivers its promise when it comes to sound immersion and great audio.
ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Digital, Enter The Kave
The design of the Kave XTD is smooth and sleek and would appeal to just about any gamer. The headset feels very comfortable, thanks to the leather inner linings and is also robust enough for long gaming sessions. One of the main highlights of this pair of headphones is its media control centre because of the multiple functionality that comes with it. The media control centre allows you to change audio settings from movie to gaming mode instantly with just a push of a button. It also comes with a large volume control knob for easy volume customisation.
On top of that, it even allows you to set the channels on the speaker to change where the sound is being emitted from. In addition to the features mentioned above, it has a SmartLink capability that connects your smartphone to it via Bluetooth so you can also accept incoming calls. This feature is unique because, when you are in a middle of a gaming session, an incoming call would only give you two options, pick up the call, or leave the game. But with the multi-sound card, you can continue your game while you speak on the phone. The software that came with it is no less amazing than its other features. The amount of customisation that it allows you to do is staggering, from audio equalisation, bass control, surround sound, virtual bass threshold, profiles for different set of programs.
However, this can also be a daunting task for users who aren’t used to fine tuning audio settings and can be a tad overwhelming. The possibilities are limitless. In the effort of testing out the performance in a game environment, we tested it in the popular game DoTA 2 (MOBA Game), to which we found that the effects and audio was powerfully rendered and each footstep and spell can be heard without fail. The microphone is amazingly audible, with teammates being able to listen to commands and instructions clearly. All in all, the ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Digital is a powerful headphone built for delivering heart thumping bass, and beautiful audio effects. The price might hinder certain audiences but for those who do purchase this headset, it is a worthwhile investment.
- Deep audio settings
- SmartLink connectivity
- Vast array of features
- Set-up is time consuming
ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Digital Specifications
- Driver Size: 30mm
- Frequency Response: 20~20.000Hz
- Impedance: 32 ohm
- Connector: USB 2.0
- Cable Length: 3.6 metres
- Price: USD $195