Review: Roccat brings the boom with Roccat Kave 5.1

Roccat is new to the computer accessory scene so some of you may not have heard of them. But just because they are new does not mean they don’t bring the fire power. With the Roccat Kave 5.1, they bring it in full force. I’ve had this for about a week now and it’s great.

Design

I really love the black on black with some blue LED design. It’s a matt black design with some polish. Also, there are three pads on top where the bend of the headphone is located to evenly distribute the weight. Also, there are numbers written on the side of so you do not have an uneven setup.

The box that controls the settings for both movie and game settings is also designed in its black on black with blue LED design. It has a setting for CENTER, FRONT, REAR, and SUB. The volume control is a rotating dial and a mute button is in the middle of that dial. The mic mute button is also located on this box just below the volume dial.

Usage

When I used this for gaming I brought it over to a friend’s house to play Battlefield 3. And let me tell you it did not disappoint a bit. I may have not won many games (Okay, I didn’t win any), but just being able to hear footsteps behind me and a shot of a sniper was amazing. The only time I heard those was when I was playing in my living room with my 7.1 audio set up.

The movie audio was also superb. I was watching The Expendables on Blu-ray and the gun fights were amazing! It sounded as if I were right at the fight. So this did not disappoint.

There is only one major issue I had with this headphone and others are just hindrances. The major one is clicking noises occurring sometimes and it would disappear after a couple minutes but would return later. And some days I would not hear any clicking at all. The two hindrances are you will need a 5.1 audio card to really use its 5.1 setup. And the final hindrance is that since you need a 5.1 audio card, this can only used on a desktop PC.

Final Verdict

All in all this is a great headphone to own if you are looking for a 5.1 audio for your desktop PC. You will not be disappointed if you do decide to buy it. This is considerably much cheaper than those out from the big names and still deliver similar sounds.

Grade: B-

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Jose Gutierrez III is an IT tech by day and nerd by night.