Model: Kave XTD Stereo
Price: £70 (at time of review)
German peripheral manufacturer ROCCAT has been in the market a little while now, having set up shop in 2007. Since then they have become a household name in the peripherals world with their innovative and high quality products capturing the interest of many gamers. Nowadays they have one of the largest peripheral ranges of any top tier peripheral manufacturer with an almost amusing array of mice, keyboards and headsets available to suit many different types of customer.
On test today we have the ROCCAT Kave XTD Stereo, one of the newer gaming headsets from ROCCAT and a part of a refreshed Kave range. One of the main complaints people had about the original Kave was that it was too heavy, which was partly due to very solid construction and partly down to having multiple drivers in each cup. As well as the weight some did lament the absence of a stereo version of the headset as a lot of people prefer stereo headphones for music listening. Naturally everyone was pleased to see ROCCAT announce the XTD series as they seem to have addressed both issues with both a lightened and enhanced Kave XTD 5.1 and also the new Kave XTD stereo. Without any further delay, let’s get into the review; first up is some background on ROCCAT.
More about ROCCAT:
Founded in 2007 in Hamburg, Germany, ROCCAT Studios produces innovative, high-quality products for today’s ambitious computer gamer. Always operating in close collaboration with the gaming community, ROCCAT’s advanced input devices, headsets and accessories offer extreme precision, first-class ease-of-use and unique, eye-catching design. The company entered the scene with its Kone Gaming Mouse – a high-performance device that still ranks as one of the world’s premier gaming peripherals. A long list of international awards attests to the world-class quality and ingenious design of ROCCAT products.