Kave XTD Software
Now we’re going to take a look at the software that comes with the ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Digital.
The interface is quite nice, with loads of features and customization options. As seen above, the Main Control tab of the software has you volume settings, headset mode, voice normalization, and even the sampling rate. You can set the headset to 5.1 channel, 5.1 channel stereo mix, and just stereo. The software even has some fun features such as “Magic Voice”. The magic voice feature can change the way you sound to your teammates to that of a Monster (really deep voice), Rubber Duck (high pitched chipmunk voice), man and woman.
The Advanced Control tab of the Kave XTD Sound Console offers you more fine tuning options such as dynamic bass control, virtual bass levels, and the virtual bass threshold. A very notable and nicely engineered feature of this tab is the “Brilliant Audio” settings, this setting enhances the sound quality of compressed music, such as .mp3 files. You can also adjust your mic volume and sampling rate as well as the voice clarity from your teammates.
The equalizer tab, as seen above, does what you expect from software equalization, but it does contain some very useful presets. You also have the option of creating your own presets and importing customized presets from other’s who have the same software setup.
And last but not least, the Update/Support contains all the information you could want about the software, driver version, and where to get support.
One feature I did not touch on through the individual tabs, is the Sound Profiles located at the bottom of each tab. With this feature, you can set up default settings and profiles for each type of activity or game or movie that you’ll be listening to. You can fine tune your experience, save the profile and have it ready to go the next time you do the same activity on the computer.