ROCCAT Kave XTD Stereo Gaming Headset Closer Look
It is likely that many of you have gone back and forth regarding the merits of a 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound gaming headset over a stereo headset and vice versa. Subjectivity is obvious rampant here, as it is when trying to compare any kind of like audio devices. Personally, I prefer headsets that deliver quality sound no matter what medium is playing. I can imagine that this is what ROCCAT had in mind when developing the Kave XTD Stereo Gaming Headset.
The contents of the box are pretty simple; the ROCCAT Kave XTD Stereo Gaming Headset and the Quick Installation Guide. In typical ROCCAT style, the Kave XTD Stereo Gaming Headset comes in a box that covers the features and specifications of the item in detail.
ROCCAT brands well, in my opinion. The right ear cup is adorned with the ROCCAT logo and maintains a simple yet clean look to it, which seems to be a ROCCAT design trait. Keep in mind that each ear cup has a whopping 50mm neodymium speaker in it.
The image above is probably the best one available that can somewhat represent how big these cans truly are, which may have something to do with the angle. However, they are much lighter than they appear. I don’t care if a headset is as big as the Great Gazoo’s helmet; as long as it is light, comfortable, and delivers the kind of audio that makes me a proud owner.
A portion of the organization’s name in it’s unique font can be found on the left ear cup along with the detachable microphone, which has 360° degree-swing capability. Again, clean and simple.
I would be remiss if I did not mention the top of the headband. ROCCAT takes advantage of this space with more simple, clean branding. Gloss black on matte black is a pretty common trend right now, but I am still not tired of it.