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Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 Analog Headset Review

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Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 Analog Headset Review

By Hank Tolman

Manufacturer: ROCCAT Inc.
Product Name: ROCCAT KAVE XTD 5.1 ANALOG HEADSET
Model Number: ROC-14-900
UPC: 4250288166745
Price As Tested: $113.99 (Amazon | B&H | NewEgg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Roccat.

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you have undoubtedly become aware of the huge expansion of the eSports industry. What was once dominated by small groups of friends getting together for LAN parties is now a multi-billion dollar a year international industry. I remember fondly the LAN parties of yore, where you packed up your system (CRT monitor included) and carried it over to a friend’s house or local business to battle it out in Unreal Tournament, Quake, or some other multi-player game. Those days are back, albeit without much lugging around of computers. With competitive gaming’s big return comes a renewed desire for gaming equipment that will help give you an edge in battle.

One of the most critical weapons in any gamer’s arsenal is a good gaming headset. A good headset gives you the ability to isolate outside noise while providing detailed, sharp, and clear sound from all sides. A gaming headset also lets you easily and understandably communicate with the other members of your team. In this article, Benchmark Reviews is looking at the Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 Analog Headset and compares it directly with other top Gaming Headsets to see what sets it apart and how well it performs.

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KAVE XTD 5.1 ANALOG Features

  • REAL 5.1 SURROUND SOUND – with speakers aligned at a 12° angle.
  • ZERO NOISE TECHNOLOGY – interference isolator cuts down on noise.
  • VERSATILE DUAL-MODE REMOTE – for total audio control at your fingertips.
  • NOISE-CANCELLING MIC – detachable with mute LED.
  • SOLID REMOTE STAND – turns your remote into a desktop remote.
  • GAME AND MOVIE MODE – for enhanced, atmospheric audio.
  • SUPREME COMFORT – high-comfort, low-weight design.
  • ROBUST ENGINEERING – ultra-durable, for hardcore playability.
  • TANGLE-PROOF CABLE – for distraction-free gameplay.

Specifications

Model Number  ROC-14-900
Center/Front/Rear Drivers
Driver Diameter 40mm
Frequency Response 20Hz-20KHz
Impedance 32 Ohms
Connector 3.5mm headphone jack
Max SPL @1kHz 115 +- 3dB
Maximum Input Power 50 mW
Driver Unit Material Neodymium Magnet
Vibration Driver Units
Frequency Response 20Hz-100Hz
Max Input Power 300 mW
Drive Diameter 30mm
Microphone
Frequency Response 10Hz-10kHz
Drive Diameter 4 x 1.5mm
Max SPL @1kHz -32 +- 2dB
Signal to Noise Ratio 50dB
Impedance 2.2k Ohm +15%
Directivity Omni-Directional
General
Weight 335 grams
Cable Length 3m
System Requirements
5.1 (or higher) sound card
USB 2.0 port

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