ROCCAT Kave Headset Review
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ROCCAT seems to be growing significantly in popularity, and with that boom in market presence they are covering even more ground in the vast field of computer peripherals. This German company has walked a path, and facilitated the demands of PC gamers while keeping things pretty fashionable. When I think of ROCCAT I think of my good ol’ Logitech G9x with a face lift and extra software features, so it made opening the mail all the more interesting when I found myself eye-to-box with the ROCCAT Kave. The Kave is a premium headset for gaming and media. This is a pleasant surprise from the Thermaltake and Turtle Beach options that litter my local store shelves.
Gushing over a German designed product is a bit presumptuous for the task of a reviewer. To be frank, the Kave is a gaming headset from a company who is relatively new to the whole audio scene. The product managers for the Kave have a legacy to make. Headsets are synonymous with online gaming, amateur podcasts, live-stream chats/screen-shares, and keep many house-mates sane by confining the monstrous sounds of WWIII into an itty bitty space.
There are few criteria all headsets meet to impress. These criteria are pretty straight forward and I simply refer to them as portability and sound quality. To be consistent throughout this review I will be mindful of these categories. When considering high portability there is a concern with fidelity, and in reverse the same can be said if there’s an abundance of sound quality. To the perfect balance of the two attributes goes the proverbial gold crown.