February 15th, 2011

Roccat Kave

Roccat Kave Review

Introduction

Roccat have graced us with some of their fantastic peripherals in the past, with their Kone mouse still holding it’s place as our favourite gaming rodent of all time. Today, we’ve been sent over their latest headset, the Kave. It sports 5.1 surround sound, hand sewn noise cancelling ear cups, and an adjustable vibration unit. The remote is also something quite interesting, so let’s give it a look.

Features

  • Real 5.1 surround sound with speakers aligned at a 12° angle
  • Microphone with mute LED fully rotatable and completely removable
  • Tip n’ Control desktop remote for central management of all volume functions
  • Dual sound profile with movie and game settings
  • Solid Aluminium hinges enabling heavy duty use
  • Especially comfortable earcups featuring external noise cancellation, hand-sewn
  • Adjustable vibration unit for a realistic gaming experience
  • Headband with three pads for equal weight distribution
  • Easy to carry folding and compact design

Specifications

Centre/Front/Rear Drive Units

  • Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz
  • Max. SPL at 1KHz: 114±3dB
  • Max. input power: 100mW (30mW)
  • Drive diameter front: 40mm
  • Drive diameter rear: 40mm

Vibration Driver Units

  • Frequency response: 20-100Hz ()
  • Max. input power: 1000mW
  • Drive diameter: 30mm

Microphone

  • Frequency response: 20-18,000Hz
  • Sensitivity at 1KHz: -36dB
  • Impedance:2.2KOhm +15%
  • Directivity: omni-directional
  • Diameter: 4×1.5mm

System

  • Connection: 4 X 3.5mm jack plug
  • Input impedance: 10KOhm
  • Cable length: 3,4m total (2,0m Remote > PC)
  • Between ear cups and remote: 140cm
  • Between remote and splitter: 180cm
  • Between splitter and PC: 20cm

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