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ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Analog Headset Review

By: Chris Smith | Headsets in Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: May 13, 2015 2:12 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: ROCCAT

What's Hot


The feel: This headset is large and comfortable, and it feels sturdy and well-built.




Comfort in the long-run: Four hours of gaming saw little to no discomfort on my larger head with smaller ears. Smaller headed people will have a better experience than me for sure.


Feature packed: It's jam packed worth of features like LED's, speakers, settings, stands, cable and more.


What's Not


Too many options: 5.1 sounds great when you're going to purchase a product, but what does analog 5.1 give you realistically when in-game that a virtual like solution provided in the HyperX Cloud II will not? Sure, you might notice some subtle differences, but it's something that I think it better in theory than in practice and ends up adding some extra dollars to your purchase price.




So many connections: USB + all the 3.5mm jacks make for an annoying set-up experience.


No carry pouch: What can I say, having one is really handy and you should expect one for $100+ retail pricing.



Final Thoughts




It costs a massive $250 in Australia, so if you're in USA or Canada, you might be jumping for joy at the lower price point, even though it costs more than some others we have tested. As stated many times, this headset sounds good and it'll be great for those looking for a bunch of features, but if you're a fan of simplicity, you should steer clear.

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance (audio quality)85%
Quality including Design and Build90%
General Features98%
Bundle and Packaging85%
Value for Money80%
Overall TweakTown Rating88%

The Bottom Line: Packed full with a myriad of features, the ROCCAT Kave XTD Analog 5.1 is suitable for those wanting every option under the son. If you're into the more simple way of life, skip this product, otherwise, it's for you.

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