Roccat Kave 5.1 Headset Review


Roccat Kave 5.1   Headset Review


Headsets are a very difficult thing to buy. Unlike many other items of hardware they live in that special place reserved for those things that you really have to try to appreciate. Keyboards, Mice and monitors also really need to be used to get a true feel for them.

Unfortunately try-before-you-buy doesn't really apply to computer hardware. There certainly isn't a test drive option where you can sit in your local hardware emporium and play until you're bored before buying.

That's where Overclock3D comes in. Thanks to our policy of testing everything long and hard and only being honest, we're here to take that brow-furrowing away from you.

Recently we reviewed all four parts of the Roccat SDMS, and found them to be high quality products, well designed and well priced. This was after we'd reviewed their Kone mouse and found it also to be fantastic.

Roccat seem to be on something of a roll lately when it comes to high quality peripherals. Taking a look around their website you can see that they have a very holistic design principle with everything nicely matching. The Kave 5.1 Headset is no exception, following the charcoal grey/electric blue theme we're used to seeing.

Roccat Kave 5.1 Surround Headset

Popping along to the Roccat website and grabbing the technical specifications :


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


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


Frequency response: 20~18,000Hz
Sensitivity at 1KHz: -36dB
2.2KOhm +15%
Directivity: omni-directional
Diameter: 4x1.5mm


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

Time to get a closer look at the Roccat Kave. Follow us to page two dear readers.

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Most Recent Comments

25-05-2010, 11:11:36

nive review,they seem niceQuote

25-05-2010, 11:42:58

Just went to order one but my bank card has expired!!! noooooooooo oh well have to wait a few daysQuote

25-05-2010, 21:32:39

Excellent review there.

Had my pair for about two months now and can't say I've ever been so happy with a headset. These things are much higher quality than my Sennheiser PC-350 headset. The sound quality is miles apart, even more amazing considering they costed about 70% of the PC-350 cost at the time.

The only draw back for me is that I find the ear cups to feel a little warm on the ear on extended use (7+ hour sessions)... but those sessions aren't a frequent thing for me.Quote

26-05-2010, 16:01:11

are these the same? these say Kave Solid?

26-05-2010, 18:14:26

Originally Posted by name='AMDFTW'
are these the same? these say Kave Solid?
Headband is solid fella. Cans are the same, band isnt. look rank if you ask me.Quote

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