Roccat Renga Headset Review
Roccat's packaging always looks good and the Renga is no exception. The combination of largely black backgrounds with the Roccat ice blue colour scheme and white text is crisp and clear. There is no doubt about what the Renga is capable of, including support for the PS4 thanks to the two into one cable adaptor.
Here is the Renga in all its glory. The general design of the headset reminds us of the SteelSeries V2 with the headband and arches, but there are a few distinct departures which separate the Renga from the pack. There is no denying the eye-catching nature of the Roccat Blue cable, and the quality of it certainly is far above what you might expect to find on such an affordable offering. Leatherette cups and headband add to the quality feel.
The design of the Renga is something different for an open backed headset. Normally the open back, which brings a sense of space to the audio which closed backed headphones lack, is achieved by grills. The Roccat Renga has gone with a design that replicates the speakers you find in the back of a stereo set, or even the boot of your neighbourhood Citroen Saxo.
The microphone is a rigid design, useful for ensuring that you don't accidentally put it too close to your mouth and blow out the ears of whomever you're talking to/shouting orders at. The way that it is attached gives a stacking appearance to the ear pieces, with the speakers connected to the headband and the microphone connected to those. If you wish to use the Renga on your mobile device or PS4 then Roccat provide a cable which merges the two 3.5mm jacks into a single 4 pole affair.