Roccat Unleashes the XTD Cave 5.1 Gaming Headset at GamesCom!

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Gamers love great sound when playing – whether to hear the music of the latest jRPG or the explosions of the cool new shooter, a great headset provides immersion and a detailed experience that cannot be duplicated in a portable system. For years gamers were stuck with inferior audio in headsets, but now we can get great sound thanks to products like the newly announced Kave XTD 5.1 Digital Gaming Headset from ROCCAT.

Here is what ROCCAT says about the new headset:

The Kave XTD 5.1 Digital includes a fully equipped desktop remote with a built-in premium 5.1 sound card. Also included in the feature-packed remote is ROCCAT Smart Link, a patented technology which lets users pair their smartphone to the remote via Bluetooth, allowing them to make and receive calls through the headset while gaming. The rear side of the remote boasts 5.1 speaker ports, letting users hook-up their existing speaker system to remote and easily toggle between headset and speaker output. The remote is completed by comprehensive headset and system audio controls.


The original Kave got high marks for providing solid sound quality, but more importantly exceptional positional audio – many reviews called it the best positional audio ever in a headset.

The updated XTD version enhances the experience in every way: there are three drivers per earcup, a 25% reduction in weight, and all-new materials to enhance comfort, making the new Kave XTD great for extended wear. There have been further enhancements and refinements to the microphone and other areas. The external 5.1 sound card, you get the ability to hook up to mobile devices and to link up with your existing home theatre system.

The ROCCAT Kave XTD 5.1 Digital gaming headset will be available in November 2013 with a MSRP of $169.99. Head to the official site for more details!

Here is the trailer:

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I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!