ROCCAT KHAN Pro Gaming Headset
It's time to welcome back ROCCAT. They have asked me to look at their Khan Pro headset, which is brand new. It's a beautiful Over-Ear headset with Hi-Res sound and we are going to see what that means in the test.
Here's a trailer on the headset from ROCCAT.
What's in the box and what does it look like?
The box you receive is printed with great pictures and technical specifications. You have no doubts about what you bought.
Inside the box you will find, in addition to the headset itself, a user guide and audio adapter for mobile devices.
The technical specifications:
As you can see, the headset does not weigh very much. The speakers are 50mm units, which is quite large compared to the standard. Manufacturers mostly use 40mm devices. The last thing I want to point out is the cable length, as it is at an impressive 2.45 meter. That is quite a lot and, in my opinion, really good.
Let's have a look at it then.
The ROCCAT Khan Pro can be purchased in 3 different colors. I have received the white model, but it can also be bought in black and gray.
As you can see, the ear cups can be folded so that the headset is easier to carry on the journey in a bag. This means that you do not break the hinges.
The ear pads appear soft and the hole in the ear cushions fits even my big ears inside. It is an advantage for the comfort that there is nothing that squeezes the ears. Especially if you like me wear glasses.
The headset weighs virtually nothing, making it very easy to take on and off.
On the side of each ear cup, there is a ROCCAT logo, so you can see who has made the headset. The headset is a so-called closed headset, which means it keeps surrounding noise out of the headset.
On the left ear cup is the microphone which is made of flexible rubber. Apparently, it can not be adjusted to the mouth.
However, the microphone can be tilted up and down. There is a built-in microphone switch in the arm, so when you turn the microphone up, it also turns off the microphone. So if you want to talk to someone in the room, just raise the microphone. That is smart.
There is also a ROCCAT logo on the headband itself. The cushion on the headband is soft and very comfortable.
The extraction is made of metal, which gives an impression of good quality. However, the hinges that holds the ear cups does not seem to be in metal.
Behind the left ear cup is a volume button. So you can always quickly and effortlessly adjust the sound to the right level.
The long cable is covered with fabric. It's incredibly flexible and does not make very much noise in the ear cup, as fabric cable usually tends to do. The plugs are coated with gold, so there is good connection every time. Each connector is marked with green and red marking, so you can see a difference between speaker and microphone jacks
The adapter is made in the same cable, and also marked with red and green.
Time to test.
For everyday use, I use a Sennheiser PC-350SE, which costs a lot more than this headset. But it's never a question of price, but more about how the tested headset plays and feels like wearing.
This headset is incredibly light which makes it hard to notice. It also sits very well on the head without squeezing too much.
The hole in the ear cushions is large enough so my big ears can be inside the ear cup. This does not makes me feel uncomfortable even after a long time. That despite using glasses.
The sound is definitely not bad in this headset. That's also what ROCCAT sells the headset around, that it has Hi-Res audio. I do not quite know what the term Hi-Res means, but I assume it's expected play great.
It does, too, the price taken into account. It's not as good as my Sennheiser, but there's also a fairly big price difference.
The ROCCAT Khan Pro has a well-tuned bass, but when it comes to detail and treble, I need a bit more detail in the sound. It sounds a little bit subdued, and not as light as I could have wanted. Especially when it's the Hi-Res audio ROCCAT sells the headset on.
I've definitely listened to headsets that sounds worse than this and for the price you can certainly be well satisfied.
However, the microphone is very good at the ROCCAT Khan Pro. It records the voice clearly, without any annoying noise or reverb. It is very well tuned.
When it comes to background noise, it will record it. But it is certainly not annoying in any way and does not overdo the primary voice. It's because of the microphone designed because the microphone is closed on the front so it becomes more or less directional. ROCCAT has designed it very well.
What is my overall opinion then.
The ROCCAT Khan Pro is a well-playing, and nice looking headset. It has some great features and a really good microphone.
I like that you can fold the headset, so it's easier to transport. ROCCAT has made a switch in the microphone arm, so it turns off the microphone when tilting it up. This makes it easy for anyone who needs the headset, and not least for the environment. People can always see if the microphone is active or turned off.
There is also built-in volume button in the headset, which makes it easy and effortless to adjust the volume as needed.
Finally, there is a nearly 2.5 meter long cable made of soft fabric-coated silicone cable. It does not bother in the ear cups, nor does it curl as some fabric cables do. It's awesome.
On the sound side I think there could be a bit more detail, but for the price it's really good. And now I mention the price, at the time of writing it is 750 DKK in Danish stores, which is a good price for this headset in my opinion.
I choose to rate this headset for a nice SILVER star rating. Should it have been gold, the sound should have been a bit more detailed. ROCCAT sells this headset on the sound so it expected it would be in the top. Unfortunately, I do not think they are there yet.