Roccat Khan AIMO Headset Review
Published: 15th March 2018 | Source: Roccat | Price: |
We recently reviewed the Roccat Khan Pro headset and found it was very good as a neutrally biased pure music headset, but lacking a little bit of the pounding oomph that we have come to expect from either gaming headsets or the type of rock music that usually accompanies games.
Fortunately with so many products on the market there is always an alternative option so if you ached for something with a much flatter EQ then the Khan Pro was spot on. The build quality was good. It was light, comfortable. Everything you could want from a headset assuming that its sound profile was exactly what you wanted.
It speaks volumes about the confidence of Roccat as a company that our "it's quite a niche product" review didn't dissuade them from wanting to send us the far more gaming focussed Khan AIMO. A headset with 2.0 as well as virtual 7.1 and an audio profile more targetted at the gaming audience than the audiophile.
So the million dollar question is, does the Khan AIMO deliver where the Khan Pro failed?
The light weight nature of the Khan AIMO is something that might be needed to be experienced rather than explained, as without knowing the general weight of headsets it's hard to fully appreciate how light it is. Taking an average weight of a gaming mouse it's about two mice. Yes, that light.
When it comes to the meat of the Khan AIMO it's all about two high quality drivers and an in-built 24-bit 96Hz DAC. The drivers - normally 45-50mm 20Hz-20kHz in gaming headsets - are 50mm 10Hz-40kHz offerings which should give plenty of room for the sound to breathe, and this increased dynamic range should pay dividends in every scenario.