Roccat Khan Pro Headset Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Roccat Kahn Pro Headset Review

Introduction

If you've been paying close attention to the world of gaming headsets you'll be aware of the most popular frequency response range being from 20Hz to 20kHz. Nearly every headset we ever review here in the OC3D mansion falls into that catergory, with the majority of differences coming from the size of the drivers and whether the headset is closed back or open.

For high end HiFi headsets you normally see a much broader frequency response, which gives greater room beyond the fringes to let the audio breathe. When you have to fit everything to within the 20Hz-20kHz spectrum there will naturally be some sounds which either get clipped out, or everything gets compressed so that it remains audible within those limitations. Think of it like trying to compress a jpg image to fit into the size limitations of a website - forum avatars are commonly limited - and you understand that to obtain something that remains within the boundaries you will always compromise quality. By expanding the frequency response of the headsets you greatly improve the fidelity of the reproduction to something nearer to the original.

All of which brings us to the Roccat Khan Pro. A headset which is committed to bringing high quality audio to the masses. How successful is it?

Technical Specifications

The Khan Pro are incredibly light at only 230g, and with 50mm drivers supporting 10Hz-40kHz frequency response they should have plenty of room to let the audio breathe. The connectors are 3.5mm jacks and there is a Y-combiner to let the headset be used on the latest generation of consoles as well as your home computer, tablet, anything that supports 3.5mm headphones - sorry iPhone users.

Let's take a closer look.

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Most Recent Comments

22-12-2017, 18:18:39

ImprovizoR
Gaming headsets are generally not very good for the money. People should really stop buying this crap tech. It's far better to get a decent pair of headphones and a separate microphone if you truly need it.Quote

22-12-2017, 20:52:13

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by ImprovizoR View Post
Gaming headsets are generally not very good for the money. People should really stop buying this crap tech. It's far better to get a decent pair of headphones and a separate microphone if you truly need it.
While I agree with the end of your statement and would now always recommend dedicated Cans, Mic and even a DAC.. not everyone has, lets ball park a £210 budget on audio equipment. Gaming headsets have their place in the market they are reasonably priced and have I must say improved a lot over the last few years.Quote

23-12-2017, 07:41:21

ImprovizoR
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
not everyone has, lets ball park a £210 budget on audio equipment.
Sure. But pretty much all Hi-Fi Stereo headphones in the same price range as gaming headsets have a ridiculous advantage over gaming headsets in terms of audio quality. For example, if you want to spend $100 on a headset, headphones in that price range would give you a better bang for your buck. Hell, some $50 headphones like the ones from Superlux are much better than some $100-$200 gaming headsets. Not better than all of them, but better than quite a lot. And that's even without any other audio equipment.Quote

23-12-2017, 08:30:53

looz
But a decent microphone is like 40€ minimum.

By decent I mean USB one since on-board microphone jacks are a mixed bag.Quote

23-12-2017, 14:43:11

NeverBackDown
You can get a cheap clip on mic for like $10Quote
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