First look at the Roccat Kulo – Virtual 7.1 USB Gaming Headset
“It’s all too rare for perfect sound to be so lively and such a treat for the ears.”Dr. Erik J. Dale, ROCCAT Scientist
Gaming Sound. What a feeling when you’re gaming if you experience the perfect sound in your ears, giving you the
sense of the place and situation you see on your screen at that moment. The ability to speak to team mates via Mic, to be able to organize and to coordinate the next actions is a must. Games, music and voice chat can sound far better with the right headphones than with a good set of speakers. The overall experience is even better with the surround sound feature.
Today we really have the right piece of hardware to test; and of course to hear! It looks really tempting at first sight so let’s play with it to hear what Roccat has prepared under the hood of the Kulo Virtual 7.1 USB Gaming Headset for you, our dear readers . This is the second version of the Kulo stereo Gaming Headset, featuring a 7.1 USB sound card. How cool is this Kulo really?
“ROCCAT™ Kulo – The origin: The product name is based on the Finnish word Kuulo meaning listening or hearing.
“Uusi lumi on vanhan surma.” The fresh snow will be the death of the old one – an elder Finnish wisdom.
Since Roccat was founded in 2007 by René Korte, award after award, product after product, a well known German gaming peripherals and accessories manufacturer swept through the world’s gaming scene and the ROCCATEERS era started. ROCCAT™ is the snow storm to the gaming industry. Everything called gaming before needs to be redefined.
You are entering a world where three attributes will keep you on the right path: alliance, independence
“DO IT YOUR OWN WAY AND DON’T TALK SHIT”– this is the principle ROCCAT follows
Read more at http://www.roccat.org/home/
* Premium 7.1 surround sound – optimized for gaming, music and voice chat
* 40mm neodymium magnet drivers – for gutsy bass and crystal-clear trebles
* Noise-filtering microphone – for noise-free voice chat
* Ultra-comfortable earcup padding – featuring passive noise cancellation
* In-line slim remote control – for easy volume level adjustment
* Automatic mic-mute function – mute the mic simply by folding the microphone arm up
* Rugged, Metal-reinforced headband – with extra-soft cushioning
* Extra lightweight, flexible & robust – for hour after hour of comfort
* High-quality materials – premium finish
* External 7.1 USB sound card – for rich and detailed sound; plug&play
Frequency range: 20~20.000 Hz
Impedance: 50 Ohm ± 15 %
Sensitivity at 1kHz: 102 dB ± 3 dB
Max. output: 80mW
Driver diameter: 40mm
Driver magnets: Neodymium
Driver membrane: Mylar®
MICROPHONE (data taken from the packaging, different from data stated at Roccat web site)
Frequency range: 50~18,000Hz
Sensitivity: -40 dB ± 3 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio: 50dB
Impedance: 2,2 kOhm
Type: Noise canceling
Weight: 178g (excl. cable)
Connection: 2 x 3.5mm
Cable length: 2.5m
SOUND CARD (STEREO & VIRTUAL 7.1)
Sampling Rate: 48K/44,1KHz
Connection: USB 2.0
Jacks: 2 x 3,5mm
Max. height/length: 27mm/250mm
The Kulo comes in a lovely looking semi-transparent black box with white-blue designed captions and lettering.
On the backside you’ll find the big picture of the product and information about all the nice features you got with it. Tech specs and system requirements are also here.