Roccat Kulo – Virtual 7.1 USB Gaming Headset

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Published: July 15, 2011
Editor: Amber Lupala
Provider: Roccat

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.

 

About Roccat:

“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

and truth.

“DO IT YOUR OWN WAY AND DON’T TALK SHIT”– this is the principle ROCCAT follows

Read more at http://www.roccat.org/home/

 

Features:

* 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

 

Tech Specs:

HEADSET

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

Directivity:     omni-directional

Type:    Noise canceling

GENERAL

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 Product:

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The Kulo comes in a lovely looking semi-transparent black box with white-blue designed captions and lettering.

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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.

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