It’s been about a month since I published my review for the Roccat Khan Pro Gaming headset, and since the publication of that review. I have gotten the chance to try out the Roccat Khan Aimo Gaming headset (just for the record, it’s a USB headset). Well, I have been using the Khan Aimo headset for about three weeks time now, and my areas of usage would include everything from playing games, recording videos, watching movies to listing to music.
Anyways, I think you get the idea. My point would be that I have really taken my time to try out the Khan Aimo headset, and I have to say that the headset tops the Khan Pro headset with ease. You see, the very first thing that I noticed when I put the headphones on was that the Khan Aimo headset offers a much higher audio quality than the Khan Pro headset did (it’s a night and day kind of difference between the two said headsets).
Furthermore, the Khan Aimo’s design feels less plastic and cheap looking than the Khan Pro headset (I also like the four led lights and darkish color of the headset, as it gives the headset a very cyberpunk-ish look and feel to it). I would also like to point out that Khan Aimo’s microphone beats just about every other headset microphone that I have ever used so far (the microphone offers a crystal-clear audio and recording experience).
As good as that might sound though, there are some down sides to take into consideration here. Right off the bat, the Khan Aimo microphone is with no doubt one of the best (if not THE best) headset microphones on the market. However, I did experience one rather annoying problem the microphone…And that would be the fact that no matter what I did, the microphone still recorded everything I said as a mono track (it should be a stereo track, otherwise you will just hear the sound from the left side of your headphones).
I mean, sure, you could use an audio program such as Audacity to turn that mono recording into a stereo recording, but that takes quite some time to do (I did try that, but that was not a pleasant experience). Other than that, the Swarm software is anything but perfect (you use that software to update or make changes to the Khan Aimo headset and other Roccat products). For example, the Khan Aimo headset can unplug itself without your approval (you have to activate the headset again in-order for it to work if that happens).
So I hope that Roccat will sort out those problems as soon as possible, as I (and others) find those technical issues to be rather annoying. With that said, the only other cons that I can think of would be the price of the Khan Aimo headset (the US price is 199,99 USD + shipment via Amazon.com) and that the headset cable tends to get all messed up due to its fabric-like surface.
Even so, all in all, the Khan Aimo Gaming headset offers an all-around great experience on all fronts (Gaming, music, movies and video recording). So if the 199,99 USD price tag (plus the other said down sides of the headset) doesn’t scare you away, then you should give the Khan Aimo a go for sure, because it’s easily the best Gaming headset that I’ve used so far.
+ The headset is even more comfortable than the Roccat Khan Pro headset
+ The microphone quality beats everything that I’ve ever heard so far from a Gaming headset
+ You can adjust the headset to fit as you please
+ Works with Xbox One, PS4, PC and smartphones
+ 7.1 high-resolution sound
+ The head set has a built-in 7.1 sound card
+ Passive noise cancellation (Say good-bye to unwanted noise!)
– The swarm software is far from perfect (sometimes you have to turn the headphones on and off in-order to hear anything)
– The 199,99 USD price tag
– The microphone only records in mono for some odd reason
– The headset cable tends to get all messed up due to its fabric-like surface (just like in the case with the Khan Pro headset)
Sound quality: 5/5
Mic quality: 5/5
I was already perfectly happy with my Roccat Khan Pro Gaming headset when I got a chance to review the Roccat Khan Aimo RGB Gaming headset. However, it didn’t take me long to realize that the Khan Aimo is with no doubt the better headset of the two. You see, the Khan Aimo headset beats the Khan Pro headset on every single front. Simply put, the Khan Aimo headset is with no doubt one of the best (if not THE best) Gaming headsets on the market right now (the only big con with the headset would be it’s 199,99 USD price tag).
Title: Roccat Khan Aimo Gaming headset
Release date: 2017-09-11
Average grade internationally: 8/10 via tomsguide and 4/5 stars via Amazon.de
Price: 199,99 USD + shipment via Amazon.com
The product was provided by Roccat.
Robin “V-Act” Ek
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