Audio Headsets Reviews

Roccat Khan Pro in headset test: overflyer, mediocrity or crash landing?

Roccat is currently offering a new headset with the Khan Pro for just under 100 euros, which now wants to be better than all other gaming headsets on the left and right of it on the shelf. If you believe the homepage, then the natural... Microphone measurement and sound check First of all, we can also measure the frequency range of the microphone to accommodate the feedback of the readers. For this we use our measuring room again, but we virtually reverse the process. Of course, a ...

Roccat is currently offering a new headset with the Khan Pro for just under 100 euros, which now wants to be better than all other gaming headsets on the left and right of it on the shelf. If one believes the homepage, then this naturally makes you curious and also audible, because it would have to be a small acoustic revolution of analog sound conversion at the same time. So what does Roccat plan with the Khan Pro and what awaits us?

In order to be able to play at the front in the 100-euro class, you would have to make the usual forum recommendations from QPad, Kingston & Co. which are now much cheaper to have. Whether this is the case and what the headset can (or can't) do, we'll clarify in this test.


The scope of delivery is standard in the class and in addition to the actual headset you get a kind of quick guide and a Y-adapter, which combines the two 3.5 mm jack plugs (headphones and microphone) into a multifunction jack plug, which then also on the smartphone can be used.
However, Roccat would probably have been better served to plan this combination the other way around and to use the actual connection cable instead of approx. 1.8 already after approx. 1.3 to 1.5 meters with the single plug and then extend the rest with a splitter to a 3.5 mm output or entrance. Where one should hide the tons of cables in mobile use, Chantal-Cheyenne with her tight-fitting zero-pocket jeans will no longer be able to answer unequivocally.

What is "Hi-Res Audio"?

First of all, it is not HRA (High Resolution Audio), but the similarity has certainly not been chosen unintentionally. The JAS (Japan Audio Society) as the lead organization behind the label used by Sony for the first time years ago on its own record player writes e.g. for analog devices, that a "speaker and headphone performance of 40 kHz or above" can be achieved in the case of headphones (which is what is at stake). This label is not "awarded" either, but you have to pay for it.

In addition, the JAS does not say anything about the actual playback quality and the required parameters, but simply screws the upper limit of the frequency range up to twice the conventional transducer, but without any tolerance limits presupcinate. What sounds really good in the end, every company can decide for itself: "Listening evaluation process is added and final decision as Hi-Res Audio product to be proved according to each company's sound evaluation standard". But, of course, as always, we will listen to ourselves, measure and judge objectively.

Optics and haptics

Visually, the graphite-grey headset, which is also available in white and black, does not make a bad first impression, even the second look finds nothing really negative. Only the haptic access reveals that it is a pure plastic solution, because except for the head band with the spring steel inside, metal is completely missing from the body. In view of the price of approx. But 100 Euros this is a bit courageous and self-confident.

The rotatable microphone arm, on the other hand, is cleverly solved in the flat-band shape and memory function used, the auto-mute function thus implemented during the high-folding is very practical, because you can feel and hear the switching point quite clearly. The absence of any RGB balling is also a positive fact, because not everyone will really like this zeitgeisty hate of color, or at least want to endure it for longer. Money saved, nerves too.

Up to this point, we have already agreed that even simple elegance can convince and less often even more. Only the appearance of materials does not quite do justice to the price called. But given, because there are really worse things and you can even get used to plastic monocultures.


Well. Three letters, three axes and everything fits. The chosen solution with the two hinges is not new, but you don't have to reinvent the wheel when it's running so nicely. The adaptation to smaller or larger heads and various head shapes succeeds in any case without interference, which one knows to appreciate after at least one hour of carrying power. But even at these two neuralgic points, we cannot estimate how long-term stable the whole thing remains based on the choice of material. At the very least, one should avoid prolonged UV radiation, that can help.

The headband is sufficiently padded inside and it does not actually press anything even after wearing for a long time. But even for upholstery, the material appearance is not quite at the price. The material of the ear pads also often throws wrinkles that reach into the area of the support surface, which somewhat limits the perfect finish. This also becomes acoustically noticeable with a little bad luck, when both shells then sit very differently.

Functionality and connection

The small volume control does what it is supposed to do, but nothing more. You will certainly be able to find it intuitively, but it is not really reachable. The synchronisation at the beginning of the potentiometer is also somewhat inaccurate. so that a channel used earlier in our copy.

The shells are not screwed and therefore probably only by force to open, so that this time we could unfortunately not throw a lossless look inside. At least one can see very clearly through the covering that the driver was arranged asymmetrically and was also placed at a slight angle towards the ear. This is currently fully on trend, but has yet to prove itself in the broad masses.

But before we get to the actual test in practice, quickly all data and manufacturer data in tabular form:


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Igor Wallossek

Editor-in-chief and name-giver of igor'sLAB as the content successor of Tom's Hardware Germany, whose license was returned in June 2019 in order to better meet the qualitative demands of web content and challenges of new media such as YouTube with its own channel.

Computer nerd since 1983, audio freak since 1979 and pretty much open to anything with a plug or battery for over 50 years.

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