Germany's gaming peripheral brand ROCCAT launched in 2017 a high-resolution audio gaming headset that received a lot of praise in the market. The Roccat Khan Aimo 7.1 is its successor, a high-resolution RGB gaming headset that retains all its predecessor's advantages, including a new built-in 7.1 virtual surround sound system.
Roccat Khan Aimo 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset Review
Type: Closed-back Wired Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound | Drivers: Dynamic | Drivers-Size: 50 mm | Frequency-Response: 10 Hz – 40,000 Hz | Frequency-Response (microphone): 100 Hz – 10,000 Hz | Impedance: 32 Ohms | Weight: 275g
The paddings are soft, generous, and the ear cups are big enough to cover your ears and provide passive noise isolation. The entire driver interface is user-friendly, it is not difficult to get started, and it has all the necessary for a gaming headset. Extending on the audio strengths of the previously acclaimed Khan Pro, the Roccat Khan Aimo 7.1 features a 50mm driver unit with a formidable diaphragm and an integrated high-fidelity 24-bit 96KHz DAC sound card that can feel genuinely earth-shattering in the gaming atmosphere.
On the side of the box are listed several features of the Roccat Khan Aimo: 7.1 High Definition Audio, 7.1 USB Sound Card, Acoustic Microphone, Easy Operation, AIMO Light System, Robust Design. Whereas on the back are displayed the headset’s specifications.
Besides the Khan Aimo headset’s image and its specs and features displayed on the box, the inside is lackluster. Roccat didn’t include any extra accessories in the box other than the headset itself with a 2.2 m black braided USB data cable and an information card. The USB connector is also branded with the Roccat Khan leopard head logo.
The underside of the headband features a premium leatherette design with a lightweight cushion on the surface to ensure a secure fit and maximum comfort for long gaming sessions. Both the ear cups and headband are upholstered with the same synthetic leather and padded with memory foam. The paddings are soft, generous, and the ear cups are big enough to cover your ears and provide passive noise isolation.
The headband’s surface is made of plastic, while on the interior is a steel bar and stainless steel slider structure that allows for 11 steps of adjustment.
The internal connections and details are also made of premium components, ensuring durability and longevity while making it a lightweight 275 grams. The padded ear cups and headband are quite comfortable, and the headband’s inner slope allows the Roccat Khan Aimo gaming headset to rest on your head effortlessly, so there’s no pressure on neither head nor ears at all.
The entire driver interface is user-friendly, it is not difficult to get started, and it has all the necessary for a gaming headset. Since it comes with a hardware sound card, the user can adjust several settings: adjust the AIMO Lighting Illumination RGB system, set up the virtual 7.1 surround sound channels, microphone passive noise cancelation, and microphone sensitivity, boost audio clarity and voice clarity. Also, the driver’s interface allows the user to personalize your Equalizer settings for various games.
The downside of having a proprietary sound card is that you’re unable to use it with other devices since the Roccat Khan Aimo 7.1 gaming headsets connect to the PC via a USB connector; thus, you’ll have to buy additional adapters.
The microphone is muted and turned on by using the up and down mechanism similar to the “lift-to-mute” design that Sennheiser GSP 350 adopts. Without a doubt, this design without physical buttons is way more user-friendly than pressing several physical buttons.
Extending on the audio strengths of the previously acclaimed Khan Pro, the Roccat Khan Aimo 7.1 features a 50mm driver unit with a formidable diaphragm and an integrated high-fidelity 24-bit 96KHz DAC sound card that can feel genuinely earth-shattering in the gaming atmosphere.
Roccat Khan Aimo’s playback of vocals is incredibly good, the upper end of the audio spectrum is clear and defined, trebles are gracious, whereas the lows are somewhat more dominant than the gentle mid-range. The bass is powerful, but not muddy and neither too incisive. When you watch a show, the 7.1 surround system impresses with a vivid performance, speeches and dialogues are clear, plus you can pick up most details.
In a FPS game, the positioning of your enemies could easily be sensed. And if you play music with the 7.1 virtual surround sound mode on, you’ll enjoy a slightly larger, louder, soundstage in which vocals are closer, and music playback becomes more life-like as on a concert stage.
The overall sound effect after switching to 7.1 surround sound mode is obviously improved. Even the slightest sound of steps can be heard clearly. Note also that the volume is also amplified a lot. You’ll need to adjust the volume level; otherwise, high-pitched sounds will be a bit ear-piercing.
The Khan AIMO headset is equipped with four LEDs offering 16.8 million custom colors, benefits from a beautiful and stylish appearance that’s not loaded with tasteless embellishments and a variety of colored components. It provides maximum customization for gamers, an expansive, enhanced soundstage when you switch to the 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound system, and its microphone is straightforward and practical when playing.
As the successor of Roccat Khan Pro, the Khan Aimo 7.1 gaming headset built upon its predecessor’s great foundation by incorporating a built-in 7.1 sound card that makes Roccat Khan Aimo’s sound quality even more outstanding.