Product Name: Khan AIMO
Product Type: Gaming Headset
Cost at Time of Review: £119.99
Works With: PC
Release Date: Out Now!
PC is all about RGB right now, it’s at its peak and ROCCAT has jumped in releasing their own range of products with their own RGB lighting called Aimo. The ROCCAT Khan AIMO is a USB headset for PC that features 7.1 High-Resolution audio and ROCCAT are claiming that it reaches clear and rich Highs, Mids & Lows. It has a built-in 24-bit 96KHz DAC with passive noise cancellation. So if you’re in a busy area playing games, your mates around and you’re online it is cutting out most of/all of that background noise. While it has all that built in and powering through a USB you have your RGB lighting going on. The RGB is all controlled through ROCCAT Swarm, a software very similar to RGB PC peripherals software’s.
PC gamers have tended to focus on how their games run with their frame rate, who has the bigger graphics card. This has begun to rub off on headsets now. Especially with the likes of Fortnite and PUBG, you need 7.1, you need high audio quality to go with it. Gamers are on the lookout for the best headsets.
Appearance + Features
Upon receiving the headset, the box is simple, small, and a decent weight to it. A couple of images of the headset and description of what tech specs are involved here on the back broke down in all languages saving on manuals inside. Good shout. Inside the package, it is rather cheap and doesn’t look like, if it had a fall in transit, it could support it properly. Very cheap flimsy plastic holding the headset in place, taking the headset out of the box the quality does increase, however.
The headset is hard plastic, quite nice quality, very little wobble and great flexibility. Being able to bend and twist a headset and is solid and stable is what you want from a high-quality headset. You want it to be stable and know that the headset is going to last. The Khan AIMO has a slim headband, it is light on the head, leaving less strain around the top of your head. I suffer, when gaming for long, a bad headache where the headband is resting and have to move it a lot back and forth and this can cause a bit of discomfort so a light headband is great for me.
The headset has a lot of movement allowing to fit any shaped head. What I like from extended your earpads is if they’re made of sturdy metal. You’ve probably had a few headphones or headsets where when you extend your earpads and they’re made of flimsy plastic. I even had a pair of old headphones that broke at that joint so a good solid extender is what you want, you don’t get this from many expensive headsets. The headset earcups twist quite a bit allowing freedom of movement. It has extremely comfy memory foam on top for your head to sit on and around the ears. Some of the best quality I’ve seen actually. Squeezing it, you can see how slow it comes back up.
One thing that ROCCAT love is their name and logo. They’re on both earcups. Quite faint actually, black on black hides it well and doesn’t overpower the design like some of their previous stuff. I like it, simple. The mic is a drop down fold away mic that mutes when lifted. Sturdy mic and also very flexible rubber design. The best part of the design is the RGB. I’m a sucker for RGB lighting and it’s really smart on this headset. Not a lot of it and quite sleek down the back side of the headset, changing it is dead easy and works really well with this design of headset. While talking about design the headset isn’t the best looking designed headset. It is designed sturdy but it isn’t that good of a unique design, I do like the all black look, however.
This is where the headset stands out. I have to say the tech specs they talk about in the headset are incredible. When first putting it on it is comfortable and the nice memory foam allows for the headset to be used for long stints. However, most of the standouts are the tech itself. I play PUBG and Fortnite and many other singleplayer games and utilized the Khan AIMO amongst them all and I have to say this is one of the best headsets I’ve used. The headset 7.1 is amazing. A lot of headsets boast 7.1 and if you’re playing competitively this is what you need and through the Khan AIMO the 7.1 was so surreal it gave me some of the most precise 7.1 audio when playing on PUBG. I’ve only won around 4-5 chicken dinners and the first time I used this headset I came second. I knew exactly where shots were being fired. I knew where people were running the audio quality is immense for direction. Fortnite was just the same and the directional audio is extremely good for this value of money.
Moving on over to singleplayer games where 7.1 isn’t really needed but definitely helps with the immersion and I have no faults with it what so ever. It was definitely better with the lows than the highs but when it comes to single player it’s not really relevant.
Being a headset I had to put it through some testing of audio in general, YouTube videos and other means. While this is primarily made for gaming it does stand up to most of the headphones in this price range for better audio quality. It isn’t going to stand up against some of the best audio companies like Sennheiser or Bose headphones that are primarily made for audio quality for video’s and music but for this price range, it is excellent.
I do have a couple of gripes with the headphones such as the audio dial on the earcup. It does have a beginning or end point, it just keeps spinning. Just a little thing that bothers me, not indicating the volume on the headset. Also, it can be a little bit stiff. It does have some tough points on the dial where you have to spin harder than normal and being small it is difficult to do so. Also, there is a button on there that does turn on and off the RGB lighting, or AIMO if you will. Is it really needed? If you’re using an app on the PC that turns the lights on and off, is there a button really needed?
The value for money here is amazing. While not the best-designed headset in terms of looks, it is nicely built and rather sturdy. It comes with some high-end specs you cannot normally get in headsets for gaming. While not the best audio for music and movies it is some of the best 7.1 and gaming audio I have heard from any headset and stands up to heavy hitters with a higher price range and better value compared to other headsets in this range. I think if you’re on a budget around £100 for your headset for gaming and you want a really good pair that can stand up to some big hitters, here is your answer.