The Roccat Kave uses a large closed ear cup design and have a fair amount of cushioning for added comfort. The headband is an interesting design point, as it foregoes the standard single strip of padding for a segmented pad. This is supposed to help with weight distribution across the top of your head.
The headband is adjusted via a standard ratcheting slider. The notches are numbered which is always a nice touch to make sure the headset is sitting evenly on your head.
The Kave also features a fully adjustable and rotatable microphone. If you aren’t using the microphone and don’t want it in the way, it can also be easily detached from the ear cup. Another cool feature is the blue mic LED that indicates if the mic is on or off.
One of the main features of the Roccat Kave is the inline desktop remote. The desktop remote houses all of the necessary volume controls in one easy to use central location. The remote contains your main volume and mute controls along with individual controls for center, front, rear, and sub volume. There is also a handy mic mute button along the side and a switch for the game and movie profile sound settings.
As far as the audio connections go, the Kave uses a standard USB input along with 3.5mm inputs for the microphone, front, sub/center, and rear audio. The cord length is more than adequate and should not be an issue for most.