Review: ROCCAT CROSS – A mediocre multi-platform headset
A multi-platform headset that bites off a lot more than it can chew.
Gaming is a costly hobby, with video games costing anywhere between $39.99-$59.99 on average, investing in the proper equipment to get the best experience can cost you quite a pretty penny. While some prefer wireless headsets and those prefer wired, today we will be looking at ROCCAT's multi-platform stereo headset, the CROSS.
The first thing that I noticed when I pulled out the headphones was the size, they were not too bulky, but not too small, they were a perfect size for me personally. When I put the headphones on my head, I tested them out on Battlefield 1, which I'm sorry to say, but they were not the best headphones I have used when online gaming, often my team could not hear me very clearly through the microphone.
Speaking of mics, the headset comes with two wired cords, one is catered for a gaming format and offers an easily adjustable microphone that you can adjust to your liking, while the I like the option it means nothing to me given the volume of sound it projects through the microphone itself.
Additionally, the wired headset can be used for multiple different electronics, a gaming PC or laptop, PlayStation 4, Xbox One I also tried it on my Nintendo Switch in handheld mode and I had no issues when using it. Aside from the gaming consoles, the headphones work great on my MacBook as well as my iPhone. When factoring in all these platforms I had and testing them all, I will say that this headset has performed better when I was watching videos or listening to music. When comparing my BEATS and the ROCCAT CROSS, I noticed a difference in terms of sound projecting from my music, it sounded a lot crisper on the CROSS than on my BEATS.
When factoring in all these platforms I had and testing them all, I will say that this headset has performed better when I was watching videos or listening to music. When comparing my BEATS and the ROCCAT CROSS, I noticed a difference in terms of sound projecting from my music, it sounded a lot crisper on the CROSS than on my BEATS.
Unfortunately, I cannot say I would recommend this as a gaming headset, for a few reasons. For one thing the headset visually feels like it was cheaply made, which is disappointing because the product's current retail price is not justifiable, especially when you factor in the fact that I have tried other headsets that were $20 less and they projected a better quality in terms of sound as well as comfort and the feeling on my head.
All in all, is this a bad headset? Absolutely not, while it is not the best headset I have used, I would recommend this to someone who wants a good in terms of a sound quality headset. However, as a gaming headset, I recommend something different. Maybe if this headset was priced at $29.99 or even a $24.99 headset, I think I could recommend this to a wider audience, however, despite having used other headsets in the past, I do recommend this headset for someone who is starting off as a novice online gamer as the sound will be a good test, but as someone who has tried multiple different headsets, sadly this one did not strike my fancy. To learn more, click here.
The ROCCAT CROSS was provided for review by ROCCAT