Not everyone hears the same as each other. People’s ears are different and preferences dictate our style. The subjective listening tests in our reviews not only compare the product with other gaming headsets, but also audiophile-grade headphones. Those who don’t regularly listen with higher-end equipment may not notice the sound quality deficiencies we are able to notice.
The Kuven.pro is able recreate a good amount of musical detail, but its flat sound signature makes for a boring listening experience. The headphones were responsive to correction from an equalizer. By lowering midtones to boost the relative volume of bass and treble frequencies, the Kuven.pro demonstrated an ability to produce an aggressively bright and lively audio character. Such a modification puts the headset nearly on the level of comparable budget audiophile headphones.
The Kuven.pro can still use equalization to improve the flat sound signature. Even with the subwoofer channel at max volume, bass frequencies still won’t give that punchy impact. Despite the Kuven.pro being a true surround sound headphone, audible front and rear channel separation isn’t all that noticeable because the drivers are so close together.
Despite the flat signature of the Kuven.pro lending poorly to music, it is the preferred tuning for gaming. The tame bass and treble won’t give entertaining immersion, but emphasized mid frequencies are more useful for hearing natural sound cues especially bodily movement. The multi-channel drivers are too close together in the earcups to make true 5.1 surround sound noticeable, but forcing the audio to stereo and allowing the game to handle virtual audio positioning if possible does give appreciable results.
The Kuven.pro’s microphone meets our expectations from a high-end headset. Recorded voice audio sounded clear and human with little distortion.