The Roccat Khan Aimo is the next in line of gaming headsets for Roccat as it looks to improve their range with better audio for gamers. Boasting 7.1 high-resolution audio, the arms race for “HD sound” is upon us. The Aimo looks to be your go-to for better gaming audio but does come with a slightly tacky finish and the usual RGB lighting if that is the sort of thing you are looking for.
Design-wise it looks almost identical to their previous headset the Khan Pro, which makes sense to as why it kept the name. The Aimo comes with a leatherette over the ear cups, has a black plastic chassis underneath and white on top if you had the white version like the one we reviewed and a steel headband with padding that has a notch style adjustment to it.
Roccat with the Aimo have gone down the more traditional gaming headset route with the microphone stuck on the outside on the left ear cup and the volume controls sitting on the opposite right earcup. In white, the AIMO looks a lot nicer than the black counterpart, in my opinion, it is still not the sexiest gaming headset but stands out more than their plain black version and also suits the Kone Champion edition mouse.
The non-removable and not hideable microphone seems a little strange as it means taking it out the house becomes almost impossible unless you want to look silly. Being a USB headset though that would be unlikely unless you are heading to LAN party or E-sport tournament.
The RGB lighting is featured on the two ear cups in two thin strips at a slight angle on the lower part of the headset. Like most companies, you can adjust the colours and other bits in the proprietary software but is becoming less necessary as time goes on with a lot of companies moving away from lighting up your hardware like a Christmas tree.
Unlike the Khan Pro which connects via a 3.5mm jack connection, the Khan AIMO uses a standard USB which means you can use it with a PC and games console if you have a long extension lead or sit very close to the TV. The sound quality through the USB though is second to none as explained later on.