Tesoro are not the biggest name in the peripheral business, but they’ve already earned themselves some impressive awards, not to mention captured many people’s imagination with their unique and modern designs. While Tesoro have always had cool designs for their products, they wouldn’t be where they are today if they didn’t also back that up with great performance, and we hope to find plenty of it in the Tesoro Kuven gaming headset we’re taking a look at today.
Priced at around $69.99 / €69.99 the Kuven should be competing with firm favourites from Cooler Master, TteSports and Steelseries, to name but a few. All of whom have a competitive product in this price range and we’ll be looking for performance that at least matches the competition in this price range, as well as that one stand-out feature that would tempt us into making a purchase.
Promising stereo sound with the addition of virtual 7.1 surround thanks to its built-in USB sound card, the Kuven sounds like a tempting purchase. Tesoro offer the headset in a Devil and an Angel edition, which is effectively just a black one and a while one, we have the Angel (white) edition in for review today.
As you can see from the specification below, we have large drivers, detachable ear cups, long braided cables, an in-line controller and part aluminium construction.
- 50 mm Drivers Units.
- 7.1 virtual surround sound.
- Closed Type Headset with Improved Noise Reduction.
- Detachable & Comfortable Ear Cup.
- 1.2m Braided Cable with Gold Plated 3.5mm Audio / Microphone connectors.
- 2m extension cable..
- Y type 2 to 1 convert cable x 1.
- Volume / Microphone mute controller.
- Adjustable leather headband.
- Stylish aluminum plate.
- Color: Angel (White).
The fancy looking box features a large wrap around window, giving us a great first look at the headset. While the rest of the box has a few of the major features listed on it such as the noise reduction, noise cancelling microphone and the 50mm drivers.
Around the back we have the full specification again, this time translated into multiple international languages.
In the box we found a fold out booklet that detailed other Tesoro products, a simple user guide and a utility / driver disc. Of course it is always best to download the latest drivers, but it is always nice to see some included to get you started.
In the box I found the headset, as well as a wide range of braided cables, connections and adaptors.