ROCCAT Renga Boost Review (Page 4 of 4)

Page 4 - Conclusion

I came in expecting something awesome. ROCCAT products have scored very well here at APH Networks in the past, and I am still using the Leadr wireless mouse as my daily driver more than a year after I have reviewed it. However, after taking off the ROCCAT Renga Boost headphones on a Wednesday morning audition session, I caught myself saying out loud, "What did I just listen to?" The Renga Boost promises to be a "studio-grade over-ear stereo gaming headset" with "multi-platform support and 50mm drivers for deep bass, its rich sound is perfect for gaming, music, movies and more". These are big shoes that were not filled, as much as I wished it had. I hate to be the one to say it, but the sound quality of the ROCCAT Renga Boost leaves a lot to be desired. These are simply not studio-grade in any way. The bass is acceptable, but the gap between my definition of "rich sound" compared to ROCCAT is so large, you can fit a truck in between. These are not even gaming-grade in my opinion. The only thing we can agree on is its multi-platform support because of its analog nature, but that does not really mean much. I do have a few good things to say about the ROCCAT Renga Boost though. They are comfortable to wear, and despite the liberal use of hard plastic, the build quality is still good. It comes with a decent microphone and an in-line remote, too. For about $50 at press time, the ROCCAT Renga Boost are decent looking headphones that are comfortable to use with acceptable build quality. If it was not for the poor sound quality, I would have recommended it. But these are headphones. Its primary purpose is to produce sound. And if it is not good at what it is supposed to exist for, then what is it good for?

ROCCAT provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.

APH Review Focus Summary:
2/10 means The advantage is not clear, and the disadvantages are too obvious or significant to be ignored. The disadvantages interfere with the overall product function. We highly recommend you to get better alternative products if available.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 2.0/10
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The ROCCAT Renga Boost are decent looking headphones, comfortable to wear, and has acceptable build quality for the price, but the sound quality leaves a lot to be desired.

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Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware
3. Subjective Audio Analysis
4. Conclusion