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Corsair HS 40

Corsair HS 40
alaScore 83

110 reviews

Feb, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Corsair HS 40. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Headsets for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Corsair HS 40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 110 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Corsair HS 40 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headsets on

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Corsair Raptor HS40 USB 7.1 Comfortable Gaming Headset

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Labs Brief: Corsair Raptor HS40


Corsair adds to its Raptor range with a pair of less than convincing cans.

The HS40’s are quite large – used on what we’d rate as a large head they needed to be reduced to the smallest band size to fit comfortably. In the land in which they were designed the people must have noggins the size of watermelons...

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Corsair Raptor HS40 Review


A little while ago Corsair acquired Raptor Gaming to bolster their entry level peripherals, we now look to the new HS40 USB gaming headset.

Choosing an entry headset on a tight budget can seem fairly daunting as you never know what to expect amongst the hoards of cheap looking plastic 'clackyphones'. However, in a sub £40 market, it is understandable that there are various aspects that...


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Get something better, I thought I would go with a somewhat cheaper headset this time around after my astro's finally died after heavy usage for 4 years. Big mistake, save yourself the trouble these will break on you in no time at all.

good price ; easy to use plug them in and good to go

left speaker broke in less then a month ; feel flimsy

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Corsair Raptor HS40


Great sound and mic response for the short time that it worked

I plugged the headset into the USB port on the front of my case, mic/volume control switch on the HS cord lit up. The auto install for the HS popped up and appeared to run smoothly, I used the headset without issue for about 3 hours. The next evening I...

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good stuff


good sound quality for all but lows. great build qualify

wire tangles up quick. (wrapped cord with electrical tape and its fixed). bass is a bit lacking

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Good headset


This is a good pick, especially when deeply discounted on sale. That's when I got mine.

Only use this headset for games, but I think the sound is great ; The microphone is sturdy, and has decent pickup range ; I really like the volume and mute control in the cable ; Nice long cord ; Comfortable after long gaming sessions

Sometimes it's very slow to switch sound to headset after it's plugged into the USB port ; I've had problem with the microphone settings changing between programs, but it's likely a software issue

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No Audio in Left Earcup after 3 months


Audio is somewhat decent for the value. Not very comfortable at first, but you get used to it after a while

As the title mentions, the left earcup lost audio capability after 3 months for no apparent reason. RMA has been filed, hopefully the replacement will last longer than 3 months. Kind of ridiculous in my opinion

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headphones work real nice


by going sli with my pc I had to give up the front headphone jack. my second card would not fit or be recognized if the front headphone jack was connected. so I looked everywhere other headphones were way expensive and the adapter cables would not...

usb work real nice and they work


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If not for the broken earphone, these would get 5/5.

Great sound clarity. Hear things clearly no matter the volume ; Outstanding mic, even on skype, g-mod, and other multiperson chats ; Listening to music is also pretty good, and these headphones can pump some Bass

about 5-6 months into using them, the left earphone stopped working. The right ear and mic still worked, but it just totally killed my immersion into gaming

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Stopped working after 2 months


Was a great headset when it worked ; Comfortable, Good Sound Quality and affordable

Had trouble making it work with win 8.1 ; and stopped working after 2 months use


Product Specifications


Display: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
Microphone Boom Arm:Adjustable
Multi Compatible Gaming Function: No
Mute Control: Yes
Sound System:STEREO
Volume Control: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Connection:Other Wired Connection / USB
USB: Yes
USB Dongle: No

General Features

Compatibility:Not Applicable
Form factor:Headband Headset