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Corsair HS1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the usability and value for money are generally positive. The design and comfort also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the treble quality and mids quality.

sound, comfort, design, value for money, usability

bass quality, microphone, mids quality, treble quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Corsair HS1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 163 reviews)

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Corsair HS1 USB Gaming Headset Review

 

Now, the first thing you're going to notice about the HS1 USB gaming headset is that it isn't the best looking set out there. It's bulky, the color choice is uninspired, and the odd decision to pad the bottom and top of the headband gives the whole...

A great-sounding, amazingly comfortable headset at a very competitive price point

Bulky; a shining example of industrial design this ain't

For one, it sounds great. That supersize chassis means more room for big, beefy 50mm drivers. These give the HS1 clear highs and bass that’s great for a pair of headphones. The dynamic range is also stellar, letting everything from gunshots to quiet,...

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Corsair HS1 Gaming Headphones - Good Stuff or Average Joe?

 

Games today are high defined stuff. Not only in terms of story and gameplay, but also in terms of graphics and sound. If you think you can enjoy most of their sound by using your standard earphones –irrespective of them being quality products, think...

At a price of Rs. 4,999, you might say it’s a wee bit expensive, but the quality that it delivers is worth every single penny you’ve spent on it. Right from the moment you wear it, till the instant you take it off, you’re left with a smile on your...

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Corsair HS1 Gaming Headset

 

Premium USB headset that will turn heads.

Since audio is such an intimate personal experience, and highly subject to individual preferences, it's not an easy market to tackle. However, as we've seen Corsair make careful jumps into new component markets, they've shown a willingness to get...

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Corsair HS1 Headset Review

 

The famous memory maker enters the competitive field of gaming headsets. See here how the company fared.

Easy to transport ; Good sound isolation ; Comfortable headrest ; Back-lit volume control ; Long cable ; USB connection makes it independent of the quality of the sound card ; Versatile: good for music listening, gaming and watching movies ; Reaches...

Well-rounded sound, but lacks intensity even after equalization ; Software lowers the microphone volume at its volition ; Cloth-wrapped phones make the ears run hot

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Corsair HS1 USB Gaming Headset Review

 

With so many headsets to choose from on the market these days, manufacturers have been trying to create a product that sets them apart from the mainstream. Corsair has designed the HS1 to simulate the couch listening experience so the music is not “in...

Designed with long term gaming session in mind, never pinched or hurt my ears during use ; Plenty of options with configurable software (including fun voice effects) ; Gave clear and accurate positioning of enemies in game ; Cord is super long with...

No control over anything but volume/ mic mute without alt-tabbing out of game ; No control over amping up rear speaker sounds (desirable to make sure enemy footsteps sneaking up behind you are heard over gunfire in FPS...

The Corsair HS1 USB Gaming Headset is one of the best all-around packages I've seen to date. Its software fully compliments the hardware without causing problems or interrupts in gameplay. The Corsair HS1 is affordably priced for the gaming audiophile,...

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Corsair HS1 USB Gaming Headset Review

 

Corsair has reinvigorated its product line in 2010 by adding several new components including new solid state drives, power supplies, PC enclosures, and now their first 7.1 USB gaming headset dubbed the HS1. The HS1 is a combination of style, comfort,...

Corsair created a comfortable, closed-back design that helps reject ambient noise - even in high-distraction environments like LAN parties. They also created custom cans that use replaceable memory foam ear pads that conform to the shape of your head...

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Corsair HS1 USB Gaming Headset Review

 

Corsair enters the audio market for the first time with a competitively priced USB gaming headset, the HS1.

The Corsair HS1 exceeded my expectations when it came to sound quality. Although it's far from reaching the level of higher-end headphones, it is surprisingly good for a $100 headset using the USB interface. The majority of high-end headsets don't go...

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Corsair HS1 USB Surround Gaming Headset

 

Corsair has one of the best reputations in the industry for building quality products. Today they enter the world of personal audio with the all new HS1.

The HS1 from Corsair is a great headset at a really impressive price point. There's no other way to put it. Combining some excellent material choice with first grade construction make this a discerning choice for all media buffs far and wide before any...

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Corsair HS1 USB Gaming Headset Review →

 

The Corsair HS1 with 50mm drivers is certainly a very good set of gaming headset. The ability to customize the sound signature of each of the virtual speakers makes for one potent combination that should appeal to a wide range of audiences.

Volume control over individual virtual channels ; Extremely intuitive and easy to use software ; Stylish good looks ; Surround sound works very well ; Extremely comfortable ; Long braided cable ; Low resource / lightweight software ; Massive 50mm...

No ability to change from stereo to virtual surround sound except via software ; Voice changer options are gimmicky ; No travel case included ; Extremely forward mids and highs in default setup ; Bass is less than expected from 50mm drivers

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Corsair HS1 USB Gaming Headset Review

 

One thing that Corsair is not known for is its audio product line. Most likely because until now it has not had one. With its new HS1 Gaming Headset Corsair is attempting to navigate some very uncharted waters but it is looking like Corsair has managed...

Corsair has created an excellent headset with its own sound card built in. A user carries the same sound from computer to computer.

Product Specifications

Configuration

DECT: No
Display: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Microphone Boom Arm:Adjustable
Multi Compatible Gaming Function: No
Mute Control: Yes
Noise Cancellation: Yes
SCREEM: No
Sound System:STEREO
Speakers:STEREO
Switchbox from Telephone to Headset: No
Volume Control: Yes

Connectivity

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

General Features

Compatibility:Not Applicable
Form factor:Headband Headset
Product Type:Headband Headset
Type:Headband
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