Corsair HS70 Wireless Review

Introduction

The Corsair HS70 Wireless is the newest addition to the company’s gaming headset lineup. If you’re unfamiliar with the HS series of Corsair’s headsets, you’ll be interested to find out that they aim for gamers whose budgets are too tight to consider the models from the Void Pro series (we reviewed the Void Pro RGB USB here and Void Pro RGB Wireless here). The wired, analogue HS50 falls in the $50 price bracket, while its wireless sibling HS70 Wireless was just released with the MSRP of $90. That makes it one of the least expensive brand-name wireless gaming headsets on the market.

The short description of the Corsair HS70 Wireless? They took the HS50, cut its wire, and added a wireless USB dongle. The dongle, which serves both as a wireless transmitter/receiver and a USB sound card, supports the 7.1 virtual surround sound, as well as various other goodies that we get by using the Corsair Utility Engine software, such as a system-wide equalizer, multiple audio profiles and microphone monitoring. The design and build quality remained exactly the same as it was on the HS50. Making a wireless headset, especially an inexpensive one, comes with a unique set of challenges, so read on to find out how well Corsair tackled them.

Specifications

  • 50-mm dynamic drivers (neodymium magnet)
  • 32 Ω impedance
  • 20-20,000 Hz frequency response (specified by the manufacturer)
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery (up to 16 hours of battery life)
  • Closed-back, over-ear design
  • Removable unidirectional noise-cancelling microphone
  • Wireless connectivity (PC and PS4 supported)
  • 12-meter wireless range
  • 1.8 m rubberized USB charging cable
  • Weight: 332 g

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