Corsair HS70 Bluetooth Gaming Headset
We review the new Corsair HS70 Bluetooth Headset. Admittedly, I've been nagging Corsair about this for a long time now. Their internal technology used for Wireless headsets is great, but with Bluetooth, you can connect your headset to, well, almost everything! Soo, Hilbert likes his headsets wireless, preferably with good range and rechargeable with long usage. Corsair was almost there with the recent wireless versions; however, using a proprietary wireless link and a dongle meant you could only use it on your PC. While that is totally fine for most peeps and gals, I do like my digital freedom. I mean, your SmartTV has Bluetooth, your phone, your PC, Mac, Xbox, PlayStation, your tablet, and so on. Wouldn't it be nice to have a headset to connects to them all? And here we are, the year is 2020, almost 2021 actually, and hallelujah, Corsair finally has released its Bluetooth. And my man, it's a good one as well, offering crystal-clear, immersive sound quality.
The Corsair HS70 Bluetooth headset made me enthusiastic alright; it does what I want it to do, connect to my TV, phone, and PC. Not just that, the wear comfort is very nice, and it looks good as well. In games, you'll have a good quality MIC also. What surprises me is that Corsair is offering it at $99.
|50mm neodymium magnet
|20Hz - 20 kHz
|Unidirectional noise-canceling, Detachable
|Dual 3.5mm (Consoles) USB Type-A (PC) or Bluetooth
|0.7 pounds (314g)
|5.4 feet (1.65m)
The battery charge can bring you the comfort of 30 hours of usage. Next to that, the drivers used in combination with a software suite produce audio at a level that makes the HS70 exceptional to listen to on a PC. It's not just wireless, though, and you can also connect it wired to a soundcard or even over USB as the unit has a built-in soundcard as well. Plug it in wired or wireless; it will work. There's another advantage when connected to a PC via USB; you can use iCUE software to adjust audio equalizer settings, mic volume, and more. Positioned at cup location, you'll stumble into volume and mute controls that you can just on the fly...
As you have noticed, the unit comes with nice big 50mm drivers, and it offers surround sound, capable of offering 16-bit/48 kHz playback. Being tied to USB means you'll be tied to a chip that is supported. You'll also receive a properly good detachable noise-canceling uni-directional microphone, which can reduce ambient noise for better vocal purity.