Corsair HS80 Max Headset
Today we have an opportunity to check the new headset from Corsair, HS80 Max. It’s an addition to an already very extensive range of PC components and peripherals. It’s a direct successor to the HS80 RGB Wireless, which we checked almost two years ago and earned the “Recommended” award, thanks to Dolby Atmos support and a very good (especially for a wireless solution) microphone. In the new model, you’ll again find the headband design with plush memory foam ear pads, breathable cloth fabric, and an adjustable, stress-free floating headband design aimed for maximum comfort. The plush premium fabric earpads are designed to provide hours of stress-free gaming. Again we’ll get the Dolby Atmos compatibility and SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS technology with 24-bit/48Hz audio support. What else? Furthermore, 50 mm custom-tuned neodymium audio drivers provide an impressive 20Hz-20,000Hz frequency range (previously up to 40,000 Hz). At first sight – even the looks are very similar to the predecessor.
What are the differences? Sonarworks’ innovative SoundID Technology personalizes your headset audio to your specific sound preferences. SoundID has now been improved to analyze your hearing to compensate for any hearing loss in particular frequency ranges; it tailors your headset settings to your audio tastes on PC and Mac. The HS80 MAX includes Bluetooth® support to connect to a myriad of devices. Listen for up to 65 hours (a massive improvement vs. 20 hours in the predecessor) on a single charge over 2.4GHz wireless or 130 hours with Bluetooth®. (*With RGB off. Up to 24 hours over 2.4GHz with RGB on.). You can enjoy low-latency 2.4Ghz wireless audio with a range of up to 50ft (previously 60 ft) and high-fidelity 24bit/96kHz sound – double that of typical gaming headsets – plus Bluetooth® connectivity. You can also find the Omni-Directional Microphone with NVIDIA Broadcast. You can command your team with crisp clarity on an omnidirectional microphone with exceptional dynamic range, plus AI-assisted NVIDIA Broadcast mic enhancement technology for background noise and echo reduction. (Requires a compatible NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics card.) You get multiplatform compatibility for PC, Mac, PS5, PS4, and Mobile: Use the same headset for PC, Mac, or PlayStation, or connect via Bluetooth® to mobile devices. The Corsair HS80 Max is compatible with the iCUE software, which means that there is possible to control sidetone and RGB lighting synchronization with other compatible CORSAIR devices. There are minor changes to the mic sensitivity or more significant sensitivity from 109 to 119 dB (± 3dB). 32 Ohms impedance is now @ 1 kHz, not 2.5 kHz.
This headset is priced at 179.99 USD/189.99 EUR (the predecessor cost was 149.99 USD/EUR). It should be comfortable to wear and provide a pleasant audio experience with some added features, thanks to Dolby Atmos compatibility or the SoundID Technology. The product carries a 2-year warranty. Except for the black version, there's also a white one. Well, let’s hit the next page.