Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless Headset
Corsair has a very broad range of PC components and peripherals. There are also headsets available, and the range starts from the budget-oriented HS series (the reviewed one is one of them), going upwards to the mid-range Void series till high-end Virtuoso. In this review, we’re checking out the all-new Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless. Its debut is on the 19th of August. Speaking of the HS series, it starts from HS35, and till now, it also contained HS45, HS50, HS60, HS70, HS75 (and some of them had different variants). So as you can see, the reviewed model is something for the upper-range of the series and the first of its name. But is it only the name that makes it different than the other Corsair HS headsets? Yes, there are two things visible at first sight. One of them is the really fresh design inspired by the iconic CORSAIR VOID series, with the usage of such materials as machined aluminum; this is for durability. The headband design is an all-new floating aimed for maximum comfort. The plush premium fabric earpads are designed to provide hours of stress-free gaming.
The second one (and probably the biggest selling point) is the Dolby Atmos compatibility. It uses three-dimensional precision game audio to immerse you in a more realistic, more intense gaming experience and even allows you to improve your performance. Sounds with lifelike detail are precisely placed all around you, so you feel like you’re deeper inside the game – reacting faster and more accurately than ever before. This technology has already been used in three other models of Corsair headsets, like HS75 XB WIRELESS and Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT. You’ll find more information about it further in the review (also from a practical point of view).
The wireless functionality is nothing extraordinary, but it’s a nice addition, especially because it uses the SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS technology with 24-bit/48Hz audio support. A robust signal covers you from the desktop to the couch with up to 60 ft (20 meters) of wireless range. The battery life should be up to 20 hours, which sounds reasonable. You can also use it as the wired ones; you’ll need to plug in the USB cable (it’s a type-C one on the headset side). Inside the HS80 RGB Wireless, 50 mm custom-tuned neodymium audio drivers are light and durable.
The memory foam earpads should make the product more comfortable to use. The mic is omnidirectional, and its broadcast-grade quality should be much better than in other wireless solutions. The frequency range of the headset is between 20 Hz and 40,000 Hz. There is a possibility of connecting this headset to PC and PS4/PS5 using the included USB adapter. The Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless is compatible with the iCUE software, which means that there is possible to control sidetone, RGB lighting synchronization with other compatible CORSAIR devices. This headset is priced at 149.99 USD/149.99 EUR and should be comfortable to wear and provide a pleasant audio experience with some added features, thanks to the Dolby Atmos compatibility. The product carries a 2-year warranty. Well, let’s hit the next page.