PCPer v4.0 Giveaway: Corsair Gaming Audio Series HS1 Headset

Subject: Editorial, General Tech | April 21, 2011 - 04:28 PM |
Tagged: hs1a, hs1, giveaway, corsair, contest

As you can no doubt tell, PC Perspective got a HUGE and much needed facelift over the weekend to what we are internally calling "PC Perspective v4.0".  I know there are still some kinks to work out and we are actively addressing any feedback from our readers in this comment thread.  

But we want to celebrate the launch of the new site in style!!  Some of our site sponsors have very generously offered up some prizes for us to give out throughout the coming days...

The fourth set of prizes is a pair of Corsair Gaming Audio Series HS1 Headsets!

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Winners of this contest will be able to choose if they prefer the HS1 USB-based model or the HS1A analog connection model.  Check out the review I linked above as these are some very nice headphones with an MSRP of $99!!

What do you have to do to win this wonderful piece of hardware?

Couldn't be easier: post a comment in this post thanking Corsair for its sponsorship of PC Perspective as well as the worst audio configuration you have ever owned!  Fess up, what junk have you bought at Best Buy for $9.99??

You should probably have a registered account or at least be sure you include your email address in the appropriate field so we can contact you!

We will pick the winners tomorrow and move on to the next hardware that finds its way to PC Perspective offices.  Good luck and thanks for reading!!

Source: Corsair
April 21, 2011 | 05:55 PM - Posted by JSL

Thanks Corsair, for supporting this pcper. I've tried these headphones, and pro quality seinhausers that go for $500-800. The sound is almost the same, but with a mic too. one of the best headsets available today!

The worst sound setup i've ever had was in my first car.... stock 5w radio (87 honda civic sedan) with home stereo speakers (15w ea.) sitting on the rear seats behind each front seat. LOL. True story.

April 21, 2011 | 06:07 PM - Posted by David L (not verified)

Thanks to Corsair

April 21, 2011 | 06:10 PM - Posted by Imperfectlink

Thanks again Corsair. It's about time for me to replace my dilapidated cans for a new pair.

April 21, 2011 | 06:13 PM - Posted by Clairvoyantx

Thanks Corsair. Why buy the 9.99 speakers at bestbuy? When circuit city was around i remembered buying a pair of non-powered 3in stereo speakers from circuit city; quickly upgraded soon afterwards.

April 21, 2011 | 06:25 PM - Posted by timon37 (not verified)

Thank you Corsair, for me the worst was integrated audio in an old asrock socket 752 (for a cheap sempron). The amount of noise resulting from moving the mouse or hard drive operations or just it being powered on... was simply unbearable.

April 21, 2011 | 06:28 PM - Posted by sotoa

Welcome aboard Corsair to the Pcper redesign! I can't really say I've had a bad audio peripheral problem cause I look for good quality products.

April 21, 2011 | 06:31 PM - Posted by Subetai (not verified)

Thanks Corsair for sponsoring PCP. Oh and my worst audio configs are those $15 tiny speakers ages ago.

April 21, 2011 | 06:32 PM - Posted by Curtis (not verified)

Thanks Corsair. I used some free headset you get for signing up for online chat site. Mono and all plastic so it doesn't stay on your head.

April 21, 2011 | 06:32 PM - Posted by somarilnos

Thank you again Corsair! Is there any sort of hardware you aren't selling these days?

I would dare say that all of my audio problems generally have to do with thinking that there are circumstances in which earbuds are a good idea (there aren't).

April 21, 2011 | 06:32 PM - Posted by itcrashed (not verified)

Corsair, thanks for sponsoring PCPer and this giveaway!

As for my worst audio config I ever - had to be the Advnet 2.1 system that came with Micron computers in the late 90s. I swiped them from work :) It was cool to be cutting edge by having a sub, but the sound quality overall was terrible!

April 21, 2011 | 06:33 PM - Posted by geek32 (not verified)

pick me corsair

April 21, 2011 | 06:39 PM - Posted by Jim21 (not verified)

Thanks Corsair! I paid for insignia desktop speakers from bestbuy and still use them lol... i spend all the money on everything else for the computer

April 21, 2011 | 06:40 PM - Posted by Cole (not verified)

Awesome contest yet again! Big props to you PCPerspective and Corsair!

April 21, 2011 | 06:43 PM - Posted by Paul Ryan (not verified)

These sound perfect for gaming in the bedroom without annoying my parents

April 21, 2011 | 06:45 PM - Posted by Mario Ramalho (not verified)

Ah, Corsair, the ones that make the Obsidian case that reminds me of the Tycho Monolith form 2001: Space Odyssey. But enough of my fantasies, Thank you, Corsair and PC Perspective, for the opportunity to win such a great piece of hardware.

As to my crappiest audio config of all times, that would have to be my speaker setup of about 5 years ago, from old speakers i rigged together... Talk about distortion. (o_O)

April 21, 2011 | 06:48 PM - Posted by Wei (not verified)

LabTech is the worst I had.... love this one. Thanks for sponsoring PCPerspective!

April 21, 2011 | 06:54 PM - Posted by Kurumi (not verified)

Bought a pair of Labtec speakers which turned out well; for being $10. And by well I mean lasting 2 weeks before they overheated and he magic white smoke left the right speaker.

April 21, 2011 | 06:56 PM - Posted by GAT-ROT

thanks corsair for sponsoring pc perspective. bought skullcandy earbuds once from bestbuy, didnt really work for gaming

April 21, 2011 | 07:00 PM - Posted by David Phok

thank you CORSAIR PC PERSPECTIVE to let us try this cool product

April 21, 2011 | 07:02 PM - Posted by ana3mic (not verified)

Thanks Corsir for the nice contribute to this awesome giveaway, I love my Dominators and my HX850! My worst audio configuration is my current :D. I use a 25 year old speakers with a record player for amp and the mic of cheap headphones which don't work :D

April 21, 2011 | 07:08 PM - Posted by timmyisme22

Thanks for the constant support of PCPer! You're great Corsair!

Worst headset I ever had was an old single ear receptionist headset that was cheaper than cheap, but still lasted year after year whenever my slightly better headsets would die out... finally smashed them when I just didn't want to fall back on them ever again... sadly, the mic wasn't that bad sounding.
I think I've lost some of my hearing from the constant nightly ventrilo chats though.

April 21, 2011 | 07:09 PM - Posted by biblicabeebli

Corsair is awesome for supporting PC Perspective. Awesome, I say.

Usually I run my computer directly to a good amp, I like to pretend to be an audiophile.
But way back in the day…

The Computer:
It was a four or five year old PowerMac G5 (Cheesegrater Edition, no mere iMacs here). These machines started out awesome, but developed some… "heat issues." The machines are enormous, the CPU cooling block is so big that I can use it as a passive cooling stand for my laptop. It really should not lower things by ~5˚f, but it does. When this machine got old something broke in the sensors for the fan speed regulation and the SEVEN FANS would slowly rev up over the course of an hour. This thing would drown out loud conversation.

The Audio Card:
Normally I used the PowerMac's optical output, but when my normal amp imploded (there may have been a volume knob adjustment involved) I was forced back into the world of analog cabling. The headphone jack on this machine was inextricably intertwined with the USB port directly next to it. Any data traveling over it would cause a quiet ticking noise in the audio. Of course it being the front side USB port it had my mouse and keyboard plugged into it. (click*tick* tap*tick* move-mouse-left*tickticktick*)

The Amp:
SO I hooked up an old Marantz 1060, which is a great little old vintage amplifier, only runs 20 watts per channel but sounds like it's 200. I have since payed good money to get it restored, but at the time it had one grungy left channel.

The Speaker:
A Fischer… something. It's a three foot tall, one foot wide, behemoth of great audio. It was SO good, in fact, that the little Amp… couldn't drive it without massive distortion at any volume level.

I used this for months.

April 21, 2011 | 07:12 PM - Posted by Yorkie

Thank you Corsair, for Sponsoring PC Perspective, and currently the worst audio Configuration was a set of Skullcandy Headphones that were just terrible in there audio reproduction.

April 21, 2011 | 07:14 PM - Posted by Ciprian (not verified)

My audio is horrible compare to this.

April 21, 2011 | 07:14 PM - Posted by Arif

Rock n roll ladies & gentlemen this giveaway gift from Corsair..awesome headphone....prefect for playing game n watching movie....and also most enjoyable for your head-bang ..thanks a lot Corsair for sponsorship of PC Perspective Giveaway........n also thanks to PCperspective for arrangement this giveaway :)
if i won this monster rocking headphone then i used it most for hardcore Gaming and Watching movie with My corsair Headset.
my worst audio configuration is creative inspire 2.1 sound system with ordinary motherboard built-in sound card.....creeping sound system
i bought junk from best buy in some rechargeable battery.... around maybe $8.40 .... but thats battery don't recharge after 4 days......

April 21, 2011 | 07:15 PM - Posted by Rand

Thanks for supporting the giveaway and PC Perspective Corsair!

Worst ever?
Probably the typical cheapy garbage 2.0 speakers that would often come with new PC's back in the early 90's.
Small tinny speakers that were suitable for little more then the obligatory bleeps and blips.

April 21, 2011 | 07:16 PM - Posted by GenBlood

Corsair is coming out with some nice products for the
consumer market. I'm thinking about getting a headset
for my computer. I'm tired of the ear buds.

Maybe, I might win something ... :) most likely I'll
be ordering something by the end of the month ...

Winning would be sweet ...

April 21, 2011 | 07:18 PM - Posted by Jon (not verified)

Thank you Corsair not only for the contest but for making top quality power supplies.

I had these cheap headphones from best buy (LOL) once and I went to putthem on my head and the snapped right in the middle of the head piece...I tried to duct tape it together but it kept digging into the scalp.

April 21, 2011 | 07:19 PM - Posted by skaya

ty corsair!

worst audio experience is my stock dell speakers right now :(

April 21, 2011 | 07:21 PM - Posted by Lou Davidson (not verified)

Thanx Corsair for sponsoring PC Perspective and the cheesiest sound system I have ever used was an FM radio tuned to the high end of the band next to a TRS-80 Model 1. The TRS-80 never had sound so they would generate RF signals to interfere with the FM band. Led to the demise of the TRS-80 Model 1

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