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Corsair HS1 USB Gaming Headset Review

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Introduction and Specifications

Corsair debuts first 7.1 USB gaming headset



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Corsair has reinvigorated its product line in 2010 by adding several new components including new solid state drives, power supplies, PC enclosures, and now their first 7.1 USB gaming headset dubbed the HS1. The HS1 is a combination of style, comfort, and immersive 7.1 surround sound technology that should give other popular gaming headsets on the market this holiday season a run for their money.

 



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The Corsair HS1 uses Dolby digital sound technology to provide clear and concise 7.1 surround sound to gamers and audiofiles alike. It uses 50mm drivers in the headset's circumaural ear coupling to give gamers a high-quality, multi-channel experience in their favorite first person shooter or massive online multiplayer titles. Corsair also threw in a two-year warranty to give consumers the piece of mind they need when they purchase a $99 headset.

 



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Corsair created a comfortable, closed-back design that helps reject ambient noise - even in high-distraction environments like LAN parties. They also created custom cans that use replaceable memory foam ear pads that conform to the shape of your head without binding or pinching. The uni-directional, noise-cancelling microphone on an adjustable boom enables clear, low-noise voice chat.

 

Corsair HS1 Gaming Headset Specifications (taken from Corsair's website)

Headphones

  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ohms at 1kHz
  • Dynamic range: 93dB A-wtd
  • USB power consumption: 250mW
  • Drivers: 50mm
  • Cable: 3 meters
  • Connector: USB Type A

Microphone 

  • Type: Unidirectional noise-cancelling condenser
  • Impedance: 2.2k Ohms
  • Frequency response: 200Hz – 10kHz +/- 2dB
  • Sensitivity (1mW, 1KHz): -45dB +4/-2 dB
April 25, 2011 | 10:33 PM - Posted by noars (not verified)

I have used quite a few different gaming headsets but, the best resource I found to get an impartial view on them can be found at http://www.gamingheadsetreport.com, they are constantly adding new headset reviews.

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