Subject: General Tech | December 15, 2017 - 01:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: stereo, review, neodymium, HS50, headset, headphones, gaming, corsair, 50mm, audio
Sebastian was not the only one who listened to Corsair's new HS50 gaming headset, several other sites tested out this $50 headset and offered their thoughts. The Tech Report contrasted this headset with their favoured Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones which cost roughly three times as much. They found the audio to be somewhat clearer on the more expensive headset as you might expect, but Corsair's offering came very close and offer congratulations on the quality they managed on such an inexpensive pair of headphones. Check out their review in full right here.
"Corsair's HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset boasts solid build quality and classy looks, plus a Swiss Army knife's worth of compatibility. We gamed with the HS50 on consoles and listened to its musical chops to see whether it's a winner for $50."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Corsair HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset @ Guru of 3D
- Corsair HS50 Gaming Headset @ Kitguru
- Corsair HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset @ Benchmark Reviews
- 1MORE MK802 Bluetooth Headphones @ TechPowerUp
- Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro Gaming Headset Review @ OCC
Is this the new budget champion?
True to their name, Corsair’s new HS50 STEREO gaming headsets offer traditional 2-channel sound from a similarly traditional headphone design. These are certainly ready for gaming with a detachable microphone and universal compatibility with both PCs and consoles, and budget friendly with an MSRP of only $49.99. How do they stack up? Let’s find out!
- Driver: 50mm Neodymium
- Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
- Impedance: 32 Ohms @ 1kHz
- Sensitivity: 111 dB (± 3 dB)
- Mic Type: Unidirectional noise-cancelling
- Mic Impedance: 2.0k Ohms
- Mic Frequency: Response 100Hz – 10kHz
- Mic Sensitivity: -40 dB (± 3 dB)
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 160 x 100 x 205 mm
- Weight: 319g
- Warranty: 2 years
- Available Colors: Carbon, Green, Blue
- Corsair HS50 STEREO Gaming Headset: $49.99, Amazon.com
Nothing about these say “budget” when you look at the packaging and first unbox them, and they have a substantial feel to them like a pair of premium headphones - not at all like an inexpensive gaming headset.