Corsair's gaming headset lineup is currently split into two series: the higher-end Void Pro and the less expensive HS. Ever since it was launched back in 2017, the company's least expensive headset was the analogue HS50 coming it at $50. That title is now being handed over to the brand-new HS35 Stereo, yet another multi-platform analogue gaming headset roughly based on the same design as the rest of the HS family, with an all-time low price tag of $40.
As far as brand-name gaming headsets go, this is one of the least expensive options you can currently buy. That instantly makes it a very interesting proposition to anyone on a tight budget, but unwilling to experiment with generic no-name brands. The Corsair HS35 Stereo supports PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices, and comes in four colors: black (or carbon, as Corsair calls it), green, blue, and red. The frame of the headset is black in all four cases; it's the color of the ear cushions, the underside of the headband and the cable that's changing between the aforementioned variants of the HS35 Stereo. In this review, we'll figure out which corners have been cut to keep the price of the HS35 Stereo as low and see if it's a good choice for a gamer on a modest budget.
- 50 mm dynamic drivers (neodymium magnet)
- 32 Ω impedance
- 20-20,000 Hz frequency response (specified by the manufacturer)
- Closed-back, over-ear design
- Detachable unidirectional noise-canceling microphone
- 1.8 m rubberized cable (TRRS) + 0.25 m rubberized TRRS-to-dual TRS adapter
- Built-in volume dial and microphone mute button
- Weight: 250 g