Corsair HS70 Wireless 7.1 Review 8

Corsair HS70 Wireless 7.1 Review


Value and Conclusion

  • The Corsair HS70 Wireless is available online for $89.99.
  • One of the least expensive brand-name wireless headsets around
  • Great build quality
  • Excellent wearing comfort
  • Good sound quality
  • Intuitive on-ear controls
  • Useful additional software features (microphone monitoring, system-wide equalizer)
  • Audible hissing takes a slight toll on an otherwise solid audio presentation
  • Microphone quality not suitable for serious Twitch streaming or YouTube voiceovers (a problem with all wireless headsets)
  • Corsair Utility Engine software could benefit from a couple UI/UX improvements
  • Limited to wireless mode, no option to use it as a wired headset at all
  • Annoying low battery auditory notifications when used without a driver
The Corsair HS70 Wireless is one of the least expensive brand-name wireless gaming headsets on the crowded market. At the same time, its build quality is more refined than that of most of its wireless competitors, such as the $160 HyperX Cloud Flight. In many ways, it feels even sturdier and more luxurious than Corsair's very own Void Pro RGB Wireless. Offering such a nicely made wireless headset at this price point is quite an achievement for Corsair.

Wearing comfort is excellent as well. This is a headset you'll be able to use for many hours without a break, without feeling any discomfort at all. A combination of thick memory foam and exceptionally soft pleather, along with a carefully adjusted clamping force, does a terrific job of ensuring that the HS70 Wireless is a pleasure to wear for extended periods of time.

The controls, lined up on the left ear cup, are carefully thought out and implemented well. Just as important is that they're backed up with a powerful (albeit slightly confusing) Corsair Utility Engine, a software package that gives the HS70 Wireless a host of additional features, such as 7.1 virtual surround sound, a system-wide equalizer, and an extremely useful microphone-monitoring function, which is a welcome addition to any closed-back headset.

One could argue that it's smarter to save up another $10 and simply get the Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless (reviewed here) , but if you're looking for a good wireless gaming headset that costs as little as possible, then you simply won't want to spend those extra $10. With that in mind, the HS70 Wireless has a clear place in Corsair's portfolio. I can't think of a wireless gaming headset that would currently offer you more for less money.
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