Corsair Gaming Headsets

Corsair Gaming Headsets

Corsair VOID Pro RGB Gaming Headset (Best Wireless Gaming Headset)

The original Corsair VOID RGB was one of my favorite gaming headsets; it had everything I wanted in a gaming headset, and it complemented by suite of peripherals which is mainly filled with Corsair products only. However, there was one thing that I did not like about it, and that was the microphone felt very quiet. Well, thankfully, Corsair took note of that and released the Void Pro, an upgraded version of the same Void with better sound quality, same solid design, and a better microphone as well. Let’s find out more about it and see if the upgrade is worth the price.

Right out of the box, you get a familiar feeling from the Void Pro, it is not all different from its younger sibling. Corsair has made sure that the Void Pro is available in wireless, wired, and stereo options, just like the original. What we have here is the wired surround option, because that one fits the budget the best.

Not a lot has changed since the original, so it is safe to say that most of the changes are under the hood; though you will find that the microphone has been revamped, and looks differently as well. But does it sound any better? Thankfully, it does sound miles better than what the original Void sounded like, which certainly is a step up. The voice is loud and clear now, and there are no issues with the isolation as well.

With that said, not much has changed as far as the sound quality is concerned, which is a good thing. I am an advocate of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, and it seems like Corsair is serious about it too. The Void Pro sound as good as the original Voids with plenty of separation, and the surround sound works wonderfully well too.  I am not a fan of the Corsair Utility Engine, but considering how I have been using it for better part of a year, I am used to how it works.

The headset is moderately lightweight, and you comfortable thanks to the ear-pads shaped in a way that they can fit in the human ear, and in addition to that, the breathable material is solid as well.

With that said, I really cannot find anything to complain about the Corsair Void Pro, however, I would like to talk about some things that are in my mind about this headset. It seems like Corsair took the safe approach they could with the headset; instead of completely revamping the original Void, they fixed some of the things that were not completely up to the Corsair standards. While there is nothing wrong with it – it just makes the Void somewhat of a boring product.

If you are buying a completely new gaming headset, then the Void Pro is definitely a great option, however, if you already own the original Corsair Void RGB headset, then buying this is all sorts of pointless because you will not get your money’s worth at all.

PROS

  • Carries over the excellent sound quality of the original Corsair Void.
  • Great build quality.
  • Comfortable to wear.
  • The microphone has been upgraded.

CONS

  • Not much has changed since the original.

Corsair HS50 High-End Stereo Gaming Headset (Discord Certified Gaming Headset)

If you believe that the Corsair Void is a bit too aggressive for you when it comes to the design, or a bit out of your range, but you still want something from Corsair, then you are at the right place. The thing I love about Corsair is that aside from providing some of the best peripherals, they also care about people who are not willing to spend a handsome amount of money.

This is the case with the Corsair HS50, from the looks of it, the HS50 looks like a remade Raptor HS40 which was popular among the budget conscious users back when it originally came out. Right from the get-go, you should know that the HS50 does not provide surround sound as it relies on the 3.5mm analog connection, which is fine as well.

The sound quality, luckily, is great to be honest. This is one of the most natural sounding headset that is being marketed and sold as a gaming headset, and I love it. I normally test all the headsets by playing Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds with my friends, and honestly, I love how the HS50 sounds. I shifted from AudioTechnica M50x to this just for the review, and had no issues despite the price difference between both headsets. I could easily pin-point gunshots, and even footsteps, making the gaming experience a bliss.

Have I mentioned that the headset is also really, really comfortable? Yes, the comfort is another strong suite with the headset, and I can assure you that your long gaming session are not going to be interrupted because of any discomfort. Corsair has also made sure that the overall weight is less, all the while maintaining a decent build quality.

The microphone is surprisingly good as well, which is something that I did not expect in the first place, but I was thoroughly surprised. Making the Corsair HS50 a great bang for your buck. So, what’s not to like about this headset? Well, the microphone cannot be detached, and in order to properly drive the headphones, you are going to need a decent DAC, which should not be a problem if you have a good enough motherboard like the Asus Maximus series.

Needless to say, Corsair has done a fantastic job with the HS50; the headset is the perfect example of how Corsair can deliver some great products that are not priced ridiculously high, and can still have a great value for money, and not to forget, some great gaming performance as well. The Corsair HS50 is definitely worth the money if you want a gaming headset without all the flashy looks and lighting that just adds up to the cost.

PROS

  • Best in class audio quality.
  • Good microphone.
  • Extremely comfortable for longer hours.
  • Lightweight construction.
  • Solid build quality.
  • Will work with pretty much any device.

CONS

  • The microphone cannot be detached.
  • You might need a good quality DAC to properly drive the headphones.

 

 


Posted 2 months ago by Asfand Yar

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