Corsair HS1 Headset Review

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Known as a memory maker, Corsair releases its first headset, the HS1. It is a 7.1 surround USB model good for gaming, listening to stereo music and enjoying DVDs and Blu-Rays with Dolby sound. We’re going to describe the product, analize its installation and see how it behaved during testing.

The HS1 is a big model, a circumaural headset with padded and cloth-wrapped ear cups. They rotate on their axis, making the gadget easy to carry around. The microphone can also be rotated to an upward position, an ideal setup for just listening to music and storing the headset in a drawer or backpack.

Corsair HS1 Headset ReviewFigure 1: Corsair HS1

Corsair HS1 Headset ReviewFigure 2: Microphone up

Corsair HS1 Headset ReviewFigure 3: Ear cups spread

There is a 50 mm driver inside each ear cup, 10 mm bigger than the standard driver size found on headsets. It features a volume/mute mic control in the middle of the cloth-wrapped USB cord. It has a simple and objective design: two buttons to change de volume and one to mute the microphone. All three are backlit which is great to make it easier to find amidst a darkened room.

Corsair HS1 Headset ReviewFigure 4: The ear cups

Corsair HS1 Headset ReviewFigure 5: Volume/mute control

Author: André Gordirro

A self-assumed gadget-freak and an avid gamer, André Gordirro has written about pop culture, Internet and technology for the past ten years. He works for SET Magazine, Brazil's biggest movie magazine, and usually contributes to its technology section writing about consumer products. His body lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – although his mind is said to inhabit cyberspace.

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