Corsair HS70 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Corsair HS70 Wireless Gaming Headset

HS70 is not Corsair’s first wireless gaming headset, it inherits the metal appearance of the HS60, without RGB lights, and the overall style is cooler.

In addition, this headset adds low-latency 2.4G wireless connection technology on the basis of maintaining the HS60’s virtual 7.1 Dolby surround sound. It is fully compatible with PS4 game consoles and has a battery life of 16 hours.

Now, I will bring you a detailed review of this HS70 headset.

Packaging

Corsair HS70 Packaging

The packaging still adopt Corsair’s classic black and yellow color scheme, the main selling points are listed on the front of the packaging:

  • Plush memory foam ear pads
  • Low-latency, 2.4Ghz wireless audio
  • Precision-tuned 50mm audio drivers

The back of the packaging are the Corsair HS70 characteristics and specifications:

  • Premium build quality
  • Ultimate comfort
  • Directional microphone
  • Discord Certified
  • Precision gaming audio
  • Superior wireless performance

Specifications

Headphone Specifications
ConnectivityWired/ 2.4Ghz Wireless
Wireless RangeUp to 40 feet
Battery LifeUp to 16 hours
Frequency Response20Hz - 20 kHz
Impedance32 Ohms @ 1 kHz
Sensitivity111 dB (± 3 dB)
Drivers50mm
Sound ModeStereo

Accessories

Corsair HS70 Accessories

Accessories include a quick start guide, detachable noise reduction microphone, USB-Micro charging cable, 2.4GHz wireless transmitter.

Details

Appearance

Corsair HS70 Appearance

The appearance of the Corsair HS70 stereo gaming headset completely inherits the simple and lightweight design of HS50 and HS60.

Except for the Corsair LOGO, which is the only pattern embellishment, the entire HS70 headset has no extra visual elements.

Head Beam

Corsair HS70 Head Beam

The head beam skeleton of the Corsair HS70 headset is made of metal and the surface has been frosted.

The top of the head beam is wrapped with a plastic shell, and the outermost layer is made of protein leather, which is soft and delicate to the touch.

The inner part of the head beam is also made of protein leather, filled with memory foam, and has good flexibility.

The head beam can be adjusted by 8 scales with a range of 3.5cm, the damping is smooth.

Ear Pads

Corsair HS70 Ear Pads

The ear pads also use the protein skin material, with the internal filling of the memory foam, which can better fit the ears.

In addition, the diameter of the ear pads is large enough to completely wrap the ears and bring good sound insulation.

But the ear pads are not removable, which may increase the difficulty of cleaning and maintenance.

Buttons & Interfaces

Corsair HS70 Buttons & Interfaces

The buttons and interfaces include a volume knob, a microphone on/off button, 1 microphone interface, a charging port, and a power button. The microphone interface has a dust plug to prevent dust from entering.

Audio Drivers

Corsair HS70 Audio Drivers

HS70 is equipped with two 50mm neodymium magnet audio drivers. Remove the two screws of the PCB, we will see the AVNERA AV6301 wireless audio sender chip under the insulating tin foil!

MIC

Corsair HS70 Microphone

The Discord certified unidirectional microphone adopts a detachable design and can be bent at any angle.

At the same time, the sidetone function can be enabled in iCU.

Microphone Specifications
Impedance2.0k Ohms
Sensitivity-40 dB (± 3 dB)
Frequency Response100Hz – 10kHz
Noise CancellationYes
LocationRetractable/ Unidirectional

Transmitter

Corsair HS70 Transmitter

Because the Corsair HS70 headset adopts low-latency 2.4GHz technology and optimizes the transmission distance, the size of the transmitter is larger than others.

There are wireless sync led indicator and a pairing button on the front of it.

Cable

The 1.8-meter Micro-USB charging cable is made of soft rubber and easy store.

Software

Corsair HS70 Software

Since Corsair HS70 supports virtual 7.1, you need to download Corsair iCUE to control it. Plugin the wireless transmitter on your computer, and you can set the “Microphone Volume”, “Sidetone”, “EQ Presets”, and “Stereo”.

In the advanced settings, you can see the battery life status, and you can also turn on voice prompts and sleep mode functions.

Experience

Wearing Experience

After adding components such as a lithium battery and a wireless audio sender, the weight of this headset increases to 340g.

With the flexible head beam, the chuck feeling is relatively small, but as the wearing time goes by, the sense of weight increase is more obvious, it’s not a lightweight gaming headset.

Music & Movie Experience

The music and video performance of this headset are mediocre, it may not satisfy users who have high requirements for sound.

This is because the HS70’s bass dive is insufficient, the high frequencies are also limited, the entire sound field is very narrow. If you turn off the 7.1 channel, the audio experience will be better.

Gaming Experience

I chose PUBG for the game experience, during the gaming, Corsair HS70 has a strong ability to achieve sound localization. In the process of group games with teammates, the microphone’s reception effect has also reached the standard level, and the noise reduction function ensures that the MIC can precisely receive the voice of teammates even in a noisy environment.

In addition, I also briefly experienced this headset on the PS4 platform. Plug the wireless transmitter into the USB port of PS4 and HS70 will automatically be recognized as a headset device. Then, you can use it to play video games.

Wireless Experience

With the 2.4Ghz wireless connection function, the Corsair HS70 headset gets rid of the interference of the wire. With 2 mobile phones around, the HS70 headset can still maintain good audio signal transmission.

In addition, the official stated that the effective connection distance of the Corsair HS70 headset is within 12 meters. In the actual experience, when I move to other rooms, there’s no disconnection.

To the battery life performance, I set the headset to a fixed volume and wirelessly connected it to my notebook, playing music in a loop, the battery lasted for 14.5 hours, which is basically the same as the official 16 hours. When the battery is empty, it takes about 1.5-2 hours to fully charge.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Reasonable price
  • Comfortable and durable build
  • 16 hours of battery life
  • 12 meters wireless range
  • Unidirectional & removable MIC
  • Great audio reproduction

Cons

  • No RGB
  • No 3.5mm interface
  • Non-removable ear pads
  • No passive playback

In Summary

The Corsair HS70 wireless gaming headset is compatible with PS4. It has a detachable microphone and independent volume knob. The sound quality maintains the Corsair HS60, and the additional functions of 2.4Ghz wireless connection and virtual 7.1 make it a mid-range gaming headset.

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