headsets have been around for a while, yet strangely this is our first review of one. Not for lack of interest, it's safe to assume that a Corsair headset will ultimately deliver. And when it comes to the Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless Gaming Headset
that definitely rings true.
At the core of every headset lies the audio engine, the driver, and for the Corsair HS80 you’ve got a powerful 50mm neodymium audio driver with a frequency range that sits in the HD Audio region. In fact, Corsair has seen fit to unlock its full potential when connected via wired USB where there’s support for up to 24-bit 96 kHz output versus the 48 kHz when in wireless mode. It’s worth noting that the latter is still very much HD Audio, and for one it’s kind of hard to tell the difference between the two in most cases.
Our Full Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless Gaming Headset Review
Sound-wise the result is crisp, balanced audio that has warmth. The only downside here is that both sub-bass and the higher frequencies lack a bit of presence, something that can be tweaked quite easily in PC thanks to the excellent iCue software. Outside of the drivers there’s no on-board surround or audio processing happening – all of that is handled software-side. On that front support for Dolby Atmos out of the box (via a separate Windows Store download) does offer up one of the better virtual surround experiences you can get. And when connected to a PlayStation 5 you’ve got its new 3D spatial audio, which takes advantage of the larger drivers and HD audio capabilities of the Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless Gaming Headset.