After using the Corsair HS80 for a few weeks, I can confidently say that it lives up to its promises. The audio quality is exceptional, especially when using the Dolby Atmos feature on supported games. The microphone quality is also fantastic, and I’ve had no issues with it during online gaming sessions.
However, there are a few downsides to the Corsair HS80. Firstly, the battery life is disappointing, and I’ve had to recharge it almost every day, even with RGB below 50%. Additionally, the microphone arm is flimsy and doesn’t stay in place, which can be frustrating during gaming sessions.
Design and Comfort
A sleek and modern design is boasted by The Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless Premium Gaming Headset, which is a great departure from earlier models in the HS series. The design features faint yellow accents on the swivel joints, RGB logos on each side, and a stress-free floating headband design. The earpads are made of memory foam with breathable cloth fabric, and the stress-free floating headband design provides hours of long-lasting comfort. However, the texture differences on the ear cups and top of the headband attract finger oils, which is not ideal.
Connectivity and Range
Extremely low-latency, high-quality audio is ensured by The Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless Premium Gaming Headset’s hyper-fast SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS. You can connect the headset via the slipstream USB dongle or the cable, and it has a wireless range of up to 60ft, which is not the best in the market. However, the reconnection when you get back in range is almost instantaneous, and you don’t have to wait for it to connect. The dongle interference is also minimal, which is impressive.
Corsair HS80: Microphone Quality
Terrific clarity is captured by The Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless Premium Gaming Headset’s broadcast-grade omni-directional microphone for your voice. It has a flip-up mute function and a built-in LED mute indicator, which is convenient. The microphone sound quality is fantastic, and it is one of the better wireless headset microphones in the market. However, the microphone arm is flimsy and not rigid or flexible enough to get the microphone in the right position.
Corsair HS80: Battery Life
Not impressive is The Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless Premium Gaming Headset’s battery life of up to 20 hours. In real-life usage scenarios, the battery life is even shorter, and you have to recharge the headset almost every day. The battery indicator is also not accurate and does not show the percentage of battery life left. You have to get used to plugging in the headset every day to recharge, which is not fast.
Corsair HS80: Audio Quality
Every sound in exquisite detail is caught by The Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless Premium Gaming Headset’s pair of custom-tuned 50mm high-density neodymium audio drivers. The audio quality is excellent, and it has an expanded frequency range of 20Hz-40,000Hz. The Dolby Atmos on PC is immersive and places the sounds of the game all around you with three-dimensional precision. The audio profile in the pure direct mode is the best sounding presentation, whereas the other EQ profiles destroy the audio profile to be unbearable.
Price and Value
Priced at $133 is The Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless Premium Gaming Headset.99, which is reasonable for a wireless gaming headset with Dolby Atmos Audio and low-latency connectivity. However, the headset’s battery life, flimsy microphone arm, and poor wireless range are disappointing aspects, given the price point. The audio quality and microphone quality are the redeeming qualities of this headset, but it falls short in other areas. Overall, the Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless Premium Gaming Headset is a decent wireless headset, but there are better options in the market.
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Overall, the Corsair HS80 is a solid wireless gaming headset that provides excellent audio quality and a range of impressive features. While the battery life and microphone arm could be improved, it’s still a great option for gamers looking for a high-quality wireless headset.
Questions & Answers:
Question: How is the microphone quality of the Corsair HS80 compared to other wireless headsets?
Answer: The microphone quality of the Corsair HS80 is one of the better ones in the wireless headset market, with high bandwidth and no nasty compression happening in the background.
Question: Is the Corsair HS80 comfortable to wear for long gaming sessions?
Answer: Yes, the Corsair HS80 is comfortable to wear for long gaming sessions thanks to its memory foam earpads with breathable cloth fabric and stress-free floating headband design.
Question: Does the Corsair HS80 have Dolby Atmos support on all platforms?
Answer: No, Dolby Atmos is only available on PC and not on macOS, PS5/PS4. However, it is compatible with Tempest 3D audio on PS5.