Corsair HS60 Haptic Headset Review

Corsair H60 Haptic Headset Review

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If you’ve ever seen a Corsair box, and who hasn’t, then the bright yellow box with the clear product image will be very familiar, and for good reason. Why change a winning formula?

Corsair H60 Haptic Headset Review  

Within the box is the quick start guide which is up to Corsair’s usual high standards of simplicity and clarity, whilst you have a removable microphone and a separate pop filter for those of you with particularly powerful plosives.

Corsair H60 Haptic Headset Review  

The design echoes the Corsair HS50 and HS70 headsets we’ve reviewed before, with a contrast stitched headback, single steel band hinge arrangement and black grills on the outside of the headset. What sets the HS60 Haptic apart is the addition of a wheel to control how much the headset vibrates with the bass.

Corsair H60 Haptic Headset Review  

The winter camouflage is going to be an acquired taste we know, but with headsets they’re always on your head so the aesthetics are significantly less important than they are on peripherals you’re staring at all day. The new Corsair model identifying font is to be found just above the ear piece, as tiny as it was on the K60 RGB Pro and Katar Wireless mouse. We like it.

The hinge design is something we’ve seen an awful lot of and had enough experience with to know that it’s the perfect solution for headsets in this price bracket, combining lightness with rigidity whilst eliminating the ‘weak hinge’ issue that plagued a lot of early gaming headsets.

Corsair H60 Haptic Headset Review  

The steel headband keeps everything attached and lightweight, being a single piece item that also provides the support for the ear pieces. There is an inch of height adjustment so you can wear these over your clan cap if you so desire.

Corsair H60 Haptic Headset Review  

The headband has diamond contrast stitching in the same colour as the camouflage on the headset itself. It’s a nice touch.

Corsair H60 Haptic Headset Review  

The right ear piece is where the controls for the Haptic feedback are to be found. The wheel adjusts the strength of the feedback whilst below that is an indicator that shows when it’s active. To be honest we don’t understand this LED. It’s on an ear-cup, out of sight to even an animal with 180° front vision, and the vibration itself gives away whether it’s active or not.

Corsair H60 Haptic Headset Review  

On the other side we have the regular volume wheel as well as a microphone mute button.

Corsair H60 Haptic Headset Review  

The ear cups are well padded with firm foam and a vinyl coating to ensure none of the sound pressure escapes and is entirely focussed to your ears, in keeping with the overall ethos of the HS60. It’s all about giving you all the bass frequencies.

Corsair H60 Haptic Headset Review  

Naturally a 3.5mm jack can neither provide the signal nor the power to run the Haptic feedback so the HS60 is a USB only headset.

Corsair H60 Haptic Headset Review