Corsair HS50 Gaming Headset Review

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Corsair HS50 Gaming Headset Review

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Yellow has long been the predominant colour of the Corsair Gaming range, although we note here that the word gaming doesn't appear below the logo. Still, there is no denying that in a world of largely black boxes the use of yellow really catches the eye.

Corsair HS50 Gaming Headset Review  

The HS50 are well packaged in the standard headset plastic shroud. We do like the inclusion of a cubbyhole in the middle that contains the removable microphone and y-splitter cable that converts the four-pole phone/console jack into the standard pair of 3.5mm jacks for your PC.


Corsair HS50 Gaming Headset Review  
Corsair HS50 Gaming Headset Review  

The headset looks really good with the cross pattern stitching on the headband making a nice change from the sea of smoothness we usually see, whilst the all metal frame makes sure it feels distinctly rugged. There is a cover for the removable microphone connector on one side, whilst an easy to access mic-mute and volume controls adorn the other side. The ear pads are large to accommodate those 50mm drivers, and even with my earrings in I can wear them comfortably, which isn't always the case.


Corsair HS50 Gaming Headset Review  
Corsair HS50 Gaming Headset Review  
Corsair HS50 Gaming Headset Review  

The side panels have a metal mesh to protect them whilst the hinges continue the rugged build quality theme by being metal too. We've rarely had a headset we felt would withstand the rigours of a hardcore LAN session with such ease.


Corsair HS50 Gaming Headset Review  
Corsair HS50 Gaming Headset Review  

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16-11-2017, 12:59:10

Dicehunter
Will be interesting to listen to these.Quote

16-11-2017, 13:17:37

Linchpin
So basically it's a Corsair version of the HyperX Cloud. Not the worst thing in the world, glad that they went with a more conventional design unlike some of their other headsets.Quote

16-11-2017, 13:21:35

NeverBackDown
No offense just constructive criticism, but this shouldn't be classed as a review. You have 1 paragraph out of 3 pages that talks about sound? What?

As someone who enjoys audio and has spent a great deal into my setup that 1 paragraph was just cringe worthy. Especially when it lacks any meaningful description of the sound and comparisons to other products. Need way more detail overall to fill the review.
Personally think this is more of an overview than a review. Not saying this was a bad article but definitely not up to the usual standards OC3D has.

All that side this looks like a good headset. Didn't see this in the article but are these closed or open back? The metal mesh suggest open back but afaik most gaming headsets are closedQuote

17-11-2017, 03:46:58

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
No offense just constructive criticism, but this shouldn't be classed as a review. You have 1 paragraph out of 3 pages that talks about sound? What?

As someone who enjoys audio and has spent a great deal into my setup that 1 paragraph was just cringe worthy. Especially when it lacks any meaningful description of the sound and comparisons to other products. Need way more detail overall to fill the review.
Personally think this is more of an overview than a review. Not saying this was a bad article but definitely not up to the usual standards OC3D has.

All that side this looks like a good headset. Didn't see this in the article but are these closed or open back? The metal mesh suggest open back but afaik most gaming headsets are closed
The cans arrived the day before the NDA - we made the choice to get them done asap - audio is always a subjective choice anyways. Bryan has hated some cans Ive loved and vise versaQuote

17-11-2017, 05:10:18

Warchild
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
No offense just constructive criticism, but this shouldn't be classed as a review. You have 1 paragraph out of 3 pages that talks about sound? What?

As someone who enjoys audio and has spent a great deal into my setup that 1 paragraph was just cringe worthy. Especially when it lacks any meaningful description of the sound and comparisons to other products. Need way more detail overall to fill the review.
Personally think this is more of an overview than a review. Not saying this was a bad article but definitely not up to the usual standards OC3D has.

All that side this looks like a good headset. Didn't see this in the article but are these closed or open back? The metal mesh suggest open back but afaik most gaming headsets are closed
It mentions closed back in the conclusion.Quote
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