Corsair is retaining the alterations on the identical gaming headset coming with the Corsair HS70 Bluetooth. Don’t be fooled by the identity, although. This can be a wired headset that includes a Bluetooth connection that may run concurrently with the wired connection for twin audio sources.
This dual-audio trick is one we’ve seen extra of just lately, with the SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth being the primary gaming headset we can bear in mind providing it. The distinction right here is that Corsair has made it a different inexpensive characteristic whereas sustaining its excessive bar for construct high quality.
The Corsair HS70 Bluetooth is $99 (£99, AU$179), which really sees it pitted properly up in opposition to the SteelSeries Arctis Three Bluetooth. It’s additionally about the identical worth the Corsair prices for the Corsair HS70 wi-fi gaming headset and its successor, the Corsair HS70 Professional. These two headphones predictably characteristic a near-identical design; however, they use a 2.4GHz wi-fi dongle for a latency-free gaming connection. Besides, they encompass sound, one thing the HS70 Bluetooth helps, however, doesn’t embrace.
The Corsair HS70 Bluetooth has a design that comes from a better class of peripherals. It has strong steel yolks to carry its subdued-yet-exciting earcups. The grille on the earcups’ surface isn’t useful, but it surely’s a step up from a flat plastic backing.
The headscarf and ear cups characteristic matching, faux-leather coverings in the identical pitch black as the remainder of the headset. Two yellow accents – one across the microphone port and one hidden the scale adjustment sliders dwell – remind us that it is a Corsair product.
In terms of connectivity, there are two major choices: 3.5mm or USB. The headset comes with braided cables for each. The included USB-C port on the headset is nice to see, and besides, it barely recessed within the earcup, giving it some safety.
The left earcup is residence to many of the ports and controls with a quantity wheel, mute mic toggle, USB port, 3.5mm jack, and microphone jack. The Bluetooth energy button is on the right earcup. The microphone jack holds the microphone securely, whereas the arm itself is extremely versatile and features a pop filter.
That microphone is likely one of the headset’s most spectacular options. It captures our voice with outstanding readability. It’s higher even than what we’ve seen from the Sennheiser GSP370 and nearly as good as any ClearCast microphone from SteelSeries. With Corsair’s iCue software program, Sidetone can be out there and manage the microphone quantity.
The remainder of the audio expertise can merely be described as the first-rate. Utilizing the USB-A-to-C cable, the headset gives hi-fi audio assist with a 96kH/24-bit decision. That is useful when cranking tunes or gaming; however, we wouldn’t depend on professional audio. This headset is prone to some noticeable interference even whereas linked through USB (we can really hear faint radio alerts coming via). It’s refined and drowned out, but it indeed makes the headset unreliable for inventive work.
It’s a disgrace due to the thick cushions that make the headset fairly comfy for a $100 headset. They will get a bit scorching throughout intense gaming classes although because the leather-like materials just aren’t very breathable. On the plus aspect, the dearth of encompass sound didn’t make current a lot of a problem. The standard audio and stereo separation was ok to select enemy instructions in Rainbow Six Siege and Name of Obligation Warzone reasonably merely. Although, this headset can actually grow only to the purpose of ache, so balancing the sound requires some care.
All informed, the expertise is nice; however, not lovely. And, for a lot of, the wi-fi providing of the Corsair’s different HS70 fashions might have an extra attraction.
Purchase it if
You need several connection choices on funds.
The Corsair HS70 Bluetooth will allow you to use the identical headset with all kinds of various platforms so that you gained must spend a ton getting a flowery headset or several headsets to assist completely different units.
You want simultaneous wired and Bluetooth connections.
Plugging this headset into an Xbox or PlayStation controller is a wonderfully honest approach to play, and the Bluetooth connection will allow you to take pleasure in music out of your telephone or join with different gamers through chat.
You want a fantastic mic at an excellent worth.
The readability of the Corsair HS70 Bluetooth’s microphone is nicely above its weight class. It will not be a broadcast-quality mic, but it surely will do if you’re simply getting began in streaming and want an inexpensive headset with a microphone that will help you get by.
Do not buy it if
You hate wires
The Bluetooth on this headset isn’t meant to be the first connection. You need to plan on gaming over a wired connection or seize the Corsair H70 Wi-fi. We tripped on the cable as soon as, so we get it.
It would help if you had studio-ready cans.
This headset might boast an excessive audio decision; however, the refined interference that comes via will stand in the best way of important listening. You’ll be left questioning: is that my guitar buzzing or the headset?
You don’t want dual-audio.
This can be a particular characteristic, and also you’ll pay for it. In case you don’t suppose you’ll use wired and Bluetooth connections at a similar time, you’ve bought higher choices. You possibly can even save a bunch of cash without lacking out on the design by choosing one thing just like the Corsair HS50.