Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless Overview
Taking a first look at the HS80 RGB Wireless it has what I would call a medium, to medium large-profile. It is not the largest gaming gaming headset I’ve seen, but definitely not the smallest either. The headset weighs in at 367g so again not the lightest, but not the heaviest either.
Corsair has gone with a black and sort of gunmetal design color-wise. As of launch this is the only color option the HS80 RGB Wireless will be offered in. As I mentioned Corsair has gone away from the design of the other headsets in the HS series and gone with a design that looks very similar to their Void headsets. This is very apparent with the shape of the earcups.
The headband is wrapped in a lightweight rubber material and has the Corsair logo on the top. The structure of the headband itself is machined aluminum. Corsair has gone with a floating headband design so you don’t need adjustment on either side of the headset. The floating headband has a tiny bit of cushioning built into it.
Moving down to the earcups these have that unique shape as I said and there is a small Corsair logo on each. These logos will light up with RGB lighting when you have the headset turned on. As far as earcups go you have premium fabric, which should be extremely comfortable. Each earcups is powered by a premium 50 mm neodymium drivers which provide a 20 Hz – 40,000 Hz frequency range. The headset also features a lay-flat design which is perfect for taking this headset on the go with you.
All of your controls and connections will be on the left earcup. On the back there is a power button and a volume slider. Below those you’ll find a USB-C connection for charging the headset, and yes you can use the headset while it is plugged in and charging.
Also coming out of this earcup is the omni-directional microphone. This microphone has a frequency response of 100Hz – 10kHz and a sensitivity of -40 dB (± 3 dB). The microphone simply gets pulled down to be enabled, sadly it is not fully removable from the headset. There is a LED ring towards the end that will indicate if the microphone is off or on. The microphone can be bent a little bit to get it in the right position in front of your face, but it is definitely more still than other headset microphones I’ve used.
The included USB cable is of high quality and is nicely braided. Both the USB cable and USB receiver has the typical Corsair finishings, although the Corsair logo on the receiver will light up to denote if the headset is connected or not.