Finding a set of gaming headphones that fulfills all the necessary criteria in today’s technological era is intimidating. It appears that while one set has exceptional sound, another has superior build quality, usability, or aesthetic. When hunting for a new pair, it could appear hard to find all of these in one ensemble. In this article, we will provide a detailed review of one of our top picks, the Corsair HS70 Pro Wireless gaming headset and after a comprehensive analysis, see if the headset stands out from the competition and fulfills all of the required functions at a price that won’t cost you your kidney.
The Corsair HS70 Pro Wireless – A Brief Overview
Driver size: 50 mm
Weight: 330 g
Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz
Impedance: 32 Ohms at 1 kHz
Microphone Frequency Response: 100Hz – 10,000Hz
Microphone Impedance: 2,000 Ohms
What makes the Corsair HS70 Pro Wireless gaming headset so good?
- Build quality
- Wireless Bluetooth for PC/PS4
- Superb audio quality
- Decent battery life (up to 16 hours of playback)
- Wireless range (up to 40 feet)
- Detachable mic
On that note, it did lack the following:
- Noise isolation
- A great microphone
- Mobile support
Now that you’ve briefly read some of the headset’s pros and cons, you might be wondering whether or not they really are worth the purchase and want an in-depth analysis. So, without further ado, let’s get started with the Corsair HS70 Pro Wireless review!
In terms of design, Corsair has done a wonderful job with the HS70 Pro Wireless. The headset comes in 2 colours: Cream and Carbon.
The aesthetic colour Cream features an entirely black headset with a cream-coloured quilted lining on the headband which, in our opinion, is pretty great since it makes the headset appear very neutral and simplistic. The Corsair HS70 Pro Wireless also comes in another colour called Carbon. Unlike Cream, Carbon features an all-black aesthetic, with the plushy foam on the headband also in black colour.
Another thing that we really liked was that unlike the majority of gaming headsets these days, which often feature some sort of light, the Corsair HS70 Pro Wireless have no glitzy RGBs. So, if you’re the kind of person that despises illuminance in your tech gear and pretty much just wants a subtle, basic and classy gaming headset, the Corsair HS70 Pro is the perfect pick for you.
The oval-shaped ear cups complement the headband well. Nothing appears bulky, and the entire headset looks incredibly sleek and goes together. The headphones manage to maintain their tidy form irrespective of the microphone connected.
Regarding the Corsair HS70 Pro Wireless’s build, it is put together with polished black metal and has earcups that appear to be made of cushy memory foam. The headset is super comfortable and the weight of 330 g becomes less apparent after wearing the headset for a while.
Although it still bends easily, the headband is incredibly strong and exhibits remarkable resistance when stretched. We’re definitely not concerned about them breaking since the metal yolks connecting the headband to the ear cups are likewise of superior quality.
Using the Corsair HS70 Pro for workouts is a big no because like other gaming headsets, it would cause your ears to get pretty heated during extended listening sessions. The headset has an over-ear, closed-back design that completely encloses the ears and prevents airflow and unfortunately, doesn’t feature breathable padding.
Although the wireless headset won’t be perfect if you frequently engage in lengthy, continuous gaming sessions, it should be okay if you use it while taking a few pauses in between.
When it comes to wireless headphones, control ease is an important element. The Corsair HS70 Pro Wireless controls are simple to use, easy to find, and aren’t overwhelming in terms of choices.
A volume dial, mute button, detachable mic slot, and the Micro USB port for charging the headphones are located at the bottom of the left ear cup whereas the power button, which switches the headphones on and off, is located on the right ear cup. You can also hear a voice telling you if the headphones have been turned on or off, which is pretty cool.
Battery & Connectivity
How long the Corsair HS70 Pro lasts is a question that naturally arises with any technological purchase when considering its battery life, given its wireless. The wireless gaming headset features a pretty long-lasting battery life with up to 16 hours of continuous playback which ought to be more than plenty for extended game sessions.
Unfortunately, this headset lacks passive playback, thus you can’t use it without its USB dongle. On the plus side, the Corsair HS70 Pro Wireless includes an automatic shutoff feature that you can change in their app to conserve battery life after a set period of time, which is pretty great.
Depending on the headphones, the Corsair Utility Engine (now iCUE) presents several possibilities. An excellent visual EQ, mic control, and a straightforward surround sound mode are all included with the HS70. Additionally, you have the option of creating your own EQ presets or selecting one from the list but you ought to keep in mind that only plugged-in devices can have their firmware updated.
50mm neodymium dynamic speakers and 7.1 surround sound are featured in the Corsair HS70 Pro Wireless. You can change the sound’s volume using the iCUE software on a PC, but you probably won’t need to since you’ll be happy with the sound’s low, mid, and high ranges as they are.
Gaming audio on PC
The HS70 Pro Wireless, in our opinion, produces sound that is consistent throughout. On PC, the bass is undeniably present but doesn’t dominate the other frequencies.
The 7.1 surround sound is prominent and excellent for pinpointing the location of footfall, reload noises, and distant gunshots. Even when things become chaotic, explosions don’t cancel out the mids and highs, and you can still be conscious of what is happening around you.
While playing casual video games, you can also put on background music and observe how well the headphones separate sounds. Even while music is playing, the mids and lows are fairly distinct, footfall can still be heard, and the song’s bass does not obliterate any sounds.
Gaming audio on PS4
The HS70 Pro Wireless still delivers excellent sound even without 7.1 surround capability on the PS4. There is powerful immersion and no other audio is canceled out by the lows rather the sound synchronizes well with background noise during game soundtracks
Moving opponents may be seen in the highs and mids, but it’s unclear where they are coming from. In our view, the mids should be placed higher in the mix because sometimes it feels hushed to hear water or people trying to pick up objects.
Movie and music listening
Good news: You won’t have to buy a separate pair of headphones for listening to music or viewing movies.
Usually, music and movies don’t sound very good with gaming headsets, but with the HS70 Pro Wireless, they exceed all expectations. Hip-hop, dubstep, movie soundtracks, and acoustic music all have excellent audio quality if you’re using the Corsair HS70 Pro Wireless.
We are definitely going to give this wireless headset a major thumbs up in terms of movie and music listening.
Although it’s not the best microphone on the market, the Corsair HS70 Pro Wireless’s built-in microphone is satisfactory for most users. The mic is perfectly detachable and after testing the headset, we can unequivocally vouch for its claim to be “Discord Certified.”
What’s unfortunate about it is its quality; the noise seems to crackle and sounds somewhat robotic. Despite the noise gate built inside, the microphone is also quite sensitive to its location near the mouth; you can low-key hear your teammates breathe while gaming. Although you can resolve this issue by repositioning the microphone a little farther from your lips and utilising the included pop filter, it still gets pretty annoying.
Nevertheless, the built-in noise gate does an excellent job of canceling out any mechanical keyboard strokes while you’re conversing on Discord.
Is the Corsair HS70 Pro Wireless really worth $100?
If we’re being honest, we can’t speak highly enough about the Corsair HS70 Pro Wireless if your budget is no more than $100. This wireless gaming headset has truly set the bar for good build quality in affordable headsets and is robust enough to withstand years of gaming use.
It offers incredible battery life and charge time, undeniable comfort, exceptional sound quality given its market price, a wide range of movie and music listening options, excellent software, and an attractive, minimalist design.
Whether you play video games professionally or occasionally, the sound quality will satisfy you. The 7.1 surround sound provides a crystal-clear sense of where the sounds are coming from, and the audio cues are precise and concise. However, 7.1 surround sound not being supported on PS4 significantly reduces the effectiveness of directional cues, which may come as a bit of a setback.
It also doesn’t have the best microphone, so if you’re in search of a gaming headset that features both; amazing audio and a decent microphone, you’ll have to search elsewhere or raise your budget a little bit.
Nevertheless, HS70 Pro Wireless from Corsair is overall a notable example of just how amazing wireless headphones can be. This is one of the finest wireless headset options available for about $100, and if you ask us, every gaming enthusiast should keep the Corsair HS70 Pro in mind when buying a new wireless gaming headset.
For quite some time now, wireless headphones have been looked down upon in the gaming world, but as technology advances at an accelerating rate, products like the HS70 Pro Wireless reveal that they may actually be a pretty great alternative for gamers.
With the HS70 Pro Wireless’s impressive features and quality, gamers can now finally find a wireless gaming headset that doesn’t suck and can be easily saved up for since it costs only around $100.