Corsair HS60 Pro Surround Multi-Format Headset Review
Peter Donnell / 2 weeks ago
A Closer Look & Performance
The headset comes hard-wired with a 3.5mm cable. As I said on the first page, that means you just plug it straight into your device, game controller, etc, and you’re good to go.
The cable is braided though with a lovely glossy black braiding. Plus the 3.5mm jack is gold plated. Hardly revolutionary, but it gives it an air of quality.
There are two variants of this headset available. The first is the Carbon model, which is all black and grey. Or if you’re feeling like Bumblebee and want to rep something a little more lairy, there’s this model with yellow trim. Honestly, I think this looks absolutely sublime. Lovely bright and soft leather, matching up with matte black plastics and shocking yellow trim.
There’s matching yellow stitching on the edge of the ear cups too which looks even better. Plus, as you can see lurking in the blurry background, the headband has that fantastic stitching too.
Let’s not pass over what else we can see here though. About 1-inch of soft memory foam padding with a PU leather cover. It’s exceptionally comfortable and forgiving on the side of your head.
A little further along the side, you’ll find a nice volume control wheel. I love this, as it works both all the time, not just when you use the USB dongle. That gives you control over master volume even when gaming on consoles. Plus, there’s a master mute switch for the microphone. It’s a big button, easy to find and easy to use.
The range of the adjustment on the headband is pretty decent too. My daughter (age 6) can wear it pretty comfortably without issues.
Plus, the entender is really robust with a metal inner headband. It locks firmly into place at each step and bonus, it even fits my massive head properly; few headsets truly do.
The headset is fairly lightweight, surprisingly so actually. However, because of the luxurious amount of padding they’ve given it, it distributes its nimble figure really well. That’s great for long work and gaming sessions too, as it doesn’t encumber you.
So what about the drivers? Well, they’re brilliant, and that’s about the end of it. The HS series has a long history now and I have yet to hear one that I didn’t like. OK, the super-cheap models sound a bit weaker, but this one is a little more premium. You get a really good bass punch from it when the game calls for it, and you can really push the volume pretty damn high too. What’s great is that the ear cup padding helps lock in the low-end frequencies. However, they’re not noise-isolating, so if you crank it, others around you will hear it.
Overall though, they’re fantastic drivers. They may not be Hi-Res or anything, but they’re very clean sounding, and even at max volumes it didn’t falter one bit.
The noise-cancelling microphone is a bit of a superstar though, it’s certainly more defined and clearer than most headsets in this price range. Plus, with a flexible boom, you can position it perfectly so your team can’t hear you breathing into the damn thing.