Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless Headset Review
Peter Donnell / 9 months ago
Corsair, easily the biggest name in the world for PC gaming, is back with yet another high-end headset! They’ve been on a winning streak with their peripherals for quite some time, and while I look forward to their new headset, I still have a lot of love for their current and previous models, as do many PC and console users around the world. However, Corsair is changing quite a bit this time around, with a brand new design, new drivers, new wireless technology, a new microphone, and more. If you weren’t excited about the HS80 RGB Wireless before, now would be a good time to start.
Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless
Corsair has had great success with their Hyper-Fast SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS technology, especially with eSports gaming and faster-responding keyboards and mice. However, it’s being used here to deliver lower latency audio and because of the higher transmission speeds, also much higher quality audio. The headset has expanded range drivers, running at 20Hz-40,000Hz, as well as Dolby Atmos processing. Furthermore, in USB wired mode, you can go even higher, with 24bit/96kHz support, but a still impressive 24bit/48kHz in wireless mode Beyond that, you can their new ergonomic design, powerful wireless with up to 20 hours battery life, on-headset controls, and support for the PlayStation 4/5 as well as PC! So, let’s dive in for a closer look!
- Live the Game: The HS80 RGB WIRELESS merges iconic CORSAIR design, superb audio quality, industry-leading wireless technology, and durable build quality.
- Hyper-Fast SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS: Extremely low-latency, high-quality audio so you can hear every shot, step, and shout as it happens.
- Immersive Dolby Atmos® on PC: Places the sounds of the game all around you with three-dimensional precision, so you can react faster and more accurately.
- Catch Every Sound: From a faint whisper to a resonating blast, a pair of custom-tuned 50mm high-density neodymium audio drivers deliver sound in exquisite detail with an expanded frequency range of 20Hz-40,000Hz.
- Broadcast-Grade Omni-Directional Microphone: Captures your voice with terrific clarity, with a flip-up mute function and a built-in LED mute indicator.
- Hours of Long-Lasting Plush Comfort: Equipped with memory foam earpads with breathable cloth fabric and a stress-free floating headband design.
- High-Fidelity 24bit/96kHz Sound via USB: Experience true high-fidelity audio when using a wired connection.
- Durable Construction: Reinforced with aluminium to take the hits of years of competitive gaming.
- Wireless Freedom: Play with up to 60ft of wireless range and up to 20 hours of battery life. Never interrupt your gaming with the ability to plug in and charge while playing.
- On-Ear Volume and Mute Controls: Enable on-the-fly adjustments to your audio without pulling you out of the game.
- Dynamic RGB Lighting: Customize your look with a near-limitless array of colours and effects.
- PS5 / PS4 Wireless Compatibility: Connect to your PS4 with the included USB adapter.
What Corsair Had to Say
“CORSAIR is pleased to introduce the HS80 RGB WIRELESS, the latest addition to its award-winning HS family of high-performance gaming headsets. The FI580 RGB WIRELESS incorporates cutting-edge SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS technology with 24-bit audio support, Dolby Atmos® spatial audio, and a broadcast-grade Omni-directional microphone for exceptional voice clarity. Crafted from premium materials including machined aluminium, the HS80 RGB WIRELESS combines class-leading audio performance with an all-new design inspired by the iconic CORSAIR VOID series. Featuring new floating headband architecture and plush premium fabric earpads, this the HS80 RGB WIRELESS makes a strong case for the most comfortable CORSAIR headset ever.” – Corsair