CORSAIR HS80 RGB WIRELESS Gaming Headset Review

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅19-08-21
Packaging and First Look

The famous black and yellow returns for the HS80 RGB WIRELESS. Described on the front as a 'Premium Gaming Headset', the headset is very obviously not collapsed down inside for easy shipping and a smaller packaging footprint. Compatibility information is also front an centre as the front relays PC, Playstation and MacOS support as well as Dolby Atmos.

Moving to the rear gives us quite a bit more information on the specifics of the headset. Key features such as Slipstream Wireless support, Dolby Atmos, 50mm neodymium drivers and 24-bit/96kHz audio. And thankfully they make it clear that the latter is available only when connected in USB wired mode.

Below these features are the real meat however: much more detailed specifications. Connectors, battery life, audio specs and even wireless range are all here. As is a single footnote - "Dolby Atmos only available on PC".

Product contents are spelled out on the bottom: the headset, wireless receiver, USB Type-A to Type-C cable and some documentation. No frills, to put it mildly.

CORSAIR have used a minimum of cushioning for the HS80, instead relying on a moulded plastic to hold it in place securely. A thin layer of foam separates the headset from the cardboard front.

Our first look at the HS80 RGB WIRELESS shows a relatively modest headset as far as premium gaming designs go. An all-black exterior is certainly stylish, but the joints and supporting arch are reassuringly chunky. As unboxing experiences go this wasn't such a bad one.

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