Corsair today announced its new high-end and gaming headphones, the HS80 RGB Wireless, which are wireless, include RGB lighting and are compatible with the Dolby Atmos standard to emulate surround sound, among other features.
They will have a price of 150 for the Spanish market and will be available as of today, August 19, on the official website of the brand as well as in the usual distributors.
I have been able to try them for several days and I have a few things to say about them. I'm going to start by the worst of all: use helmets that fit the ears very well to create a barrier against outside noise and offer less contaminated sound is great ... when it's not summer: I've sweated the fat drop.
I understand that this is not the fault of Corsair and climate change and Spain as a Mediterranean country, but felt the need to point out. Hopefully headphones with good sound and refrigerant materials in the future.
Now seriously, the HS80 RGB Wireless are heard frankly well and it's nice to use them without cable, although only by connecting them by USB you will be able to take advantage of music. They are certified as Hi-Fi, but only if you plug in the computer with the included cable.
This does not mean that they are heard badly when you use wirelessly, which is like 90% of the time you are going to use them. Be with a PC or a PlayStation 4 or PS5, with plugging the 'Skewer' USB that serves as a receiver and check that it has been detected on the computer, you have nothing else to do.
Corsair allows some configuration of the headphones from its ICUE owner software. If you are going to customize them more in depth, touching the equalization and modifying the behavior of RGB lighting, you will need to familiarize yourself with it.
Thanks to the new 50mm drivers, reach frequencies between 20Hz and 40KHz, something that few gaming headphones can say that they do. Although this does not affect sound, it helps to maintain clear and different acute sounds, such as shooting or explosions.
Despite my initial complaint about the summer heat and the bad thing that is to use headphones of this type if you do not put the air conditioner at the top, I must say that the HS80 RGB Wireless are very comfortable. On the one hand, because the material with which the pads have built is soft and tightened, but it does not bother. Second, because the band with which it is adjusted to the head makes you never have to correct the circumference size of the helmets and always be adapted to the person who uses them.
It is such a fantastic detail as the microphone, which does not separate from the body of the headphones (as it happens with other brands and corsair products), but to silence it is enough to move it up and separate it from the mouth. If you are one of those spent hours stuck to Discord, you know that this micro sounds scared and should be of the best you have used in headphones of this type.
Finally, mention the Dolby Atmos. Immersive sound systems and headphones in headphones leave a lot to be desired, but Dolby has continued to improve its technology to emulate it in two loudspeakers (which is what you have in a headphones at the end). If the games are adapted to this technology, the result is good, but it is not spectacular either.
I would not buy these headphones so much for compatibility with this standard and for everything else that I have cited and because the battery lasts a barbarity, more than 20 hours, although if you turn on the RGB lights and you are changing their effects constantly, it will last something less.
The HS80 RGB Wireless are comfortable and they are heard well, which is what you have to ask for any pair of headphones. They also include a good microphone and are wireless, but without losing just sound quality in the process. For 150 euros, a hole can be made in a saturated market and brand market.Date Of Update: 05 September 2021, 08:07