Corsair HS50 Carbon Review – Stereo Gaming Headsets for the Pro

Corsair HS50 Carbon Review – Stereo Gaming Headsets for the Pro

Corsair's HS50 carbon stereo gaming headset is available in carbon black, green, and blue, and sports a sleek and minimalistic design. HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset has no flashy RGB LED lights or a feature-packed software. The gaming headset distinguished with its built-in 50mm extra-large neodymium magnetic drivers and noise-canceling microphone. To top everything, Corsair HS50 is compatible with multiple gaming platforms such as PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.

Stereo Gaming Headset Corsair HS 50 Carbon Review

Corsair HS50 Carbon - Stereo Gaming Headset
Impeccable stereophony of in-game symmetric sound reproduction - Corsair HS50 Carbon Stereo Gaming Headset | Source: Unsplash

Type: Over-ear Closed-back Stereo Gaming Headset with Unidirectional Microphone | Microphone: Unidirectional noise-cancelling microphone | Drivers: Dynamic | Drivers-Size: 50 mm | Frequency-Response: 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz | Frequency-Response (microphone): 100 Hz – 10,000 Hz | Impedance: 32 Ohms | Weight: 331g

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Corsair HS50 Carbon as a whole appears to have no superfluous visual elements, RGB lights, or unnecessary components. The HS50 stereo gaming headset is positioned as an entry-level gaming wired headset that features the following specifications, 50mm size neodymium-magnet drivers and 32 ohms impedance. When you play a multiplayer FPS action game, you won’t have problems hearing people’s footsteps and assume their distance. Its neutral position tells that Corsair’s HS50 is a decent, reliable gaming headset, but when you consider the vast array of gaming headsets that sell for the same price, the HS50 seems to be at a disadvantage.

5/5
5/5

The multi-platform compatible stereo gaming headset comes in a plastic box and is packed with a few accessories: a Y cable adapter, a removable microphone, and user instructions. The Y-adapter is handy because, on a desktop computer where the audio and microphone ports are separate, you can use this adapter. The detachable microphone offers a clean voice and crystal clear communication.

The unidirectional microphone cannot be customized as the headset is driverless; thus, it doesn’t require any installation nor software interface. However, Corsair assures its customers that the microphone and audio drivers are Discord-certified and will bestow outstanding sound quality.

Overall 4/5
4/5

The headset as a whole appears to have no superfluous visual elements, RGB lights, or unnecessary components. Although Corsair’s pirate ship logo is embellished on the earcups and headband, the headset still retains a sleek and elegant look. It’s by far one of the most elegantly and professionally looking gaming headsets.

The headset’s headband adopts a metal frame structure, the upper and lower parts are filled with memory foam, and the surface is covered in a layer of soft faux leather. Thanks to its flexibility and 8-levels of adjustment, the headset can wrap effortlessly on various head shapes.

Corsair’s HS50 headset houses a volume adjustment wheel on the right ear cup and the microphone switch button. The other earcup equips the microphone port where you plug in the detachable microphone. Unlike many gaming headsets with mic, the microphone port has been thoughtfully designed, featuring a dust cover protection.

The earpads are filled on the interior with thick memory foam that is resilient and produces no pressure on the ears. On the surface, the leather that envelops the thick layer of memory foam is soft and comfy, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit. Overall, the wearing experience is excellent. The user can enjoy playing games as the headset wrap around the ears softly.

4/5
4/5

The HS50 stereo gaming headset is positioned as an entry-level wired headset that features the following specifications, 50mm size neodymium-magnet drivers and 32 ohms impedance.

When you play a multiplayer FPS action game, you won’t have problems hearing people’s footsteps and assume their distance. The sound effects of gunshots, explosions, and blasts are enhanced, too. Unlike virtual surround sound gaming headsets, you’ll still lack spatial orientation. Nonetheless, the whole gaming experience improves as you’ll respond better to sound effects and retaliate faster.

You have to be aware that HS50 isn’t suited to listen to music. It is a gaming headset designed originally for playing games. Still, suppose you want to use the HS50 headset as a music headset note that the vocal and musical layering is almost completely absent. The headphones’ treble isn’t too sharp, the vocal performance is clear, but the low end leaves room for potential progress. The headset is modest on the audio and gaming performance aspect, with an average layered sound and somewhat one-dimensional acoustics.

Overall 4.4/5
4.4/5

The lightweight, minimalistic unit aims to be a successful entry-level gaming headset. Sadly, it presents itself as rather neutral, not highlighting any benefits nor flaws. Its neutral position tells that Corsair’s HS50 is a decent, reliable gaming headset, but when you consider the vast array of gaming headsets that sell for the same price, the HS50 seems to be at a disadvantage.

In addition to connecting to the PC, the Corsair HS50 stereo gaming headsets can also be connected to Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch game console. Corsair HS50 stereo gaming headphones are well-balanced in all aspects of performance but has no outstanding selling point.

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