Review Corsair HS55 Wireless
When assembling a gaming setup, finding a high-quality audio solution is crucial because it improves the experience in a way that other peripherals just cannot. There are other ways to enhance the sound, but the best option is a gaming headset because it improves communication and has the power to filter out distractions.
It can be challenging to choose which headset will take your gaming experience to the next level with the wide range of options available. We’re working to offer the solution at GeekaWhat, one headset at a time.
Today, we’re taking a look at the HS55 Wireless, the newest wireless gaming headset from Corsair. As usual, we’ll give you all the specifics on the construction, capabilities, and performance of this headset before concluding with our opinions.
The Corsair HS55 Wireless’s aesthetics and design
Let’s now examine Corsair’s most recent product, the HS55 Wireless. When you open the box, the wireless headset, USB wireless receiver, and charging cord are inside. When I first took the HS55 Wireless out of the package, I had doubts about the design decisions made.
There are no surprises here for anyone who is familiar with the previous wired version of this headset because it has a nearly identical design to the original HS55. Although the glossy body and pleather padding give this headset a slick, stealthy appearance, its relatively straightforward design makes it blend in with other headsets on the market.
However the comfort and build quality were my main concerns here. Particularly the headband raised some red flags because of how readily the hard plastic felt like it may break if not handled carefully. Moreover, a headset normally feels less comfortable during lengthy sessions when the cushioning is directly attached to the headband, and it is more likely to experience wear and tear.
Some of these early worries were allayed after using the HS55 Wireless for a few days, and I was pleasantly surprised by how cozy they felt during extended use periods. Because of its lightweight construction, the HS55 Wireless keeps you from feeling fatigued after a few hours of gaming, and its memory-foam padded earcups are suitable for extended sessions.
Price and availabitity of the corsair HS$$ wireless core
The cost of the Corsair HS55 Wireless Core is $99 (£99, AU$169). Although if that seems like a lot to pay on a wireless gaming headset, it’s also fair to point out that it’s less expensive than the alternatives.
The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7, which we’re currently examining, will set you back twice as much money for a pair of smaller drivers and features that are almost identical. The Razer Barracuda, on the other hand, costs $60/£60 more for essentially the same specifications and functionality.
But given its feature set and level of performance, is its price tag reasonable? Perhaps it might be a little less expensive. We can also add that this price tag isn’t shocking given that wireless gaming headsets are still not inexpensive.
You could choose a wired solution if you do need something more reasonably priced. For gamers on a tight budget, the Corsair HS65 Surround ($79/£79/AU$129) and the Corsair HS55 Stereo ($59/£49/AU$89) are both excellent options.
The Corsair HS55 Wireless Core is still meant to be portable even though it isn’t the most durable and well-built gaming headset we’ve tried. It has soft and velvety ear foams, strong clamping force to keep it in place even while you’re moving through a crowd, and ear cups with lots of swivel so you can lay the whole thing flat for storing in your weekender or laptop bag. It weighs only 266g, or less than 0.60 pounds.
Corsair HS55 Wireless Core’s Corsair HS55 Microphone Quality
An integrated omnidirectional flip microphone with built-in environmental noise reduction is used by the Corsair HS55 Wireless Core. It has a sensitivity of -41 dB and a frequency response range of 100 Hz to 10 Hz. You can move it closer or farther away from your mouth for a comfortable, clear capture because it is attached on a flexible boom arm.
The left earcup button or the “flip to mute” option on the microphone both allow for muting. In actual use, I hardly ever used the flip-to-mute capability because it is so beautifully done. Every time the arm is moved from an upright posture, there is a tactile bump and a succession of escalating beeps, so you never have to wonder if the mic is on. You’ll experience a return bump and a series of falling beeps if you put it back.
Mic performance is adequate in that your colleagues will definitely hear you, but beyond than that, it’s not really noteworthy. The environmental noise cancellation does a fantastic job of eliminating background noise, such as the clatter of mechanical keyboards, but as a result, my voice began to sound a little nasal and compressed. It’s actually Discord-Certified, so it works well for calls between friends through Discord, but I wouldn’t use it to stream to Twitch or for anything else where a good microphone is essential.
Corsair HS55 Wireless Core software
Officially, the headset is compatible with Corsair’s iCUE software, but there isn’t much of a purpose to use it, or to use it more than once, with this headset. It just provides the ability to link the headset with the wireless dongle if it somehow becomes unpaired and update the software. It’s unfortunate because even a simple EQ would undoubtedly do a lot to improve the sound quality of the headset. As it stands, I advise updating the firmware on the headset and dongle by opening iCUE at least once.