Having at one point Itself limited to just memory, Corsair's Expansion Into new areas shows no sign of Slowing with the release of the HS1, ITS first gaming headset. Like Many of the top gaming headsets s, such as Sennheiser's PC350, the HS1 is a full-cover, circumaural, closed back headset. It's Designed to Fully encase your ears in soft ear cups block out and Outside All Those annoying noises.
The circular Are very large ear cups and with an inner diameter of 55mm There's room inside for events The Mostplug -like ears. The cups Are Surrounded by a ring of plush-covered memory foam Which we found to Be Extremely comfortable over very long events Periods of use. While There Is Some Pressure exerted on the sides of your head When using the HS1, MOST of the headset's weight is Supported by the sturdy padded headband.
Inside Each ear cup is a single 50mm driver, with a braided cable running from the base of the left ear cup to an in-line remote. This has controls to mute the microphone and adjust the Windows master volume up and down. The in-line remote's buttons Are nicely back-lit in blue or network (to Indicate whether the mic is muted or not), events Allowing for easy use in dark, dank, dungeon gaming (aka teenage bedrooms). These back-lit buttons do Have the annoying habit of flashing unending if you fail to install the Corsair driver for the headset, so Be sure to make use of That Rather Than installer disc just plugging and playing.
'Drivers? " we hear you say. Yes indeed. In What Some will see as an odd choice, the HS1 connects to your PC via a USB 2 connection Rather Than a pair of 3.5mm jacks. While This Means That You Can not connect the HS1 to a sound card, it Allows Anyone, Regardless of current setup, to experience the HS1 Intended as Corsair. Those who've While Splashed out on a Creative X-Fi or Asus Xonar Might Be put off, upon connection the HS1 will Itself Automatically set as the default audio device so the two CAN co-exist in the Same system, albeit Not Producing sound at the Same Time.