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Hardware Corsair HS1 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 11 Sep 2010.

  1. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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  2. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    I think I'll be going with the similarly priced Sennheiser HD555s (£79) as I don't want my Xonar D2X to go to waste. It's maybe a shame that I'd be missing out on a microphone, though.
     
  3. sear

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    I never, ever, ever trust "gaming headsets" to sound anything other than utter dog-do.
     
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  4. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    The best gaming headphones still are the Audio Technica AD700.
     
  5. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    that sb arena any better? I have a pair of sennheiser too but only because my pro novas got stolen

    you should check out turtle beach headsets in your reviews
     
  6. wafflesomd

    wafflesomd New Member

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    Still waiting on some real headphone reviews.
     
  7. flaming_goat

    flaming_goat New Member

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    Considering this is a gaming hardware site maybe you should go to an audio site to get headphone reviews if you don't like gaming headsets.
     
  8. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Wafflesomd and flaming_goat both have valid points.

    Bit should leave hi-fi product reviews to other websites, and even though "high end" gaming headsets fall within Bit's jurisdiction, they're just such a terrible value compared with many similarly priced headphones.

    :-(
     
  9. rjkoneill

    rjkoneill New Member

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    i had a logitech g35 usb headset once - it was totally fail

    usb headsets arent a patch on a good headset and a high end soundcard.
     
  10. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    I still love my Steel Series 5 USB headset.
     
  11. modfx

    modfx Loft Gremlin

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  12. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    That's why I went all out a while ago and bought myself a pair of Beyerdynamic MMX 300s. They do cost an arm and a leg* but are worth the money - absolutely no regrets in buying them!
     
  13. thehippoz

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    freq response down to 5hz.. really =p

    if is has a good signal to noise ratio on the amp looks to be about perfect.. probably multiple speaker design with crossovers to go that low- have to hear it myself.. what I really liked about my novas is I could reproduce music pretty much exactly as it's recorded without all the sb bull

    you could close your eyes on live songs and it was like being at the concert.. these sennheiser are nice but it's not the same at all
     
  14. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    akg 701's for me (120 quid)

    much better than my sure e5's
     
  15. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    Sennheiser PC350's still sound pretty good to my ears, certainly as a balance between good gaming audio/movies/music. Plus the build quality is excellent unlike a lot of the cheaper headsets that i've owned, which may offer great value for money, but seem to break after a few months use.
     
  16. Pricetx

    Pricetx Bad Company 2

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    Personally I have a SB arena and I found the sound quality to be rather good, and the microphone apparently is very clear. However, I haven't really had any experience of other headphones / headsets to compare it to.
     
  17. jcb121

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    i am buying these asap :)
     
  18. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    I think we're fine in reviewing gaming headsets, but don't see us straying into full on headphone reviews - everything just gets a great deal more complex. USB headsets are great as they're plug and play, so work with pretty much everything and provide sound+mic in an easy package - perfect for gaming.

    Of course dedicated headphones will sound better, and personally I prefer a dedicated headphone and stalk mic setup. For those who want an all in one solution though headsets like the HS1 do the job, and the HS1 in particular is very comfortable.
     
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    That response is marketing...

    They obviously cannot achieve reproduction at 5 hrtz. Like 99% of headphones out there, it's a single driver in each ear capable of good fullrange reproduction from 30-40 to 20khrtz.
     
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    "female vocals in particular sound deliciously smooth and natural" watching 5.1 Doldy HD pr0n? :D
     
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