Corsair HS35 gaming headset (Credit: Corsair)
You have plenty of options if you have $ 100 or more to put in your gaming headsets, and there are actually plenty of good options on the market at the current price. However, when you cut your budget below $ 50, malicious deals and low-quality models really do add up. Corsair's task with this new HS35 headset is to earn their trust.
- Attractive price
- Look derogatory
- Soft padding
- Microphone that can be used
- Loose Bass Response
- General lack of clarity
- Uncomfortable in the larger ear.
Corsair HS35 makes many outstanding calls in the design category. But unfortunately, these cheap gaming headsets can't determine the basic audio quality. Additional $ 20- $ 30 gives you more quality.
Available for $ 30- $ 40 / £ 30- £ 40 in a variety of colors, the price is as cheap as we've seen from major manufacturers. Note I cautiously used "cheap prices" instead of "cheap" because clearly this headset was not the last. With a 50mm driver, a mix of good build materials, and a removable microphone, the HS35 has a lot to offer for money.
Corsair HS35 Specifications
|Conductor type||50mm neodymium|
|Design style||Closed again|
|Microphone type||One-way noise cancellation|
|Weight||0.6 pound (250g)|
|Cable length||5.9 ft (1.8 m)|
|Battery duration||N / A|
Design and comfort.
As you would expect from a headset at this price, the building materials are primarily made of plastic, with aluminum headbands forming the basic frame. While some manufacturers often come up with an overall appearance that is indifferent to the use of plastic, Corsair has the experience to make it stylish with its budget headsets, as demonstrated here, as well as with its HS35, HS50, and HS70 siblings.
A clever combination of matte and gloss coatings gives it a sleek overall look, and a brushed metal logo on each earbud isn't a budget at all. A recommendation for Corsair because it comes to an elegant overall look on a budget.The good decision continued with headband and ear cushions, the first of which was very generous. Cloth cloth has a significant effect on the overall sound of any headphone, and this one is no exception. Because HS35 fabric doesn't establish the correct contact points for faux leather ear cushions, there are some bloody sounds and a little low-end is lost. However, this is a fabric that is much more breathable and therefore really belongs to you during the longest sessions and the warmest seasons.
The headphones are large enough to comfortably accommodate most ears, but like HS50 and HS70, they are shallow enough on the pad that they can press the anthelix (the crest harder than the outer ear) if your ears they are on the bigger side. Pro tip: It is possible to reduce this slightly, but not completely, by extending the headband further.
Weighing 0.6 pounds (250 g), these are lightweight cans. Light is not always the same as being comfortable, because one of the critics' favorites, HyperX Cloud Alpha, weighs almost 100g more than this (0.7lb, 336g). But weight, of course, is an important factor in comfort over time. With the headband design, the HS35 does not dig into the top of the head. But then again, if you have ears that are slightly larger, there is an anthelix that will not go away for a longer session.
There are simple and easy controls to turn off the volume and the microphone is on the back of the left earphone, while the removable microphone plugs in on the front left. Rubber cord (not braided) and ends at the 3.5mm connection, which is a concession for HS35 compatibility with PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. I was disappointed with Cosair's call to place the control on the back of the headset and not online (manual override on the wire). My muscle memory causes my hands to go in that direction to change the volume now, and it takes a lot of seline to make me change that habit.
Detachable microphones stay in a perfect position and can't be easier to remove or replace. However, sometimes I find crunches when doing it. There is little to no noise when moving the microphone boom and there is no loud noise when you mute and sound the microphone, which is sometimes heard with (less) inexpensive headphones.
This is a very impressive look for the price, and you can use a personal touch, thanks to four different color options. We'll take black every time, thanks a lot, but the green, red, and blue variants certainly emerge, and gamers generally don't have many of these options in the guise of a $ 40 headset.
All the contrasting finishes and memory foam earbuds don't mean much if the driver sounds like a dripping phone speaker. With a sound similar to a Corsair HS50 or HS70 earphone, the HS35 finishes playing in a competent tone. This reaches the 20-20 standard frequency response range of .000Hz, there are enough basses to really sell dramatic explosions in games and gunfights and being clear enough to ensure the basses don't drown out anything else.
The low-end feature, powered by enough 50mm drivers, is a fairly loose sound, similar to the bass heard when turning on DTS – HeadphoneX virtual surround sound technology. Here, again in part due to the contact pad material, the depth is less.
There's a lot of clarity to the overall sound, which describes Corsair as "custom". This is a similar response to eSports-focused headphones, like Logitech's G Pro, as it creates a wide soundscape with harsh, loud sounds, ideal for choosing PUBG sound cues, but less for relaxing on streaming platforms. music. There, you hear the absence of warmth and pay attention to intelligence in bass response.
That doesn't mean that HS35 is malfunctioning or disappointing in the context of pricing. It's worth making sure that, no, this doesn't magically sound as good as a four-time-higher-priced gaming headset, or audiophile-level headsets. But with a headphone at the same price, the HS35 has great clarity for the table and doesn't distort sound at maximum volume. Incidentally, the maximum volume is quite high with these babies. Ample headroom available, and consistent tones in low and high volumes. There's no digital surround sound available here, but stereo broadcast sounds good and wide, once again tuned for competitive gaming, where your ears work hard to position others around you.
Discord-certified microphones keep external noise to a minimum, thanks to some fairly aggressive noise cancellations, and your voice is clear. With a 20-20,000Hz frequency response range, you'll always lose a bit of bass, but we found that it produces a slight nasal noise on top of that, perhaps due to noise cancellation.
Features and software
Little hope management needs this $ 40 can in the software and features department. In terms of additional features, there is … a Y splitter cable. That's all you wrote.
Connect to your PC via analog 3.5mm, the HS35 cannot be changed and is profiled with CUE Corsair software, which is quite embarrassing. The sweetener deal is compatibility with consoles and mobile devices; You will need an adapter though if you don't have a 3.5mm jack.
But it all seemed like a good exchange for us in exchange for an overall high quality of the building, an attractive appearance and crystal clear sound.
Corsair HS35 is a pretty good headset to start with. We love the subtle mix of matte and glossy, glossy and simple, metallic Corsair logos on each earpiece. No cost is spent on contact pads, which have the feel of luxurious memory foam pads that will keep you running for hours. Also, the control design is perfect.Sound is where you see the difference between HS35 and high-end models. Although the beefy 50mm driver provides some low resistance, there is a general pitch violence that seems to be aimed at the game's sound space at the expense of other usage scenarios. Meanwhile, the microphone does its job minimally, producing a slightly loud sound but cutting off the mechanical keyboard and other unwanted sounds. There are no additional additions (unless the Y divider is a luxury item in your book), and it has no features that can be changed.
Our main order is not the price, but the fact that you can buy much better sound quality for $ 20- $ 30 more. The Cloud HyperX range is a prime example, ready to hit you with its bass response, but still balanced enough to articulate the rest of the equalizer in detail.
But HS35 is an outstanding player in terms of money, superior in terms of quality and aesthetics.
Image Credit: Corsair
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