Conclusion: The Corsair HS1A headset really proved its worth in the testing that we performed on it. The adjustable one-size-fits-all headband worked well to help us get the perfect fit to make extended use a pleasure. The padded synthetic leather headband was also part of making the experience pleasurable and comfortable for those longer listening sessions. Along with that, you will receive two sets of ear cups for your choosing.
Summary: The Corsair HS1A is the most comfortable and best performing
gaming headset we have ever used. We had a great sound stage in music, movies and games. The HS1A simply did a stellar job reproducing the sound signature of whichever sound card we used as well.
The HS1A costs around $10 less
HS1 USB model
so it would seem that it is a no-brainer to spend the extra money and get a built-in sound card too.
Summary: Corsair is back with a new HS1A analog headset sporting massive 50mm drivers, closed-back ear cups, and memory foam ear pads primarily designed for gaming. But Corsair tells us that these do not sacrifice "precision audio response (for) your favorite media." Let's see if these hold up in gaming as well as movies and music.
Excerpt: After being impressed by the Corsair SP2500 2.1 speaker system, I geared up to give their headphone audio a try. The technology that Corsair has implemented into their headphones certainly looks impressive, but only when we hear the sound will we know how well they accomplished this feat. Read on to see if Corsair can be the next Grado Labs in portable audio.A few weeks back I was able to listen to, and review, the SP2500 speakers from Corsair.
Excerpt: OK, here we go off on another audio adventure. Today we are going to be taking a look at the Corsair HS1A Gaming Headset (CA-HS1ANA). The HS1A Gaming Headset (CA-HS1ANA) is the analog twin brother of Corsair’s popular HS1 USB Headset (CA-HS1). As a matter of fact, we put the HS1 USB Headset (CA-HS1) through its paces here at the Legit Reviews Labs not too long ago.
Conclusion: These few gaming headset reviews have been a bit of an eye opener for me personally. I listen a LOT of music, watch tons of films and also am an avid gamer and also take the sound quality pretty seriously. Before the reviews I've always been a bit iffy about the whole idea of "gamer audio"-products, but really I've had to discard my prejudice and admit some of the kit sounds genuinely nice.
Pros: Sound quality, Very comfortable to wear, Changeable ear pads
Cons: Non-removable microphone, No clothes clip on the controller
Corsair HS1 Gaming Headphones – Good Stuff or Average Joe?
21 February 2011
Excerpt: Games today are high defined stuff. Not only in terms of story and gameplay, but also in terms of graphics and sound. If you think you can enjoy most of their sound by using your standard earphones –irrespective of them being quality products, think again. You don’t want to be left guessing in the middle of a FPS where exactly your enemy is barging in from. You need gaming headphones for this job. We review the Corsair HS1 and give you a taste of our experience.
Conclusion: Corsair's foray into the PC audio market came with the release of the HS1 gaming headset last summer. Positioned as a high-end USB-connected headset with built-in Dolby processing, we reckoned that the £70 retail price was worth it if you were serious about audio quality. Now, some six months on, Corsair supplements the sole headset with an analogue version, unsurprisingly dubbed the HS1A.