Summary: These headphones are very comfortable. I game sometimes for hours at a stretch. I do not have a sound card, which would definitely improve the performance, but found the sound to be clear and enjoyable. The headphones died after about nine months of use. I contacted Corsair and received a replacement in three days. Incredible customer service. I will continue to support Corsair just for their customer service.
comfortable and good sound quality, but not perfect
30 May 2012
Summary: First, I am very happy with these head phones. They provide all the volume I need for gaming and watching movies. Their sound quality is very good as well. The microphone is very clear but it does pick up more ambient noise than I would expect for a stereo mic. Surround Sound virtualization does not work on a few games (Dead Island comes to mind but I've seen people have problems with a few others); It will just make a terrible cracking sound.
Summary: I bought these as an upgrade from a cheaper headset that was uncomfortable. These feel sturdier and are comfortable around the ears. Pros: -Pretty good audio quality, it meets my needs in gaming for now. -Sturdy construction -Built in mic and line-in volume and speech(mute) control. -The cable is wrapped in durable fabric and will last a very long time. -USB plug and play.
Summary: Sounds good. Took a little effort to get the mic sounding right on TeamSpeak, the guys said I sounded muffled, but I got it sussed. They're heavier than I expected. I'm pretty sure my head is about a normal size (I'm 5'8" and 140lbs) and I find these to be pretty tight fitting. Not loosly sitting on my head like my old headset, but holding my head quite firmly. Don't be surprised if you think they're tight, because they are not loose.
Summary: As a PC gamer, I want great surround sound, crystal clear audio, and a clear microphone. I also wanted to be able to enjoy watching movies, listening to music, and playing games with them. Pros: -In my tests, I can say, the surround sound really works as claimed. I was able to hear foot steps and gun fire in Black ops, Team fortress 2, heck even the RTS Company of Heroes. The sounds were much more crisp and accurate than other headsets I've owned in the past.
Summary: I ordered this headset after trying some other headsets and finding them lacking, either in build quality, sound quality, or both. I'm comparing the Corsair HS1A soundwise to Turtle Beach x11, $20 Sony headphones, Logitech 5.1 sound and Ultimate Ears Triple Fi 10. I'm no audiophile but I am particular over my gear and the way it sounds to me personally. Using an SB Audigy SE for all sound.
Summary: After one earphone died in my last Plantronics headset I decided it was time for a new headset and a move to the virtual 5.1/7.1 sound. I narrowed my search down to a couple of choices Razer's Megalodon, Steel Series Siberia V2 USB, Creative Labs Sound Blaster Tactic 3D and Corsair's HS1. Here's my take: Build Construction/Quality: This quality of the build is some of the best I've seen everything feels either sturdy or soft.
Very good sounding, impressive headphones for the price
21 February 2011
Summary: I compared the Corsair HS1NA headphones against my Audio Technica ATH-M45 and a pair of American Audio HP 550's. I primarily use these as headphones and did not thoroughly test the microphone capabilities. The Pros: I immediately noticed how comfortable the Corsair headphones are to wear. The tension isn't too tight, and the velvet covered ear pieces are very soft.