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Corsair HS70 Wireless Headset Review

Author:Wayne Stovall

Date: Monday , June 04, 2018

If you are a gamer, which we know most HardOCP readers are, a good headset is likely your lifeline in any online game when it comes to communicating with your teammates or even your adversaries. We have been using Corsair's new HS70 for a month now and wanted to share our experiences with this $100 offering.

Corsair HS70 Wireless Headset

Corsair headsets have been a daily part of my life for a good while now. I have personally purchased nearly every generation of Corsair headset sold on the market for the past five years or so, for use by myself and my children, so I am fairly familiar with the product lines. We stopped reviewing headsets from an audiophile perspective a good number of years ago, namely because we lost of certified sound engineer, and I am in no way an audiophile, so this is not a review from an audiophile perspective. And probably as any self-proclaimed audiophile will tell you, wireless is not the way to go. However, I find the need to have a wireless headset a requirement. So if gaming and wireless are where your headset needs intersect, please read on.

The new HS70 is cordless ONLY. In older sets we have used you had the option to plug these in, but now is a wireless 2.4GHz USB setup only. Of course you can plug these in and charge and power the HS70 should you need to while using these. Below is Corsair's marketing video for the HS70, so let's see what all these are supposed to do for us, and we are going to make notes and discuss its marketing points.

All in all, you have to admit if nothing else, Corsair's marketing has gotten better and certainly more professional over the years. However, how slick they make it, is not really our concern.

Corsair HS70 Packaging and Contents

Corsair's HS70 come very nicely boxed and hits all the marketing points that you will probably want to address when you are purchasing a headset.

You pull out the formed insert and everything comes out in one piece. The HS70 headset is fastened in place with wire ties, so you need a bit of patience and want clip the ties or unwind these from the back. All our loose accessories are neatly tucked behind a "trapdoor" which suggest you stick your finger in. You first.

You also get 3 booklets with your HS70, because what we want to do is get some reading done assuredly. You get the Warranty Guide, the Safety and Compliance Information, and the Quick Start Guide. Quite frankly even the Quick Start Guide is a bit basic unless you just want to be sure what the buttons do.

Below you are seeing the entirety of the contents, the HS70 headset, the USB dongle, the detachable mic, and a USB cable for charging.