Corsair HS70 Pro Wireless Gaming Headset Review (Page 2)

| Mar 20, 2020 at 10:50 am CDT
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: CorsairModel: CA-9011211-NA

Design

Corsair has done an excellent job design-wise with the HS70 Pro Wireless. The entire headset is black besides the white stitching that is seen on the headband. I really like this as it makes the headset look very nonchalant and simple. There are no flashy RGB's. In fact, there are no lights at all, which is a decision I can really respect, considering most gaming headsets now days usually have some form of lighting.

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As for the structural properties of the HS70 Pro Wireless, the headset is pieced together with sleek black metal and paired with what seems to be plush memory foam earcups. While I can say that the HS70 Pro Wireless isn't the lightest headset I have used, it's undoubtedly one of the comfiest. The weight isn't that noticeable after you have had the headset on your head for some time, but any weight that is noticeable is accounted for by the initial comfort.

The earcups feature a nice grill, and while you might initially think this means that the HS70 Pro Wireless is an open-back headset, this isn't the case. The grills are purely for an aesthetic look and don't alter any performance at all since this headset is closed-back. I think that the grills look and feel very nice, and I have to mention that I do like the choice of not putting any RGB's behind them.

As for the button layout of the HS70 Pro Wireless, I'm quite torn. I really like the feel of the buttons, they have a nice click to it when pressed, but none of them impressed me. Everything is very standard, the microphone mute button, volume wheel, power button, and blinking LED battery status light all do exactly what they are designed to do. I think I was expecting a little bit of innovation when it came to the layout, but that's just me.

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Software

Moving on to the software side of things, Corsair makes it extremely easy for users of the HS70 Pro Wireless to install and update drivers. Since Corsair amalgamated all of its product software into Corsair iCUE, users can simply download this software, connect the HS70 Pro Wireless to their PC, and start tweaking. I cannot overstate how easy this is, but if you are new to PC gaming and want a quick guide, I got your back.

First, head on over to the Corsair website and download the iCUE software. Once the download has completed, install the software and open it.

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Once the software is installed, and you have opened it, you should be looking at the above window. This is the 'Home' section of the iCUE software and shows what Corsair devices are connected to your PC. Locate the HS70 Pro Wireless tab and click on that. Here you can tweak the microphone volume and swap between the provided 7.1 surround sound support, and stereo.

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If you are a bit more technically inclined and want to tweak the HS70 Pro Wireless more, click on the 'Settings' tab at the top of the window. Once you have done that, you will be presented with a flurry of different customizable settings. My first recommendation is to make sure the HS70 Pro Wireless firmware is up to date. You can check if the firmware is up to date by simply clicking on the 'update' button.

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Moving back to the home page for the HS70 Pro Wireless, we can see on the left a bunch of EQ presets. Users can create their own EQ presets or use the ones pre-baked in by Corsair. I left my EQ on 'Pure Direct,' which is the standard option.

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Since there is no way to accurately check the battery status of the HS70 Pro Wireless without going into the settings in the iCUE software, I recommend users to add it to their dashboard. In the above image, you can see all of the hardware components being monitored by the iCUE software, as well as the battery status for the headset. I found this particularly helpful as I didn't have to take the headset off to check the battery status LED, and I could tell what percent the headset left.

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