With the HS35 stereo gaming headset, Corsair wants to address newcomers in particular and thus offer a device that is as inexpensive as possible while still offering good quality and good sound. For a price of € 39.99 * the HS35 is not the cheapest headset, so the headset has to show its strengths in quality and sound. We have tested whether Corsair succeeded in this for you.
Design and Workmaship
The design of the Corsair HS35 is quite simple. Corsair applies the logo to the auricle without large decorative elements. The whole thing is framed with a small groove, which gives the whole a little polish. Otherwise, Corsair remains at a minimum with decorative elements. However, the lettering is still on the temple. The processing of the HS35 Stereo is good. The whole headset is shaky, but that’s all in the green. The headset also needs some play so that you can put it on properly.
The HS35 is available in carbon, green, blue and red. Please note, however, that only the carbon version comes with a 3.5 mm Y splitter cable. So if you don’t have a combined plug on your PC, you have to buy one or the carbon version. The price remains the same, by the way.
|Frequency||20 Hz – 20 kHz|
|Weight (with microphone)||260 g|
|Compatibility||PC, PS4 (Pro), Xbox One (S and X)|
|Price||€ 39.99 *|
Without the right wearing comfort, longer gaming sessions can become a real problem. A slight pressure is enough to make playing impossible for a long time. At the same time, the pressure must be high enough to prevent the headset from slipping. Here Corsair has found a good middle ground. The headset has a fairly high contact pressure, but the pads do their job. In addition, the auricles of the HS35 are covered with fabric. This keeps the ear dry and sweat-free even during long gaming sessions.
The sound of Corsair’s HS35 stereo gaming headset must please you right from the start. Corsair does not provide its own software that could be used to make settings. However, since you usually don’t have a good sound card as a beginner, the sound must be convincing. Even the first few tones clearly show that the HS35 Stereo has anything but a balanced sound. The highs are not clear and the bass is much too powerful in comparison. Not a good start in itself. However, when you consider that gaming is the main purpose, this feature is not tragic. Actually, something even requested. Steps and shots are usually dull noises, which should be heard more easily with the bass amplification. However, communication with the other players becomes problematic. Here you have to increase the volume a little so that you don’t miss anything.
The microphone of the HS35 is a unidirectional microphone. Accordingly, it should only pick up noises in the positioned direction. That works out pretty well so far. Noise from the keyboard, for example, is very quiet and can be completely filtered out by adjusting the level. The speech quality itself is very good and you can hear well in every situation. Only when the noise is too loud does the microphone overdrive. But you can also convince yourself of the speech quality in this video.
Corsair HS35 Stereo Gaming Headset Review
With the HS35 stereo gaming headset Corsair tries to appeal to beginners. For a price of around 45 euros, there are cheaper alternatives, but Corsair also focuses on quality. The design is kept simple. The processing is absolutely top. The sound isn’t quite balanced, but it’s good in terms of gaming. The microphone picks up the speech really cleanly and background noises are barely or not at all audible.
All in all, the HS35 Stereo Gaming Headset from Corsair is suitable for beginners and worth considering a little deeper into your pocket.