The Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless is a quality headset that feels comfortable and makes you sound crisp over the mic. The surround sound is also impressive, but the headset has minimal size adjustments and requires more software than we’d like.
There’s been a bit of a trend amongst gaming tech, including the best gaming headsets, to scale back the stereotypical gaming look in favor of more mature, practical designs. Corsair’s latest headset, the HS80 RGB Wireless, is still clearly for the PC gaming space, thanks to a bit of RGB lighting and some big honkin’ cans. But that lighting is minimal, and the design is focused more on solid build quality than being showy.
Inside, the tech is impressive. 50mm neodymium drivers pump out powerful sound and Dolby Atmos support to hear your competitors coming from any direction. And while the microphone won’t replace a standalone device, it’s quite good for what you find on a headset.
There are still some qualms for this $150 wireless headset: There aren’t many ways to adjust the fit, and some may find it a tad heavy. To best enable all of its features, you need two pieces of software (unless you’re on a PlayStation 5, which is also supported). But the performance, sound and quality for the price make the HS80 a strong mid-range option.