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Corsair HS1A Analogue Gaming Headset review

Rating: 9.0.

Corsair have a well earned reputation for producing quality products, regardless of the market they are targeting. Last summer they released their USB HS1 gaming headset which offered built in USB processing and quality audio output, all for a reasonable asking price of £70. Today we are looking at the followup, the analogue oriented ‘HS1A’.

The Corsair HS1A is created for gamers who want higher quality audio output from their own sound card. As many of us know, gaming headsets are often adjusted to deal with compressed audio, making them less than ideal for listening to quality media files.

The HSA1 uses large 50mm drivers which Corsair claim have been carefully tuned during development for maximum performance. They are a circumaural, closed back design which should offer longer term comfort combined with immersive audio sound quality.


  • Massive 50mm drivers for high-quality audio reproduction
  • Detailed audio reproduction with clean, accurate bass and sparkling clarity in mids and highs
  • Circumaural, closed-back earcups for superior noise isolation
  • Memory foam earpads provide a custom fit that won’t weigh you down
  • Includes two sets of earpads to customize your comfort – your choice of microfiber or synthetic leather
  • Noise-cancelling microphone with flexible, rotating boom works great for in-game chat, Skype, and other VOIP applications

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  • Ken

    hey, good timing, already ordered a pair of these on scan on friday, look forward to receiving them next week. ill be mainly gaming with them at night, so I dont wake up the household. bargain price for what you get.

  • Fayid

    wow, these look brilliant. I need a new skype set, almost bought a microsoft pair last week, but then I ended up with a bill. Might spend a bit more on these in a few weeks. thanks.

  • Thomas

    these are meant to be brilliant. very well written review, i dont like ‘bass heavy’ sound myself, so they seem ideal.

  • Ewitry

    Have to love corsair. Wonder who makes them for them. I don’t think they make any of these products, just like asetek made the h coolers

  • Hank

    Nice design and cheaper than steelseires Siberia. How do they compare? Better?

  • K0rn

    Good price indeed. I bet sennheiser make these for corsair

  • Dave

    The microphone design is very good because most of these headsets have a strict travel of play without flexibility. I’m interested in that Asus sound card, can we have a full review?

  • Raoul

    Hmm.. I was gonna buy a pair of Shure SRH440 headphones. Kinda curious how these compare now. Anyone know?

  • hangtoks

    I have used quite a few different gaming headsets but, the best resource I found to get an impartial view on them can be found at http://www.gamingheadsetreport.com, they are constantly adding new headset reviews.

  • garry

    I have used quite a few different gaming headsets but, the best resource I found to get an impartial view on them can be found at KitGuru.net, they are constantly adding new headset reviews.