Corsair HS50 Stereo angle review

A solid angle for a reasonable price.

Our Verdict

Corsair’s HS50 Angle is a solid all-rounder at a acceptable price.


  • Fantastic body quality
  • Materials feel premium
  • Good amount point


  • Audio could do with work

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Price £60/$50
Driver Type 50mm Activating Neodymium
Impedance 32 Ohms
Frequency Response 20 Hz-20 KHz
Design Style Bankrupt Back
Microphone Type Unidirectional
Connectivity 3.5mm Analog
Cord Length 1.8M

Over the aftermost few years Bandit has afflicted absolutely dramatically. The exceptional manufacturer, bringing the aerial end to its barter has adapted outwards with an ever-growing PC gaming market, and accurately so. As a aggregation it needs to break accordant and current. And if that agency affective appear added affordable, RGB-lit products, again logically, that’s what it needs to do. Yet in some means it’s a change that has fabricated me sad.

After all, the blink of the Administrator Platinums, the allegorical looks of its Atramentous agency of chassis, and the true-genius stylings abaft the aboriginal K70 were article to be admired. Today, we’re greeted with a affluence of plastics and soft-touch finishes, RGB lights, and a added affordable armory advised to address to a added audience. Of advance they still acclaim that Bandit reliability, but after the associated exceptional attributes of those once-fabled materials.

What the hell does that accept to do with this headset? Well, the HS50 Stereo feels about like an answer of that admired architecture appearance that we already knew. It’s an affordable yet beauteous peripheral, with a faculty of affection about it that we haven’t apparent in some time. The faux covering headband, with bond agilely categorical into its design, the bland metal brackets captivation the memory-foam ear cups in place, and the all-embracing feel and accomplishment is additional to none. It’s got a affection about it, and is aloof as at home on the board of a able videographer as abundant as it is on a gaming rig. In fact, it has becoming a atom amid the best gaming headsets you can buy.

It’s versatile, too. Actuality analog in design, there’s no affinity issues with laptops or any rig. On top of that, booty off the disposable mic and it’s instantly a solid biking accompaniment as well. In a apple bedeviled with RGB, accepting a angle that can attending aloof as acceptable gaming as it does on your adventures is a huge boon, and one I feel shouldn’t be overlooked.

But let’s face it: all the acceptable looks in the apple don’t accomplish up for poor complete quality. Fortunately, Bandit seems to accept hit the attach on the arch actuality too. I'm not adage these are audiophile-grade drivers—not by a continued shot—but for the money they’re absolutely not bad. The better antagonism about at this amount point comes in from Kingston’s now allegorical HyperX Billow headset. Originally a architecture taken from QPad’s QH-90 headsets, the better advantage that Kingston’s ear huggers accept is the actuality they appear packing a far added abundance acknowledgment (at 15 Hz-25 KHz) than Corsair’s HS50. Now your archetypal human, can usually alone apprehend from 20 Hz-20 KHz, which tends to beggarly best manufacturers, aim for that as the candied atom back designing their audio drivers on a budget.

The botheration with this is that complete itself resonates aloft and above those frequencies. By abbreviation the abundance of which your disciplinarian operates (which accordingly saves cash), it has the aftereffect of muffling the audio’s resonance, or acid off the accomplished peaks and everyman lows. Anticipate of it as comparing an MP3 audio book to a lossy FLAC file, or alike an AAC. About speaking, the college the ambit of frequency, accumulated with beneath distortion, the bigger affection the complete will be behindhand of what audio you pump through it. 

The HS50 comes in at that bog accepted 20 to 20, acceptation complete isn’t as brittle as I’d like. It’s balanced, bass is prominent, but not too overpowering, and all-embracing the soundscape is about adjoining on a advertence feel, which is a acclaim to Corsair’s architecture team, but I feel that they could accept gone added with the spec, alike if it meant accretion the amount by $5, it’s article I’d be blessed with.

Ultimately, Corsair’s HS50 angle is a nice acknowledgment to form, for a aggregation we’d feared had gone far too abysmal bottomward into that aerial aperture of RGB aflame fun times. The abstracts used, the versatility, and the ample audio accomplish it a able adversary for any attractive to buy a actively bland gaming angle that you can use in any environment. The audio affection isn’t absolutely on par with Kingston’s Clouds aloof yet, but it’s a footfall appropriate in the direction, and if it’s any affection of area Corsair’s peripherals are activity in the future, accede us on board.

The Verdict
Corsair HS50

Corsair’s HS50 Angle is a solid all-rounder at a acceptable price.

Zak Storey
Brought into the bend for his congenital adeptness to accomplish changeless electricity at will, Zak has an ailing attraction with motherboards and overclocking frequencies. Accepted for his accepting of, and, poor aftertaste in films, his admired movies of all time are in fact, Accordant Rim, and 300: Acceleration of an Empire.