Gaming Audio Series™ HS1 USB Gaming Headset

Gaming Audio Series™ HS1 USB Gaming Headset

$99.99 USD

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Enjoy superior long-term comfort, outstanding audio quality and immersive Dolby Headphone surround sound with the USB headset designed for gamers who are serious about audio.

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For people who are serious about gaming, and serious about audio

The circumaural, closed-back design offers the long-term playing comfort and immersive multi-channel audio that you demand as a gamer, with a unidirectional noise-cancelling microphone that lets you be heard loud and clear, and audio controls that are easy to use without taking your head out of the game.

And because you can't design a great gaming headset without first building a superior pair of headphones, the HS1 uses massive 50mm drivers and carefully tuned acoustical design for pristine reproduction and no-compromises enjoyment of your favorite music and multi-channel movies.

The rugged, compact design with replaceable earpads complete the HS1's mission of not only being an audio weapon of choice for intense gaming sessions, but a well-loved piece of enthusiast gear that will meet all your audio needs.

Amazing Sound

Massive, 50mm drivers greatly reduce the overloading that can occur with 40mm headsets. They deliver more accurate sound reproduction, particularly for low-frequency effects. And, they're less likely to cause the distortion that can make it hard to discern voices and other important audio cues when everything is coming at you fast.

In short, you'll hear more audio, more cleanly, giving you a competitive advantage.

Intense, Immersive Gaming

The circumaural, closed-back design blocks distracting sounds and keeps your head in the game. Dolby® Headphone technology lets you enjoy multi-channel games the way they were intended to be played, with positional cues that put you into the environment in a way that stereo headsets simply can't.

The clear, low-noise reproduction of the unidirectional noise-cancelling microphone lets your teammates hear you better, and the extra-large inline volume and microphone control is easy to grab and use when the action heats up — you don't need to take your eyes off the screen.

Built for Comfort

Not only do the soft, plush fabric earcup covers have better acoustic properties than leatherette — they're also better at absorbing moisture, too. Underneath, memory foam earpads provide a comfortable, realiable fit that confirms to the shape of your head without binding or pinching.

Not just for games — great for music and movies, too

You can't design a great gaming headset without first building a superior pair of headphones.

We began with an obsessive approach to earcup design — tuning and re-tuning the orientation of the 50mm drivers and the baffle geometry to deliver a frequency response curve that reproduces every bit of sonic detail. The result is a headset that truly respects the music.

We added Dolby® Headphone technology, so you can enjoy the multi-channel audio that brings so much to the cinematic experience — even 7.1 channels from Blu-Ray discs.

The rugged, compact design with replaceable earpads complete the HS1's mission of not only being an audio weapon of choice for intense gaming sessions, but a well-loved piece of enthusiast gear that will meet all your audio needs.


  • Massive 50mm drivers for high-quality audio reproduction
  • Frequency response tuned to deliver serious gaming punch without sacrificing audio quality for music and movies
  • Circumaural, closed-back earcups for superior noise isolation
  • Replaceable memory foam earpads with fabric covers for a firm fit without binding or pinching


Version 1.1 headset drivers are now available for the HS1 USB and Vengeance 1500 gaming headsets. These drivers are compatible with all Windows operating systems. Click here to download.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure to follow these steps when installing the new driver:

Remove the current Corsair headset driver
Restart Windows
Install the new ver 1.1 driver
Restart Windows


Audio CUE Software
Surround Sound
Detachable Microphone
Rechargble Battery
Headset Frequency Response
20Hz – 20kHz
Headset Battery Life
Headphone Sensitivity
105dB (+/-3dB)
Headset Wireless Range
32 Ohms @ 1kHz
Headset Type
Wired, USB
Headset Connector Type
Headset Drivers
Cable Length
Microphone Impedance
2.0k Ohms
Microphone Type
Unidirectional noise cancelling
Microphone Frequency Response
100Hz to 10kHz
Microphone Sensitivity
-38dB (+/-3dB)

By Professional Review

Posted on   August 24, 2010

HS1 wins Silver from HardwareHeaven

Overall gaming and movie performance is very good, value is exceptional

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By TechRadar

Posted on   May 19, 2011

HS1 wins the "Recommended Award" at

Publication language is Hebrew: Great review of the HS1 from HWzone in Israel. They love the surround sound quality and mic performance in games, comfort, and relatively low price tag. They also praise sound quality in music and movies.

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By Allround-PC

Posted on   October 13, 2010

HS1 wins Best Value award at TweakTown

It seems with every new market segment Corsair takes a splash in, they can consistently do it in style.  The HS1 headset is yet another testament that when Corsair tries something new, failure is simply not an option.

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By Hardware Secrets

Posted on   August 2, 2011

Corsair HS1 wins Gold at Benchmark Reviews

"It is instantly my favorite headset for listening to music, watching movies, and gaming. Much of it can be attributed to the fine-tuned 50mm drivers delivering top-notch audio. The decision to use Dolby for surround sound is wise, as they are the industry standard for music, games and movies. This is also the most comfortable pair of headset I've used."

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Posted on   August 6, 2011

Corsair HS1 receives 5 stars at Techdad Review

"The Corsair HS1 and HS1A gaming headsets are terrific buys. They have an incredible balance of comfort and sound quality. For everyday music listening, movie watching and gaming, I can’t imagine a better headset to own. Audio enthusiasts who invested in high-end sound cards will appreciate the analog HS1A. Everyone else will enjoy the versatility and consistent sound quality of the HS1."

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By Clubic

Posted on   December 10, 2010

HS1 is Editors Choice at HardOCP

Corsair has created an excellent headset with its own sound card built in. A user carries the same sound from computer to computer.

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By Hardware Heaven

Posted on   June 12, 2010

HS1 gets the Silver award from HardwareSecrets

Comfort level is high. The headband is one of the most comfortable we've ever tested and it really feels like a professional DJ headphone.

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By OverclockersClub

Posted on   April 28, 2011

59Hardware gives the HS1 the "Coup De Coeur" award

Review in French:  The Corsair HS1 wins the 'Coup de Coeur Award'

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