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Technically impressive headset and terrific value for money,
This review is from: Corsair Raptor HS40 USB 7.1 Comfortable Gaming Headset (Accessory)
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The first thing I noticed about this headset was the very high degree of noise isolation provided by the beautifully cushioned circular earpads. These fully encompass your ears and cut out so much external noise that it's spooky!
So far so good. Next, plug in the USB connector (on the end of a generous 2-metre lead) and fire up some games. Wow! Audio has never sounded so good. With war games, where it's important to detect the direction of fire, these cans really come into their own. The channel separation and sense of depth is quite stunning. With a flight sim such as the excellent Rise of Flight, I noticed something I wasn't aware of before - that panning the view to left or right results in the audio being subtly enhanced in the direction of view. This truly adds to the sensation of being there. A lot of my older games will be given a new lease of life thanks to the Corsair Raptor - the creaking sounds as I took my U-Boat down to maximum depth in Silent Hunter III last night have never sounded more ominous. To really put this headset through its paces, you can easily download a 7.1 surround sound test file - you won't believe your ears!
But it's not just about gaming. As a Skype user and a fan of foreign language learning and voice recognition software, the high-specification microphone is an added bonus and ensures I will get a huge amount of use out of these versatile headphones. The in-line volume/mic control, gently illuminated by a blue LED, is a nice touch and very handy too.
Even though this is a big, chunky plastic headset, I found it remains very comfortable, even after prolonged use.
No PC gamer should be without one and I cannot recommend the Corsair Raptor highly enough.