Customer Review

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Technically impressive headset and terrific value for money, 7 April 2014
This review is from: Corsair Raptor HS40 USB 7.1 Comfortable Gaming Headset (Accessory)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
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.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

3.9 out of 5 stars (145 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (69)
4 star:
 (28)
3 star:
 (22)
2 star:
 (15)
1 star:
 (11)
 
 
 
£44.99 £34.99
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer

Cartimand
(TOP 1000 REVIEWER)    (VINE VOICE)   

Location: Hampshire, UK.

Top Reviewer Ranking: 573