The newest gaming headset from Corsair is the HS80, and it options high-res wi-fi audio through the corporate’s proprietary SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS tech, in addition to Dolby ATMOS Spatial Audio results. And that is one other 2.4 GHz mannequin with a USB dongle, which I heartily approve of. Lack of three.5 mm enter or BT assist might restrict its potential purposes only a bit, however I feel it’s value it.
Yes, even in 2021 embracing the USB dongle headset life-style means you possibly can hearken to audio with out the lossy compression inherent within the Bluetooth spec. To be honest, Corsair has provided wi-fi headsets with Hi-Res audio assist prior to now, however solely by means of a wired USB connection. This new HS80 gives 24-bit, 48 kHz wi-fi decision, which takes you firmly into Hi-Res territory (different wi-fi choices are restricted to 16-bit).
“Slip into the fast lane with SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS, cutting the cords for hyper-fast, ultra-low latency wireless speed offering industry-leading 24 bit/48kHz audio resolution. Intelligent Frequency Shift (IFS) ensures your wireless signal stays in the fastest lane, with the ability to detect and hop to the best available channel on-the-fly. A robust signal covers you from the desktop to the couch with up to 60ft of wireless range.”
Dolby’s ATMOS Spatial Audio is one other key characteristic of the HS80 – and out there solely when utilizing a PC (sorry, console customers):
“Dolby Atmos uses three-dimensional precision game audio to immerse you in a more realistic, more intense gaming experience, and even allows you to improve your performance. Sounds with lifelike detail are precisely placed all around you, so you feel like you’re deeper inside the game – reacting faster and more accurately than ever before. Download the Dolby Access app and enjoy custom audio EQ settings. Hear your games, movies, and music brought to life in a spacious, three-dimensional soundscape.”