Corsair Raptor HS40 Box
Review of: Corsair Raptor HS40/HS30 7.1 Gaming Headset

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On 17th October 2016
Last modified:5th December 2016

Overall, I would recommend the Corsair Raptor HS30 and HS40 to any gamer whether they be casual or a more intense gamer for a bargain price of £44.99 or...

The Corsair Raptor HS40 and HS30 are virtually identical headsets only differing in the interface they use to connect to your computer or console. The HS40 connects using a USB and has a price-tag of £44.99 whilst the HS30 uses a dual 3.5 mm analog input and is priced slightly lower at £39.99.

The headsets offer a very comfortable fit with sufficient padding which will suit individuals who want to game for several hours on end and keep their head in the game. Whether it be you’re playing CS:GO, League of Legends or Call of Duty these headsets offer a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself into the game with the 7.1 surround sound and noise cancelling features.


Corsair Raptor HS30 Headset

The Raptor headsets offer a design that covers all areas of comfort, function and performance. The headphones offer a Circumaural design that provide excellent noise cancelling properties but also comfort for your ears. The headset also comes loaded with a uni-directional noise-cancelling condenser microphone with an adjustable, rotating boom. When testing the headset over a prolonged period of time the headset did not cause any pain or distress and this is testament to the soft padding provided around the ear cups and headband.

The headsets are covered in a matte black finish with a red finish on the inner headband and outer ear cups. Overall, the Corsair Raptor family offers a sleek and elegant design that looks stylish but also feels comfortable for both the casual and intense players.


The HS40 and HS30 feature a 7.1 surround sound and noise cancelling properties that provide an immersive experience and give you that clinical edge on your opponent. Included in both these headsets are 40mm large diameter Neodymium drivers that are equipped with high-sensitivity magnets for better sound with lower distortion. The microphone also includes a noise cancelling feature that can screen out any background noise so only your commands can be heard on the battlefield.

HS40 In-line Controls

We tested the headsets on a series of games including H1Z1, CS:GO and more casual games such as Rocket League. In all of these games, the headphones performed very well with sound definition being crisp but also communication with our team-mates through platforms such as Skype and TeamSpeak being clear. Our only negative of this headset is that there are compatibility issues with Windows 10 and due to this the surround sound can become disabled and only a stereo mode is active.

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