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Corsair HS70 SE Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset - Black & Gold | £69.99 Currys
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Corsair HS70 SE Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset - Black & Gold | £69.99 Currys

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Posted 17th Nov 2019

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Been after a decent Wireless Gaming Headset for my son and had settled on these. Was about to plump for the ones on Amazon @ £79.18 and noticed that Currys have the SE version for £69.99.

Free next day postage using code FREEDELIVERY as well.

Very well reviewed for the price point:



Product features

  • Virtual surround sound
  • Noise-cancelling microphone
  • Connectivity: 2.4 GHz wireless
  • Compatible with PC & PS4
  • Controls on earcup


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garlik_bread17/11/2019 16:28

Yes, I'd probably say the same. But I guess we're not down with the youth!


They don’t know how good they’ve got it. The only headset I had as a child was a miners helmet when I used to work 19 hours a day down the sulphur mines
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I'm after a new headset my Turtle Beach broke last night. People keep mentioning Hyperx cloud 2 all the time!
Toon_army17/11/2019 14:24

I'm after a new headset my Turtle Beach broke last night. People keep …I'm after a new headset my Turtle Beach broke last night. People keep mentioning Hyperx cloud 2 all the time!


I very nearly went with the HyperX Cloud Flight which are also highly recommended, but the HyperX are about £100, and these HS70s review just as favourably...and in some cases tghe HS70s come out on top - see video above.

The people in the know seem to suggest that going wired is a much better option, but my son specifically wants wireless, so wireless it is!
Edited by: "garlik_bread" 17th Nov 2019
garlik_bread17/11/2019 14:31

I very nearly went with the HyperX Cloud Flight which are also highly …I very nearly went with the HyperX Cloud Flight which are also highly recommended, but the HyperX are about £100, and these HS70s review just as favourably...and in some cases tghe HS70s come out on top - see video above.The people in the know seem to suggest that going wired is a much better option, but my son specifically wants wireless, so wireless it is!


I would prefer wireless as that's what I'm used to but if the quality is better I'd happily go wired. The band on my TB snapped so I can use them but can't adjust, so dunno if I should bite the bullet and buy some now or keep my fingers crossed on some good ones popping up BF! Wish there wasn't so many choices
Agh! I’m currently looking for a headset (for PS4) and this is tempting. I’ve been eyeing up the usual brands; Razer, Steel Series, Turtle Beech and PS4 Platinum.

No experience in any of them. I’ve had Razer products before and haven’t been impressed.

Have some heat anyhow!

Edit* Guess that settles it; none in stock for delivery, none in my local stores but they do have stock in Nottingham, which although isn't far away, I'll give it a miss.
Edited by: "R99YEO" 17th Nov 2019
Toon_army17/11/2019 14:35

I would prefer wireless as that's what I'm used to but if the quality is …I would prefer wireless as that's what I'm used to but if the quality is better I'd happily go wired. The band on my TB snapped so I can use them but can't adjust, so dunno if I should bite the bullet and buy some now or keep my fingers crossed on some good ones popping up BF! Wish there wasn't so many choices



Totally understand. There is so much choice and it's hard to decide. For ages I was set on the Cooler Master MH752, which are widely regarded as the best WIRED headset in the £70-£100 bracket. I did actually order them from Amazon.it, but then read about numerous failires of them on the right earpiece, caused by an inacessible screw coming loose, so cancelled the order.
R99YEO17/11/2019 14:51

Agh! I’m currently looking for a headset (for PS4) and this is tempting. I …Agh! I’m currently looking for a headset (for PS4) and this is tempting. I’ve been eyeing up the usual brands; Razer, Steel Series, Turtle Beech and PS4 Platinum.No experience in any of them. I’ve had Razer products before and haven’t been impressed. Have some heat anyhow!Edit* Guess that settles it; none in stock for delivery, none in my local stores but they do have stock in Nottingham, which although isn't far away, I'll give it a miss.



Agh, sorry about that. Didn't realise they were a low stock item. Hope someone else can benefit!
garlik_bread17/11/2019 14:31

I very nearly went with the HyperX Cloud Flight which are also highly …I very nearly went with the HyperX Cloud Flight which are also highly recommended, but the HyperX are about £100, and these HS70s review just as favourably...and in some cases tghe HS70s come out on top - see video above.The people in the know seem to suggest that going wired is a much better option, but my son specifically wants wireless, so wireless it is!


I brought a pair of hyperX cloud revolvers in August. if it wasn't for the fact that I went past the returns period I would have sent them back time ago. Hate them.
garlik_bread17/11/2019 14:31

I very nearly went with the HyperX Cloud Flight which are also highly …I very nearly went with the HyperX Cloud Flight which are also highly recommended, but the HyperX are about £100, and these HS70s review just as favourably...and in some cases tghe HS70s come out on top - see video above.The people in the know seem to suggest that going wired is a much better option, but my son specifically wants wireless, so wireless it is!


Personally I prefer the middle ground of less wire rather than full wire less, but then again I like sitting really close to my pc so it may not suit everyone.
longmover17/11/2019 15:30

Personally I prefer the middle ground of less wire rather than full wire …Personally I prefer the middle ground of less wire rather than full wire less, but then again I like sitting really close to my pc so it may not suit everyone.


Yes, I'd probably say the same. But I guess we're not down with the youth!
garlik_bread17/11/2019 16:28

Yes, I'd probably say the same. But I guess we're not down with the youth!


They don’t know how good they’ve got it. The only headset I had as a child was a miners helmet when I used to work 19 hours a day down the sulphur mines
longmover17/11/2019 16:49

They don’t know how good they’ve got it. The only headset I had as a chi …They don’t know how good they’ve got it. The only headset I had as a child was a miners helmet when I used to work 19 hours a day down the sulphur mines


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Looking for a good deal for the playstation platinum
Would also recommend these as a good alternative, the mic is great.
amazon.co.uk/ASU…8-2
jimbo00117/11/2019 17:56

Looking for a good deal for the playstation platinum


Me too
Anyone looking for a good headset for PS4, I can't recommend Steelseries Arctis 7's enough. Best headset I've ever owned
Kaas_Woljaap18/11/2019 00:29

Anyone looking for a good headset for PS4, I can't recommend Steelseries …Anyone looking for a good headset for PS4, I can't recommend Steelseries Arctis 7's enough. Best headset I've ever owned


Could you provide link please
any idea if these will be even cheaper on next weeks blackfriday?
Why arent these compatible with Xbox one?
I don't understand the point of 7.1 headsets. We only have two receivers / mics in our head... It creates a somewhat unnatural sound that only works with properly encoded stuff (obv I understand most games are)... But what you get is separate smaller lower quality drivers and a headset that will only be good (or 'ok', imo) for gaming.

From a physics point of view the 'soundstage' or perception of sound is most determined by the shape of the sound waves and how they are shifted and warped dependent upon direction and movement, which our ear itself is designed physically to amplify this characteristic. Obviously peoples ears are different so the recording or production of directional sound is dependent upon the 'ear' type or structure it's designed for (I believe that has a great deal to do with different people's perception, or lack thereof, of soundstage - it's subjective).

In short you can experience directional sound with any decent headphones, which £ for £ will likely give you better quality sound and a headphone for all uses (which often you can use a micmod or voda mic on if they are not fitted). 7.1 and such is great for speaker setups IF you can position them correctly (many don't), but make little sense in headsets, to me anyway. (Well, unless you have underdeveloped or particularly different ear structure to that which sound was either recorded upon or generated for - they often use mics with latex ears on to record spacial sound)

I am not trying to discourage anyone IF they are wanting this in particular and like it, and the price is good for this exact product, I simply am sharing my view from a scientific perspective as I believe 5.1 and 7.1 headsets to be mostly a marketing ploy more than anything else. (Read: snake oil, lol )

amp.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/8d405e/is_71_surround_sound_headphones_worth_it/

(Just an example, I knew of a detailed review and test of several systems and people's ability to position sound in games and software solutions won, whereas unless people had used these type of headsets for a long time beforehand, they actually made things worse... Most likely due to the abnormal sound profile. However I can't find it, sorry... Some googling will show what I am on about from many sources)

Buy some decent stereo headphones/headset, imho
Edited by: "rendeverance" 18th Nov 2019
jackfreemanwkd18/11/2019 05:58

Why arent these compatible with Xbox one?



Something to do with Xbox not using Bluetooth, and even when using the HS70 dongle it still may not work, though it seems inconsitent:
reddit.com/r/x…_s/

rendeverance18/11/2019 08:22

I don't understand the point of 7.1 headsets. We only have two receivers / …I don't understand the point of 7.1 headsets. We only have two receivers / mics in our head... It creates a somewhat unnatural sound that only works with properly encoded stuff (obv I understand most games are)... But what you get is separate smaller lower quality drivers and a headset that will only be good (or 'ok', imo) for gaming.From a physics point of view the 'soundstage' or perception of sound is most determined by the shape of the sound waves and how they are shifted and warped dependent upon direction and movement, which our ear itself is designed physically to amplify this characteristic. Obviously peoples ears are different so the recording or production of directional sound is dependent upon the 'ear' type or structure it's designed for (I believe that has a great deal to do with different people's perception, or lack thereof, of soundstage - it's subjective).In short you can experience directional sound with any decent headphones, which £ for £ will likely give you better quality sound and a headphone for all uses (which often you can use a micmod or voda mic on if they are not fitted). 7.1 and such is great for speaker setups IF you can position them correctly (many don't), but make little sense in headsets, to me anyway. (Well, unless you have underdeveloped or particularly different ear structure to that which sound was either recorded upon or generated for - they often use mics with latex ears on to record spacial sound)I am not trying to discourage anyone IF they are wanting this in particular and like it, and the price is good for this exact product, I simply am sharing my view from a scientific perspective as I believe 5.1 and 7.1 headsets to be mostly a marketing ploy more than anything else. (Read: snake oil, lol )amp.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/8d405e/is_71_surround_sound_headphones_worth_it/(Just an example, I knew of a detailed review and test of several systems and people's ability to position sound in games and software solutions won, whereas unless people had used these type of headsets for a long time beforehand, they actually made things worse... Most likely due to the abnormal sound profile. However I can't find it, sorry... Some googling will show what I am on about from many sources)Buy some decent stereo headphones/headset, imho



Thanks for the info. I'm not personally bothered about the 7.1 aspect of it all, just wanted something that was a quality build with half-decent sound, wireless, and a mic. It seems that all headsets are offering virtual surround these days. I get it that there are competitive gamers out there who need to hear the direction of a footstep from half a mile away, or the rustling of a snipers boxer shorts.

If you have a suggestion of quality stereo heaset, feel free to link as im sure others may be interested
garlik_bread18/11/2019 09:05

Something to do with Xbox not using Bluetooth, and even when using the …Something to do with Xbox not using Bluetooth, and even when using the HS70 dongle it still may not work, though it seems inconsitent:https://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/bkcivh/corsair_hs70_work_for_xbox_one_s/Thanks for the info. I'm not personally bothered about the 7.1 aspect of it all, just wanted something that was a quality build with half-decent sound, wireless, and a mic. It seems that all headsets are offering virtual surround these days. I get it that there are competitive gamers out there who need to hear the direction of a footstep from half a mile away, or the rustling of a snipers boxer shorts.If you have a suggestion of quality stereo heaset, feel free to link as im sure others may be interested


I will be totally honest that in this price bracket I have not done any research into headphones, as I am not currently shopping for any. I wasn't trying to take a proverbial poo on the deal, (the price is good) so much as question the product itself. Wireless is something I've personally avoided for use with my pc, since I find I get more issues, slight reduction in quality and a tiny delay, which when gaming has bothered me on occasion.

Around this price range there are, if your not bothered about mic placement, possibly AKG Y50BT (I'm not a fan of akg sound profile personally but they are decent and have a following with a particularly good Bluetooth implementation), or perhaps the Lindy BNX-60, which also has noise cancellation - Lindy can need some breaking in to control treble as a brand but they are quality.

If you are looking at having a mic that is positioned in front of your mouth specifically then these are a good price, with not much, if anything available that doesn't share the surround feature - hopefully the virtual surround is switchable, I am unsure if these are single drivers or not, hopefully single for music. Personally I'd leave the virtual surround off, but again it will depend on preferance.

I have not tried this particular pair but have disliked just about every 5.1/7.1 headset I've tried (hence making my own headset with philips Fidelio x2hr and a voda mic, obviously wired and out of this price range but on another level IMO)
Back in stock online for next day delivery.
Decent headset, mainly let down by poor range. Mine stops working the moment I leave the room. Sound quality is very good though (dunno about the mic, never used it). Only other drawbacks, your ears can get a bit hot after extended use, and the padding is a bit too soft, so it can end up pressing on your ears a bit.

You can easily turn the (crap sounding) 7.1 off btw since someone was asking.
Edited by: "simonbrown" 20th Nov 2019
simonbrown20/11/2019 01:42

Decent headset, mainly let down by poor range. Mine stops working the …Decent headset, mainly let down by poor range. Mine stops working the moment I leave the room. Sound quality is very good though (dunno about the mic, never used it). Only other drawbacks, your ears can get a bit hot after extended use, and the padding is a bit too soft, so it can end up pressing on your ears a bit.You can easily turn the (crap sounding) 7.1 off btw since someone was asking.


I haven't tried mine yet but the blurb says 40ft (12 metre) range. My old Turtle Beach PX3 get me to the kitchen down stairs (re-supply) and they have 30 ft range. Yes reviews have said because they totally cover your ear people should take various breaks from wearing them over long use.
Edited by: "alan.stevens" 20th Nov 2019
Got mine yesterday.

The microphone works very well via Skype/Teamspeak/Discord with the gain set to max in the Corsair software.

The headset clamps down pretty hard when compared to my current 3+ years old Sennheiser headphones - lets hope it loosens up a bit over time.

Music playback sounds somewhat muffled/over-compressed, like you are listening to a very low bit rate MP3, especially on vocals. I would not use these for listening to music, as my £45 Sennheiser HD 518 sound much much much better, but they are perfectly serviceable for playing games and watching YouTube on the PC.

I certainly do like the cordless aspect of them very much. It works very well and even reaches as far as the fridge in the next room.
Edited by: "SUMMONER" 21st Nov 2019
As good as this deal has been, Amazon are offering the non-SE version in Carbon for £61.99 - hotukdeals.com/dea…345
garlik_bread22/11/2019 09:39

As good as this deal has been, Amazon are offering the non-SE version in …As good as this deal has been, Amazon are offering the non-SE version in Carbon for £61.99 - https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/corsair-hs70-wireless-71-gaming-headset-carbon-6199-amazon-black-friday-deal-3338345


What is the difference? I thought there only was Pro and SE.
SUMMONER22/11/2019 12:03

What is the difference? I thought there only was Pro and SE.



The difference between the standard HS70 and the HS70 SE is cosmetic. The SE has cream leather on the headband, and gold piping on the headset.

I think the Pro has extra "gubbins", but not sure what.
alan.stevens20/11/2019 07:52

I haven't tried mine yet but the blurb says 40ft (12 metre) range. My old …I haven't tried mine yet but the blurb says 40ft (12 metre) range. My old Turtle Beach PX3 get me to the kitchen down stairs (re-supply) and they have 30 ft range. Yes reviews have said because they totally cover your ear people should take various breaks from wearing them over long use.


Debating paper specs is all very nice, but I'm reporting on how mine actually works, and it loses connection going from a bedroom into the bathroom, or by going downstairs. The range they quote is when there's no walls in the way.

It's a solid headset though, good VFM and very nice sound.
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