Page 4 - Conclusion
After using the Corsair HS60 Pro Surround for a week or two, it is now clearer why Corsair decided to update their HS60, as they have done a good job in keeping the right elements while offering improvements here and there. For one, we still have the same clean design, great build quality, and materials used. Other good features on the HS60 Pro Surround include the integrated volume wheel, microphone mute button, and cross-platform compatibility. Corsair has listened to our previous requests, as they made the volume wheel a bit more resistant to accidental volume changes, while also making the headset more comfortable with plushier and deeper ear cups. Other refinements include utilizing a braided cable instead of the previous rubber cable. The removable microphone is placed well and is flexible enough to be put in any position. The whole "Surround" part is provided by the inclusion of a USB sound card, which also provides a consistent source for audio across devices. This also unlocks Corsair's iCUE software for some minor customization like EQ presets and enabling surround sound. There might not be a lot of customization to do here, but at least it is a smooth experience. As for sound quality, the Corsair HS60 Pro Surround is a fun-sounding headset. Improvements they have made here include adding more bass while still keeping other characteristics similar, making for a good gaming experience. Its soundstaging capabilities were good in both stereo and surround mode, though the virtualization still added a bit of distortion. On the other hand, there are still areas to improve upon, especially if the HS60 Pro Surround is to be used for more music listening. Despite their increased bass, I think I would have rather seen a bit more work in the cleanness and details of the output. At the same $70 USD retail price, the upgrades we see today are refinements that physically make the HS60 Pro an improved gaming headset.
Corsair provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that are not likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks; but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 7.2/10
Please note that the APH Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other sites.
The Corsair HS60 Pro Surround brings small but meaningful refinements to a fine budget gaming headset.
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1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware and Software
3. Subjective Audio Analysis