Corsair Raptor HS30 and HS40 Gaming Headsets ReviewedThu, Jan 02, 2014 - 10:23 AM
Corsair Raptor HS30 and HS40
Barring the differences from the 3.5mm analog vs. USB interfaces and the inline controllers, the Raptor HS30 and Raptor HS40 headsets look and feel the same.
The only other thing packaged with each headset is warranty information. Corsair audio products come with a 2-year warranty.
The Raptor HS30 and HS40 are full-sized headsets. Along the earcups’ longest elliptical axis, the outer diameter measures 4 inches, but the inner diameter measures 2 inches. Some peoples’ ears may have a tight fit or not fit comfortably at all. Rotating the cups on their ball and socket joints may be required to align the elliptical space along the ear.
Unlike the Vengeance headsets, the Raptor headsets do not have any hinge joints. Instead, each earcup on the HS30 and HS40 fits to the contour of the head by means of a ball-and-socket joint.
In contrast to the Corsair Vengeance headsets’ exposed metal, the Raptor headsets are constructed out of plastic and are thus quite lightweight though they don’t feel like hollow plastic. The outer surface of the earcups and the top piece of the headband has a shiny piano black finish.
The headband length is fully adjustable. Also visible in the below image is the padding on the headband. The headband along with the earcups is wrapped in leather.
The microphone is mounted on a swiveling 5.75 inch bendable boom.
The HS30 and HS40 have different inline controller designs. The HS30 has a sliding switch to mute the microphone and a headphone volume control wheel. The HS40 has three buttons: two on each end for headphone volume control and microphone mute in the center.
The HS40 inline controller will change color when the microphone is muted. Instead of the steady blue light when plugged in, the lights will change to red.