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Corsair H2100 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset Review

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Corsair H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset Closer Look

The debate regarding which type of gaming headset renders superior audio performance, stereo or 7.1 virtual surround, is ongoing. It seems as if some of you audiophiles out there tend to lean more towards a setup that includes a very high-end stereo headset (which is not branded as a “gaming” headset) and a separate microphone. However, that is a very expensive route to take. For the rest of us that appreciate great audio quality and performance at a reasonable price, there are plenty of headsets on the market for us. Our decision boils down to a handful of factors, a couple examples of which include stereo versus 7.1 surround and wired versus wireless. Now, let’s take a closer look at the Corsair H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset, which as you can see from the title, is both wireless and renders 7.1 virtual surround.

Corsair Gaming H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

The packaging that houses the Corsair H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset is attractive, descriptive, and adequately provides protection for the headset. The new Corsair Gaming logo, which is visible in the upper left-hand corner of the box’s front, is quite appealing. It also doesn’t hurt to slap an eye-catching sticker on the box that displays a bold statement (see upper right-hand corner of the front of the box in the above image).

Corsair Gaming H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming HeadsetThe contents of the box has in it what you see above, which includes the Corsair H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset, the wireless USB dongle, a 1.5m USB extension cable, a 1.5m USB charging cable, and a quick start guide and warranty card (both of the latter are not pictured). 

Corsair Gaming H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming HeadsetThe profile of the the Corsair H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset’s left-side contains the dimpled on/off button, the status indicator light, the rotary volume control button, and the microphone, which has about 140° of rotation. It also provides a perspective of how wide the headband is. Remember, those are over-sized 50mm neodymium drivers in those ear cups.

Corsair Gaming H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

The wireless USB dongle can be placed into the 1.5m USB extension cable in order to ensure that the dongle can be positioned in a convenient spot nearest the headset. Even though Corsair Gaming claims that the H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset has a wireless range of up to 40 feet, it doesn’t hurt to keep the headset and the dongle close together.

Corsair Gaming H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

This splayed-out view of the Corsair H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset displays the exterior of both ear-cups. Having the ability to rotate in both directions, each ear-cup is able to laterally adjust to the shape of anyone’s head. The rotation to the front is about 30° and the rotation to the rear is about 90°. If my math is correct, that’s ~120° of lateral ear-cup rotation.


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  1. Nonprophet

    I own this headset and something I wanted to point out is it does indeed have a mute. When the mic boom is raised all the way upright the mic automatically mutes until you lower it again. Cheers.

    1. Greg Schepers

      Thanks for the information! I looked through all of the documentation provided with the product and I also checked the products page on the Corsair site… I could not find anything that shared that information. Anyway, now I know why my teammates can’t hear me at times. I like to position my microphone boom at about nose level rather than right in front of my mouth. What I need to determine is at what boom position does the mute function switch on/off? I’ll figure it out and share my findings. Thanks once again!

      1. Greg Schepers

        *Reporting back regarding the boom position that triggers the mute function:

        Utilizing the Corsair Gaming Headset Control Panel’s microphone check function, I discovered that the microphone cuts off at about eye level on me. So, considering the microphone boom has about 120° of swing in it, I would estimate that the mute function engages at ~60°.

        Thanks again Nonprophet!

  2. [email protected]

    The audio for me is perfect, the only thing i have a problem with is the mic…. But apperently it’s ONLY me that has a problem. It’s really low no matter what, pc and ps3.
    I can’t find anything about it.

  3. Deno

    My set broke after three months of regular use.

    1. Greg Schepers

      Sorry to hear that Deno. What broke on the headset? I used mine almost daily for at least six months with no issues. I still use it occasionally, but I’ve tested and used many other headsets in the past several months, so it doesn’t get the same amount of use.

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