Corsair H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset Detailed Features
Some will sacrifice a bit in terms of audio rendering in order to add wireless convenience to our gaming lives. Some will not make this concession. The ideal situation is if we can have access to the best of both worlds; quality audio delivered sans wires. Does the Corsair H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset fit the bill?
Oh, how I dislike having to feel for an on-cable remote in order to adjust volume. Some on-cable remotes can be positioned smartly for quick access, yet, its still not the ideal setup. Obviously, an on-cable option is not possible on the Corsair H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset, yet having the controls on the ear-cup makes them easier to locate and manipulate; well, at least in my opinion. The rotary volume control, pictured above, is how volume control should be on any headset. It is easy to find and easy to manipulate. The diamond-patterned texture contributes to the aforementioned.
Corsair decided to go with microfiber-wrapped memory foam ear pads on the H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset. The microfiber is relatively soft. The padding has a little more stiffness than I had anticipated. My hope is that these will break-in a bit so as to establish the ideal fit and feel. In other words, the Corsair H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset is not the most comfortable headset right out-of-the-box. I’m not saying it is uncomfortable, just that I’ve put others on that provided a higher level of initial comfortable.
The padding on the business end of the headband is much softer than that of the ear pads, however, it could be thicker. In fact, the padding on the top of the headband is as thick as the padding that rests on the top of the head, which doesn’t make much sense to me. Anyway, the material wrapped around the padding appears to be faux leather.
Each side of the headband has some marks that help in terms of aiding in the fitting process. It would be beneficial if the Corsair H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset was able to extend a few more sizes. It will fit most people out there, but those with big ol’ craniums might find these a tad snug.
I really like the software that can be downloaded from the Corsair website for the Corsair H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset. It is simple, but this GUI really helps to tailor the audio. The source type can be changed from 7.1 surround to 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo. Also, there are preset profiles to choose from or you can adjust the equalizer and save your profiles.