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Corsair H2100 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset Review

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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?

Corsair Gaming H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

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 Gaming H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

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.

Corsair Gaming H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

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.

Corsair Gaming H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

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.

Corsair Gaming H2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

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.


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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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