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Tech Review Tuesday: Corsair HS50 Stereo vs Turtle Beach XO Three

Posted 24th April 2018 By: Derpina    945 Views

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Esports News: Good communication skills are key to success, especially in competitive gaming. But communication is only successful when both the sender and the receiver understand the same information, and you can’t do this if you have a low-quality gaming headset. Remember that PC gaming isn’t just about controlling the mouse and typing with the keyboard, you also have to put serious consideration in communicating with your teammates and enjoying the thrilling in-game music.

Moreover, if we will look into today’s trends in competitive gaming, it is fair to say that your gaming experience wouldn’t be complete without appreciating the audio-visual features of the game. Genres like First-Person Shooter (FPS), Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), and Real-Time Strategy (RTS) are the most played games today, with CS:GO, LoL, Dota 2, and Overwatch being the most popular. All of these games are all about reaction time and you could only keep pace with the actions if you can also hear the corresponding sound effects of the visuals. Good visual and auditory senses will help you grasp the reaction times and the action you will take. With that in mind, you need to have the right gaming headset that can give you a higher advantage to those who don’t.

In this week’s episode of Tipify gaming equipment series, we give you two of the most affordable gaming headset that made their way on this year’s list of Best Gaming Headsets: Corsair HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset and Turtle Beach XO Three. The choice is yours if which between the two can truly cater to your needs.

Corsair HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset

Dubbed as the budget king, Corsair HS50 Stereo Gaming Headset only cost 49.99 dollars on Amazon and other gaming equipment retailers. This piece of gem is for budget gamers who still want to experience the best-quality sound in the gaming world. The design can easily attract you, it has spacious cans that would easily fit around your entire ears without problems and you won’t be irritated with the texture since the memory foam cups are encased with Faux leather. Performance-wise, the Corsair is built with 50mm drivers here, a bit larger than the usual headsets with 40mm drivers so expect the quality of the volume to be terrific. Additionally, it has a detachable microphone and on-ear volume and mute controls perfect for your day-to-night gaming sessions.

The weaker spots of Corsair are not noticeable at first glance or first use, but some professional gamers prefer these little things that the headset lacks. It is a wired, stereo headset that has a fixed 3.55 mm cable on the left cup so you have to stay still sometimes if you don’t want to get tangled with something. This problem makes some gamers prefer Bluetooth wireless support which, in this case, the Corsair obviously doesn’t have. Aside from that, the low price of the headset can’t also support 7.1 surround sound, an audio quality that most gamers prefer.

Turtle Beach XO Three

Our next headset is originally designed to be used in Xbox One, but PC users can also experience the high-quality features of Turtle Beach XO Three without difficulties as long as your device has a single jack for both mic input and headset output. The headset retails at $59.95 on Amazon and Amazon Marketplace. With this price, you can already have 50 mm drivers, Windows Sonic compatibility, detachable microphone boom, volume wheel, and microphone mute slider all in one place. Turtle Beach XO Three will adjust to your needs, you won’t have to do a thing.

A major disadvantage of the headset is its compatibility. Even the product claims that PC users can use it, if your device doesn’t have a single jack, you need to buy a separate splitter. Don’t worry, these pieces of accessories are also cheap. Furthermore, it also lacks a surround sound and is only built with a fixed 3.55 mm cable that limits your movement, like Corsair.


Written by Derpina