One of the most recognizable brands in the world of gaming peripherals is Corsair, which has earned that distinction. It has created some of the most excellent gaming keyboards, mouse, and headsets money can buy, with selections that vary from budget-friendly to luxurious. It’s worth paying closer attention when it introduces a new gaming headset, particularly one that provides an unexpected mix of features for under $100.

The Corsair HS55 Wireless Core provides a lot for a reasonable cost, or at least it attempts to. One of the few wireless over-ear gaming headsets with dual-mode connectivity, which enables simultaneous connections to two devices utilizing Bluetooth 5.2 and 2.4GHz wireless, is this one. However, keep in mind that unlike the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro, it does not provide simultaneous listening from both sources. In any case, this is a function that is uncommon in less costly headsets.

The HS55 Wireless Core is a set of ultra-lightweight, all-black headphones that leans more toward “lifestyle” than “gaming” (although it does feature a built-in boom mic, so it can’t be mistaken for a regular pair of headphones). For under $100, it also comes with faux-leather earcups and a good 24-hour battery life. But you are aware of the adage against things that seem too good to be true. Corsair made certain concessions with the HS55 Wireless Core in order to lower the price, without a doubt. In the end, this headset comes out as a mixed bag.

Corsair HS55 Wireless Core Specs

Driver Type 50mm neodymium drivers
Impedance 32 ohms
Frequency Response 20Hz – 20 kHz
Design Style Closed back
Microphone Type Omnidirectional
Connectivity Options 2.4GHz Wireless, Bluetooth
Cord Length 6 feet (charging only)
Weight 9.4oz / 266 grams
Lighting None
Software Audio Cue
Battery Life 24 hours
Price $99.99