The Corsair HS75 XB WIRELESS Gaming Headset are gaming headphones fully compatible with the Xbox One via Xbox Wireless. These comfortable, well-built headphones have a bass-heavy sound profile that adds an extra boom and punch to action-packed video games. They're also compatible with the Dolby Atmos app, which lets you access surround sound features and some sound customization options. They also have four built-in EQ presets accessible when you click on their volume wheel. They don't isolate against a lot of background noises, however. On the upside, their detachable boom microphone transmits your voice clearly to your teammates.
The Corsair HS75 XB are fair for neutral sound. While their bass-heavy sound profile may be overwhelming for some listeners, they have a balanced mid-range suitable for listening to vocal-centric content. However, their treble range lacks some detail and airiness. You can EQ their sound using the Dolby Atmos app or by using one of the four EQ presets available when you click on their volume wheel.
The Corsair HS75 XB are inadequate for commute and travel. You can wear them comfortably for long listening sessions, and their over 21-hour continuous battery life is suitable for long international flights. However, they need an adapter to use with PCs that don't support Xbox Wireless, which isn't very portable. They don't have Bluetooth or an audio cable, so you can't connect them to your phone. Also, they don't isolate against a lot of background noise, meaning you may hear plane and bus engines or chatter from other passengers.
The Corsair HS75 XB are mediocre for sports and fitness. While they're stable enough for casual listening sessions, they aren't designed for the gym, and they may fall off your head during your workout. They're comfortable and well-built, but they need an adapter to use with PCs that don't support Xbox Wireless, so they aren't very portable. They don't have Bluetooth or an audio cable, so you can't connect them to your phone.
The Corsair HS75 XB are middling for office use. They're comfortable, and their over 21-hour continuous battery life should be enough to get you through multiple workdays. However, they leak a bit of noise, which can distract coworkers in a quiet office. Also, they don't block out a lot of background noises, so you may hear coworkers chattering nearby. If your PC doesn't support Xbox Wireless, you may need an adapter if you want to listen to audio from it.
The Corsair HS75 XB are decent for wireless gaming. They're comfortable enough for long gaming sessions and have low latency over an Xbox Wireless connection. Thanks to their boom microphone's impressive recording quality, you can easily communicate with your teammates. Their bass-heavy sound profile can bring out thumps and rumbles in action-packed scenes, but it may be overwhelming for some listeners.
The Corsair HS75 XB are wireless headphones, and you can't use them with a wired connection.
The Corsair HS75 XB are satisfactory for phone calls. Their boom microphone has an impressive recording quality, and it can transmit your voice clearly even if you're calling from a noisy environment. However, they struggle to isolate against background noise, which may be distracting during your call. Also, if your PC doesn't support Xbox Wireless, you may need an adapter to receive audio from it.
The Corsair HS75 XB are wireless gaming headphones. They come with a boom microphone, which you can remove for a more casual look. Unlike the Corsair HS70 Wireless, they have silver metal grilles rather than black, which stands out. Also, their headband doesn't have white quilted stitching. Aside from the metal grilles, they have a satin-black plastic look.
The Corsair HS75 are very comfortable. They're lightweight, and they don't clamp very tightly on your head. The headband is padded, which feels plush and comfortable against your head. However, the ear cups don't have a very wide range of motion, which may make them uncomfortable for some listeners.
These headphones have mediocre controls. On the right ear cup, there's a power button and a Game/Chat control wheel for channel mixing. On the left ear cup, there's a Mute/Unmute button and a volume control wheel. However, the volume wheel doesn't have notches at min or max volume, so it's hard to know what volume you're listening at. Also, there's no way to know if the microphone is muted or unmuted when wearing the headset.
In addition to these controls, there are also four EQ presets that you can cycle through if you click the volume wheel: 'Flat', 'Bass Boost', 'Treble Boost', and 'Bass and Treble Boost'. There isn't any mention of these settings in the manual, though. The names of these presets also come from a Corsair representative who responded to a user question, so we can't validate these names. We noticed that the changes in frequency response between each EQ preset align with these names. Every click you do results in a tone, and each preset has a different number of tones so that you can tell them apart.
These headphones have inadequate portability. Like most over-ears, they're quite large and bulky. They don't fold into a more compact format, so they may not fit easily into your bag.
These headphones don't come with a case or a pouch.
The Corsair HS75 have an impressive build quality. The body is mostly made of plastic, and the yokes are made of a metal-like material. There's faux leather on the ear cups and a cloth lining inside the cups. Overall, the materials feel quite solid and durable. The boom microphone is detachable, and there's a plastic cap to cover the mic hole when it's not in use. However, the cloth lining in the ear cups seems like it could rip or get dirty easily.
The Corsair HS75 XB are decently stable. They should stay on your ears during casual listening sessions. However, they aren't intended to be worn during workouts, and they may fall off your head during higher-intensity workouts.
When set to the 'Flat' EQ preset, the Corsair HS75 XB have a bass-heavy sound profile. The extra boom, thump, and punch in the bass range help you feel the deep thump and rumble from action-packed scenes in your favorite games, but it may be overwhelming for some listeners. Audio also lacks some detail and airiness due to the underemphasized treble range. You can access an EQ in the Dolby Atmos app to customize their sound. There are also four EQ presets that you can access by clicking the volume wheel: Flat, 'Treble Boost', 'Bass Boost', and 'Bass and Treble Boost'. Note that while there's a deviation in the bass range between the 'Flat' EQ response and our original raw frequency response, this is likely due to inconsistencies in bass delivery. As they're also over-ear headphones, we measure the 600-900Hz frequency band on human ears instead of on our test rig as the head's ears are too rigid, which can affect the headphones' ability to create a good seal.
Some users have experienced a low buzzing noise from their unit's left driver. We connected our unit to the computer using the Xbox One dongle and didn't play audio for a minute. We noticed there was a low buzzing sound coming from the left driver. Using the game/chat mixer or unplugging the microphone doesn't affect this sound, which you still hear. However, the buzzing stops when you plug in the charging cable. Unfortunately, we don't know what's causing this issue.
The Corsair HS75 XB have acceptable frequency response consistency. Bass and treble delivery can vary depending on their fit, seal, and positioning on your head. This can be more apparent if you have thick hair or wear glasses, as this can affect their seal.
The Corsair HS75 have middling bass accuracy. The entire range is overemphasized, adding an extra punch and boom to your audio. You can feel the deep thump and rumble in action-packed video games, but some listeners may find the bass to be a bit overwhelming. However, their bass delivery is inconsistent and somewhat sensitive to their fit and positioning, so your experience may vary.
The Corsair HS75 XB have good mid accuracy. The entire range is flat and balanced, so vocals and lead instruments are clear and present in the mix. However, the overemphasis in the low-mids can also make these same instruments a bit muddy or cluttered.
The Corsair HS75 XB have okay treble accuracy. The range is underemphasized, which can hurt the comprehensibility of vocals and lead instruments. Sibilants like cymbals may also be dull or lispy. However, their treble delivery is inconsistent and somewhat sensitive to their fit and positioning, so your experience may vary.
The Corsair HS75 XB have satisfactory peaks and dips performance. The peak across the bass range adds an extra boom, punch, and thump to the mix, which can sound boomy to some listeners. The slight dip in the mid-mids pushes vocals and lead instruments towards the back of the mix, while the peak in the low-treble and the mid-treble can make those same instruments a bit piercing.
These headphones have decent imaging. Their weighted group delay falls mostly below the audibility threshold, resulting in mostly transparent treble, but a loose bass. While the L/R drivers of our unit are well-matched in phase response, there's some mismatch in amplitude and frequency response. As a result, objects in the stereo image like footsteps or voices may not be accurately placed or localized. However, these results are only valid for our test unit, and yours may perform differently.
The Corsair HS75 XB have a middling passive soundstage performance. The soundstage may be perceived as a bit unnatural, and sounds seem like they're coming from inside your head rather than from speakers placed all around you. Also, due to their closed-back design, their soundstage doesn't sound as open or as spacious as open-back headphones.
The Corsair HS75 XB can be paired with the Dolby Atmos app on the Xbox or your PC. However, to use this feature on PCs that don't have Xbox Wireless technology, you need an Xbox Wireless Adapter.
These headphones have a satisfactory weighted harmonic distortion performance. Aside from a small peak in the high-treble range, the range mostly falls within good limits, resulting in mostly clean and pure audio reproduction.
Update 12/15/2020: We originally stated that the firmware was unknown. However, when we connected these headphones to iCue software, it shows that its firmware version is '3.0.2' and we've added this to the review.
These are the settings we used to test these headphones. Our results are only valid when using these settings. Since this wireless headset is designed for Xbox One consoles, it doesn't come with a USB dongle. We used an Xbox Wireless Adapter to pair it with our PC. All of our sound and microphone testing was done with this connection.
The Corsair HS75 XB have a poor noise isolation performance. They hardly block out any background noise in the bass and mid-ranges, so you can hear the deep rumble of bus and plane engines or chatter from people nearby. However, they can block out higher-frequency noises, like the hum from AC units.
The Corsair HS75 XB have passable leakage. They leak a bit of sound, and if you're listening to your audio at high volumes, others may hear some of it, even in a somewhat noisy environment like an office.
The Corsair HS75 XB have a detachable boom microphone.
The microphone has an impressive recording quality. Your voice sounds deep and full-bodied, with little distortion.
The microphone has a great noise handling performance. It can separate your voice from background noises, even if you're calling from a noisy environment.
The Corsair HS75 XB have a great battery performance. They last for over 21 hours off a single charge, which is suitable for many long gaming sessions. They also have an auto-off timer to help you conserve battery when they aren't in use, which is convenient.
Note: The manufacturer advertises that the light on the headphones is amber when charging and turns solid white when fully charged. However, during our tests, the light was amber while charging but turned off after 2.3 hours. We suspect that our test unit's light is defective, and your headphones may perform differently.
The Corsair HS75 XB are only compatible with Corsair iCue software when using an Xbox Wireless Adapter, which is sold separately. They're also compatible with the Dolby Atmos app, which offers an EQ so you can customize their sound. However, we don't test for third-party apps.
Note 12/15/2020: To use iCue companion software, you have to purchase the Xbox Wireless Adapter, which is sold separately. This app lets you only update the firmware of the headphones. We don't consider it to be companion software as you need this external device to use it.
Unlike the Razer Kaira Pro Wireless, the Corsair HS75 aren't Bluetooth-compatible.
These headphones have good non-Bluetooth wireless connectivity. Using a Microsoft Wireless Adapter to pair them with a PC, they have low latency, so they're suitable for gaming and videos.
Note: These headphones don't come with a USB dongle and use Xbox Wireless technology to connect to Xbox consoles. To test latency, we used a Microsoft Wireless Adapter for Xbox One to connect the headphones to our test PC, which doesn't have Xbox Wireless technology. We can't confirm that these results are similar to their latency on Xbox consoles.
These headphones are wireless-only. They come with a USB-C cable for charging.
The Corsair HS75 XB offer full audio and microphone compatibility with Xbox One consoles via Xbox Wireless technology. They can be paired to your console using the same process you use to pair an Xbox Remote.
The Corsair HS75 XB come in a 'Black/Silver' variant, and you can see the label for the model we tested here.
If you come across another version of these headphones, let us know in the discussions.
The Corsair HS75 XB WIRELESS are gaming-oriented headphones designed for use with Xbox One consoles. You can pair them with your Xbox One console using Xbox Wireless technology for full audio and microphone compatibility. They also can be paired with the Dolby Atmos app, which gives you access to an immersive surround sound experience while you're gaming, but we don't currently test for this. They have a bass-heavy sound profile, and unlike the Corsair HS70 Wireless, they aren't compatible with Corsair iCUE companion software.
The Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Wireless are better wireless gaming headphones than the Corsair HS75 XB WIRELESS Gaming Headset. The Turtle Beach have a more stable fit and support Bluetooth. They also have a companion app with a graphic EQ and presets to help you adjust their sound to your liking. However, the Corsair are more comfortable, leak less sound, and their boom microphone is detachable.
The SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless are better wireless gaming headphones than the Corsair HS75 XB WIRELESS Gaming Headset. The SteelSeries have a more stable fit and a better-balanced sound profile. They also leak less noise. However, the Corsair's boom microphone is detachable, unlike the SteelSeries. Both headphones use Xbox Wireless technology to connect to your Xbox One.
The Corsair HS70 Wireless are better wireless gaming headphones than the Corsair HS75 XB WIRELESS Gaming Headset. The HS70 have a better-balanced sound profile and a more consistent audio delivery across users. Also, they're compatible with the Corsair iCUE app, unlike the HS75 XB, which are compatible with the Dolby Atmos app. However, the HS75 XB have a better microphone recording quality and a longer battery life.
The Razer Kaira Pro Wireless for Xbox are better than the Corsair HS75 XB WIRELESS Gaming Headset. The Razer are compatible with Bluetooth connections, block out more ambient noise, have better mic recording quality, and have a feature-rich companion app. They also have lower non-Bluetooth audio latency. Conversely, the Corsair have slightly longer battery life and deliver audio more consistently.
The Astro A50 Gen 4 Wireless 2019 are better wireless gaming headphones than the Corsair HS75 XB WIRELESS Gaming Headset. The Astro are more comfortable, and they're compatible with the PS4, unlike the Corsair. Also, the Astro have a better-balanced sound profile and a more consistent audio delivery across users. However, the Corsair leak less sound, and their microphone is wirelessly compatible with the Xbox One, unlike the Astro.
The Corsair HS75 XB WIRELESS Gaming Headset and the Xbox Wireless Headset have different strengths and depending on your needs, you may prefer one over the other. The Corsair are better-built, have more consistent audio delivery, and are slightly better-balanced out-of-the-box. They also have a better overall performing boom mic, lower non-Bluetooth wireless latency, and longer-lasting continuous battery life. However, the Xbox have a graphic EQ as well as presets to help tweak their sound, and they support Bluetooth. They can also be used wired on PC and Xbox consoles via their USB-A to USB-C cable.