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Corsair Raptor HS40 USB Connector Circumaural 7.1 Gaming Headset

  • 20Hz-20KHz
  • USB Connector
  • 2.7m / 9' Cord Length
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  • newegg SUPREME AUDIO QUALITY The Corsair Raptor HS40 accurately reproduces multichannel gaming audio for a tactical advantage. Featuring high-sensitivity magnets, the 40mm Neodymium audio drivers can lower distortion for better audio quality. Get a competitive edge on your enemies with the Corsair Raptor HS40 headset.
  • newegg HEAR AND BE HEARD CLEARLY The earcups feature a closed-back design to block out ambient noise, so you can hear your teammates clearly. The unidirectional microphone automatically screens out background noise, so your teammates can hear you clearly.
  • newegg COMFORTABLE EARCUPS AND HEADBAND The padded earcups and headband allow you to immerse yourself into fierce gaming for as long as you can. Be nice to your ears and your head.

Learn more about the Corsair Raptor HS40


Raptor HS40


Driver Unit
40mm Neodymium
Headphone Frequency Response
Headphone Input Impedance
32 Ohms @ 1 kHz
Ear Coupling
Cord Length
2.7m / 9'


Microphone Impedance
2.2 Ohms
Microphone Frequency Response
Microphone Sensitivity
-42 dB (+/- 2 dB)


Microphone Type: Unidirectional noise cancelling

7.1 Surround via USB - Accurate positional audio gives you a tactical advantage, letting you hear where your enemies are before they see you.

40mm Neodymium drivers - Great sound quality with better sensitivity.

Closed-back, circumaural design - Cushioned earpads surround your ears and the closed-back design reduces environmental noise for a more immersive gaming experience.

Noise-Cancelling microphone - Automatically reduces background noise, so you'll be heard loud and clear.

Padded earcups and headband - Extra comfort so you can focus on your game, not the gear.

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Dieu D.
  • 12/5/2014 12:19:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCorsair Raptor HS40

Pros: Mic works great
ear cuffs are comfy
easy usage
got it for only $30

Cons: The sound quality is not the best. It is not comparable to an actual headphone but for the price it is good. It does not keep the sound in very well, if you leave it on table you can hear it like a speaker.

Other Thoughts: not bad for 30 wouldnt pay more though :/

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  • Anthony N.
  • 12/2/2014 7:07:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsDoesn't work

Pros: Comfortable fits on head and around ears. Long USB cable.

Cons: I can't get it to work. When I plug it in it works for about a minute and then Windows says it cant recognize the device descriptor. When I try to update the driver it says Windows is already using the best driver for the device. Tried uninstall, reinstalling, using the default driver Windows finds, and tried using drivers 1.08 and 1.09 from Corsair's website. I opened a ticket for an RMA. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,

We're sorry for the inconvenience caused by the headset. Since it seems like you already submitted a ticket, you can check for updates at or call us at 888-222-4346.

Thank you,
Corsair Customer Support
Corsair Support Email:
Corsair Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346

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  • richard s.
  • 10/30/2014 6:47:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsheadphones work real nice

Pros: usb work real nice and they work

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: by going sli with my pc I had to give up the front headphone jack. my second card would not fit or be recognized if the front headphone jack was connected. so I looked everywhere other headphones were way expensive and the adapter cables would not work. these are great price and they work.

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  • Aaron H.
  • 9/17/2014 11:03:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOkay...

Pros: Great sound clarity. Hear things clearly no matter the volume.

Outstanding mic, even on skype, g-mod, and other multiperson chats.

Listening to music is also pretty good, and these headphones can pump some Bass.

Cons: about 5-6 months into using them, the left earphone stopped working. The right ear and mic still worked, but it just totally killed my immersion into gaming.

Other Thoughts: If not for the broken earphone, these would get 5/5.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We're sorry to hear that your left earphone no longer produces audio. If you would like a replacement, please contact us by submitting a ticket at or calling us at 888-222-4346 and we'll be more than happy to help you.

Thank you,
Corsair Customer Support
Corsair Support Email:
Corsair Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346

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  • Robert P.
  • 9/13/2014 7:37:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGreat while it worked

Pros: -Great sound quality
-Good mic for the price
-Color scheme matches mine

Cons: Stopped working after 9 months. I got it around when it first came out for 70$ and up until recently they had been working great. Friends over skype said the mic sounded good and it was also pretty good for music and gaming.

-Wire kinks and tangles really easily. It ended up breaking because of the wire. It eventually ruined the wire completely making it stuck tangled. Now only the left ear cup plays sound and the mic only works when i hold down the wire that connects from the volume control to the headset itself. I tried taping it to get it to work but it just wouldn't.

Other Thoughts: Now for only 50$ I'd say go for it just be prepared for it to break or stop working after 9 months or sooner. Also the USB connector to power it is quite nice, it's red to go along with the red on the headset which i thought was a cool addition.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,

We're sorry to hear that your HS40 stopped working. At your convenience, please contact us directly at 888-222-4346 or you may submit a ticket at and we will be happy to replace your headset.

Thank you,
Corsair Customer Support
Corsair Support Email:
Corsair Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346

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  • Matthew P.
  • 9/1/2014 7:36:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsStopped working after 2 months

Pros: Was a great headset when it worked.
Comfortable, Good Sound Quality and affordable.

Cons: Had trouble making it work with win 8.1
and stopped working after 2 months use.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We're sorry to hear about your troubles with the HS40. To get a replacement, please contact us directly at 888-222-4346 or you may submit a ticket at and we will be happy to assist you.

Thank you,
Corsair Customer Support
Corsair Support Email:
Corsair Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346

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  • Ceci V.
  • 7/9/2014 2:55:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat; 7.1 really makes a difference

Pros: These headphones is a great improvement then my other Artic Cooling headphones that broke in less then a month.
I can really hear a difference between my other 5.1s and 7.1. There a little too heavy, but I have a big head so thats not really a major concern. I would recommened this to any of my friends, neighbors, dogs, cats, or just basically anyone.

Cons: A little heavy at first, but it will fit in after a couple days of use.

Other Thoughts: The leather is pretty nice for a 49.99/59.99 headphones.

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1 out of 5 eggsSUKKZ

Pros: mic is okay - probably the best part of them

Cons: their TOO tight
they make you SWEAT!!!
can NOT hear outside noises/voices
they are so uncomfortable they wanna make you QUIT using the net w/ headphones. and voice calls from google is a downer... especially to long distance friends or family

Other Thoughts: i originally tested these as a newegg eggxpert review, and passed them off to my GF.
but since my Rosewills's took a clap, i have been STUCK with them and i have to say these things are HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Natalie W.
  • 5/28/2014 12:02:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI have big ears, and they fit.

Pros: Well I've had these for about two weeks now after my last headset was literally hanging from a wire. This is the first time I've spent more than $30 on a headset, and I must say I'm impressed. I wanted to go for one of the more expensive headsets, but I'm ballin' on a budget right now. My ears are a little bigger than the norm I think, and I was a little skeptical that the headphones wouldn't fit over my ears. But they do! I wear them for a few hours, but I've never owned a headset that hasn't hurt my ears after wearing them for a long period of time. But what is nice is I don't notice that they hurt until after I take them off. The padding is very comfortable all around, and they block sound fairly well. If I have my phone next to me on medium volume, I can't even hear that I get a text. Sound quality is also great, I say 8/10 but also remember that this is probably the highest quality headset I own. Chord extends longer than I need it to, so thats nice. Controls on the chord work as expected, couldn't ask for more.
I also read that there is a 3.5MM version of this headset, so be careful when ordering! I can never go back to 3.5MM, USB all the way. Hopefully this pair can last me about a year, I would be okay with that.

Cons: None that I can think of. I'm a casual gamer, who does want a quality headset. This hits the nail on the head, I couldn't ask for more.

Other Thoughts: If you're like me and haven't owned a quality headset, this is a great place to start. Just wish the 10% code was active when I bought it a few weeks ago. Thanks Corsair for quality stuff!

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  • Emma A.
  • 5/27/2014 7:07:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSounds nice, great price, but not recommended for... smaller people.

Pros: Sound quality, value, noise cancelling, mic quality

Cons: Very large, bulky

Other Thoughts: Let me start off the review by saying I'm VERY unlikely to be happy with a headset. I used a dinky Logitech G330 for years, but it finally broke. I liked that headset mostly because it was lightweight and accommodating to a variety of head and ear sizes. It appears that this headset is discontinued and is being sold at ridiculously inflated prices as a refurb. I have tried other headsets of that type (which generally tend to be cheap-o), and have been disappointed mostly with the mic quality. Since I use a fan to keep cool, noise cancelling is pretty important. That being said, I've been pleased with this headset in that regard. Also, the virtualized surround sound is something I desire, mostly due to the benefits it brings to online gaming. You can truly sense enemy position by sound, and as someone who reacts better to sound than to visuals, that' a very handy feature. However, this headset is just way too big and heavy for me. The bottom of the ear cups rest uncomfortably on my jawbone and they squeeze my whole face. I'm an odd case-- my ears are a tiny bit larger than a quarter, but my head is a normal size for an adult woman. So it's very unlikely that I would be happy with a headset. I've tried many and honestly it doesn't seem like there's ANYTHING out there for me. Might consider making a frankenstein-like custom creation. I partake in long-term gaming sessions (sometimes 8+ hrs at a time), almost always requiring voice chat. Fortunately, the noise cancellation and range is pretty nice on the mic, and I can wear it around my neck and use external speakers with no feedback.

I was attracted to this headset due to the complaints of the ear cups being small. Turns out I require comments of the "WTH WERE THEY THINKING THIS IS FOR PEOPLE WITH HOLES ON THE SIDE OF THEIR HEAD" variety, which I have yet to find.

I'm no audiophile when it comes to sound quality over a headset. I'm mostly listening to gunshots and spell SFX, and tinny voices over Ventrilo, so I don't require studio-quality sound. However, I have no gripes about the sound quality. The surround is fantastic from a practical standpoint. If you have normal-sized head and ears and are on a budget, I would definitely recommend these. Let me add that the nice, juicy wire seems pretty office chair wheel-resistant, if that's something that's important to you.

Additionally, if anyone's familiar with any itty-bitty, over-the ear surround sound headsets (my ear holes are small too and earbuds cause MASSIVE discomfort), please comment and let me know!!

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