Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Comfort

Corsair HS80

(1/2)

I think the earpads are a downgrade from the wired version, but aside from that it's been like my ideal headset. It's still comfy, but not as comfy as the wired Alphas. Replaceable earpads like Wicked cushions worked and fit for me and are a big improvement over the default. The headband extension is about the same as the wired Alphas

Negative
Razgriz1223
3 months ago

Etymotic Research ER2XR

(1/1)

As others have said, the er2xr is EASY to listen to, for long stretch without feeling tired. Some Q-Jays I auditioned hurt my ears. Am comparing these to my old er4PT, and I assume the new er4 has the same signature, and if they make the er4 in some other color other than boring black, I'd gone for the er4 instead. Er2xr=16ohms easy to drive and I hope the Audiophiliac is right when he says the er2 easier to use for compressed audio, the kind I listen to

Positive
bobb
2 years ago

Fit

Corsair HS80

(1/4)

Replaceable earpads like Wicked cushions worked and fit for me and are a big improvement over the default. The headband extension is about the same as the wired Alphas.

Positive
Razgriz1223
3 months ago

Etymotic Research ER2XR

(1/2)

If you like the fit, Etymotic Research ER2XR is a great option. Also Shure SE215 and Mee Audio Pinnacle P1 are also great IEMs.

Positive
zero_attitude
9 months ago

Sound Quality

Corsair HS80

(1/3)

Corsair impressed me last year with its $150 HS75 XB Wireless, an Xbox-exclusive wireless headset that looked and felt more like a high-end set of headphones than a gaming accessory. They also had great sound quality and an easy-to-learn button layout with the right amount of features. It wasn’t necessarily a flaw that they only worked with Xbox consoles, but no one likes to be excluded. The company has now released the HS80 RGB Wireless for the same $150 price with PlayStation compatibility, but these aren’t quite the successor that I was expecting or hoping for

Positive
Cameron Faulkner
4 months ago

Etymotic Research ER2XR

(1/5)

.. Personally, @ under 150$ mark newer chi-fi iems are more well tuned and have better technical performance than most cheap full-sized headphones (like K371 and HE-X4 for example).

Positive
additionally21
1 year ago

Durability

Corsair HS80

(1/2)

I love my Razer Nari for it and I detest Razer devices (especially mice) and software. Honestly I'm bouncing between a few old ones seeing which feels the best. As for which: Astro A40TR (as I recently found my old pair and they still work 5 years later), Razer Nari (for the flex band and earcups), and the Virtuoso for it's connectivity to my RGB setup. Two of those are wireless because I prefer that, however I like the mixamp from Astro enough to forego that

Positive
Mike S.
10 months ago

Etymotic Research ER2XR

(1/1)

(Harman neutral tuning, cables replaceable but with a little more emphasis on the low end. Stable, popular option.)

Neutral
Kirei13
1 year ago

Bluetooth Connectivity

Corsair HS80

(1/1)

What an odd niche to try and fill. UPDATE - So I have been back and forth with Corsair since purchasing this headset (great support, btw - 10 out of 10 for this) - they never led on that the mic would not work across Bluetooth, but everything we tried had no effect. Today I installed a new Logitech mouse on my system - previously had a Corsair unit with their software installed. After uninstalling the Corsair mouse software, the mic started working across Bluetooth

Negative
Rob Pryor
2 years ago

Etymotic Research ER2XR

(1/1)

These are the best wireless option so far for both sound quality and portability. Compare to headphones, these can be stashed into your pockets. [This is what I mean]([URL REMOVED] that'll be 79USD for the Aria and another 70USD for the BTR3K (149USD total depending on where u live).

Positive
additionally21
1 year ago

Noise Cancellation

Etymotic Research ER2XR

(1/2)

Not a fan of these IEMs, but exactly what I'd expect for $100 (not hating on the price range, it's just that most reviews make these sound like they are $300 IEMs that somehow snuck into the $100 price range). Great noise cancellation, you do get close to shoving these things into your brain after all (and fairly comfortable considering). So great that I wouldn't want to wear these things while road biking. Cheap cable

Neutral
Curtis
1 year ago

Price Point

Corsair HS80

(1/1)

I really wanted to like them, but for $150, I personally don’t think it’s worth it with all the downsides. If it was priced around $100, I might have kept them.

Negative
Rob
10 months ago

Etymotic Research ER2XR

(1/2)

[This is what I mean]([URL REMOVED] that'll be 79USD for the Aria and another 70USD for the BTR3K (149USD total depending on where u live).

Neutral
additionally21
1 year ago