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

Final E4000

(1/3)

Each panelist listened to music with which they were very familiar, consisting of a wide variety of genres. All track selections were at CD-quality sampling rates or higher. As our experts listened, they made notes on the comfort, the ease of use, and their overall opinion of each set of earbuds. Once they had chosen their top three, I shared the prices with the panelists and asked them if the cost affected their opinion of the value of their favorites

Positive
4 months 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

Final E4000

(1/2)

They fit good you get a good seal. And the sound is good. You wear this all day with no problem feeling no fatigue.

Positive
Milton williams
5 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

Final E4000

(1/5)

FYIWe’ve reinserted the Marshall Mode as our budget pick and added earbuds from Campfire, Etymotic, FiiO, Grado, Optoma, and Sennheiser to The competition. We’ve reinserted the Marshall Mode as our budget pick and added earbuds from Campfire, Etymotic, FiiO, Grado, Optoma, and Sennheiser to The competition.We also removed the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3 as an also-great pick because this pair has been discontinued.September 24, 2021Wired earbuds may not win any popularity contests in today’s headphone market, but they’re still a great choice for the audio lover who wants the best sound quality for their dollar—and who dislikes the feel of over-ear headphones

Positive
4 months 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

Final E4000

(1/3)

I'm currently working on getting the left earbud replaced but am writing this review because such expensive earbuds shouldn't need replacement after 3 months. The manufacturer honors the warranty well but this has been a hassle. These sound great overall though.

Negative
Maxwell Sahhar
6 months ago

Noise Cancellation

Final E4000

(1/1)

With the Comply rounded foam tips I get a great seal and it blocks out the majority of the intrusive sounds that busy NYC throws my way. Highly recommend!

Positive
VITALOT
3 years 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
9 months ago

Final E4000

(1/1)

On the other hand the price is a little steep but it's worth it if you want delicious warm audio. The treble could be a bit sharper/more upfront as well but it's fine. These IEMs also aren't quite as loud as my older prepackaged iPhone earphones. Overall though it's a very good product and I'm happy to recommend it

Positive
M
3 years ago