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

Insignia NS-HAWHP2

(1/1)

The NS-HAWHP2 over-ear headphones are comfortable, with no audio lag and solid sound. The transmitter doubles as a charging base, but the system supports only a single pair of headphones.

Positive
4 months ago

Battery Life

Corsair HS80

(1/2)

The battery icon changes based on integer percentages (90%, but no 90.1%). The 300 hour battery claim seems to be accurate so far. Also the power button on the headset that tells the battery only updates every 10%, so it'll only tell 100%, 90%, 80%, and so on

Positive
Razgriz1223
3 months ago

Insignia NS-HAWHP2

(1/1)

While the sound is good and the comfort not bad, the battery life is absolutely terrible. The max battery life I have been able to get is about 4 hours before it needs a recharge. I had a Sony before this that would go pretty much a full day of listening and then charge overnight. I had to get this one because of the optical out only on my current LG tv

Negative
David
3 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

Insignia NS-HAWHP2

(1/3)

The NS-HAWHP2 over-ear headphones are comfortable, with no audio lag and solid sound. The transmitter doubles as a charging base, but the system supports only a single pair of headphones.

Positive
4 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

Insignia NS-HAWHP2

(1/3)

The NS-HAWHP2 over-ear headphones are comfortable, with no audio lag and solid sound. The transmitter doubles as a charging base, but the system supports only a single pair of 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

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

Insignia NS-HAWHP2

(1/1)

These cordless/Bluetooth headphones work pretty good . Pros: •quick charging • Decent Battery Life •Sorround sound headphones •Bluetooth headphones •comfortable and padded •adjustable • long charging chord •Good price Cons : • The sound goes out on one and or both for a few seconds. • The charging pins could be larger . It can be difficult to get the headphones to charge if you don’t put them in the perfect position

Positive
SweenNTart
3 years ago

Noise Cancellation

Insignia NS-HAWHP2

(1/2)

This was purchased so my husband could hear the tv without turning up the volume loud enough to disturb the rest of the family. It worked! Hookup took a bit, but the directions were clear. Everything we needed came in the box. Now everyone is happy! Husband can hear and the rest of us can watch too and listen at a reasonable level! Great buy!

Positive
Tammy Everett
4 months 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

Insignia NS-HAWHP2

(1/1)

It just isn’t worth the price tag.Nena FarrellUpdates WriterNena Farrell is an updates writer at Wirecutter covering audio/visual and smart-home gear. She previously wrote about technology and home design for Sunset. Her smart light bulbs used to make her apartment look like a disco club, but she’s probably classier than that now

Negative
4 months ago