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

Jabra Elite 7 Active

(1/2)

Best of all they are comfortable for the hour plus workout time. I have not been able to put them to the battery torcher test as my work outs are too short. The noise canceling worked well enough to block out consistent noise or hum of the gym but you will still hear a cars honk (thankfully). They are light weight/compact and you won't notice them in the workout bag

Positive
Teliscope497
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

Jabra Elite 7 Active

(1/1)

The downloadable instructions says the battery lasts 11 hours, or 9 hours with ANC enabled. Quick charge 5 minutes in the case increases the life 1.2 hours. 3

Positive
Al
5 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

Jabra Elite 7 Active

(1/2)

Pros: 1. Comfortable perfect deep fit and noise isolation is very good. 2. Battery life is great, I have not been able to fully drain them yet

Positive
Al
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

Jabra Elite 7 Active

(1/2)

We also like how clearly you can hear your own voice while speaking—this volume level is also adjustable in the app. In practice, this feature lets you speak more softly even in loud environments; the mics focus on you and reject environmental noise. Aside from not using bone conduction technology like the Elite 7 Pro's mics, another key difference is that a SAATI Acoustex mesh material used here, which helps improve communication in windy environments.

Positive
Tim Gideon
1 month 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

Jabra Elite 7 Active

(1/2)

But if want the most durable, exercise-friendly pair that does everything pretty well, it's worth checking out the Elite 7 Active.

Positive
Tim Gideon
1 month 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

Jabra Elite 7 Active

(1/3)

They stay put (even my Bose soundsports would bounce a little when I got really sweaty) Cons: the biggest… Bluetooth connection. It connects fine and fast but if you use them with more than one device you need to “forget device” and re-add it every time you alternate. The controls aren’t great but I can’t think of a better way to do it in a wireless earbud so I’ll get used to it. Finicky… occasionally when trying to connect the Bluetooth and working the controls I’ll hold the button down too long on one bud so I’ll only get sound in the other… so then I have to restart the whole process again

Negative
J. Bachman
6 months ago

Noise Cancellation

Jabra Elite 7 Active

(1/4)

You get slightly better mic performance for phone calls with the Elite 7 Pro, while if you're looking for the best noise cancellation, Sony's $279.99 WF-1000XM4 earphones are our top pick. But if want the most durable, exercise-friendly pair that does everything pretty well, it's worth checking out the Elite 7 Active.

Positive
Tim Gideon
1 month ago