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 85h

(1/1)

But both kinda have downsides when it comes to comfort, I can wear the Crusher Evos for hours on end but since it's just a bit more heavy than usual you might feel like they make your head tire quicker, but taking a 5min break gives it enough air. For the OneMores their earcups are shallow and they're like on ears, so they're likely to sound amazing at their price range but they're not nearly as comfortable.

Negative
mgumusada
1 year 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 85h

(1/1)

My requirements were: Bluetooth 5.0 USB-C Quick Charging Active Noise Cancelling Hi Fi Sound (AAC or APTX) Battery Life (40 hours) Preferably under $200 The Jabra Elite 85h has all of the above. AAC was added in a firmware update last year (version 1.41)

Positive
J. Pless
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

Jabra Elite 85h

(1/3)

The only issue was that he has a big head and the Jabra's headband didn't extend far enough so the headphones didn't really fit him. He didn't have that problem with the Sony. You can tweak the Jabra's EQ settings (bass, treble, mids) in the app, but I found that the default "flat" setting was best for my tastes and I always compare headphones at their default settings. You can also upgrade the firmware via the app and adjust the amount of sidetone you want when making calls

Negative
David Carnoy
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

Jabra Elite 85h

(1/8)

I'm not sure about that, but it is quite effective and certainly close. It's partnered with audio analysis company Audeering, a "leader in audio AI technology" to "ensure the audio of the Elite 85h offers the best call and music experience by automatically adjusting to your surroundings." Jabra says the technology can detect more than 6,000 unique sound characteristics and uses this to adapt audio output to each specific context. The technology does take several seconds to read the sound environment you're in and make a determination as to what level of noise cancellation to apply

Positive
David Carnoy
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

Jabra Elite 85h

(1/1)

don't buy them! I've had mine for a few months now and I am tired. I've been using them allmost every day for hours and hours and allthough the anc and transparency is in it's own class, the sound is the dealbreaker. They do the same as the sennheiser momentums did, atleast in the 2nd generation. Apple tries to simulate a wider soundstage by lowering down the volume of the left and right channel and putting more emphisis on the vocals or whatever is going on in the center-channel

Negative
Zealousideal-Call-51
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

Jabra Elite 85h

(1/3)

I liked how the headphones automatically pause your music when you take them off your head and resume playing when you put them back on. You can also set them to automatically turn off after a set period of time in a settings menu in the app to conserve battery life. Additionally, I appreciated that they automatically turn on when you take them out of their carrying case and put them on your head. As far as wireless connectivity goes, I did experience a few Bluetooth hiccups walking the streets of New York where you can sometimes encounter issues with interference from other wireless signals

Positive
David Carnoy
4 months ago

Noise Cancellation

Jabra Elite 85h

(1/4)

No touch controls -- the Elite 85h has physical buttons. Sarah Tew/CNETBattery life is also very good, with up to 36 hours of battery with active noise-canceling activated and up to 41 without ANC. I used the headset for almost a week on my daily commute (30 minutes each way) and at the office for part of the day without having to recharge. As with the Sony WH-1000XM3 and other newer premium noise-canceling models, this one charges via USB-C (cable included) and has a fast-charge feature: 15 minutes of charging will get you 5 hours of battery life

Positive
David Carnoy
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

Jabra Elite 85h

(1/1)

Not as much as my JBLs, so I was willing to overlook that, but in the end they were just too buggy to justify keeping. After I returned the Soundcores I looked at these again, thinking maybe I should just drop the dime and spend what a premium set of headphones costs. As fortune would have it, they were temporarily marked down to $150, or just a little bit more than the Q35s. At that price, I almost couldn't afford to not buy them

Neutral
MP
8 months ago

Price/value Ratio

Corsair HS80

(1/1)

Okay, so the wireless dongle presents as a standard USB headset, so you can in fact plug it into any device with a USB port, but without Corsair's iCue drivers and software, the result is not worth the price of the product. Note that this device does not have either Bluetooth or 3.5 mm jack support, so the USB dongle is your only connection option. This said, I am quite happy with the price / performance when running on my Windows 10 Gaming PC

Negative
Hokie Techie
6 months ago

Jabra Elite 85h

(1/1)

I have a Jabra elite headphones and you're either overselling it by a lot or only switch between 2 devices. They're garbage compared to my Airpods and their app is absolutely terrible. It wouldn't even let me connect to Zoom without upgrading the firmware on them which failed every time. Without the upgrade, it sounded like a crappy phone call whenever I'd get a Zoom call

Negative
dkonofalski
2 years ago