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 Evolve2 30

(1/3)

Available in black, the Evolve2 30 is a supra-aural (on-ear) stereo headset, with exceptionally comfortable, cushioned earpads. The underside of the headband is also generously padded, and somehow the entire frame weighs only 4.4 ounces. The earpads provide a notable degree of passive noise isolation, allowing for some peace and quiet while wearing them

Positive
Tim Gideon
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

Jabra Evolve2 30

(1/2)

Got real hot on my ears real quick. Unfortunately, the controls are located on the earcup so it's not easy or intuitive to answer or mute calls in Teams or other applications. The Poly Blackwire 5220 USB-A headset with the controls in line on the cord is much easier to use. Not sure why the Wirecutter recommended the Jabra headset as I found them uncomfortable and not easy to use

Negative
spin_nin
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 Evolve2 30

(1/4)

Bill Callahan’s “Drover,” a track with far less deep bass in the mix, gives us a better sense of the headset's general sound signature. The drums on this track can sound overly thunderous on bass-forward headphones, but the drivers here deliver a pretty accurate depiction, with some subtly added body and roundness, but nothing that sounds thunderous. Callahan’s baritone vocals get plenty of low-mid richness matched with crisp high-mid presence. The acoustic strums also benefit from a crisp, bright higher-frequency response

Positive
Tim Gideon
4 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

Jabra Evolve2 30

(1/1)

I bought them specific for that because my Bose QC35 could only do 2 devices at a time and since I'm working from home I have 3 devices, 2 computers and 1 phone. This is now gone from their marketing material for obvious reasons:

Positive
pupeno
1 year ago

Noise Cancellation

Jabra Evolve2 30

(1/1)

4 ounces. The earpads provide a notable degree of passive noise isolation, allowing for some peace and quiet while wearing them. 

Positive
Tim Gideon
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 Evolve2 30

(1/2)

The product is great but the only issue is the price, for the price there are other products that I feel are better built, these are pretty lightweight for comfort but you also have to be pretty careful with them too because of that. I'll probably buy another brand next time just for more durable and more equal to the price.

Negative
Christopher W.
6 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