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 Talk 35

(1/1)

Have been using it for about a month, here is my thoughts: Pro: It is smaller than the picture. Light weight, very comfortable to wear. Fit on both ears. Gel is soft, I can wear it for a whole day, well, if battery can last that long

Positive
Mr. K
4 years 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 Talk 35

(1/3)

The battery life is also not great. Supposedly it proves 6 hours of talk time when fully charged. I have probbaly only talked with it for an hour, though I've kept it on standby for much longer than that, and it's telling me I only have 3 hours and 30 minutes of charge left. That said, I would still highly recommend this headset because it does work well and it's comfortable

Negative
DJM
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 Talk 35

(1/3)

And if you listen to a lot of music or podcasts on that phone, with only the occasional call, you’re better off getting a good set of stereo Bluetooth earbuds or headphones with a mic.But if you have an older headset that doesn’t perform as well as you’d like, or if you’re dissatisfied with its features, upgrading to one of our picks will get you better sound quality, improved noise cancelling, and potentially longer range. If other people complain that they can’t hear you during phone calls, or if you’re unable to trigger Siri or Google Assistant from your older headset, it may be time to upgrade. Photo: Sarah KobosFor our guide to wireless and wired headsets, we consulted professionals from different industries who use headsets all day

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

Jabra Talk 35

(1/4)

The Talk 35 can get the job done, with good sound quality, noise cancellation, and battery life for the price. Its more conventional in-ear design coupled with a thin, removable ear hook may feel more secure than our other picks for a wider range of people with different ear shapes.

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

Jabra Talk 35

(1/1)

I've contacted Jabra 3x requesting warranty support and gotten no-where. I don't recommend this project, it basically useless after 6 months. On other aspect is though the "egg" portion has a built in charger, if you leave it un-plugged the whole system is dead the next day. I don't recommend this one for regular use, but when it was new it fit well in my ear and was really clear

Negative
PC Diver
3 years 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 Talk 35

(1/2)

With a 14-hour battery life, it can last for nearly two full workdays of nonstop talking.*At the time of publishing, the price was $100.The BlueParrott M300-XT is the complete package, more so than any other Bluetooth headset we’ve ever tested. It can make you sound loud and clear by cancelling out most background noise, and it can do so without sacrificing your natural, warm vocal tone

Positive
4 months ago

Noise Cancellation

Jabra Talk 35

(1/1)

Surprisingly comfortable - Kinda useless for music, and there's comically little range for volume adjustment, but: This little gadget is the only decent superaural wireless headphone I've ever found. Reminds me of the relative safety and simplicity of the old Sony Q22-series headphones, consistently audible with no wind noise and minimal blocking of valuable background noise while cycling. Heading out for a walk or taking a call from my balcony, the large mic boom on the Jabra Talk 30 makes a significant difference in wind noise. Not night and day, but significant

Positive
Sean Crago
1 year 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
10 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 Talk 35

(1/1)

The Talk 35 can get the job done, with good sound quality, noise cancellation, and battery life for the price. Its more conventional in-ear design coupled with a thin, removable ear hook may feel more secure than our other picks for a wider range of people with different ear shapes.

Positive
4 months ago