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

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

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

Jaybird Vista 2

(1/2)

The good stuff: these fit well, have lots of ways to personalize them (fit, sound characteristics, etc.), and sound incredible. I trust their sturdiness to hold up against my workouts, the water resistance is awesome, and the features they contain work well. The bad stuff: I started having charging issues with them within the first week of use

Positive
akimbo
9 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

Jaybird Vista 2

(1/2)

The app is ok but shouldn't be a selling point. It's better than the powerbeats that had no app at all. So for core requirements both these and the powerbeats are excellent for vigorous exercisers. These sound better, connect more reliably and provide good anc

Positive
catdaddy
1 year 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

Jaybird Vista 2

(1/1)

I lost those. I think they may show up but until them i had to get something else. The fact that I bought something else might tell you something about the powerbeats. I mountain bike in nasty conditions and it is essential that my earbuds be secure and tough

Neutral
catdaddy
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

Jaybird Vista 2

(1/3)

It's taking me multiple calls, emails, and steps to even move towards resolution - all while I can't use my ear buds. I give Jaybird credit for having super friendly customer service folks, but I've spent a lot of time trying to solve a problem that I didn't create, tried to troubleshoot/address on my own, and all for a product I paid a pretty premium price for. If I had to do it again, I wouldn't. I'd go with another product

Negative
akimbo
9 months ago

Noise Cancellation

Jaybird Vista 2

(1/1)

I never hear my steps wearing AirPods. Conclusion They are the worse excuse for sports buds I've tried. Sending them back (again). And one last annoyance

Negative
ScotchRocket
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
9 months ago

Jaybird Vista 2

(1/1)

I'm now two months into owning them and I cannot use them - full stop. Because I'm outside of Amazon's return window, I've been working with Jaybird on a solution, but, in all honesty, I'm not getting the support I think is appropriate given the price of these ear buds. It's taking me multiple calls, emails, and steps to even move towards resolution - all while I can't use my ear buds. I give Jaybird credit for having super friendly customer service folks, but I've spent a lot of time trying to solve a problem that I didn't create, tried to troubleshoot/address on my own, and all for a product I paid a pretty premium price for

Negative
akimbo
9 months ago