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

JLab Audio JBuds Air

(1/2)

The best buds I've ever used with great battery life was the Jlab jbuds air anc. It seemed like I had them in my ears forever. Those and anything Tozo. They're another brand with fantastic battery life

Positive
tedfreitag
8 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

JLab Audio JBuds Air

(1/1)

I have Apple AirPods which I think are great but I am one of those people who have large ear canals or something. They don't fit all that well and I was tired of them falling out so I needed an alternative. Here is a comparison to AirPods. 1

Negative
Doolittle
4 years 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

JLab Audio JBuds Air

(1/2)

There's really no need—both Signature and Balanced modes deliver a solid listening experience with plenty of bass depth, whereas Bass Boost sounds not only unnatural, but muffled.

Neutral
Tim Gideon
22 days 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

JLab Audio JBuds Air

(1/2)

Let me start with the good, I love them, they charge quick (when working), fit well, are comfortable and I absolutely loved that they have their own cord to charge attached to the case so no extra part is needed. My first pair lasted about 8 mo before they would no longer recharge. Admittedly, I used them a lot, but 8 mo? I left a review on the store site where I bought those and they promtpy sent me a link to send for warranty. I was impressed with that & started the process

Positive
Christa Fischer
2 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

JLab Audio JBuds Air

(1/1)

After reading a few comments on their customer support videos that they kindly (and promptly) send out when you contact them, I see that I am not alone with these connectivity issues. I will wait it out until JLab comes out with a second iteration of these that have less kinks. I emailed JLab forgetting that I purchased through Amazon and could just refund my purchase online; they responded with the previously mentioned YouTube video about pairing your device. When I replied that this method was not the underlying issue, and the left earbud was unresponsive, they sent back a thoughtful email to give them a call and find out what was wrong

Negative
Vee Tee
4 years ago

Noise Cancellation

JLab Audio JBuds Air

(1/1)

I use either Bose Quiet Comfort II or JLab Audio when I dont want full ear coverage. Bose slightly better at noise canceling and sound, but the JLab stuff is pretty solid with better price tag.

Positive
SnootchieBootichies
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

JLab Audio JBuds Air

(1/1)

If true wireless earbuds ushered in a new era of wireless audio, they also raised the bar on pricing. Thus far, the best pairs have been quite expensive, to the tune of $150 and up. Thus, the $50 JLab JBuds Air earbuds are easy to get excited about based on price alone. Sonically, they offer above-average audio quality with boosted lows that will appeal to bass lovers

Positive
Tim Gideon
22 days 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