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

Monolith by Monoprice M565C

(1/2)

The cable is susceptible to microphony, so be prepared to sit still while listening. And there are no easily visible L/R markings on these symmetrical headphones (just nearly invisible etched markings on the tiny plugs for each ear, so I added a piece of colored tape to the left one). But they are comfortable on my giant Irish head. They don't chafe my large ears

Positive
R. D. Clark
1 year 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

Monolith by Monoprice M565C

(1/3)

The cable is susceptible to microphony, so be prepared to sit still while listening. And there are no easily visible L/R markings on these symmetrical headphones (just nearly invisible etched markings on the tiny plugs for each ear, so I added a piece of colored tape to the left one). But they are comfortable on my giant Irish head. They don't chafe my large ears

Positive
R. D. Clark
1 year 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

Monolith by Monoprice M565C

(1/5)

I would not use them in the studio, or in the field, nor in any portable application. But for sitting quietly, listening to high-quality recordings, I don't believe I've ever before heard this level of balance and transparency in anything this inexpensive. They are far from perfect. Their isolation is relatively poor for closed-back cans

Positive
R. D. Clark
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

Monolith by Monoprice M565C

(1/1)

Purchased headphones 6 days ago. Maybe 4 hours of listening and I noticed the foam pad is separating. Poor quality in my opinion. Waiting to hear back from Monolith

Negative
Jeffrey L Defonseka
2 years 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

Monolith by Monoprice M565C

(1/1)

If you're looking for a reasonably-priced introduction to the sound of "audiophile" headphones, something a cut above even the better mass-market products, these should be on your short list.

Positive
R. D. Clark
1 year 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

Monolith by Monoprice M565C

(1/1)

Excellent sound for the price point; of interest to any audiophile on a limited budget

Positive
Michel G
3 years ago