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

Moondrop Starfield

(1/1)

Soundstage is pretty good and spacious and for that same reason imaging feels great. Compared to my ER2XR, this feels more dynamic and spacious with a little bit more detail at the cost of isolation and a more present midrange compared to the ER2XR. Comfort: The body of the earphones are smooth with no sharp edges. The eartips are reasonably comfortable with some firmness so the shape stays

Positive
Harry
2 years 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

Moondrop Starfield

(1/1)

These sound great. They don't sound *perfect*, but once you take into account the cost and what else you can get around this price range (or even double), then you have a winner in these IEMs. They're a little weighty, but not uncomfortably so, they're a little bulky, but they fit alright, and most importantly, they sound really clean. As a disclaimer, I skipped the stock tips and went straight for some comply foam tips, but even still, the isolation is excellent compared to other headphones I've used with the same tips

Neutral
Brandon Chutuk
2 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

Moondrop Starfield

(1/5)

I am not an audiophile, I just wanted a pair of nice buds for work; only ever had cheaper wireless ones, and these are for sure an upgrade on that. To my untrained ears they sound fantastic. Mostly what I want to address is something that confused me until I did some research. The product description mentions a way to turn these into a bluetooth set with something called "littleblack" but doesn't elaborate or link to anything

Positive
Nom de Internet
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

Moondrop Starfield

(1/1)

They'll sound "fine" attached to a cell phone, but hook them up to a good DAP or DAC/amp or bluetooth receiver and they'll really bloom. First time I connected them to my Chord Mojo, my jaw literally fell open - they sound amazing. Why the -1 star? The cable is just fine but feels a little light and tangle prone to me. And I'm a bit concerned about how durable that cool paint job is going to be

Negative
Steven Folberg
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

Moondrop Starfield

(1/1)

The only drawback, of both the buds themselves and the bluetooth wire, is that the included instructions are *only* in Chinese. If you're just buying the buds, you don't need instructions as much, and if you've ever used a wired bluetooth earbud set, you can figure out the basics of the littleblack, but if that was your first bluetooth set you'd be in trouble, so something to be aware of (and perhaps shenzhen audio might consider hiring a translator for their instruction manuals if they plan to continue selling in other countries).

Negative
Nom de Internet
1 year ago

Noise Cancellation

Moondrop Starfield

(1/1)

They're a little weighty, but not uncomfortably so, they're a little bulky, but they fit alright, and most importantly, they sound really clean. As a disclaimer, I skipped the stock tips and went straight for some comply foam tips, but even still, the isolation is excellent compared to other headphones I've used with the same tips. Good stuff.

Positive
Brandon Chutuk
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
9 months ago

Moondrop Starfield

(1/1)

They aren’t bassy enough to be far off neutral. Overall, these are mediocre performers until the price is taken into account. What makes these IEMs so special isn’t how they sound (which is quite good but still flawed), it’s how much they cost while sounding that good. These are a killer value, and I’d be hard-pressed to name a better IEM under $300

Positive
Amazon Customer
2 years ago