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

Philips Fidelio X2

(1/1)

6 ounces, driver diameter: 50mm high definition neodymium, frequency response: 5 – 40kHz, impedance: 30 ohms, sensitivity: 100 dB @ 1 mW, distortion: < 0.1% THD, connector type: 3. 5mm stereo; 1/4-inch Features: wired, breathable velour & memory foam cushions, hi-res audio certified, self-adjustable hammock, double layered earshells, tangle free cordPhilips SHP9500, model: SHB9500/00Specs: over the ear, open-back design, driver: 50mm neodymium, dimension: 6.7″ x 7

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

Philips Fidelio X2

(1/2)

We cannot forget that you can also buy the pair at under 200 bucks of Philips Fidelio x2 for yourself.Philips Fidelio x2/27 – Superb PerformancePhilips Fidelio x2 is built with premium materials, and it is big. They are having 50mm neodymium drivers, which are not that too heavy.The airy hammock, which is present underneath the headband, ensures a comfortable fit

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

Philips Fidelio X2

(1/5)

8″, weight: 1.54 pounds, frequency response: 12 – 35kHz, impedance: 32 ohms, sensitivity: 101dB, speaker diameter: 50mm, connectivity: wired (cable: one-side/finish of connection: gold-plated/cable length: 3 meters detatchable Features: microphone: boom mic & detachable, sounding: detailed sound/crisp bass/balanced midrange, breathable earcup cushions, adjustable headband, Superb comfort & durabilityAudio-Technica ATH-M50XSpecs: over-ear, dimension: 11.40″ x 10.00″ x 4

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

Philips Fidelio X2

(1/1)

Bose qc25. I've had mine for years and the only thing I've had to do is replace the ear pads when they wore out. The philips fidelio x2 or the x2hr are also good choices.

Positive
mad_dog_94
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

Philips Fidelio X2

(1/1)

The headphones that were a pleasant surprise for me were the Beats Solo Pro. The Bluetooth pairing is dead simple. You turn them off by folding them closed. They're noise cancelling and sound really good

Positive
plazman30
1 year ago

Noise Cancellation

Philips Fidelio X2

(1/2)

The headphones that were a pleasant surprise for me were the Beats Solo Pro. The Bluetooth pairing is dead simple. You turn them off by folding them closed. They're noise cancelling and sound really good

Positive
plazman30
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

Philips Fidelio X2

(1/1)

* **Budget** \- $300-$1000 (flexible, I would like to narrow it down to a few solid options to compare)

Positive
rckbrn
2 years ago