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

Plantronics Voyager 5200

(1/1)

Comfort: I wear glasses and I have no problem with ether piece. I wear the 5200 more then 12 hours everyday and a minute or two after I place it on my ear, I don't even know it is there anymore, sometimes I have to feel to see if it fell off.

Positive
Kenworth
5 years 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

Plantronics Voyager 5200

(1/1)

but I thought "surely the newer model would have some advancements, like better sound quality or battery life". After using the 5200 for one month, I can say that I haven't had any issues with the sound quality itself, but there are a number of things that I have noticed: 1) Battery life is much worse. With the exact same type of usage, I would say that you get a little more than half of the previous model, which is very disappointing. 2) Connectivity - I had zero issues with the older version, but for some reason the new version when used in my truck will activate the voice control on my radio and will at times keep the voice control on indefinitely, I let it go several times and it didn't complete the search action until I turned the headset off

Negative
S. Perry
6 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

Plantronics Voyager 5200

(1/1)

The earbud doesn't enter your ear canal too deeply, making it comfortable to wear for an entire workday and should it start to cause discomfort, you can easily swivel the microphone and use the headset on the other ear. The 6.4-hour battery life falls a bit short of the 7 hours that are advertised, but thanks to its standby mode, it should be more than long enough for an entire work day. While the sound profile isn't well-balanced for music, it's well-tuned for phone calls and voices sound present and detailed, without being harsh or piercing

Positive
Jake Thauvette
1 month 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

Plantronics Voyager 5200

(1/3)

I purchased this headset in October 2017 looking for a professional earpiece to use for business calls with my Pixel XL. Excited to try it out over both regular phone lines and IP services like Discord, I asked friends how the quality sounded and I was disappointed to hear that "just sounds like you're talking over the phone." EDIT: To be fair, I never tried the "HD sound" option until I was messing with the app trying to fix my call quality issues detailed in 3rd paragraph. SOME PROS: I will say, however, that the noise cancellation has always been excellent

Negative
DrSilverworm
3 years 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

Plantronics Voyager 5200

(1/1)

At that steep price, I justified my purchase by expecting to be able to use this thing for a long time. To die like it has after 15 months is just sad, I guess it's going in the trash, which I can barely ever doing with my gadgets (usually they just retire to the "old gadgets" drawer). Not going to bother with Plantronics support as I've already tried their suggestions offered in response to other negative reviews, and another reviewer says you have to pay to ship it to them. Screw that, I guess this was just an expensive lesson in discovering another over-rated brand to avoid

Negative
DrSilverworm
3 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

Plantronics Voyager 5200

(1/2)

The Plantronics Voyager 5200 is a mediocre mono Bluetooth headset for phone calls. While the boom mic does an excellent job at separating your voice from background noise, unfortunately, the recording quality is sub-par and your voice sounds muffled and dark. The earbud doesn't enter your ear canal too deeply, making it comfortable to wear for an entire workday and should it start to cause discomfort, you can easily swivel the microphone and use the headset on the other ear. The 6

Negative
Jake Thauvette
1 month ago

Noise Cancellation

Plantronics Voyager 5200

(1/2)

I have a plantronics Voyager 6200 UC bluetooth earbud that a rep gave me. Its too bass-ey for music but great for speech. I use it on bike rides and turn on the noise cancelling which really reduces the wind noise.

Positive
mickeyaaaa
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