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

Poly Voyager 5200

(1/1)

I found it to be very light and comfortable, the top of the headset does not sink into my hair. Which is a plus, that is something I dislike about other headsets. Which mess up your hair, I like the placement of controls. You can flip the headset to the other way if its easier

Positive
Ronnie
1 year 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

Poly 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

Poly Voyager 5200

(1/2)

And if you listen to a lot of music or podcasts on that phone, with only the occasional call, you’re better off getting a good set of stereo Bluetooth earbuds or headphones with a mic.But if you have an older headset that doesn’t perform as well as you’d like, or if you’re dissatisfied with its features, upgrading to one of our picks will get you better sound quality, improved noise cancelling, and potentially longer range. If other people complain that they can’t hear you during phone calls, or if you’re unable to trigger Siri or Google Assistant from your older headset, it may be time to upgrade. Photo: Sarah KobosFor our guide to wireless and wired headsets, we consulted professionals from different industries who use headsets all day

Positive
4 months 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

Poly Voyager 5200

(1/2)

ConclusionsPlantronics Voyager headsets have had excellent voice quality for years. If you have a previous Voyager model like the amazing Legend, you don't need to replace it with the 5200. But if you're shopping for a heavy-usage, indoor-outdoor Bluetooth headset right now, the Voyager 5200 is still the benchmark by which we judge the rest, and our Editors' Choice.

Positive
Sascha Segan
4 months 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

Poly Voyager 5200

(1/1)

. For a top-brand, high-end earpiece that I paid $105 for, it's unacceptable for it to have become unusable after only 15 months. Gaming with it now, I've become completely unintelligible, and while trying to troubleshoot it with a friend, I was told that I was coming through, but I sounded like the girl from The Ring. I tried unpairing and reparing, updating the firmware, enabling HD audio, nothing made any difference

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

Poly Voyager 5200

(1/4)

The Jabra Elite 75t Bluetooth earbuds sound great, feel comfortable in the ears, and offer the convenience of being completely cable-free. Photo: Sarah KobosThe M300-XT captures voices clearly and naturally while suppressing background noise. With a 14-hour battery life, it can last for nearly two full workdays of nonstop talking.$100 $80 from AmazonThe BlueParrott M300-XT is the complete package, more so than any other Bluetooth headset we’ve ever tested

Positive
4 months ago

Noise Cancellation

Poly Voyager 5200

(1/3)

The Voyager 5200 is the best headset we tested when it comes to reducing background noise. But compared with our top pick, it captures voices less warmly, has half the battery life, and costs a bit more.

Positive
4 months 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