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

Sennheiser CX 215

(1/1)

I'd previously used some really nice Skull Candies for all my listening activities and years later they finally gave in a broke. I'm super picky with my earbuds because I have pretty sensitive ears and I hate the feeling of any unnecessary pressure which are typical with Apple earbuds and the like. These are super comfortable just like my last pear and slide right into my ear without discomfort or trouble. They also block out a remarkably large amount of noise, more so than my headsets and I often find myself preferring these when I really just want to listen to something without outside interruptions

Positive
MattJL
7 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

Sennheiser CX 215

(1/1)

Sennheiser claims roughly six hours of battery life, which is on the lower end of the spectrum. Some pairs, like the JBL Reflect Mini 2, are closer to 10 hours. Your results will vary with your volume levels.

Negative
Tim Gideon
20 days 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

Sennheiser CX 215

(1/1)

Either get the Galaxy Buds Pro, Wf Xm3, Wf Xm4, or The Earfun Pro Oluv Edition for good sound. Dont get me started on Jabra either because if you look at their sound graphs, they already seem too disgusting for good listening..

Negative
Wallaby_Solid
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

Sennheiser CX 215

(1/4)

Bill Callahan's "Drover," a track with far less deep bass in the mix, gives us a better sense of the CX Sport's overall sound signature. The first thing we notice is a strong boosting of the highest frequencies—the tape hiss is pushed forward in the mix dramatically. Callahan's baritone vocals get a pleasant low-mid richness that's matched by a crisp high-mid presence, giving the vocals some treble edge. The drums on this track get some extra thunder, but don't sound boosted to the point of overwhelming the mix

Positive
Tim Gideon
20 days 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

Sennheiser CX 215

(1/3)

I watched a nearby flight passenger yanking their expensive and well reviewed ear buds out of their ears several times on a recent airborne jaunt. Grab 'em by the y junction and just yank! I take the extra second and remove them by grasping the outer portion of the ear bud. Maybe that's why, after almost 4 years now, my ear buds work as good and look as good as the day I bought them. People, these are not heavy duty industrial grade items

Positive
BeBopRedux
5 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

Sennheiser CX 215

(1/1)

Take this from me, The Sennheiser CX earbuds were awful. They had horrible fit and sound quality to me. Either get the Galaxy Buds Pro, Wf Xm3, Wf Xm4, or The Earfun Pro Oluv Edition for good sound. Dont get me started on Jabra either because if you look at their sound graphs, they already seem too disgusting for good listening

Negative
Wallaby_Solid
1 year ago

Noise Cancellation

Sennheiser CX 215

(1/1)

I'd previously used some really nice Skull Candies for all my listening activities and years later they finally gave in a broke. I'm super picky with my earbuds because I have pretty sensitive ears and I hate the feeling of any unnecessary pressure which are typical with Apple earbuds and the like. These are super comfortable just like my last pear and slide right into my ear without discomfort or trouble. They also block out a remarkably large amount of noise, more so than my headsets and I often find myself preferring these when I really just want to listen to something without outside interruptions

Positive
MattJL
7 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

Sennheiser CX 215

(1/1)

We'll see how long they last. I don't think these are any better than most $10 ear buds and I think the Skull Candy's sound a little better, but I went with these because on my last Skull Candy ear buds, the connector went bad where it plugs into the phone. Sounds like an issue with SC so I tried these. Again, nothing special here

Negative
Chris Taylor
8 years ago