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 HD 250BT

(1/1)

Regarding noise cancellation, these headphones are not the ones to be used to exercise or just walking around, but more to spend an afternoon in your balcony relaxing, so, although not very good in that front, it is not a feature I'm missing a lot here. In summary, remember that this is actually a sub $50 dollar headphone, so, for that price, it is a real steal. Now, if you are more on the professional or real audiophile side, you will need to be prepared to pay what that quality demand requires.

Neutral
Omar Enrique Ferrer
7 months 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 HD 250BT

(1/2)

From a visual standpoint, the black HD 250BT headphones have an understated cool about them. Sennheiser keeps things simple and functional, and the result is fairly stylish. The supra-aural (on-ear) cups manage to create a reliable seal against the outside world, with padding that may not feel plush, but is firm and helps prove a stable fit.

Positive
Tim Gideon
2 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

Sennheiser HD 250BT

(1/5)

The HD 250BT’s drivers don’t actually get that loud at maximum volume—they get plenty loud for anyone not looking to blow out their ear drums, they’re just not quite as loud as many of the headphones we test. This means a challenging track like this can get by without veering into volume levels that result in distortion. The bass response here is robust, and balanced out nicely with high-frequency detail. 

Positive
Tim Gideon
2 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

Sennheiser HD 250BT

(1/1)

From a visual standpoint, the black HD 250BT headphones have an understated cool about them. Sennheiser keeps things simple and functional, and the result is fairly stylish. The supra-aural (on-ear) cups manage to create a reliable seal against the outside world, with padding that may not feel plush, but is firm and helps prove a stable fit.

Positive
Tim Gideon
2 months 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 HD 250BT

(1/2)

The headphones are compatible with Bluetooth 5.0 and support AAC, AptX, and SBC codecs, which is good for anyone who wants high-quality playback without spending a lot of money. Plenty of sub-$100 Bluetooth headphones and speakers take the easy route and only offer SBC playback, or only SBC and either AAC or AptX.

Positive
Tim Gideon
2 months ago

Noise Cancellation

Sennheiser HD 250BT

(1/2)

Regarding noise cancellation, these headphones are not the ones to be used to exercise or just walking around, but more to spend an afternoon in your balcony relaxing, so, although not very good in that front, it is not a feature I'm missing a lot here. In summary, remember that this is actually a sub $50 dollar headphone, so, for that price, it is a real steal. Now, if you are more on the professional or real audiophile side, you will need to be prepared to pay what that quality demand requires.

Negative
Omar Enrique Ferrer
7 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
9 months ago