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 450BT

(1/1)

They checked all my boxes, and while I don't praise them as the best in my review, they are really great overall for the money. Hey, they sound better than my kid's old Beats did.

Neutral
sandt38
2 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 HD 450BT

(1/1)

Sennheiser estimates battery life to be roughly 30 hours, but your results will vary with your volume levels and your ANC usage.

Positive
Tim Gideon
4 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 450BT

(1/5)

Their active noise cancelling feature has a fair performance but it struggles to reduce bass-range noise like bus or train engines. They also have a tight fit, helping them stay stable on your head during a light run. On the downside, their headband doesn't have a lot of padding and their ear cups may not fit larger ears well, which can make them uncomfortable to wear for several hours at a time.

Negative
Jake Thauvette
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

Sennheiser HD 450BT

(1/5)

The MEMS mic array offers excellent intelligibility. Using the Voice Memos app on an iPhone 8, we could understand every word we recorded clearly, with very little Bluetooth distortion and even a hint of bass depth. One great aspect of the mics is they give you some in-ear monitoring of your own voice, which generally leads to speaking at more natural conversational levels, which often leads to less mic distortion and a clearer overall signal.

Positive
Tim Gideon
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

Sennheiser HD 450BT

(1/1)

I’m hoping they last a long time. - Cons: There might be a little fatigue from long listening sessions, and the volume might not always be very high for podcasts or streams. This, however, is something I’ve found to be a common issue with closed-back cans. The noise cancelling isn’t the best on the market by any means, although I think the sound quality more than makes up for it

Positive
Ryan
1 year 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 450BT

(1/1)

- I feel it is a bit heavy and head band is a bit too tight in wearing (I am a big head person.. ). - Bluetooth 5 connection setup is easy and audio quality is rich and clear, but the connection range is same as my old HD1 headphone

Neutral
Wonky
2 years ago

Noise Cancellation

Sennheiser HD 450BT

(1/5)

Their active noise cancelling feature has a fair performance but it struggles to reduce bass-range noise like bus or train engines. They also have a tight fit, helping them stay stable on your head during a light run. On the downside, their headband doesn't have a lot of padding and their ear cups may not fit larger ears well, which can make them uncomfortable to wear for several hours at a time.

Neutral
Jake Thauvette
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
9 months ago

Sennheiser HD 450BT

(1/3)

It's no secret that noise-cancelling headphones cost a good deal more than their traditional counterparts. Priced at $199.95, Sennheiser's HD 450BT headphones are far from inexpensive, but they cost considerably less than leading ANC (active noise cancellation) models like the $400 Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700. For half that price, Sennheiser's pair offers above-average ANC performance and excellent Bluetooth audio

Positive
Tim Gideon
4 months ago