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 600

(1/1)

How the headphones look wasn’t important to me and that’s good because the blue plastic material they are made of seems to be a design left over from the 1990’s when these were first produced. They are fairly comfortable, but they do need to be stretched out, as out of the box they clamp your head a little too much. The HD600’s have 300 Ohm impedance, which means they might not play very load with your mobile device; although they play at a very comfortable max volume on my iPhone 6 on most tracks. I wouldn’t want to play them much loader and because of the sound leakage with the open back design I would never take them out of the house anyway

Positive
J. Davis
5 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

Sennheiser HD 600

(1/2)

The new production run is a more trendy satin gray color, but also has a chince factor of about 8.5 and does not feel nearly as sturdy. Even the packaging is drastically cheaper on the new ones, and does not come with the nice storage box. If you have a head that is anything wider than "super narrow" these phones will feel like they are squeezing your skull

Negative
Michael Layden
3 years 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 600

(1/7)

(I bought some knock off 3rd party replacement pads off Ebay which work perfectly to bring them back) There's not much for me to say about these as they are perfect headphones that deserve to be in everyone's collection. The HD600 is a legendary headphone and rightfully so. When listening, you will hear a full track portrayed with excellent detail, with great resolution. They sound they produce is out of their price level, sounding multiple times their price and the midrange is simply benchmark

Neutral
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 600

(1/1)

Great for acoustics in most ways (no need to account for backpressure or the like), but at the cost of treating the missionary one seat over to your collection of Eazy-E. Sennheiser assumes you're listening at home with this can, so they've opted for an open design. BUILD: These are not fashion or luxury headphones. The're light and plasticky with a marbled gloss finish that must have been avant garde in 1998

Negative
D. Alexander
7 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 HD 600

(1/1)

Only used a handful of times. Comes with pouch and 1/4" adapter.~~ | ~~$25 Shipped~~ SOLD | [~~Link~~]([URL REMOVED] MDR-10RBT]([URL REMOVED] | Bluetooth headphones w/NFC. Very good condition

Positive
ZF1
7 years ago

Noise Cancellation

Sennheiser HD 600

(1/1)

A seemingly unrelated issue but in case it helps: There use to be horrible noise from the headphone jack. I used an inline filter which got rid of it but decided that was too cluttery so I went back to the PC audio. Tried the amp headphone jack again recently and there is no more noise (an issue others have complained about with this particular amp). Aside from the annoyance of fighting Windows with USB drivers for it to properly recognize the amp I'm excited to continue this hobby! If this should get reposted to r/heaadphones let me know

Positive
ADirtyScrub
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

Sennheiser HD 600

(1/1)

The 600s are the standard by which all reasonably-priced reference headphones should be judged IMO. They are very neutral with a mouth watering, detailed mid-range like few others. Ignore hobbyist's with their strange internet-audio terminology saying: a) they have a "collapsed sound stage", b) are "slow" or not "fast" enough.

Neutral
realgeek
9 months ago

Price/value Ratio

Corsair HS80

(1/1)

Okay, so the wireless dongle presents as a standard USB headset, so you can in fact plug it into any device with a USB port, but without Corsair's iCue drivers and software, the result is not worth the price of the product. Note that this device does not have either Bluetooth or 3.5 mm jack support, so the USB dongle is your only connection option. This said, I am quite happy with the price / performance when running on my Windows 10 Gaming PC

Negative
Hokie Techie
6 months ago

Sennheiser HD 600

(1/1)

I don’t care about wireless headphones anymore, I bought myself a sennheiser HD6XX with a Dac/Amp and never been happier it was literally the best $300 I’ve ever spent on a headphone, the sound quality is light years ahead of any wireless headphones out there, i still use my Sony XM4 when I only need noise canceling lol, I don’t even use them to listen to music anymore

Positive
wolfz18
6 months ago