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 650

(1/1)

QC35 is still the most comfortable headphone I've worn. Close second are the sennheiser 650.

Positive
Noidall
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

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 650

(1/2)

I just wanted to hear what the Asgard3 did to the 650s without having another set of headphones colouring my opinion. So why did I say yes, what’s improved? Let’s go back to my original criteria

Positive
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 650

(1/5)

It comes with a firm headband, however not too tight which makes extending listening is full fun and pleasure. Like its predecessor, the Sennheiser 650 generates a laid-back tonal which is best illustrated as warm and rich, most essentially in the acoustic genre.Sennheiser HD650 has made a fine metal mesh in order to moisten the movement of the drivers, as a result minimizing resonance making the highs extremely clean.The hand-chosen drivers provide precise left and right matching tolerances with the feature of a computer-optimized neodymium magnet system to lessen distortion

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 650

(1/1)

The HD 650s' 9-foot Y cable is user-replaceable, and that's a good thing because over the years, cables inevitably break. The cable is terminated with a 1/4-inch plug, and a high-quality miniplug adapter is included.

Positive
Steve Guttenberg
2 months ago

Noise Cancellation

Sennheiser HD 650

(1/1)

Many have virtually no audible distortion, and manufacturers are stepping up their game as more competition comes out to compete in the same spot. There's so many good sub $500 headphones that would keep most people from wanting more if it wasn't for relentless consumerism and fear of missing out on "potentially" better.

Positive
Headphones7
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 650

(1/1)

Sennheiser HD 650 review: These professional over-ear headphones are great for audiophiles and professionals. They offer great audio reproduction and amazing frequency response. They also well a built-quality design. However these headphones are not cheap, that depends on you will pay for HD 650?Sennheiser HD 650 – Pro Audio Open-Backover-ear, acoustic silk designed (to ensure precision damping over the entire frequency range), high power neodymium magnetics, extreme lightweight, detachable cable, exceptional natural/spatial/accurate soundChoosing which Sennheiser headphones to purchase could be an extremely challenging task