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 660S

(1/1)

I want to add that it's very important for me to find something that's comfortable to have on for very long hours; I'm able to wear my m50x's for 6+ hours and not experience any discomfort.

Positive
jakeman77
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 660S

(1/1)

6-9 Hr battery life is fine, smaller case than the current MTW2's would be good and better passthrough for outdoor activities. Currently people say all the MTW2's do is pump wind at a high volume into your ears. Also the audio has to compete with your internal body sounds that come with clog-style earbuds which I don't like.

Positive
ChumpyBumpy2
2 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 660S

(1/2)

I have the hd 660s and drive them on a second hand LG V30 phone. This series has a quad dac of pretty good quality, so phone, dac tidal player all in one.

Positive
binoscope
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 HD 660S

(1/4)

It seems like pickings are slim. There's the Sennheiser MTW2 and while those are said to have the best audio quality for earbuds which is a plus from me, you can't use the left earbud by itself and people describe the ear-fit as being similar to the Jaybird Vista's and that actually terrifies me.

Positive
ChumpyBumpy2
2 years 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 660S

(1/1)

It is more durable and more ergonomic. The "paper" foam between the driver and the outer shell inside 58X and 6XX is replaced with complete metal one. It is quite obvious when you look inside the shell. Also, the earcups on 660S "swivel" a little while 58X and 6XX is firm in place

Positive
alakohope
2 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

Noise Cancellation

Sennheiser HD 660S

(1/1)

**Requirements for Isolation:** I'm looking for something that can block out some outside noise, though that's not a strict requirement. I live in a townhouse and occasionally will experience outside noises (like a very loud diesel-engine truck that starts up at the same time every day) that muddy the bass/sub frequencies of whatever I'm listening to. I also have four roommates.

Neutral
jakeman77
2 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