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 700

(1/2)

Overall, I'm more looking for a pair of headphones that sits comfortably on my head rather than one with the perfect sound.

Negative
SpottedCheetah
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 700

(1/1)

Overall, I'm more looking for a pair of headphones that sits comfortably on my head rather than one with the perfect sound.

Negative
SpottedCheetah
2 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 700

(1/5)

With great headphones like these you don't just hear the bass, you can sense the very texture of the sound. My Grado RS-1's bass is just as powerful, but it's looser and less clear. The RS-1 also shrinks the recording's soundstage, collapsing it inward, so it's trapped between my two ears.

Positive
Steve Guttenberg
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 700

(1/1)

My new HD 700s sounded pretty good straight out of the box, but they sounded even better after about 500 hours of burn-in (I left them playing on a headphone amplifier 24 hours per day for 3 weeks). The HD 700s initially sold for close to 1000 dollars but they are now selling at a much lower price. I do not know why the price dropped so much. I have read that Sennheiser claims there has been no reduction in the quality of construction

Neutral
SeekingTraveler
5 years ago

Noise Cancellation

Sennheiser HD 700

(1/1)

I will say that, if you’re someone who’s going to be wearing both of the buds while walking around in a city or where there are other people and noises that might need your attention, the Sony’s might be a better option, since the same microphones that are used for noise cancellation can also be used to selectively allow important noises to come through. IMO, this is the only feature that Sony is offering that really puts it ahead.

Positive
Ubelsteiner
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
10 months ago

Sennheiser HD 700

(1/1)

* **Location** \- I'm from Ukraine. [This]([URL REMOVED] site is good for price overview, though it's only Russian and Ukrainian, sadly. The current currency rate is 1 USD ≈ 28 UAH

Positive
apachey
2 years ago