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 820

(1/1)

The Sony is easy to drive! I use the IFI DIABLO with my Sennheiser HD 820 with a 4.4.mm balanced cable and it sounds really good.

Positive
JKTRRTNPS
1 year 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 820

(1/1)

95 HDV 820, which I also tested and really didn’t like. This amp and digital converter combo unit is beautifully built, has a great knob feel, and is one of the few amps to support the Pentaconn connector, but its sound lacks the warmth to be enjoyable. Pairing it with bass-shy headphones like the HD820s just leads to an ice-cold presentation with lots of high-frequency detail but not enough low-end rumble. Instead of the HDV, I primarily tested the HD820s with my tried and trusted Schiit Jotunheim, which costs $2,000 less

Negative
Vlad Savov
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 820

(1/3)

One question that should have arisen in your mind by now is, what exactly does the closed-back design add to the HD820s? I’ve been comparing their sound to open-back headphones because that’s what they sound like, though they’re technically different. Well, the HD820s do give you some of that promised sound isolation, but it’s not much. They’re really only semi-closed. Sound still leaks liberally out of them, and you won’t be able to indulge your audiophile hobby with your significant other sleeping in the same room

Negative
Vlad Savov
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

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 820

(1/1)

Have worn them on 8 flights. They are noise isolating, and frankly good enough where I can enjoy the music. I'm not really a fan of "electronic" headphones. I have felt, when I retire officially these Sennheiser HD820 and my Sony Z1R are my end game headphones

Positive
C. A. Bayko
3 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

Sennheiser HD 820

(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