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 HD800S

(1/3)

A solid 1mm thick steel band can be too resilient and put too much pressure on the head around the ears, and a single thin band is too weak. Therefore, a multilayer solution seems quite logical, and a smart marketing move to combat vibrations.“Microfibre ear cushions provide exceptional comfort even with long listening times” – I would probably agree with this statement. Although we have been carefully taught that leather is the best material inexpensive model, personally, I have nothing against alternative materials

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 HD800S

(1/2)

Over ear headphones are not comfortable while lying down on acid. They'll be comfortable for a while, but if you at any point want to turn on your side? Very uncomfortable.

Negative
Williamfoster63
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 HD800S

(1/3)

This is especially true for relaxing and melodic genres like Chillout or New Age. The HD 800 S ability to sound as relaxed and transparent as possible, surrounded and airy, takes the experience of listening to such music to a whole new, higher level.Whether it’s a quartet or a large symphony orchestra, the Sennheiser HD 800 S is more than worthy of reproducing classics. The instruments do not mix in a single mass and sound quite independently

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 HD800S

(1/1)

**Sennheiser HD800S (Balanced, stock cable)**: These have been the headphones I've had the longest, and were my first "TOTL" headphones. Still love the sound,

Positive
troyirving
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

Sennheiser HD800S

(1/1)

If you're someone who can sit still while laying down, then you should consider possibly going with wireless, bluetooth headphones like the Sony or Bose ones so that you can also get up and dance without worrying about them tangling or pulling off your head. Good over ear headphones tend to weigh a bit and aren't usually exceptionally stable when dancing around or rocking out.

Positive
Williamfoster63
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 HD800S

(1/1)

Really not much to say other then you get what you pay for... minus the XLR cable it's supposed to come with

Negative
Totowoto
3 years ago