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 RS 175 RF

(1/2)

The headphones comfort is just okay, not great. I think the RS 170 was better, but unsure. The range on this thing is very bad. While I have no issues sitting on my couch 15' away, if I go beyond that and super minor obstructions, the connection drops very frequently

Negative
Amazon Customer
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 RS 175 RF

(1/1)

Had a really old version of from Sennheiser that worked for 12 years. Had hard time trying to pick a replacement. Treated myself to these as a Christmas gift. Worked great for the first 45 days now there is an issue with the included batteries draining really fast

Negative
Angela
5 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 RS 175 RF

(1/1)

4Ghz wifi on your router. Use only 5Ghz. We have a 5Ghz-capable access point, and everything on our home network is either wired or 5Ghz, so this was easy for us. If you can't disable 2

Neutral
Matthew Nakama
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 RS 175 RF

(1/7)

.. These black fragments really take the fun out of the whole experience and also affect the sound quality.

Negative
Mauricio Gallegos
1 year 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 RS 175 RF

(1/3)

They're warranty department is easy and responsive, but I simply do not trust wireless headphones from Sennheiser. I'll update after the warranty department does it's thing again. UPDATE.

Negative
chris nemec
3 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 RS 175 RF

(1/1)

The wireless signal is very easily interfered with and determining the source of the interference is an exercise in futility. Another complaint I have is the very poor quality of the material that covers the ear cushions. It tears quite easily so be prepared to replace the ear cushions (and you have to purchase the pair even if you only need to replace one cushion). Last but certainly no least, no sooner did the 2 year warranty expire than the transmitter's digital output abruptly stopped working altogether

Negative
George Z.
4 years ago

Noise Cancellation

Sennheiser RS 175 RF

(1/1)

These headphones were to be used in my theater room, so as not to disturb my wife at night. Problem is, they don't work I have tried every out put on my TV digital, analog, and TV speaker and every setting from PCM, bitstream and so on, and not a sound. The green light on the base unit is on so it is receiving the signal, and the headset is turned on, and no sound. I GIVE UP!!!!!

Negative
1951 MERC
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
10 months ago

Sennheiser RS 175 RF

(1/1)

And if the solution is to buy new pads, does the brand really need to charge that much to its "valued customers"?? Look for something else! SENNHEISER NEVER AGAIN!

Negative
Mauricio Gallegos
1 year ago

Price/value Ratio

Corsair HS80

(1/1)

Okay, so the wireless dongle presents as a standard USB headset, so you can in fact plug it into any device with a USB port, but without Corsair's iCue drivers and software, the result is not worth the price of the product. Note that this device does not have either Bluetooth or 3.5 mm jack support, so the USB dongle is your only connection option. This said, I am quite happy with the price / performance when running on my Windows 10 Gaming PC

Negative
Hokie Techie
6 months ago