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

Shure SE215 Pro Earphones

(1/1)

The sound quality is remarkable. Great balance and reserved but sufficient bass. If you're looking for ear-rattling bass, look elsewhere. 2

Neutral
Kindle Customer
3 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

Shure SE215 Pro Earphones

(1/3)

And they're comfortable. 3. The design is superior to traditional earbuds. For all my above hemming and hawing, these buds conform beautifully against your ear, sitting flush

Positive
Kindle Customer
3 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

Shure SE215 Pro Earphones

(1/5)

On the upside, they have a better-balanced sound, and they isolate a bit more in noisy conditions. They also have stable ear-hooks and a comfortable in-ear fit, which makes them a decent option for commuting and sports. Unfortunately, the lack of in-line controls is a bit limiting.

Positive
Sam Vafaei
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

Shure SE215 Pro Earphones

(1/1)

This is with light usage (about 5 hours a week) and careful cord care. Finally, my fellow eyeglass wearers, there isn't much room behind the ear for your glasses and these wires; my eyeglass earpieces rest on top of the wires. I've owned multiple brands of earphones of varying quality and have yet to find a pair that last much past a year. These earbuds are great, so long as you know going in you will be replacing them in about a years time

Negative
KD
4 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

Shure SE215 Pro Earphones

(1/1)

Very disappointed. I wish I had four hands to give these earphones four thumbs way down !

Negative
Philippe
3 years ago

Noise Cancellation

Shure SE215 Pro Earphones

(1/2)

I got these headphones after learning that riding on BART in certain parts of the tunnels, the screech/howl can get up to 90 decibels. So instead of turning my iPhone headphones up to ridiculous volume levels in order to drown out the howl (and make me go deaf)..

Positive
Lucy
5 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

Shure SE215 Pro Earphones

(1/1)

Selection of foam and rubber tips helps ensure you'll get a good seal and decent bass * Price. Good price for what you get Cons: * A little boomy in the bass. However, its easy enough to address with the Spotify EQ. I'd rather have too much and need to attenuate than not enough (which is almost impossible to make up for) * Insertion technique takes a little practice to get right

Positive
I Fix Things
5 years ago