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

Sony MDR-7506

(1/2)

The heaviest part of the headphones are the cord. I'd shop around for something better if you're interested in comfort. I regret purchasing these headphones and have requested a refund.

Negative
tpersohn
4 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

Sony MDR-7506

(1/2)

5mm jack) due to the comfort and no lag with video content.It is not about relinquishing or discarding your trusty old gear, but making it work with new tech, wherever and whenever you can, regardless of the ecosystem.

Positive
johnnycab
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

Sony MDR-7506

(1/4)

The Sony MDR-7506, a longtime favorite of audio professionals, offers more reliability, more comfort, and better sound than many headphones twice its price.

Positive
4 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

Sony MDR-7506

(1/2)

I’ve been in a lot of professional sound booths, and I nearly always see a pair of Sony MDR-7506 headphones lying around. The Sony MDR-7506, a longtime favorite of audio professionals, offers more reliability, more comfort, and better sound than many headphones twice its price.A staple among audio professionals, these durable, comfortable, fantastic-sounding headphones will last for years with proper care. They’ve been a Wirecutter pick for seven years straight—an impressive feat for headphones that are nearly 30 years old

Positive
4 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

Sony MDR-7506

(1/1)

If I’m walking or trying to ignore the world, I have nice wireless earbuds. For working on videos and podcasts, though, these are perfect. (and the same price as a decade ago? How does THAT happen??). To use a political media analogy, other bass-heavy or open-air headphones try to paint the sound a certain way

Positive
Starlifter
1 year ago

Noise Cancellation

Sony MDR-7506

(1/1)

If you want quiet, get a pair of large close-backed headphones with good insulation, such as Sony MDR-7506. OK, so they weigh a bit more. OTOH they cost less and sound better, which is why they're a fixture in the gear boxes of location recordists.

Positive
anigbrowl
8 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

Sony MDR-7506

(1/1)

The coiled cable helps to avoid damage from snags, and the earcups are replaceable.I’ve heard many stories about folks using their MDR-7506 pair for 10 years or more. The earcups tend to break down after a few years of use, but replacement pads (around $30 a pair) cost less than a new set of headphones.Another thing that really sets this pair apart is its price

Positive
4 months ago