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 WF-SP800N

(1/2)

They stay in my ears perfectly, and are the most comfortable in ear headphones I’ve used. They connect to my Apple Watch as soon as I put them in my ears and I head out on a run without my iPhone. Its great.

Positive
kcroyal81
1 year 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

Sony WF-SP800N

(1/1)

"Sony WF SP800N" Good Battery life with good mic. Average ANC that means Not like wf 1000xm3 but enough good for long time conversation in crowed place with comfortable. Support 360 reality audio But Bass bit heavy. Price $148

Positive
BorisSiomin
2 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 WF-SP800N

(1/3)

One of the biggest design differences is that these come with a couple of different sized stabilizing arcs, which help lock the buds into your ears. The 1000XM3 fit my ears securely, but the sports fins feel like insurance. And they work well for running: I went on two three-mile runs with them without a problem. Because they stick out a bit, they can pick up some wind noise on windy days, but a lot of earbuds do that

Positive
David Carnoy
1 month 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 WF-SP800N

(1/3)

You can customize their punchy, bass-heavy default sound profile in the Sony| Headphones Connect app. They also have an adjustable active noise cancelling (ANC) system, but unfortunately, it doesn't block out much more noise than when it's off. Their control scheme also lacks a volume function, although you can remap some controls in the app.

Positive
Jake Thauvette
1 month 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 WF-SP800N

(1/1)

And I had it fitted with the largest bud (for a tighter fit and great sound isolation). There were a few occasions where I had to look for a dropped bud in the debris. For the past two days since I got the SP800Ns, I have exposed them to the ultimate test. I have been on the roof, on the top of my patio, high on the ladder, with both gloved hands full of paint and they NEVER fell off

Positive
RL
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

Sony WF-SP800N

(1/3)

And yeah, there is a little extra bass -- but it isn't overwhelming or bloated (it has decent definition). These don't sound quite as refined or smooth as the 1000XM3 but they're still excellent sounding true wireless earbuds with dynamic bass, good detail and a pretty wide soundstage. In short, they're not much of a step down from the WF-1000XM3 from a sound standpoint -- but it is a step.They measure up well against other earbuds in the $150 to $200 range, only a few of which currently offer active noise-canceling

Positive
David Carnoy
1 month ago

Noise Cancellation

Sony WF-SP800N

(1/2)

You can customize their punchy, bass-heavy default sound profile in the Sony| Headphones Connect app. They also have an adjustable active noise cancelling (ANC) system, but unfortunately, it doesn't block out much more noise than when it's off. Their control scheme also lacks a volume function, although you can remap some controls in the app.

Negative
Jake Thauvette
1 month 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

Sony WF-SP800N

(1/2)

They may not be outstanding, but I liked them. They're good true wireless sports buds that have pleasant sound (particularly if you like bass) and a strong feature set. I think the only issue is that with all the competition out there, they're a little expensive at $200, which is what the WF-1000XM3 seems to cost these days. I'd like to see them more in the $160 to $175 range, but that's me

Negative
David Carnoy
1 month ago