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 WH-CH710N

(1/1)

They are very comfortable over my ears. What I like the most is they are light in weight. Sony did an awesome job. I love the life of the batteries and they very comfy especially when I wear them for a long period of time

Positive
lewis1978
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

Sony WH-CH710N

(1/4)

I've had this headset for about 5 months now. The battery life is pretty good, of about 2 days (36 hours) without a charge. The sound canceling is great.

Positive
Clandenas
6 months 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 WH-CH710N

(1/1)

However, there is a major drawback. These over-ear headphones feel slightly tight and uncomfortable pressing against the ear, with mediocre padding. And I don't think I have a giant head or enormous ears. I think if you were to wear them for an extended period of time (maybe 4+ hours/day) you might develop hotspots

Negative
Replicant
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

Sony WH-CH710N

(1/4)

That said, these straightforward over-ears have a fairly versatile overall performance.

Positive
Jake Thauvette
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 WH-CH710N

(1/2)

I received my headphones on 1/11/2021 and the battery failed on 1/16/2021. It worked good for less than one hour.

Negative
U812b4
1 year 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 WH-CH710N

(1/1)

Available in a matte black or white, the circumaural (over-ear) headphones feature large, heavily cushioned earpads. They feel exceptionally lightweight despite their bulky build, and the fit is quite comfortable, even over long listening periods. Internally, 30mm drivers deliver a frequency range of 7Hz to 20kHz. The headphones are compatible with Bluetooth 5

Positive
Tim Gideon
4 months ago

Noise Cancellation

Sony WH-CH710N

(1/3)

That said, you're still getting above-average ANC and a solid sonic experience for the price, making the the WH-CH710N a strong alternative to the pricier Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 and Sony WH-1000XM3.  

Positive
Tim Gideon
4 months 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 WH-CH710N

(1/3)

99, the headphones certainly aren't cheap, but they're about half as much as you'll pay for a high-end model from Bose (or Sony for that matter). Accordingly, the ANC here is good, not great, and the audio performance features robust bass and crisp highs, but feels a bit too sculpted at times. That said, you're still getting above-average ANC and a solid sonic experience for the price, making the the WH-CH710N a strong alternative to the pricier Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 and Sony WH-1000XM3.  

Positive
Tim Gideon
4 months ago