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 WI-1000XM2

(1/1)

There comfortable easy to use with good sound quality. I use these at work and a 12 hour day is to much for the battery most days

Positive
Shane MacArthur
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 WI-1000XM2

(1/1)

The Sony WI-1000XM2 are the newest model of the WI-1000X line. Improving on design more than hardware, their silicone neckband and carrying case look sleek and refined. Unfortunately, these headphones have a decreased battery life when compared to their predecessor, even if they charge slightly quicker. Their sound profile is also darker and lacks bass

Negative
Jake Thauvette
1 month 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 WI-1000XM2

(1/1)

I always use a headset. For the record I have used LG, Sonny, Samsung, Motorola and several others . With that said I found that LG seemed to fit my needs best. I like LG features and the retractable earbuds

Positive
E. Ward
4 months 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 WI-1000XM2

(1/4)

I am going to say way to pricey and not user friendly. LG seems to fit my needs best but again their sound quality is hit or miss. If anyone has any recommendations, I would love to her them. Have a great day!

Negative
E. Ward
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

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 WI-1000XM2

(1/1)

And if it's hot outside they will lose Bluetooth connectivity and you will have to reboot the headphones to get them to pair up. If I have the slightest amount of sweat on me everybody I talk to says that I sound real far off or can't hear me at all until I let them set inside my house for several hours then they start working again. This is probably why Sony drop the price $100 so they can get rid of them. They need to fire the engineer who brought these things to the market before they were ready

Negative
Amazon Customer
2 years ago

Noise Cancellation

Sony WI-1000XM2

(1/2)

I had the older WI-1000x version and I didn't realize the "noise canceling" capabilities until I got these and could hear ALL the noise. I'm a dog groomer and work with barking dogs and loud blow dryers though, so maybe for the average person they'll be OK? I am returning these and buying another pair of the older ones for less money though. The one thing I like about these is that they fold up into a more compact size, while the other one doesn't. Additionally, I had to download an app to even begin using these

Neutral
Kay K
6 months ago