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

SoundPeats TrueFree 2

(1/1)

There are three separate cushion sizes that are easily changeable and the design is comfortable. They come in a nice sleek chargeable case and are very easy to use (tap an earbud to increase/decrease volume, connect, disconnect, play, etc). Due to how snug the earbuds fit, they do a good job at noise canceling. These buds are easy to use and you do not need to have both on for them to function, which is great if you need to be aware of your surroundings if you are on a call

Positive
EW
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

SoundPeats TrueFree 2

(1/2)

But the batteries on buds go dead on a regular basis. I think this problem is due to weak magnetic connection on the contacts. I e compared these to others and the strength of the magnetic connection is noticeably less.

Negative
SteveC
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

SoundPeats TrueFree 2

(1/1)

I consistently get 3-3.5 hours with the previous models at same audio level. The shape of the earbuds is also noticeably larger, compared to the previous models. The outer edges are crude and protrude out, making it uncomfortable when wearing, as well as when resting one's head on a pillow vs the previous models that fit inside the ear much better and have smoother edges

Negative
D
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

SoundPeats TrueFree 2

(1/3)

These are pretty good ear buds! You could hop in the shower with them and not wake up your kids or significant other which is amazing. Sound is actually quite good. Not $300 Sony good but for around 30 bucks - pretty great! The color that I ordered is.

Positive
hmmmm
2 years 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

SoundPeats TrueFree 2

(1/1)

PROS: Excellent sound quality IPX7 water resistance rating so they can we worn in the rain or even in the shower Comfortable fit and the wings help keep them planted Fixed buttons Magnetic closure on charging case CONS: Charging case lids doesn't stay open, wants to be in the closed position No onboard volume Fixed buttons could be a bit less stiff to press

Positive
madspeed
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

SoundPeats TrueFree 2

(1/2)

This one thought has a serious defect in design. The issue is that these earbuds will connect to my phone when they are *in the charging case* They are not supposed to do this - every previous pair I’ve had will immediately disconnect its Bluetooth connection when they are place in the case. The end result is the buds maintain a constant connection and it drains the battery when they are supposed to be charging. On my other soundpeats I almost never ran out of battery life

Negative
SteveC
2 years ago

Noise Cancellation

SoundPeats TrueFree 2

(1/2)

These are pretty good ear buds! You could hop in the shower with them and not wake up your kids or significant other which is amazing. Sound is actually quite good. Not $300 Sony good but for around 30 bucks - pretty great! The color that I ordered is.

Positive
hmmmm
2 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

SoundPeats TrueFree 2

(1/1)

Then it isn’t a state of emergency until their earbud is found. All in all I do recommend. For the price definitely worth a try. Good for a low price option for kids first ear buds, if you tend to loose yours often, or if you have a budget

Positive
hmmmm
2 years ago