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

SteelSeries Arctis 1

(1/2)

Thirdly, I tried the HyperX Cloud Flight for Xbox One wireless. This headset was probably the best one so far. Very sleek comfortable design and better options. On-headset slider for master volume, and some weird buttons for the chat balance

Positive
hourshourshourshours
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

SteelSeries Arctis 1

(1/1)

This headset will hurt your ears and head after a few hours of use This headset mic is not noise canceling, it in-fact picks up the sound from the headset speakers itself! So, you get reverb through voip which makes it a requirement to use push to talk. For almost $60 and a brand name you would expect some better padding on the ears, would fix the issue of noise going to mic as well. Overall this headset fails in comfort and functionality with a premium price.

Negative
Ryan
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

SteelSeries Arctis 1

(1/2)

Doesn't necessarily blow me away, but my friends have complained that this microphone very noticeably degrades the quality of my voice. It also will pick up sound from the headset if you have the volume up too loud - a problem I did not have with other headsets.

Negative
hourshourshourshours
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

SteelSeries Arctis 1

(1/1)

This headset will hurt your ears and head after a few hours of use This headset mic is not noise canceling, it in-fact picks up the sound from the headset speakers itself! So, you get reverb through voip which makes it a requirement to use push to talk. For almost $60 and a brand name you would expect some better padding on the ears, would fix the issue of noise going to mic as well. Overall this headset fails in comfort and functionality with a premium price.

Negative
Ryan
3 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

SteelSeries Arctis 1

(1/1)

They connect directly to your Xbox so no USB dongle or anything to plug in. They have bluetooth capability so you can connect to your phone, an option for sound cancelling, and surround sound. A built in slider for game/chat mix and a separate dial for master volume. They have been great as my daily driver, but recently the left headpiece fell off when I dropped it, so I've been shopping around

Positive
hourshourshourshours
2 years ago

Noise Cancellation

SteelSeries Arctis 1

(1/1)

This headset will hurt your ears and head after a few hours of use This headset mic is not noise canceling, it in-fact picks up the sound from the headset speakers itself! So, you get reverb through voip which makes it a requirement to use push to talk. For almost $60 and a brand name you would expect some better padding on the ears, would fix the issue of noise going to mic as well. Overall this headset fails in comfort and functionality with a premium price.

Negative
Ryan
3 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

SteelSeries Arctis 1

(1/1)

These headphones are great for the price! Super clear and the audio is crispy and great for gaming with my friends. The audio quality is great and i even use it for calls. For gaming, the audio qualilty helps me locate where other players are.

Positive
3 years ago

Price/value Ratio

Corsair HS80

(1/1)

Okay, so the wireless dongle presents as a standard USB headset, so you can in fact plug it into any device with a USB port, but without Corsair's iCue drivers and software, the result is not worth the price of the product. Note that this device does not have either Bluetooth or 3.5 mm jack support, so the USB dongle is your only connection option. This said, I am quite happy with the price / performance when running on my Windows 10 Gaming PC

Negative
Hokie Techie
6 months ago