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 7X

(1/1)

You'll barely feel it on your head, no matter how long you wear it for. The stock ear cushions are ok, but I ended up swapping them out with some cooling gel Wicked Cushions for comfort and another reason I'll get into in a minute. Out of the box, the default sound is rather flat and disappointing. If you download the Steelseries Engine app onto your computer, you'll be able to tweak the sound using a customizable EQ or choose from multiple different presets

Positive
Ryan F.
5 months 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

SteelSeries Arctis 7X

(1/1)

The ability to use the headset with both my xbox and phone was nice. Connecting the headset to my xbox was easy! The battery life is super! It's also a fairly quick charge.

Positive
Am Hi
1 year 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 7X

(1/2)

I found that the factory ear cushions weren't providing a proper seal which was another reason I decided to swap them out with a pair of Wicked Cushions. The hybrid velour cooling gel cushions made a huge difference with the seal, as well as improving the bass and overall sound response from the headset. On top of that, I also purchased Dolby Atmos for Headphones on my Xbox Series X through the Dolby app. Enabling Dolby Atmos in my Series X sound output and using the "Performance" EQ preset on the Steelseries Engine app along with the "Balanced" setting in the Dolby app substantially improved the sound quality

Positive
Ryan F.
5 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

SteelSeries Arctis 7X

(1/3)

SteelSeries’ Arctis 7+ ($169.99) is a quality wireless gaming headset. It's high-end, but a step or two down from the company’s flagship models (the Bluetooth-enabled Arctis 9 and the dual-battery Arctis Pro Wireless, both a few years old). It feels good, sounds good, and can wirelessly connect to a wide variety of devices besides PCs, including the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, and Android phones with USB-C ports

Positive
Will Greenwald
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

SteelSeries Arctis 7X

(1/2)

When I asked, everyone in my part chats told me I sounded fine during my testing. Build quality on the Arctis 7X also really surprised me with how good it was. During my research, I read through plenty of complaints about issues with the Arctis 9X earcups having the tendency to loosen and become detached from the swivel sockets attached to the headband. The Arctis 7X felt rock-solid and I never ended up worrying about that ever happening

Positive
Ryan F.
5 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

SteelSeries Arctis 7X

(1/1)

It's high-end, but a step or two down from the company’s flagship models (the Bluetooth-enabled Arctis 9 and the dual-battery Arctis Pro Wireless, both a few years old). It feels good, sounds good, and can wirelessly connect to a wide variety of devices besides PCs, including the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, and Android phones with USB-C ports. It faces stiff competition from above and below, though, with the Razer Barracuda X, an Editors' Choice pick, providing strong mic performance and the same wireless connectivity options for much less money, and the slightly pricier JBL Quantum 800 adding RGB lighting, Bluetooth, and active noise cancellation to the mix. Still, the SteelSeries Arctic 7+ is worth a purchase, especially if you're using it on PC

Positive
Will Greenwald
1 month ago

Noise Cancellation

SteelSeries Arctis 7X

(1/1)

The comfort level will vary person to person depending on your features such as ear/head size. They are slightly adjustable, fit my young teen well, are too large for my ten year old and most uncomfortable on my husband who is a very large guy. Your ears will get hot, which isn't uncommon with headsets, and I don't have experience with anything higher priced to know if this can be much better when you are going for noise cancellation. The mic is fine for a young gamer but not impressive

Negative
Brandi
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
9 months ago

SteelSeries Arctis 7X

(1/1)

Battery life was definitely above average and you'll easily get a few days (or one REALLYYYY long gaming session) out of the battery until having to recharge. Although I did experience a few minor wireless disconnections early on in ownership, the wireless performance was stable and it never gave me any problems on updated firmware. I ended up letting go of my Arctis 7X headset after a year of ownership, swapping them out for the Audeze Penrose X in favor of having a headset with Bluetooth integration and better sound quality. Lately I've seen more Arctis 7X price gouging than when they were first released, so I mainly wanted to write this review as a sort-of warning for potential buyers trying to decide whether or not they should pay $250 for a $150 headset that has the quality of a $130 headset

Negative
Ryan F.
5 months ago