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

Underwater Audio Swimbuds Syryn

(1/3)

I have therefore reviewed the top-rated and reviewed earphones that won’t frustrate you in your next swimming session. I hope you find your swimming buddy.Best Earphones for Swimming Reviews1.AfterShokz Xtrainerz Wireless Sports EarphoneA great choice that considers wide factors and accommodates them comfortably

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

Underwater Audio Swimbuds Syryn

(1/2)

However, I purchased 2 of these same MP3 players in the past 2 months and in both cases, when I received the low battery notification, I charged them. Both of them would no longer play after being charged. Having owned this brand for several years, I didn't do anything differently than I have in the past. I'm frustrated that they would both die after a few days of use

Negative
Laura G.
10 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

Underwater Audio Swimbuds Syryn

(1/3)

SYRYN watertight mp3 player.8 GB storage memoryOptional shuffle.Compatible with mac and windows system.Up to 10 feet (ca

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

Underwater Audio Swimbuds Syryn

(1/4)

Luckily I had another waterproof MP3 player I was able to substitute out. The quality of the sound isn't as good as Syryn, but it works and it charges. Don't think I will buy this brand again.

Negative
Laura G.
10 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

Underwater Audio Swimbuds Syryn

(1/4)

If you decide to purchase one keep in mind what you will be dealing with if it fails during the warranty period.

Negative
Bill in CA
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

Underwater Audio Swimbuds Syryn

(1/2)

Battery lifeIt will be so frustrating if your earphones beep low battery even after barely hitting 30 minutes since you dived. For prolonged fun, a long-lasting battery earphone is a must buy.CompatibilityIn case you prefer a cordless earphone, going for multiple compatible sets is more recommendable. For a Bluetooth device rated minimum 4 is better as it offers a more solid and sturdy connection with your device

Noise Cancellation

Underwater Audio Swimbuds Syryn

(1/1)

These would definitely not suit an audiophile, nor would I want them for my everyday walking around earbuds. But in the noisy environment of an indoor pool they more than fit the bill. I don't want them for a high-quality listening experience.

Neutral
Mark S.
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

Underwater Audio Swimbuds Syryn

(1/1)

For the money, you pay $11 per month to listen to music. $14 per month if you want to listen to music you choose then you get a free month of the same 4-6 songs. Then it just dies. Guess it's back to silent waters

Negative
EE
5 years ago