Corsair Vengeance 1500 USB 7.1 Gaming Headset Review
30 October 2012
Summary: It is clear that this headset was designed for 5.1 surround sound. I think the inclusion of the 7.1 options in the control panel is due to the same panel being used for all three of the Corsair Vengeance headsets. Or it was just left in as a marketing gimmick. But even so, I spent more than my normal threshold of time in these and the comfort provided is excellent.
Pros: Very comfortable design, Minimizes perspiration, Solid 5.1 surround sound performance, Extremely long cable (9.8 feet), Attention to detail in design
Cons: Virtual 7.1 audio an unnecessary bullet point, Trouble with rear center audio reproduction
Corsair has really hit the ball out of the park with the Vengeance 1500. It produces clear and crisp audio while delivering a solid virtual surround environment. You can wear it for hours on end, and at times even forget you’re wearing it. Not only are the core bases covered (performance, comfortable), but it is also quite stylish. The blue stitching on the headband, with the blue accents on the earcups, and the aluminum plating create a unique trendy look.
Excerpt: We awarded Corsair’s HS1 USB headset a 9 verdict last year, remarking that its huge 50mm drivers, solid and comfortable construction, and $100 price tag added up to a surprisingly good value for a freshman effort. The one element that denied the HS1 a Kick Ass award was its uninspired—nay, downright ugly—industrial design. Corsair’s new flagship USB headset, the Vengeance 1500, retains all the strengths of the HS1 and eliminates nearly all its weaknesses.
Pros: High construction quality; good sound; comfortable; good value.
Excerpt: When Corsair made their first entry into the headset market, they made a strong one and we have only good memories about what was a very well rounded product. And now as part of an all new Vengeance series of products, we have two new headsets which again, like the first entry, come in two versions; an analog and a USB based digital headset featuring Dolby headphone software support.
Summary: The Corsair Vengeance 1500 Gaming Headset arrived at pcG as our first Corsair review item in two years, the packaging while not being the most protective in the world, was clearly geared at displaying the headset inside to its maximum and did a good job of it. The brushed gunmetal, black and blue accents of the Vengeance 1500 help add to the industrial look, it’s well built and the headset itself whilst big (25.4 x 15.2 x 30.5cm), is not too heavy at 381g.
Excerpt: 2 Flares 2 Flares × In the past year or so we have seen a number of component manufacturers such as Thermaltake and Cooler Master expand their product ranges into the gaming peripherals market. While some of these manufacturers have entered the market very quickly with a large range of gaming peripherals, Corsair has taken a more careful approach.
Conclusion: Corsair Vengeance 1500 si presenta come un prodotto di altissima qualità, orientato al gaming come destinazione primaria ma soddisfacente anche in tutte le altre attività di registrazione e riproduzione. Il packaging è stabile e di buon livello e i materiali utilizzati sono robusti e di qualità, elemento che mostra l'attenzione di Corsair non solo al prodotto, ma anche alla sua sicurezza, nonchè alla cura riposta nel presentare il prodotto ai consumatori.
Conclusion: Kort sagt så är Corsair Vengeance 1500 ett headset som levererar på i princip alla punkter och vid alla tillfällen! Ljudet vid spel är utmärkt och ger en stor fördel mot om man skulle köra med 2.0 ljud. Vid musik och film är det lika imponerande och komforten är bland det bästa, om inte den bästa jag sett hos ett headset jag har testat. Mjukvaran är enkel men mycket användbar för att få till precis det ljudet du vill ha.
Pros: Utmärkt 7.1-ljud för spel, Mycket bra ljud till musik och film, Grymt bra ergonomi och passform, Bra mjukvara, Bättre ljudkort än från de flesta moderkorten
Cons: Enbart USB-version, Starkt blått sken på volymkontrollen