Summary: This headset is to tight it's not even funny. I don't have an excessively large head either, it is a bit bigger than average but this headset is like a vice. I was told it's ear cuffs were made of memory foam, not true.
Summary: I gave these 2 stars because they do have a couple of good qualities. The cord is wonderful. It is long, supple and tough. The sound quality is quite good at least in 2 speaker emulation. All the other emulations were way too reverberant for me, but that is my opinion only. That's the Good! 1. These are USB headphones. I didn't think that would be a problem. I downloaded the Win7 driver, it's only available on-line and there is no installation disk, and installed it.
Summary: I Bought these on May 31 and everything was great, fast-forward to Halloween and I find myself unable to hear anything out of the right side of my headphones unless I mess around with the cord.
Great for gaming, not so great for music, BAD QUALITY CONTROL!!!!
Mad Pistol, Amazon
14 October 2012
Summary: I'll try and give the goods and bads of this head set and explain why I rated it the way I did. First, Corsair's biggest marketing on this head set is that it uses 50mm drivers. That's great... if they're used properly. I have a set of headphones with 40mm drivers that sounds easily better than these for listening to music and other forms of media. Sorry, but 50mm drivers means jack squat unless you bring something else to the table.
Summary: The headphones were quite nice, they had great sound and build quality. However, the the band is very tight! I have a slightly larger than average head, and it was very uncomfortable, I couldn't use it more than 30 mins per period because it was just squeezing my head so hard. And afterwards I would have a small headache. My friend with a smaller than average head also tried them on, and thought they were a little tight for comfort.
Summary: So I was looking for some 3d Surround Sound headphones and being a fan of corsair, I decided to ignore some reviewers and go with the majority opinion which seems to be fairly favorable. When I first got them, they sounded all right, and an EQ in the driver console really brought out some great sound. Not heavy booming bass at all...nice clean sound. I was also very pleased with the sound of the microphone which is crystal clear and appropriate volume.
Sound is very good. Not great constuction around the volume control.
D. McAllister, Amazon
3 December 2013
Summary: The sound is very good from these headphones. However after just a year , sound started cutting out from one side. When i moved the wire at the volume control. (which is halfway up the full length of the wire) the sound would come and go. Eventually one side stopped completely so i decided to try and fix them ( only a broken wire so i thought i could twist them together or solder ) .
Summary: After using the Corsair HS1 USB model for a good year and a half, it finally started presenting issues and I figured it was time for an upgrade. I wanted to get another USB headset and saw Corsair had released a new product, the V1500. I loved the HS1 so much that I expected the same quality from the 1500, but it just had too many issues for me to even consider holding onto it.
It's a great headset, pity it didn't last very long
S. McGavin "SMG", Amazon
6 September 2012
Summary: I bought this headset in November 2011 and a couple of days ago, the sound stopped coming out of the right-hand side. Tested on another PC, the right speaker was completely dead. I've had these speakers sitting in the home office all the time and treated them in a normal fashion. So having a fairly pricey equipment fail on me in 9 months was very disappointing. Luckily a quick email to Amazon had them sending a replacement the very same day, excellent service!