Summary: I bought this headset 8 months ago. The overall sound quality and driver options are nice. There are several presets you can change the drivers to, and you can create your own. It's not a real 5.1 or 7.1 sound but most people won't be able to tell. If you want something better for sound it's best not buying this headset, or a headset in general, and buy a pair of headphones. The microphone is clear and noise canceling.
Summary: These are decent headsets but with one fatal flaw. Unless the microphone is disabled, a high pitch buzzing noise constantly can be heard from the speakers. It only gets louder when the mic is muted on the control box, which not only weighs down on your ears but also gets very hot. Speaking of heat, the material around the earcups makes your ears feel very sweaty after a short while, which is not good for extended gaming sessions. I would not recommend this headset.
Summary: Just a short review - there's one thing about this headset I want people to know. If you search Corsair's forums, you'll encounter aging threads where people are complaining / have complained about their sound channels reversing. I've used this headset for a solid year and I'm about sick of them. Going to attempt RMA and ask for newer revision and, if that won't fly, going to consider something from Plantronics, Astro or Sennheiser.
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 had high hopes for this headset after doing quite a bit of research. Upon receiving them, I was indeed impressed with the form, comfort, sound quality, and that amazing braided cord. Then I opened TeamSpeak. This headset suffers from problem which Corsair has been made well aware of, though they choose to persist in refuting their customers' claim that enabling the mic causes a high-pitched whine to emit from the speakers just within hearing range.
Summary: A mediocre headset with great sound from the earphones but the microphone is garbage, it is a shame as well i have allot of corsair gear in my pc's and this is the only trash i have ever seen from them.
Summary: Tried Skyping with a friend on these and she reported a high-pitched whine. Not sure if it was the fault of the headphones or not, but I returned them because they were really tight on my head and my computer wouldn't figure out to default to the USB and then switch back to speakers.
Summary: I received these as an RMA replacement when my Corsair CA-HS1NA developed a loose wire at the inline mute/volume control within 9 months. The Vengance 1500 had all the high points: great sound, good mic pickup with little echo, comfort for long gaming sessions, and sound blocking for ignoring others in the room with me. However, I received these in October 2012 and as of April 20 2013 they have developed the same problem at the inline mute/volume control.
Summary: I had high hopes for this headset, I really did. I suggest saving your money and getting a Gamecon headset. First off the headset is HIGHLY uncomfortable. It's far too tight on the head and on more than a few occasions it's caused headaches. Your ears also have no ability to breath and can lead to irritation. Now with that out of the way let's get to the real problem. The audio, while clear for the most part, is nothing more than an emulation of surround sound.