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Going in alphabetical order, the first up to bat is the Corsair Vengeance 1500 Dolby 7.1 USB Gaming Headset. This is Corsair's flagship USB headset, though it sports a middling price tag of $100 MSRP and around $80 street. It has a built-in DSP (Digital Signal Processor) and, as you'll see below, an aggressive design befitting a hardcore gamer looking to intimidate his foes at a LAN party. The hardest thing to wrap your head around with Corsair's 1500 cans is the price tag. At around $80 street, you might expect Corsair to skimp on build quality or features, but that's not the case here. This is a heavy-duty headset that comes ready to rumble with no setup required (a software download is optional). And don't worry if you're not known for your delicate touch, it would take some effort to destroy the 1500s. The gigantic ear cups attach to solid chunks of plastic that are screwed into a second layer with a brushed aluminum motif on the outside. Each ear cup swivels, a welcome feature if you're one-handing the headset like a DJ. A thickly headband provides a layer of protection on your head for those late-night gaming sessions, and combined with the featherweight design, you can wear the 1500s comfortably for long periods of time.
Gaming is like any other facet of technology: you’re only as strong as your weakest link. So when Corsair sent us the Vengence 1500 Headset we were quite excited to see where this headset fit into the vast (and ever-growing) market. First glance gives us some hints into what we’re in for: Dolby 7.1 means we can expect superior sound quality and Corsair means we’ll be getting a quality product. In this review we will be looking at this headset in 3 different categories: Here we will take a look at the build quality of the Vengence 1500 Gaming Headset. Initially taking the headset out of the packaging we are surprised with the weight of this headset (or lack thereof). This headset is extremely light which will have an impact in our comfort section. Don’t let the lack of weight fool you, it feels extremely solid: Hard plastic on the ear cups, the headband itself, and the microphone boom. The ear cups rotate allowing the headset to be hung or laid down nicely which is a great feature to avoid stress on the headset itself. The actual ear-cups are a light and airy cloth material with plenty of padding for extra comfort. This mixed with a light headset should translate into pure comfort. Overall the build quality here is excellent. However talk is cheap: We’ve been using this headset for almost a month now every day. The headset is still in great condition and I see no concerning points to mention (ie cloth tearing, plastic seperation, loose parts).
Corsair is well-known for making exceptional computer memory. Although, as we frequently see in today's market, companies are expanding their product lines. Corsair has created the Vengeance gaming line which encompasses headsets, keyboards, mice, memory, and cases. We've taken a look at the Vengeance K60 Gaming Keyboard, and the Vengeance M60 Gaming Mouse. Finally we're checking out the Vegeance 1500 headset. It is a USB stereo headset that uses Dolby Headphone to create a virtual surround environment up to 7.1 channels. With 50mm drivers it's sure to deliver big sound, and be comfortable at the same time with memory foam behind each earcup. But the key is how well it performs. The front of the box has a picture of the headset along with Vengeance 1500 written in yellow and white. The Dolby Headphone logo along with “7.1 Gaming Headset” also grace the front. You can also catch a glimpse of the headset through the wrap around window from the front to the right side. Doing a 180, the back is home to a wordy explanation of the headset's features. They talk about 7.1 channel Dolby Digital USB sound processing, high sensitivity noise-cancelling mic, comfortable earpads, and a short blurb explaining the workings of Dolby Headphone.
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. The Vengeance 1500 packs the same gigantic drivers as its predecessor, providing top-notch sound quality for this price range. The circumaural design and thick, squishy padding make for a tight seal around your ears that isolates you from the pollution of ambient noise. While it doesn't deliver the level of quality that some higher-end products provide—Sennheiser's PC 333D G4ME, for example—the Vengeance 1500 does provide respectable dynamic range and bass response that's perfectly suitable for both games and movies. And while nothing can compare to an actual surround-sound setup, Corsair does deliver Dolby Headphone.
In just under a decade, gaming headsets have gone from repurposed general-use headsets to being a market of their own. Other than the obvious, ever-growing online gaming community there are several other reasons for having a headset purpose built for gaming. A couple of important features in a gaming headset would be comfort for long periods of use, clear positional audio, retractable microphone, and inline controls. Manufacturers often make specially add features, such as a built-in sound card, surround sound or cross platform compatibility to make the headset stand out as being made for gaming. However, these features are less common because they are harder to execute well. Often times these features are not well implemented, resulting in an overall mediocre headset. Corsair, a company known for its memory products and now computer cases, has begun its own line of gaming products. Based on its offerings so far it's obvious that they are aiming for the premium peripherals market; no sacrifices here. Today we are taking a look at the high-end digital gaming headset, the Corsair Vengeance 1500. This headset touts superior comfort, a built in USB sound card and amplifier, 7.1 audio processing, and a sleek appearance.
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