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5 out of 5 eggs Excellent Headset for gaming. 10/18/2013

This review is from: Corsair Vengeance 1500 USB Connector Circumaural Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

Pros:

This headset has all the bells and whistles. You can't find a better headset for the price, I got mine on sale for $70 U.S. and it's one of the best buys of the year considering my old headset was a 10 year old logitech.
The software this headset comes with is very nice, and allows you to tailor your listening or gaming experience to exactly the way you want it. It has the option of regular stereo mode, or surround sound mode, which is great for first person shooters and horror survival games. The software also allows you to customize a mixer for different levels, just in case you want those explosions a little boomier. You can create custom preset profiles for the mixer for whatever you may be playing or listening to at the time.
The mic on this headset is quite sensitive and great sounding, but not so sensitive that you get a lot of white noise coming through it. It will pick up people in my background talking if their in the same room, but you can change the sensitivity of the mic if you don't want that happening to you, I'm a soft speaker so I had to turn mine up half way.
The solid build and toughness of this headset is great. It doesn't feel like it's going to rattle or break anytime soon, and I use mine everyday for talking on skype/teamspeak and playing pc games. Large ear cups on this headset are great for fully covering my ears and drowning out external noises. In a house full of other gamers this is a must for me.
Also has a VERY long braided cord with lit up volume buttons and a mic mute button which is easy to press in a hurry, a pro if you get too many phone calls while trying to play a game.
It's very comfortable for those long gaming sessions into the late nights and wee early hours of the morning. I have a decent sized head at 6'3 and these don't really bother me since I take a break every 2 hours or so anyways.

Cons:

I haven't really found too many cons to this headset yet, but there are a couple.
The sound gets all wonky (although very rare) and you have to go into the headsets software and switch in between the regular headset and back to surround to fix it. It's interrupted a couple of my gaming sessions and is a terrible headache if you're trying to record your game play and this happens. Fast and easy fix, but still a big con for me.
I have seen people complain about the low level of bass in these, and that they don't quite vibrate their head. But if you go into the custom mixer in the software, you can just turn those lower levels up and bling blam, more bass. It's not going to vibrate on your head, but it's a very noticeable difference. I don't consider this a con, but some people might.
The cloth on the earphones are dust magnets, but you can just pat them off if they get dusty.

Other Thoughts:

Assessment: These headphones are an excellent buy if you're in the market for a new gaming headset. The overall quality for sound and mic quality is the best I've owned for gaming, and the surround sound is a must have. Software is great but needs a little tweaking.
One last note: I have a lot of earrings and I have to tuck my earrings into the ear phones to be comfortable using these for long hours. So if you have many earrings or long dangly ones, take them off or just tuck them in.

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  • William p.
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year


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