The Vengeance 1500 (V2) is large and heavy for a full-sized headphone. Most people shouldn’t have too many problems fitting their ears in the 4.5 inch wide earcups. Out of the box, the Vengeance 1500 (V2)’s headband clamping force was ridiculous. The headset would squeeze so tight on the head that it wasn’t comfortable to wear for very long. Stretching the Vengeance 1500 V2 headband (and Vengeance 1400 too) for weeks eventually made the pressure relent. In-fact, these headsets have become fairly comfortable to wear despite their weight and size.
Like the rest of the 2013 Vengeance headsets, the earcups are generously padded and wrapped in fuzzy fabric. In contrast, the earcups on the 2012 Vengeance headsets were wrapped in black plastic leather.
We move on to the unpadded potion of the headband. The length is adjustable above both earcups and the headset can fit heads of all sizes. The Vengeance 1500 (V2) has a different headband color from the Vengeance 1500 (V1) – the old silver color has been replaced by a gunmetal gray. The axle joints have also been improved as a result of complaints of Vengeance 1500 (V1) headsets falling apart at the joints.
The microphone is mounted on a swiveling boom with a length of roughly 5.75 inches. The boom is bendable in only one direction towards the user.
The Vengeance 1500 (V2)’s braided USB cable has a total length of 9.8 ft (3 m.) The inline controller is located 19.5 inches from the headset on the cable.
The inline controller has buttons for volume up/down and microphone mute. When plugged in and powered on, the inline controller lights up two bars in-between the three buttons. When the microphone is not muted by the controller, the lights will glow a steady bright blue. When the microphone is muted, the lights will flash between red and blue. I would much prefer the mute setting to remain a steady red instead of alternating between the two colors.
The change in the color scheme of the 2013 Vengeance headset has left the Vengeance 1400 and the Vengeance 1500 (V2) looking seemingly identical. The only visible difference when placed side-by-side is that the headbands are different lengths.
Left: Vengeance 1400 Right: Vengeance 1500 V2