Corsair Vengeance 1500 (V2) Gaming Headset Review

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Final Thoughts and Conclusion

My impression of the Vengeance 1500 (V2) has changed considerably over the many weeks I’ve been wearing and listening with it. Had I wrote this review much sooner, I would have hammered on about how uncomfortable this headset was to wear. That was previously my biggest criticism of the Vengeance 1400, but even that headset has now loosened and the clamping force is now very acceptable. The only comfort concern that remains is the bulky weight of both these sister headsets.

Corsair Vengeance 1500 Gaming Headset

Sound quality is good and it’s sure to satisfy a wide variety of listeners. Audio detail is nowhere as good as most competing dedicated music headphones, but the Vengeance 1500 (V2) is more than competent and it packs a rotating microphone that has some of the best recording quality we’ve heard from a gaming headset. Music and movie listeners should have few complaints with most songs. Strong bass and treble give energy to songs and film. However, genres that rely on a more natural sound signature such as orchestra tracks were spoiled by the large bass presence. Most video games sounded fine, but gamers who take the pickiest interest in realistic combat sounds, particularly in the fantasy or historical setting, may want to look for another headset or headphone.Corsair Vengeance 1500 Gaming Headset

The Corsair Vengeance 1500 (V2) is by and far not our favorite $99 headset, but it’s a very capable headset that passes in every regard. We can’t evaluate the long-term reliability of the Vengeance 1500 (V2) which was a complaint from dissatisfied Vengeance 1500 (V1) owners with broken headsets, but improvements to the mechanical durability are apparent in the new design. Right now the Corsair Vengeance 1500 (V2) is $97.53 shipped, but did see this model selling for $69.99 during holiday sales. If you can grab this headset in the $70 or under price range, it is certainly worth its cost. After a very aggressive break in to loosen the headband clamping force and long burn ins, the Corsair Vengeance 1500 (V2) earns a recommendation for its comfort and good sound.


LR Recommended Award

Legit Bottom Line: The Vengeance 1500 (V2) took a long time to get used to, but the comfort and characteristic sound make this a solid gaming headset.

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  • Maximilian

    It’s hard to know what to make of these reviews, half of them are very positive while the other half are pretty negative, especially concerning the positional audio, the treble (worrying for someone who likes jazz) and tension of the headband (mostly because the reviewers have wide heads or large ears I would imagine).
    I’m also curious what they’re comparing the positional audio to, surround headsets or stereo. I have those old Creative Fatality HS800 headphones, which is a good all rounder but crappy durability.

  • Joelcio Santos

    Brazil makes delivery pro?

    How long does it take?

    How much is shipping?

  • €dgar Quintero

    Just got these… all other reviews I’ve seen are super positive, this review basically gave it a pat on the back. We’ll see how accurate this review is once I try them.

  • Component Actual

    You say this is by far not your favorite $99 headset. May I ask what is? I agree with your review that the positional audio is not that great. But to me the sound quality is fantastic, and much better than my previous $189, headset the Razer Tiamat 7.1, though that model had better directional audio.