Corsair Vengeance Gaming Headsets
Going along the gaming peripheral line of products there is one thing that is missing; a good headset for communicating with your team, clan, guild or whatever you call your group of friends. Corsair has opted to once again go for the best quality and performance by creating some very attractive looking but still very functional products.
The top of their line of headphones is perched atop by the Vengeance 1500 which features a USB connection and delivers 7.1 and 5.1 Dolby surround sound for headphones. The 1500 is driven by high-performance 50mm drivers which ensure a full range of highs, mids, and lows. They are also circumaural which means that they have a closed back and fully enclose your ear. A nice feature with these headphones is that they also allow you to replace the memory foam ear pads in the event that they get dirty or worn over time.
The Vengeance 1500 also features a large and easy to use volume control so that it is easy to control the loudness of the headphones and to mute the unidirectional noise cancelling microphone when needed. Since it is controlled via USB it allows for Corsair to provide software to enable the user to modify the headphone’s sound settings to their desired settings with multiple profiles.
The Vengeance 1300 is very similar to the 1500, but instead of being controlled by USB it is controlled by dual 3.5mm jacks with one being for stereo audio and the other for the microphone.
The Vengeance 1500 will retail for $99 and the 1300 will retail for $79 which is honestly a pretty reasonable price and is extremely competitive with the already existing products on the market. These two headsets don’t necessarily provide anything revolutionary, but we’ll reserve full judgment of these headsets until we’ve reviewed them. If they’re anything like Corsair’s latest audio offerings, we’re probably going to be pleasantly surprised.
That leaves us with the Vengeance 1100, which is the light-weight wrap around headset which is not circumaural but rather sits atop your ear and provides an open environment for your ears. It also features 40mm drivers instead of the 50mm on the 1500 and 1300 models which expectedly will deliver more powerful audio. We would consider the Vengeance 1100 to be more for the casual gamer, especially considering the very mainstream price of $39. At that price, purely based upon looks Corsair will probably outsell the competition. Although once again we see some allusions to some products we’ve seen in the past.
From what we’ve seen here, it is safe to say that Corsair is not kidding around about joining the gaming peripheral marketing. Considering how involved Corsair already is with gaming and the gaming community it only seems logical that they’d expand themselves into such a direction. And with people like Ruben Mookerjee and his team heading up the division and showing off a solid gaming peripheral line up we think it’s safe to say that Corsair is likely to see a lot of success in their new venture. We will hopefully follow up this article in the coming weeks with reviews of some of these products to give you guys, our readers, and in-depth look at these products and their overall quality and design.
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