Corsair returns with a vengeance with two solid performing headsets.
Following the successful launch of its HS1 headset, Corsair has come back with a Vengeance line of gaming peripherals including three new headsets. Included in the new lineup are the 1100, 1300, and 1500 gaming headsets.
The Vengeance 1100 is the smallest of the three gaming headsets, and features a behind-the-head headphone design using 40mm drivers and an unidirectional boom microphone extending from the left speaker. The 1100 can be connected via two analog 3.5mm audio jacks or by USB with the included adapter.
While lightweight and open ear headphones have their place, they are not for everyone. Thankfully, Corsair has also introduced two larger designs dubbed the Vengeance 1300 and 1500 to suit the needs of gamers who prefer – whether out of desire for isolated sound or to appease the significant other – the around-the-ears circumaural design. The 1300 supports connecting to high end sound cards with 3.5mm audio connections for both sound and the noise canceling cardioid microphone while the Vengeance 1500 connects to the computer using a single USB connection for both sound and microphone. Both models feature 50mm drivers, a 95 decibel dynamic range, 3 meter cables, noise canceling microphones, and support for positional audio. Further, the Vengeance 1300 uses X-Fi CMSS-3D while the 1500 headset supports 5.1 and 7.1 Dolby Headphone positional audio. The larger designs are relatively heavier compared to the smaller Vengeance 1100. However, the closed ear design should provide cleaner audio while blocking out background noise.
All three of the Vengeance gaming headsets were released in October 2011. The 1100 features a $39 USD MSRP while the larger 1300 and 1500 headsets have an MSRP of $79 USD and $99 USD respectively. Today we will be taking a look at the 1300 and 1500 gaming headsets. We will be looking at how well they sound, feel, and whether or not they are a good choice for the price. Continue reading for our full review.