Corsair Vengeance 1500 Surround Sound Gaming Headset Review (Hardware, PC)
Posted by Jeff Lindsey (Piso_mojado), Nov 21, 2011 14:27
Now I should note that there are only two 50mm drivers and you may be wondering how this produce surround sound with just two speakers (as I did). The simple response from Corsair is “How do humans detect sounds all around them, when we have just two ears?” The answer is that when sounds reach us, our ears will make subtle changes in the frequency of the noise and our brain translates that to the positioning of the source of the sound. Likewise, the software that works with the Corsair Vengeance 1500 alters the frequency of the sound your game/movie/etc. produces and give you three dimensional sound in Dolby.
Corsair Vengeance 1500: Superior Performance on Budget
When I plugged the Corsair Vengeance 1500 in with the single USB connector, Windows 7 tried to set it up properly. But Windows 7 did not download the software needed to take full advantage of its surround sound capabilities. So after a quick visit to Corsair’s website, I had a piece of software that put the power of Dolby within my grasp.
The software is immensely user friendly. With just 1 click, you can go from standard 2 speaker headphones to 5.1 or 7.1. What I love about the software is that it eliminates the need for the large clunky control boxes that you see on comparable headsets. Instead you can move the speaker positioning to fit your liking to any imaginable configuration. I was even able to move all seven speakers to one side, and then drag it around in a circle; as I did this, I could really hear my music circling my head.
There is also a built in equalizer with several presets. Now none of the presets had enough bass for me, including the “Music + Bass” option. After a little tweaking, I was able to get a setup that really pushed the low end the way I like it.
Rating: 4.6, votes: 11