Manufacturer: Corsair Gaming
Price: £74.99 (at time of review)
In the hardware world Corsair is a long established name that started life, as many of the giants have, as an OEM manufacturer; in Corsair’s case this was L2 cache modules. Their speciality was defunct when Intel began incorporating L2 cache modules onto the processors however so they turned that expertise to manufacturing DRAM modules for the server market. In 2002 they performed the first of the diversifications that formed their cult like enthusiast following when they began to manufacture RAM specifically aimed at overclockers.
In more recent years Corsair has, quite literally, set a trend by branching out and capturing the enthusiast mindshare. Cases, SSDs, RAM, Power Supplies, Peripherals, Audio and Fans; they make it all. The entirety of their range has been renowned for quality and performance all backed up by high levels of service, this dedication to the product and their customers is what has earnt Corsair the rabid following they have today.
The subject of today’s review is the Corsair Gaming H1500 USB gaming headset, which is one of the ‘new’ products under the recently created sub-brand. I say new in quotation because what we have here is a rebrand of the Vengeance 1500V2 headset which means we inherit excellent industrial design, 50mm drivers and Dolby 7.1 surround so hardly a bad thing, right? Time to give them a good test and see if they are good enough to get us excited about this new gaming focused sub-brand from Corsair.
More about Corsair:
Corsair is a global company bringing innovative, high-performance components to the PC gaming market. Specializing in very high performance memory, ultra-efficient power supplies, and other key system components, our products are the choice of overclockers, enthusiasts, and gamers everywhere.
Corsair has developed a global operations infrastructure with extensive marketing and distribution channel relationships. Corsair’s products are sold to end users in over sixty countries worldwide, primarily through leading distributors and retailers.