Corsair are a big name in gaming, so when they release a new product people stop and listen. They may also stop when they see a big bright yellow headset sitting on your head! The Corsair H1500 is a bright and bold headset, with Dolby 7.1 surround sound and a pair of 50mm drivers. These are big boys headphones, and open you to a whole new world of gaming, listening to music and skyping the missus.
Big and chunky are words I would use for the Corsair H1500, and maybe throw in a little yellow. This gaming headset sports microfiber wrapped, memory foam earpads, which are huge and make sure to cover your entire ear. This creates a seal and means that there is little to no leakage of sound, and it also blocks any outside noise. There is a yellow trim around the ear pad, which though only a little adds a huge amount of character into the headset.
The headband is a wide piece of plastic and foam, which is incredibly comfortable. This in combination with the memory foam ear pads, mean that I can listen to music or game for long periods of time without having any issues with these on my head. The USB cable is huge, when connected to a computer or PS4 then I have no issues, but when using on a laptop at work, I did have to tidy a lot of cable away behind the screen.
The overall build quality of the headset is fantastic, you hold it in your hand and it feels like it can last a long time. The mic can be flipped up or down, depending on if you want to use it or not. When up, its out of the way and doesn’t interfere with your line of sight at all.
I was impressed by the sound produced by the H1500’s although I did notice some static noise when listening with the volume quite high. At this volume was where that “little to no” sound leak started to show up. Though I did find I was happy with them at a mid-level volume, they were loud enough and perfectly clear. The 7.1 surround sound was actually really good, and definitely made them better than standard stereo headsets, I was easily able to hear footsteps and enemy positions in FPS so if this is what you are aiming for you will be happy.
The boom mic works reasonably well, I did have a problem with people finding me too quiet, and this is where I found a problem. The mic isn’t flexible, it goes up and down, but can’t by melded to make it closer to my mouth.
The EQ software is pretty straight forward, and allows you to make specific changes to the sound or use a present.
- Warranty Two years
- Frequency Response 40Hz – 20kHz 5/-5dB, -10dB @ 35Hz
- Impedance 32 Ohms @ 1kHz
- Drivers 50mm
- Connector USB
- Cable Length 3m
- Type Unidirectional noise-cancelling condenser
- Impedance 2.2k Ohms
- Frequency Response 100Hz to 10kHz
- Sensitivity -44dB (+/-3dB)
The Corsair H1500 is going to set you back £59.99 from eBuyer which is a more than reasonable price for this headset. This is quite a professional headset, aimed at the more serious gamer so if you fit that description and don’t want to go crazy on the budget then I think these are worth the investment. I love the look, and the sound is perfect for gaming or listen to music. The added bonus of comfort is huge and means that I can listen for longer and not have any pain afterwards.
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