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Corsair H1500 Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset Review

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Corsair H1500 Headset Closer Look

The merits of having a quality headset for gaming is sometimes overlooked. For many budget-conscience gamers, it is likely the device that receives the least amount of available funds when acquiring new gaming peripherals. However, being able to clearly identify the in-game sounds not only enhances the gaming experience, but it also is likely to contribute to improved gaming performance, especially if the direction from which a sound originated can be pinpointed. Being a Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset, the Corsair Gaming H1500 falls into that fold.

Corsair Gaming H1500 Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

The Corsair Gaming H1500 Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset’s packaging is likely to leave consumers with a very good first impression. Half of the device is clearly visible and the box is quite appealing, In addition, it is likely that any question one may have regarding the H1500 is answered somewhere on the box. Having a suggestion to validate the purchase of the headset, such as “UPGRADE TO UNFAIR,” certainly doesn’t hurt.

Corsair Gaming H1500 Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

The lateral rotation of the ear cups on the Corsair Gaming H1500 Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset is a benefit that cannot be overlooked and is more than just a superficial product display feature. The 90° rotation helps to ensure a tight fit.

Corsair Gaming H1500 Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

This shot (above) of the profile displays the circumaural ear cup and microphone on the left-side of the Corsair Gaming H1500 Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset. Speaking of the microphone, it is capable of about 120° of rotation and neatly folds away to its closed position, which is parallel to the headband. Also, it is of the noise-canceling variety.

Corsair Gaming H1500 Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

The on-cord volume control has three buttons and is simple to operate. On-cord controllers are sometimes placed too far down the cord and, as a result, can be difficult to situate in a convenient location. Not this one. Also, it has lighting between the buttons, which are not only attractive, but also help to locate it.

Corsair Gaming H1500 Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

As you can see in the above image, which shows the profile of the Corsair Gaming H1500 Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset from the right-side, there is a bit of offset between the headband and the ear cup. This causes the headband to sit a bit further back on


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