The front of the Corsair Gaming H1500 headset box lists several key features including Dolby 7.1 virtual surround sound, 50mm neodymium drivers and memory foam ear pads for comfort.
The back of the box elaborates on the same features, stating that the Dolby surround solution will deliver “lethally accurate positional audio”. The 50mm drivers promise to deliver “towering dynamic range” and the memory foam ear pads should allow users to to wear the headset for extended periods.
The Corsair Gaming H1500 headset comes in black with yellow accents, differentiating itself from past models, which were released under the Corsair Vengeance brand with blue accents.
The long 3 meter cable is fully braided, which is always nice to see and the length will come in handy for those who keep their PC under their desk and route cables to the top. The cable is not removable- it is permanently attached to the left ear cup.
The memory foam ear pads are wrapped in micro fiber and are very comfortable indeed. the ear cups are large enough to form a decent seal around the ear.
The inline controls allow you to set the volume and mute the microphone. If the microphone is muted, the LED will flash blue and red, you can’t customize the lighting unfortunately, which is a shame as I would have rather used a solid red light upon muting the microphone as the flash can be a bit distracting at night.
The microphone is of decent length and can be positioned directly in front of your mouth. You can push it up and out of the way when you aren’t using it, some headsets will automatically mute the microphone when it is positioned upright, the Corsair Gaming H1500 does not have this feature.