Overall we are impressed with the Corsair Gaming H1500 headset. The Dolby virtual surround sound features work very well, sound quality is on par with more expensive headset offerings with a little tweaking and while the microphone isn’t perfect, it is good enough for daily use.
Corsair’s software utility is simple, tidy and responsive. There are EQ profiles to suit most tastes and use cases. If you get really competitive when it comes to shooters then the FPS EQ profile in conjunction with the 7.1 surround feature should provide you with a slight edge.
Microphone responsiveness could be improved and it would be nice to see the feedback I experienced eliminated in future product iterations. My only other complaint is that you can’t change the lights on the in-line controls, I didn’t care for the red and blue flashing that occurs upon muting the microphone as it can be particularly distracting at night. I would much rather have had the option to switch to a solid red light.
Despite those two complaints, I have no problem recommending the Corsair Gaming H1500 headset to KitGuru readers. It’s extremely comfortable to wear and you won’t be tired of it following long gaming sessions. I would go as far as to say that this headset could replace desktop speakers for many users.
In the past, I have had a tendency to use headsets as little as possible as I prefer to just have sound blasted at me via a pair of speakers but this has changed since using the H1500 due to the enhanced sound quality and comfort.
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You can buy the Corsair Gaming H1500 headset from Overclockers UK for £74.99, it’s a little on the pricey side but this is still a pretty compelling option and should compete well with other headsets in the same price range.
- Extremely comfortable.
- Decent sound quality.
- Virtual Surround works well.
- Microphone could be improved.
KitGuru Says: I have no problem recommending the Corsair Gaming H1500 headset, it performs well and is very comfortable to wear.