Corsair picked up a talented new product manager over the Summer, Stan Kwong. Stan's roots trace back to Creative and Logitech and he's wasting no time using his skills at Corsair. Yesterday TweakTown made a quick stop in San Francisco to see the new Vengeance Gaming Headset products just down the road from Intel Developers Forum.
The new Gaming Headphone Lineup consists of three products, Vengeance 1500, 1300 and 1100 and are designed for excellent gaming audio reproduction, outstanding comfort and convenience.
The Vengeance 1500 is a USB gaming headset with an MSRP of 99 USD. This model has a unique aluminum structure not found on the Vengeance 1300. The 1500 and 1300 share the same circumaural, closed-back earpad designs and audiophile grade 50mm drivers.
The USB to audio chip delivers 7.1 and 5.1 Dolby Headphone positional audio for realistic 3D positional audio while gaming.
The Vengeance 1300 is very similar to the 1500 but uses plastic instead of aluminum for the structure, dual 3.5mm plugs and is designed to work with Creative X-Fi products. The Vengeance 1300 accurately reproduces audio generated by the X-Fi CMSS-3D and other sound card based positional audtio systems.
The MSRP is set at 79 USD for the Vengeance 1300, an outstanding bargain if you already have a high-end sound card.
The Vengeance 1100 is a radical departure from the 1500 and 1300 but the same Corsair quality is present. This behind the head design is light weight and Corsair emphasized comfort for long online gaming sections. The 1100 Gaming Headset can use either USB or dual 3.5mm connections and they feed 40mm drivers.
The Vengeance 1100 is the true bargain of the group with an MSRP of only 39 USD.
All three Vengeance Gaming Headsets should be available in October and we can't wait to have them in house. At the Corsair Launch Event I spent most of my time with the Vengeance 1500 model and really like what it has to offer. The aluminum construction should allow this long time gamer to enjoy 3D positional audio while gaming and still be able to toss them across my desk when the frustration level calls for such action. As the father of two similar tempered gamers the aluminum construction should make the Vengeance 1500 the last pair of headphones we'll need to buy for a long time.
In testing at the event all three Vengeance Gaming Headsets delivered excellent performance. The 3D audio was some of the best I'd heard while playing Counter Strike Source and the explosions sounded deep with bass that rivals my Beats used for traveling. The new Vengeance Gaming Headset lineup will be the perfect weapon for Battlefield 3, we can't wait!