Corsair Vengeance 1500 Dolby 7.1 USB Headset ReviewIndybird -
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Basic installation of the Corsair Vengeance 1500 is incredibly simple as it is Plug and Play. However you will be pretty limited by the Window's built-in processing options. Corsair provides control panel software for the Vengeance 1500 on their website. It definitely would've been nice if they included this software on a disc with the package.
The software itself is pretty straightforward and definitely worth the download. On the main section it provides you with basic volume and mic level adjustments. At the bottom it has a useful 10-band equalizer function with several gaming oriented presets such as "F.P.S Gaming" and "M.M.O Gaming". The right-hand section of the control panel is where you adjust the headphone surround sound processing. The first option up top is "Bypass" which directly sends audio output to the stereo earpieces. The second option is Dolby Headphone, which provides 5.1 emulation in stereo headphones; selecting this option allows you to change the simulated environment type at the bottom. The third option is 7.1 Virtual Speaker shifter which sets the headset into 7.1 processing mode and allows you to fine tune the "position" of each speaker.