Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset Review

👤by Richard Weatherstone Comments 📅21-07-12
Conclusion

The Corsair Vengeance 2000 7.1 Wireless Gaming Headset is a product that breaks the mould. You see, some wireless headsets simply do not perform as expected. Instead they hiss, hum and generally lack the audio experience of their wired counterparts. Adding 7.1 was a very bold move too as some 7.1 sets vary from adequate to the outright dreadful. Setting up 7.1 usually consists of moving virtual speakers around in a console to get them to correctly determine position of real world events. The Corsair model we reviewed today suffers none of these traits.

The performance of the Corsair Vengeance 2000 was very good on all levels. Music reproduction was crisp and the frequency response of both mid and high range were excellent. Bass was perhaps a little lacking but it was perfectly adequate. If however you are expecting this headset to shake loose your teeth then you may be disappointed. Gaming is the speciality of the Vengeance though and here is where it performed admirably because the positional audio was nigh on perfect despite the explosions and rumbles in the distance. The microphone was also very good once adjusted with my voice being very clear despite the extreme sensitivity.

If there is one area I felt a little let down it was the choice of the materials used. The velour covered memory foam ear pads, while very comfortable, did get very hot in use. This coupled with a closed cup means your ears my get a little too warm during extensive gaming periods. I would have preferred to have seen an interchangeable set of cups, perhaps using the same perforated faux leather on the headband. The fake aluminium, while looking attractive does nothing for the headsets perception of durability. Sure Corsair offer a class leading warranty service but I would happily sacrifice weight to have real aluminium than plastic which in my humble opinion should be used on a premium/flagship model. With that said though it is understandable why Corsair chose the materials they did: Cost.

At close to 115, this headset is not cheap. There are less expensive models in the Corsair line-up but none that offer all of the features as the flagship Vengeance 2000. So I guess Corsair can be forgiven for amending the material choice to keep costs (and weight) down. When you consider that the Corsair Vengeance 2000 is both Wireless and 7.1 and it is really good on both counts then the price of the product is justified but nonetheless be out of many gamers price range.

The Corsair headset is an all-round excellent performer and in all honesty, you will struggle to find a better sounding 'gaming' headset on the market. Despite our initial fears of Wireless and 7.1 being utilised on a flagship headset, these fears were unfounded because the fact that Corsair have built a headset which is both wireless and 7.1 which works pretty darn good is nothing short of an exceptional achievement because other manufacturers have simply not managed this. So if you are looking for a class leading, wireless 7.1 gaming headset, there is none better than the Corsair Vengeance 2000.

Pros
+ Great Looking
+ Good Wireless Range
+ Excellent Performance
+ Can be used wired while charging
+ 5 Years warranty

Cons
- Use of Aluminium and additional ear cups would enhance the appeal



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