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A Review On: Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming headset

Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming headset

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Pros: Great sound quality, strong wireless signal, improved overall construction and durability compared to previous generation Corsair headsets

Cons: A bit bulky

The Corsair Vengeance 2000 wireless headset is probably one of the best purchases I've made in terms of PC peripherals. Purchased this product because I simply got fed up with having a long wired headset that limits my mobility. Having a completely wireless solution allows more mobility when both gaming and working. Plus, it's just way more convienent to be able to get up, stretch or to take a break without having to worry about putting down the headset or tripping over any annoying wires.

I had my doubts about wireless gaming headsets based on previous experiences with other wireless headsets and headphones. Corsair has been able to do right in just about every aspect. The microphone (although I do not use it) is a high quality noise cancelling mic. Overall sound quality from the microphone is quite decent and is comparable to their other and previous generation headsets.

The sound quality is also exceptional. The wireless signal is never lost as long as you're within the same room as the receiver. I listen to music, played movies and games. The sound is just about as good as any other "PC Gaming" headset, perhaps even better when you use certain presets within their driver software. Overall the audio reproduction from the Vengeance 2000 is on the high end when it comes to PC Gaming. It may not satisfy the uber audiophiles out there but if you're looking for something for gaming and general usage this will be the perfect solution.

Corsair claims the wireless signal can support up to 40 feet away. This seems to be in a "best case scenario" in which there are no walls or surfaces between the wireless USB receiver and the headset itself. I was able to walk around my room without any signal loss. Quality of the sound stayed consistent up until there are too many walls between you and the receiver. Once I stepped downstairs the signal was intruded by some static but you can still hear sound. It was not until I went to the basement the signal was lost completely. Overall the wireless works quite well, so far the best I have experienced so far.

The Vengeance 2000 headset may be considered fairly bulky to some users. It is definitely a large piece of equipment but Corsair has done a great job in making it stand out with the silver and blue on black accents. The headset is surprisingly light considering its size but don't expect them to weigh as light as a feather. It is definitely something that you will feel over your head but definitely wont cause any discomfort over long usage periods thanks to the thick padding on the headband and the microfibre padding over the very large earcups.

All in all the Vengeance 2000 is a solid buy for anyone who is in the market for a wireless headset for gaming, skype, and day to day usage. The MSRP is $149, you can try to grab one when they go on sale at some retailers but even for $149 it is well worth it. Corsair pretty much took their previous products and made it 400% better in every way. If you're looking for something similar but you don't buy into the wireless scene then you can check out their Vengeance 1500 version.

Hope my short review has helped.

4 Comments:

The only problem i have it the pads. I think they are memory foam but not sure. They are a bit hards.
I think the padding on the earcups are definitely personal preference. some people prefer the "leather" material but those usually mean that the headphones are closed headphones. The Vengeance 2000 is definitely an open headphones with the cloth/foam material on the ear cups. I personally like it and it's an improvement from the original HS1 headset.
I dont like the constant hiss i get when applications (Web browser, mumble, skype) are running, so i always have to run music in them. Not cool on such a premium headset
Hmm, I don't really hear much of a hiss or any static ambient noises even when no music or sounds are playing. I did experience this with the older HS1 headsets but so far the Vengeance 2000 has been pretty good in that regard.