Excerpt: Looking to take your PC gaming to the next level? Trying to find a way to crank up the sound without imposing on your neighbors or loved ones? Looking for the extra level of immersion into your current PC game of choice? Then you’re probably in the market for a quality headset for your PC. For many years I was resistant about using a headset and honestly only used one with <insert applicable VoIP software here> for communicating with my friends while gaming.
Summary: Final Thoughts
After spending much time with the Vengeance 2000 headset I sort of have mixed feelings. Let’s start out with the good things though.
This headset has to be one of the most comfortable headsets that I have ever used. The felt earcups are not annoying at all and feel great. I can listen to music, play games or watch movies with this headset for hours without having the remove the headset because it is irritating.
Pros: – Extremely comfortable, – Great sound quality, even in stereo, – Wireless!, – Easy to setup, – Volume scroll wheel
Cons: – Driver installs the headset as stereo device and this cannot be changed, – No mute button on media controls on the headset
Summary: The wireless gaming headset suffers tremendously from inherently flawed drivers that mangle surround sound. The hardware and stereo quality are at least commendable, but these can't justify the $150 asking price on their own.
Pros: Superior comfort and no clamping, Volume roller on left earcup, >10 hour battery, Can be used while charging, 50mm drivers deliver excellent stereo sound, Decent microphone
Cons: Expensive, Surround only works in 45% of titles, Surround fails in all tested media player applications, Xear 3D directional cues not as precise as Dolby Headphone, Xear 3D softens heavy dynamic influences in music, Wireless hiss can be heard during moments of silence, Requires two USB ports for charging and streaming, Lacks controls for music playback or answering calls, Low battery alert beeps cannot be disabled
Summary: Today we’re having a look at the Vengeance 2000 headset from Corsair. A brand new headset featuring 7.1 surround sound and a main focus on gaming. The Vengeance 2000 comes in a very stylish and good looking box, showing off its contents. In the front of the box we find the USB stick which provides the 2.4GHz wireless connectivity and just a sneak peak of the headset itself. I’ve tested this headset with several games and quite a few songs.
Summary: There are pros and cons to both analog and USB headsets. Analog and USB multichannel reproduction accuracy depend on the audio source like an inline USB audio processor, integrated audio (motherboard) or discrete audio card. Analog multichannel headsets rely on integrated codecs or audio cards with multiple wires bundled in to one thick wire, which can often be a point of weakness in terms of wear and tear.
Summary: Corsair's newest PC USB gaming headset shares a similar appearance and feature set with some of its older siblings, but this new model features wireless connectivity. Today, we will tell you if wireless could be the way to go when you choose your next gaming headset that also does a very good job with movies and music as well.
Excerpt: In recent times, memory specialists Corsair have really broadened their scope with what is now several top notch audio products covering both headsets and speaker systems. However it's not until today that we have the first wireless gaming headset from Corsair, which boast's algorithm based surround sound thanks to some nifty software that runs in the background.
Conclusion: Important: In this section I am going to write a brief five point summary on the following categories; Performance, Appearance, Construction, Functionality and Value. These views are my own and help me to give the Vengeance 2000 wireless gaming headset a rating out of 10. A high or low score does not necessarily mean that it is better or worse than a similar headset that has been reviewed by another writer here at Benchmark Reviews, which may have got a higher or lower...
Pros: 50mm Drivers deliver excellent quality audio, Max volume level was perfect, Virtual surround works very well, Great looking headset, Great battery life, Very sensitive microphone, Excellent construction, Software is simple yet effective, Very comfortable for long use, Microphone mute and volume scroll wheel are very innovative, No interference from other wireless devices noticed
Cons: Price too high, Real world range was half specified range, Not safe to use close to an operating microwave, Charging cable quite short for use while charging