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Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst   
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless Headset
Closer Look: Vengeance 2000
Vengeance 2000 Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset

Manufacturer: Corsair
Product Name: Vengeance 2000
Model Number: CA-9011115-NA
Price As Tested: $149.99 (NewEgg/Amazon)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Corsair.

Corsair is well known for their wide range of high quality and high performance enthusiast and gaming orientated computer hardware. The Vengeance 2000 is their first foray into the wireless gaming headset market and boasts multi-channel 7.1 surround sound gaming audio capabilities too. The Vengeance 2000 headset is very comfortable thanks to a padded headband and microfiber covered memory foam ear pads, and has true freedom of movement thanks to the lack of wires.

At the business end we have 50mm drivers with a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz and a unidirectional noise-cancelling condenser microphone with a frequency response of 10Hz to 10 kHz. The main setback of the Vengeance 2000 is its price, at $144.99 you have to really ask yourself if it is worth an extra $55 over the Vengeance 1500 for wireless freedom. Benchmark Reviews intends to give you all the information you need to know about the Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming headset and to answer any questions you might have.

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During the course of this review we will give you an in-depth look at the Vengeance 2000 Headset and also put it through its paces to see if it can stand up to corsair's claims. It will be tested in a range of scenarios from listening to music to watching movies and most importantly, its main purpose - Gaming. By the end of this review I hope you can share your opinions and provide some feedback, please feel free to ask any questions if you think there is anything we haven't covered.

Vengeance 2000 Features

Free Yourself

Enjoy high-performance gaming audio without worrying about wires. With a battery life of up to 10 hours and a range of up to 40 feet, you won't miss out on any of the action.

Know Your Enemy

Corsair's optimized HRTF positional audio technology gives you the tactical advantage you need for victory. Accurate reproduction of multi-channel 5.1/7.1 surround sound gaming audio helps you locate your opponents even if you can't see them, for an immersive, realistic gaming environment.

Hear It All

Large 50mm drivers deliver audio with more detail and more realism for maximum enjoyment and a competitive edge. The tight bass response lets you experience deep, satisfying lows without distortion or overload, and voices are crisp and clear.

Take Command
Whether you're calling out DPS targets or just chatting between matches over VOIP, the unidirectional, noise cancelling condenser microphone ensures that you're heard loud and clear. The adjustable, rotating boom flips out of the way when you don't need it.
Play For Hours
The microfiber-covered memory foam ear pads and padded headband let you play in comfort for hours. And if you manage to run the 10-hour battery all the way to zero, you can use the Vengeance 2000 even while it's charging.
Comfort, fidelity, and playing to win

At Corsair, we believe that you need more than just dramatic audio. You need the comfort that allows you to play or talk for hours without thinking about what's on your head. You need fidelity that gives you a listening experience that's not just immersive - it must also be true to the source material. And, of course, you need the detailed positioning and situational awareness that lets you play your best.

Headset Specifications

Headphones

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ohms @ 1kHz
  • Sensitivity: 105dB (+/-3dB)
  • Drivers: 50mm
  • USB power consumption: 500mA
  • Connector: USB Type A
  • Wireless range: up to 40 feet (12m)
  • Battery life: Up to 10 hours

Microphone

  • Type: Unidirectional noise-cancelling condenser with adjustable, rotating boom
  • Impedance: 2.2k Ohms
  • Frequency Response: 100Hz to 10kHz
  • Sensitivity: -37dB (+/-3dB)

Source: www.corsair.com



 

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# RE: Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless HeadsetAdam 2012-06-22 09:51
Did you notice if this has the same mic hiss issue as the 1500?

As soon as you open anything which uses the microphone on the 1500's there's a constant low background hiss (on top of the one you get from powered headphone anyway) which whilst not enough to be a dealbreaker it is somewhat annoying.
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# RE: Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless HeadsetSteven Iglesias-Hearst 2012-06-22 16:41
This headset has no hiss issue as you have described it. The microphone is very sensitive though and turning it all the way up will pick up background noise.
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# RE: Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless HeadsetAdam 2012-06-23 13:38
It's not an issue with background noise or feedback etc as using the remote mute button makes it louder. There was quite a long thread of complaints on the Corsair forums, not sure if they ever found a solution.

Perhaps they fixed it in time for the 2000 though.
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# Great Review!Christopher 2012-06-27 19:50
Thanks for this in-depth review. I currently own a Loigtec G930 and recently my kids broke it. It has been a strong a great headset for the last 18 months or so. But this set looks great and looks to have everything I want. As far as the price goes, I would love it to be less but then I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for. Thanks again for the review, as always, you guys are awesome!
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# Expensive?Steven Moeller 2012-10-04 16:30
I don't consider a headset priced at $150 to be expensive. For me that's a mid-range price for a WIRED headset.

I'm an audiophile, and I create and mix music as a hobby, and I'm critical about my Classical music, so I may have higher standards than most. Regardless, I've found that headsets under a MSRP of $100 do not perform well in regards to audio reproduction or pickup. To be honest, the best I ever found at that price range was the Steelseries Syberia V2 for $110, which performed so well that I bought two of them. I just recently found them online, while gift shopping for a good friend, for as low as $80. To me, a low-end wired headset starts around $100, a middle range headset starts at $150, and the top of the line starts at $200. Most of the wireless mid-range and top of the line headsets start at $180 and $225 respectively. The lowend wireless headsets, which usually start at $140, aren't even worth my time. If this headset holds up half as well as you say it does to my scrutiny, I'd call it a mid-range performing wireless headset at a low-end price. I don't know how it works over there in the UK, but that's how it seems here in the Mid-west USA. You probably don't want to know what I've payed for headPHONES.
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# RE: Expensive?Steven Iglesias-Hearst 2012-10-05 10:01
Valid points but the USP for this headset is for gaming not studio use, hence my conclusion regarding value.
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