Published on June 17th, 2012 | by simeon0
Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless Gaming Headphones
One of the great joys of my job is testing out all the latest and greatest in computer hardware and technology. Although it can have its share of frustrations, when a product shines during every step of the review process is a thing of beauty.
Such is the case with Vengeance 2000 wireless gaming headset from Corsair. The company long known for creating high-quality power units, cases, and memory, has had phenomenal success with their exceptional line of vengeance gaming accessories. The line has produced high-end mechanical keyboards, gaming mice, headsets, and cases, that provide top quality performance and durability at an affordable price for gamers of all skill levels.
In the past I have been skeptical of some wireless devices as aside from my consuls and cell phones, I prefer to use corded headsets, keyboards, and mice with our office PCs. One of the main reasons is that items that lose a charge or connectivity can result in lost productivity and work.
One of the things I noticed about the Vengeance 2000 was that it is a very sleek, stylish, and comfortable unit. It offers 7.1 surround sound gaming audio and has a connectivity of 40 feet with the battery life of 10 hours per charge.
It is a very solid and durable unit, yet does not weigh down upon you, and is very comfortable to wear even after hours of use.
This is ideal for me as it can become frustrating when you lean too far from your desk and have the headphones abruptly pulled from your head. While this may not be standard for most gamers, I can tell you that in an office for multitasking is a way of life, bending to pick something up or checking a drawer while a game is loading is a constant occurrence and being able to eliminate the need to remove the headset or do it delicate bend and stretch was a dream come true.
The earpieces and headband are extremely comfortable and have cushioned microfiber foam which for me helped eliminate some of the background noise. The sound quality is simply amazing from playing music and games to watching movies, I have never had such a comfortable and enjoyable audio experience with any headset to date.
Setup was incredibly easy as all I needed to do was plug in the USB connector and the charge cable into the headset. The unit can function fully while charging which allows maximum flexibility as you can either have a corded or wireless experience. This came in very handy recently has after doing a series of segments for E3, I found that I was running low on charge. Rather than have to delay my work, I simply plug the headset into the charger and kept going with absolutely no down time.
The microphone on the unit is extremely high-quality and I’ve had the best voice capture experience with my Dragon dictation software, as well as with Skype and gaming. The extremely strong and clear output is greatly improve the quality of my work and gaming experiences. The microphone easily flips up alongside the left ear for those times when you do not need a microphone.
Of course gaming is where this unit really shines and when I love it was the fact that the volume control and the synch are discreetly located on the outside of the left earpiece. A simple pressing of the plate synchs the unit, and by rolling up or down on the volume control bar, I was easily able to raise and lower the volume mid-game without missing a beat .
I tested the unit on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Diablo 3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and countless other programs and had nothing but phenomenal experiences across the board. Crisp audio, awesome bass, and a clarity unsurassed in any headset experience to date. In fact, I was so impressed with the unit for both gaming and work at it is now become the only headset I use with my main gaming and office PC.
From the stylish look, to the solid comfort and top-level performance, Corsair had delivered the new standard in wireless gaming headsets with this phenomenal unit