Corsair Vengeance 2000 Headset ReviewWaco -
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When I hear the name Corsair, I think of high quality cases and peripherals. To me, Corsair has a reputation of releasing high quality products at reasonable price points. Specifically, Corsair's Vengeance line of products has focused completely on satisfying the needs of gamers serious about having the right tools for the job. Today, I'll be taking a look at its newest high-end wireless gaming headset, the Corsair Vengeance 2000. Being encumbered by a wired headset in the past hasn't bothered me too much, but I'm certainly game to see how the freedom of a wireless headset can affect my gaming sessions. I'm certainly looking forward to being able to get up from my computer without having to miss any in-game chatting or dialogue in movies when I need a beverage refill.
Now I'm going to be honest up front here; I'm very critical about sound quality and I've found most gaming headsets I've tried in the past to be somewhat lacking in the accuracy department (loud bass alone is not going to impress me). Corsair has designed this headset with sound quality as one key design point, so here's to hoping it's been done right!
Taking a look at the packaging, it's quite clear that we're looking at a headset. There is a large window on the right side of the box that shows off the headset itself and also a small window towards the center of the front, showing off the wireless USB adapter. The front of the box boasts about a few of the features – namely its wireless capability, large 50 mm audio drivers, HRTF positional processing, and up to 10 hours of battery life. It also mentions that this is a 7.1 headset, though it's not entirely true, as we'll see in a bit. The rear of the box lists more features in a few languages. The left side of the box has a full specifications list in several languages as well.
The top of the box is quite plain with only a single plastic hanger for retail display. The bottom of the box lists what you should get in the box itself (again, in a few additional languages)…so let's open this thing up!
Opening up the box reveals the headset itself, the wireless USB adapter, the 5-foot USB extension base for the wireless adapter, the charging cable, and the product manual and registration. There is no included driver disc, though if you are running an up-to-date copy of Windows Vista or Windows 7, you should have no issues simply plugging in the adapter and gaming away. Corsair, of course, suggests installing its own software to enhance your listening experience. You can grab this software from its website (it's a quick download).
The headset itself comes packed in a recycled black cardboard holder with the wireless USB adapter wedged in the middle. It's quite secure, so I doubt your local UPS or FedEx drivers will be able to damage anything in shipping. Move on to the next page to see the Corsair Vengeance 2000 in all its glory!