Corsair Vengeance 1300 Analog Gaming Headset ReviewIndybird - January 1, 2012
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Headsets and gaming have been seen as a single entity since the advent of online gaming. Since then a lot of effort has gone into specializing headsets for gaming; retractable and bendable microphones, padded earpieces, headbands for comfort during long gaming sessions and, of course, more advanced sound technologies to give gamers a competitive edge. Headsets nowadays have mainly gone in two directions: the analog headset that is compatible with all gaming platforms that offer amplification flexibility and the digital headsets exclusive to PC owners which are less tunable but easier to set up and typically full of extra features. Surround sound headsets are the buzzword of the headset market as of late, but they can rarely replace a surround sound speaker system for accuracy.
Most gamers end up looking for a relatively simple analog headset that is well built, has good general purpose sound, and is particularly comfortable. The headset we have here today is the Corsair Vengeance 1300 and it aims to beat the competition in these very categories. With promises of clearer, fuller sound via the "massive" 50mm drivers, superior comfort via deep memory foam earpads, and more immersive gaming thanks to the noise canceling qualities of the closed-back design the Vengeance has. It is made out to be a very desirable headset.
The Corsair Vengeance 1300 comes in an attractive yellow and black themed box. The front isn't much in the way of description, but that is perhaps not needed due to the headset's simple nature. Instead, it provides a large clear picture of the headset its self. Around the back we get a detailed description of the headset's features in six different languages. On the side of the box you'll find a window with a clear view of the actual headset inside. The left side of the box provides the technical specs of the Vengeance 1300, again in six different languages.
For once, you won't find anything other than the headset itself inside the box. The headset is supported in a cardboard shell that also has a compartment for the wiring.
Now let's take a closer look at the headset.