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Corsair Vengeance 1300 Analog Gaming Headset Review
|Date:||Fri, Apr 13, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Legit Staff|
Appearance & Product TourAppearance:
As far as appearance is concerned, the Vengeance 1300 really caught my eye. There's nothing fancy or over the top about them. They are standard black headphones, but they have a subtle ring of blue around the ear cups and blue stitching along the top band. The top of the headset features a soft memory foam band, which is covered in the same synthetic leather as the ear cups. The top of the band features a mesh design, which is purely aesthetic.Vengeance 1300 Up Close:
The Vengeance 1300's large ear cups, which house the 50mm drivers, were designed with comfort in mind. The memory foam is a nice touch which indicates that Corsair knows gaming sessions can last hours at a time, and that comfort is key. If you are an owner of the Corsair HS1, you probably know the ear cups on that headset were removable. However, the Vengeance 1300 did not retain that feature. The microphone is adjustable up and down, and to a small degree inward and outward from the user's mouth.
The ear cups on the Vengeance 1300 rotate 90 degrees but only in one direction. This will make storing them on a hook, against a wall, ideal. The headband is adjustable, providing a wide range of sizes to ensure the Vengeance 1300 will fit almost anyone.
The synthetic cover on the ear cups is something that I've found to be less than ideal usually. Wearing a headset, especially for long periods of time, can cause the user to get hot and possibly even sweat and the synthetic leather does nothing to help alleviate this. Generally, it just causes you to get even warmer.
Corsair has made sure to improve on the in-line volume control, moving it closer to the user. This makes it easier to adjust your volume or mute your microphone on the fly. The cord is braided which helps prevent tangles.
As opposed to the Corsair HS1, the Vengeance 1300 is an analog headset. This means that instead of using a USB connection, it uses two 3.5 mm male connectors to connect straight into your sound card, motherboard or whatever device you are using. One is for the audio output and the other is a microphone input. This means they are completely plug and play with practically any computer system.
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