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Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset Review
|Date:||Thu, May 31, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Mike Lewis -|
Taking a closer look at the Vengeance 2000
The wireless dongle that is included with the Vengeance 2000 can be plugged straight into a USB port, or it can be used in conjunction with the extension cord/base that is included. Once plugged in the dongle has a small blue LED that glows to indicate power.
The Vengeance 2000 wireless gaming headset has adjustable and rotatable, memory foam ear cups. Looking here you’re also able to see where the charger connects. It uses a standard mini USB connector for connecting the charger. If you happen to use the headphones for over 10 hours and drain the batteries you can plug the vengeance 2000 in and continue to game even while the headphones are charging. This alleviates the concern of being left high and dry when the battery dies.
On your left ear cup you have your power button, volume control roller, charging port, as well as a power LED indicator. This is also the side that the microphone boom is on. When the microphone is in the up position as pictured above it has an automatic mute feature. Once it’s lowered back down it automatically unmutes itself. This is a great feature and if you use Ventrilo or a similar communication software it will more than likely come in handy. The unidirectional microphone is also noise cancelling to ensure that your friends hear you loud and clear. The microphone is adjustable and has a frequency response of 100 Hz - 10 kHz with a sensitivity of -37 dB (+/- 3 dB).
On the Vengeance 2000 we have soft, microfiber-covered, memory foam filled ear cups. This makes the Vengeance 2000 extremely comfortable to wear for hours on end.
The Vengeance 2000 has a soft synthetic leather headband, which has a mesh pattern on it and is stitched with bright blue stitching. The ear cups also have a ring of blue going around them, which adds a nice flare and makes the headset pop just a little without being overly flashy.
Once you get everything connected you’ll need to install the Vengeance 2000 drivers and software panel. This gives you the ability to turn on and off the virtual surround sound, as well as configure your equalizer and change the size of your virtual surround setup. The equalizer has several profiles already built in, including an MMO, FPS, movie, and various audiophile settings for you to use. I found that each profile worked rather well for what they were specified for. The audiophile settings are there to cater to whatever your ears prefer! We used driver version 1.7 for our testing and had a great experience with them. The driver download is under 33MB and it was not found to hog system resources on our Windows 7 gaming PC.
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