Corsair Vengeance 2100 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

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Corsair Vengeance 2100 Wireless Gaming Headset

We’ve saved the best for last…or is it? The Vengeance 2100 headset we’re are looking at represents our last product review of Corsair’s 2013 headset refresh. Amongst the entire collection of five headsets, the Vengeance 2100 fills a premium niche with the most notable feature being its wireless capabilities. There was much to compare between the headsets and we’ll have to see if the Vengeance 2100 sits at the top of what has so far shaped to be an enforced top-to-bottom headset catalog.vengeance2100_01_boxfront

Amongst PC enthusiasts, Corsair is one of the most known computer hardware brands long trusted for their RAM and power supplies. Corsair has expanded into new avenues and gained respectable reputation for its cases and gaming peripherals. The current headset refresh marks a third generation of Corsair audio, with apparent improvements to mechanical design and sound quality. The Vengeance 2100 is the successor and replacement to the Vengeance 2000, which was Corsair’s first ever wireless gaming headset. The Vengeance 2100 shares a number of similarities with its wired siblings, the Vengeance 1400 and 1500 (V2), such as the color scheme and Dolby Headphone. However, there are differences, much more so than the differences between the closely priced Vengeance 1400 and 1500 (V2), with the Vengeance 2100 boasting wireless operation and premium qualities. The Vengeance 2100 headset can be found for  $117.68 shipped on Amazon and comes with a 2 year warranty.

Additional Corsair 2013 Gaming Headset Refresh Reviews:

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Corsair Vengeance 2100 Gaming Headset Features:

  • 2.4GHz Wireless Audio
  • Dolby Headphone 7.1 Surround
  • Large 50mm drivers
  • Designed for comfort: Microfiber-covered memory foam earpads and a padded headband let you play longer
  • Noise cancelling microphone

Corsair Vengeance 1500 (V2) Gaming Headset Specifications:

  • Headphones
    • Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
    • Impedance: 32 Ohms @ 1 kHz
    • Drivers: 50mm
  • Microphone
    • Type: Unidirectional noise-cancelling condenser with adjustable, rotating boom
    • Impedance: 2.2k Ohm
    • Frequency Response: 100 – 10,000 Hz
    • Sensitivity: -37 (± 3dB)
  • Wireless
    • USB power consumption: 500mA
    • Connector: USB
    • Wireless range: up to 40 feet (12m)
    • Battery life: Up to 10 hours
  • 2-year warranty
  • System Requirements:
    • PC with USB port
    • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, or Windows XP
    • Internet connection (for software download)

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The retail box has a large clear plastic window which prominently shows half of the Vengeance 2100 headset. The headset comes with a 47 inch (1.2 m) USB-to-microUSB cable for charging, a 63 inch (1.6 m) USB extension cable, a wireless adapter, user manual, safety leaflet, and warranty information slips.

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  • Action Jackson

    Logitech G930 the best

  • negatus

    I’m surprised that the reviewer didn’t mention the “hiss” that is present whenever an audio source kicks in. It’s fairly loud for a second (as the signal wakes up the headset), then mostly fades (though not completely) as the audio plays.

    Also worth mentioning is that the wireless signal is pretty easy to disrupt (microwave, refrigerator, door, partitions, & other wireless devices) so the range for me is effectively 11 feet before the audio starts cutting in and out.

    • Kirk

      That “hiss” you describe is likely noise coming from your line and not actually created by the headset. This occurs on basically all setups.

    • Stewie

      Yeah there is a constant quiet hiss when you put it on max volume but its really nothing special. Also im getting a good 9 meters of distance when wireless and I’ve never had anything disrupt the signal as easily as youre describing. My only complain about the headset is that you have to have the usb in when using the headset even if the headset is plugged in with the charging cable. Its a tad bit annoying as im on a laptop with not that many ports. I recommend this headset to everyone! Hope youll get your headset working well like mine.

  • drew

    The 2000 breaks pretty easy above the hinges, hopefully this is addressed and actually fixed in the 2100

    • Saul Berenson’s Crusty Beard

      It definitely isn’t. Just broke my 2 month-old 2100 yesterday exactly at that spot. And, no, I didn’t throw it or drop it or anything, just placed it down on the table a bit harder than usual.

  • Ravynmagi

    Something probably worth noting. Corsair doesn’t have any properly working drivers for Windows 8.1 yet. The existing drivers don’t allow for 5.1 or 7.1 sound (only 2.0 works) and the beta drivers are still really bad.

    http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123945

    And I really think it’s completely inexcusable after how long Windows 8.1 has been available to the public (since last summer) to still not have working drivers.

    However on Windows 8.0 or earlier it’s an otherwise great headset.

    • cptnjarhead

      Good point, i would definitely want to know if was running 8.
      However with so many win7 machines, its not a big deal. most gamers are using win7, waiting for win9 and that is the target demographic.

      • ATTA

        ‘most gamers use W7′ – just LOL. Definitely W8.1 better.