Corsair Vengeance 1400 Gaming Headset Review
Published: 31st December 2013 | Source: Corsair | Price: |
The packaging for the Corsair Vengeance 1400 is half cardboard box and half plastic, which enables the headset to be easily visible and yet keep it safe in transit. There is a tendency to
Whereas the Vengeance 2000s are bright silver on the sides and the revamped 2100s are black, the analogue Vengeance 1400 are gun metal grey arms with black ear pieces and headband. The microphone is a solid design which allows users to know it's always in the right place, useful if you've ever had to endure people who seem to be eating their microphone, whilst the lack of retractability means it's always there even if you don't plan on using it.
The ear pieces are some of the lightest and foamiest that we've ever experienced. You could wear these all day without either suffering from hot ears or uncomfortable ones. Even if you partner Noddy you can be sure that they'll fit in happily. The inline remote handles the volume as well as microphone muting.
The cable is braided and lengthy enough for all but the most far-sighted users. At 3m you'll never get the cable stuck tight.
One of the sad flaws in the packaging design is that the headset rests upon the edge of the cardboard and this has put a permanent dent into the headband. No amount of gentle massaging has managed to remove it at the time of writing. We're hardly perfectionists, a little sign of being well used can be charming, but this is very irritating on a 'fresh from the packaging' product.
As always with our testing wherever possible we like to utilise the ASUS Phoebus soundcard, and due to the 3.5mm jacks on the Corsair Vengeance 1400 it's an easy fit.