Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Headset Review
Rather than tease you with some hints towards which way we're leaning here, let's cut to the chase. The Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Headset is, barring two small things, fantastic. We've tested a lot of headsets, and without fail we always returned to the Roccat Kave as our 'daily driver'. The Vengeance 2000 blows them away.
Despite being an all plastic build, they're surprisingly robust. In the same way that the plastics you get with an Aston Martin are a league ahead of those in a Hyundai, so the Vengeance 2000 oozes quality. The biggest benefit is how this also keeps the weight down which allows you to wear them until the battery runs out without feeling like you've got an anvil strapped to your head. The headband is soft, the ear pieces are even softer, and it sits perfectly on your ears. Not so tight than you feel like you have accidentally brought a vice, but not so loose that your audio spills out and loses definition.
Speaking of the audio it's really good. If you like heavy bass, you'll be delighted. If you like sheer 'but these go up to eleven' volume then Corsair have you covered. But if you just want crystal clear sound throughout the audio spectrum then you'll be in heaven. Even with a flat EQ selected the Vengeance 2000 replicates everything we could throw at it with alarming clarity. The presets are well selected too, veering away from the tendency towards only having a Metallica-esque scooped style that is so popular with some other presets. The microphone is clear too, neatly focussing upon your voice rather than the hums and whirs surrounding you, without having the Peter Piper Sells Seashells problem that can occur with other mics.
It's not only the audio quality that is a delight, but the actual wireless part works phenomenally well. Corsair make a big play about how the Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Headset doesn't just randomly cycle between wireless frequencies, but instead takes a note of those currently in use and avoids them entirely, so you never have to put up with even minor breaks in your signal. We can't verify that this will work flawlessly in every possible scenario, but even with dozens of wireless devices near to our testing area, we never once lost signal or heard something we weren't meant to. Astounding.
Of course there are a couple of tiny gripes. The first is the battery life which, at a robust 10 hours, is good enough to allow for overnight charging similar to our smartphones. It still went flat on us a couple of times, but you get a warning that it will do so allowing you to plug the charging cable in and carry on playing. The other little niggle is the price, at around £110 these are at the higher end of the spectrum, but the quality of the whole item makes it a worthy price to pay, so it's only a tiny problem for those a bit tighter in the financial department.
In all the Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Headset is excellent and we really cannot rate it highly enough. The audio reproduction is first rate, and the wireless element is done as well as we've ever seen it. A Gold Award winner.