Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Headset Review
The packaging on the other Vengeance products is crisp and clean, and the 2000 Headset keeps up this trend. All the information you can desire, with no frippery or extraneous details. Excellent. The Headset itself is well protected, with non-tacky plastic strips covering the areas likely to rub against the packaging in transit, ensuring it arrives in mint condition.
Despite being a headset and therefore simple enough to use, the documentation is detailed and easy to follow. The Wireless auto-syncs, without any bizarre order needing to be followed. Just plug in, turn on, play. We have three cables in the box, a lengthy USB extension for the wireless receiver, should you have your tower below the desk or similar, a mini-USB charging cable, and the wireless receiver itself. This comes complete with a delicate blue LED to let you know all is working as it should be.
The first thing you notice is the lightness. Despite being a fullsize setup, heavy use of plastics has kept the weight to a minimum. But don't think that plastic means a creaky build-quality. Everything feels very solidly put together, with nice soft ear cups and a lot of adjustability, helping the Vengeance 2000 sit nicely on your head without pushing into the sides and making long usage uncomfortable.
All the controls you need are on the left earpiece. A simple power button dominates, with a blue LED to let you know it's on, or off. Below that is a very high quality volume roller, which reminds us exactly of the excellent volume control on the Vengeance keyboards.
The software is a small download, and whilst not vital has a few nice features. The one we like a lot is the bypass button. So often companies apply spatial effects which work perfectly in gaming but make it sound like Joey Ramone is singing in a cathedral when you move to your music. Otherwise there are the standard selection of volume and EQ options, as well as three options for how spacious you like your echo to be.