Test : Corsair Vengeance 2000

Corsair enhances its recent range of microphones to a newcomer in 7.1, which has the particularity to work wireless. The spatialisé its free?

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Very comfortable
Good spatialization

Support a long hair
Only USB
Cost a little wireless

Its simplistic remote control and its connections limited to USB, the Corsair Vengeance 1500 we had strong impression. Comfortable, the Corsair headset is perfectly cut for long gaming sessions, providing rendering its spatialisé 7.1 of quality and of addition of practical pilots to use. Filled with qualities, it is with pleasure that is again allowed this model to the drafting, but wireless version. Dubbed Corsair Vengeance 2000, this new helmet has the same benefits as the wired version. This is the case for the audio part, on which we we will expand here, since we already said what we on the test of the 1500 revenge. To summarize, the spatialization is good, especially from sources 5.1, convincing use of ProLogix II.

In game, it is happiness, as in dynamic scenes of cinema. Rendering is fairly neutral base, which is a good point for listening to music, but it tends to take a ride on the equalizer to add a little power to the bottom of the spectrum, because strangely for a headset-oriented game, revenge 2000 - as revenge 1500 - is a bit stingy in low.  Note that the microphone is also the same. It ranks along the left and one-way, it has a reducer of ambient noise that it minimizes perfectly by offering a rendering of the clear voice and breath.

This point fast completed on audio, let us to the construction of this helmet and its main novelty: the wireless. The model itself does not progress. There are two transducers of 50 mm mounted in large closed circum-aural headphones, providing a correct, but not enough insulation in noisy environment. The technical characteristics are identical (20 Hz - 20 KHz, 32 ohm), and found the same level of very good finish, except that the coating way alu brushed fact branches somewhat cheap. The headband is still as comfortable, while the bearings of the ears retain their finish Microfiber above mosses to memory of forms.

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Big changes are on the left earpiece, where is found a button on / off and a fairly well integrated sound adjustment wheel, and a mini-USB connector which is used to load the helmet. A load that may be long enough - until 2: 30, perhaps even a little more, on a standard USB - if it does the branch that one times the emitted signals (light recurrent beep and LED flashing red), indicating that it has started the last 10% of the battery. However, once the green flag and entirely responsible for battery announced 10 h autonomy is fully respected. Without using the microphone and still at a normal level of listening, we even regularly exceeded this time. Of course, if the energy, it is possible to continue to use the helmet, playing while he recharges (even extending load time), provided you have a USB cable range.

Corsair Vengeance 2000 - Dongle AdaptateurThe scope of the 2.4 GHz signal, it is given for 12 metres, this without taking into account possible disturbances and other walls. In practice, either 5 or 6 metres in an environment filled with waves and fields as may be a high-tech writing, no problems to report. However, the passage of a bearing wall thick enough is now much less well tolerated.  Home, installed in the couch at 3 metres of the television the headset connected to the media center, no problem to report and the presence of a much thinner wall is also no particular difficulty. At the time, a few centimetres of the dongle USB to the PC, everything works perfectly. Still happy!

Note that in the box of the helmet is provided a USB cable to recharge, and an extension cable USB about 1.5 metre to deport the dongle USB of emission of the signal (to avoid any disturbance on the back of the motherboard, near card WiFi for example).

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In the end, from the time the sound aspect is well managed, where the design of the helmet and the modifications imposed by the passage in wireless were made with care, and where everything goes well with the use, there is no particular issue reserves. The only small caveats relating to dependence to the USB port (and the incompatibilities that this implies, helmets revenge was primarily designed for use on PC), and the small lack of bass that is corrected without evil with the equalizer. Therefore remains to see how Corsair is pay the comfort of wireless.

Without necessarily going to the least expensive, for revenge, 2000 price is set at €139, while the 1500 revenge is around €85 or even less. Head, it is approximately €55 difference, which seems us a little much to the comfort of the wireless, even if we know that the wireless headset are generally quite expensive. Especially since even invest such an amount, it will be perhaps better to move into an all-terrain model, that can be easily used with a television or a console game. But the Corsair Vengeance 2000 is a very good product, that is that best after a small drop in prize.


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