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Corsair Vengeance 2100 Circumaural Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

  • 2.4GHz Wireless
  • Up to 10 hours
  • Up to 40 feet (12m)
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Learn more about the Corsair Vengeance 2100

General

Brand
Corsair
Model
Vengeance 2100
Part
CA-9011125-NA

Wireless

Wireless Type
2.4GHz Wireless
Operating Time
Up to 10 hours
Distance
Up to 40 feet (12m)

Headphone

Driver Unit
50mm
Headphone Frequency Response
20Hz–20KHz
Headphone Input Impedance
32k Ohms @ 1 kHz
Ear Coupling
Circumaural

Microphone

Microphone Impedance
2.2k Ohms
Microphone Frequency Response
100Hz-10KHz
Microphone Sensitivity
-37 dB (+/- 3 dB)

Feature

Features
Microphone Type: Unidirectional noise cancelling

2.4GHz wireless audio - High performance gaming audio without worrying about wires.

Dolby 7.1 surround - Accurate multi-channel audio helps you locate opponents even if you can't see them.

Large 50mm drivers - Better bass response and crisp, clear midrange for more audio quality and a competitive edge.

Designed for comfort - Microfiber-covered memory foam earpads and a padded headband let you play longer

Noise cancelling microphone - Be heard loud and clear, whether you're playing or just chatting between matches.

Large diameter, circumaural earcups - Blocks distracting sounds and keeps your head in the game.

Packaging

Package Contents
Corsair Vengeance 2100 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset
Wireless adapter (USB)
Charging cable (USB, 1.5m)
Extension cable (USB 1.5m)
Quick start guide

System Requirements

System Requirements
PC with USB port
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, or Windows XP
Internet connection (for software download)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Robert D.
  • 7/28/2014 2:04:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing sound, great battery life, Mac compatible

Pros: - Great sound
- Great Battery life
- Great Software (for Windows, anyway)
- Works well with toggling between computers (such as on a USB switch)
- Comfortable for my head
- Surprisingly light weight
- Mac Compatible
- Can get very loud (though still sounds good)
- USB!
- Very robust design
- Incredibly good price for what they are

Cons: - No Mac Software (though listed as "mac compatible", which it is otherwise), therefore no 7.1 sound on Mac

Other Thoughts: I just got a roommate so I needed some headphones for gaming/movies/whatever. I also have a USB switch and a 2 computer setup including a Mac. I use my USB switch and it quickly detects in Windows and Mac, without hardware emulation (basically a "dumb" switch).

I don't have a ton of experience with headphones but I tried some Gamecon wired headphones to have a basis for comparison. These edged out those pretty easily in a lot of respects including bass and comfort. I was not expecting them to be so light considering they were battery powered.

I am happy with the battery life but I keep them wired to USB (note the USB port is for power ONLY, requires wireless dongle for audio) so as to not wear out the battery. These headphones feel like they will last a very long time.

Make sure you enable 7.1 audio in the software after you install it. Corsair software is not intrusive but gives you a task-bar icon. You may want to tinker with the equalizer in the software. You can make your own presets but it comes with some good ones by default.

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  • Raymond S.
  • 7/28/2014 12:15:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid Headset

Pros: Sound quality is nice. Not the best ever, but it's a set of gaming headphones.

The charge lasts a good long while.

The headseat is fairly comfortable considering it is not light.

The provided USB connection dongle works quite well, plug it in, hit the button on the headset, and you are good to go.

Those I talk to have not noticed anything odd with the sound quality, so the mic appears to be decent.

Cons: Not a con so much as a few warnings:

For the first few weeks it had a hard time being activated after launching certain apps with in-game voice clients.

It also can wreak havoc on games that only support 2.1 audio. I had to constantly reset the game and the headset software for the first month or so.

Both of those issues have resolved themselves, so I'm not sure if it was games or the hardware or the headset software.

Finally, if you like a push-to-talk option, you have to use a keybind to do so. It leads to weird situations where I am not at my computer and am listening to others, but cannot talk. So that is something to consider if you NEED a push-to-talk option on your headset itself.

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  • Joshua M.
  • 7/27/2014 3:29:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsGREAT HEADSET!

Pros: -7.1 Surround Sound. GREAT for listening to music and gaming, with awesome quality.
-Great price point for a wireless 7.1 headset IMO. Picked mine up for 86.99.
-Very Comfortable
-Nice Design
-Feels like high quality materials, very sturdy
-Cloth ear cups. In my past experiences I have had leather ear cups and decided to go with cloth this time around.

Cons: -None

Other Thoughts: -The volume wheel on the headset controls the system audio, not its own volume. Didnt list this as a con for myself, but I can see other people not liking this feature so I figured I would list it.
-Download the equalizer software from corsair.com to change between stereo, 5.1, and 7.1 surround sound.
-A little bit heavier, but no big deal to me. I was using a Turtle Beach PX21 heasdet before this one, and this one is a million times more comfortable, even though there is added weight.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/24/2014 7:15:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDon't buy if using wi-fi

Pros: I've owned and used these for about eight months, give or take:

-Comfortable; easy to wear for long periods
-7.1 works well enough that sounds are identifiable as "rear" (remember: the game must support surround sound for this to work properly...)

-The battery doesn't seem to have lost much capacity since I first used them--they still go for 8-10 hours

-The microphone works well enough

Cons: -Wi-Fi interference. Often, my Wi-Fi signal is instantly dropped from 50 mbps to 2-3 mbps the moment I turn the headphones on. When I turn the headphones off, 50 mbps resumes. (Repositioning the receiver doesn't make a difference.) Corsair advertises 2.4 GHz as space-age technology (see the blurb on the box...it's priceless), but as we know, everything on the face of The Earth uses 2.4. If you want to use these headphones and Wi-Fi simultaneously without interference, you're most likely going to need to buy a 5 GHz router. (p.s. this has nothing to do with congestion or other devices on the network; I'm not in an apartment complex)

-Range: I can get about 15 feet (through a wall with no insulation within it) before the signal breaks up and disconnects. Often, when the phones reconnect, I lose Wi-Fi (assuming I was able to get both to work simultaneously in the first place). In short, as long as you stay within a small room, the signal should remain intact.

-Distortion, distortion, and more distortion. Anyone who says otherwise is simply deaf; the slightest bit of bass causes massive distortion, and it's awful. This doesn't seem to be improved by reducing the bass EQ sliders (which I'm not going to do, regardless, as that defeats the purpose of using huge headphones, does it not?)

-Hissing in background near 4KHz (defeatable by reducing the EQ slider to minimum, though obviously, that will destroy treble response)

-Bass is weak for "can" headphones, even with EQ sliders all the way up

--Often, when I plug the phones into the PC for charging, the volume is bizarrely reduced while using other audio sources (default audio not set to headphones). Very strange, and very annoying. This also occurs while using the phones and switching between 2.0, 5.1, and 7.1; the resolution is to switch back and forth until the "supposed to be" volume level returns. Annoying.

--Default audio must be switched every time one wants to use the phones. Sure, we can blame Windows for this, but can't a macro be included in the code that does this for us automatically when the phones are activated?

Other Thoughts: I can't recommend the phones for the above "cons." In my experience, using the phones substantially interferes with Wi-Fi, they don't sound particularly good (hissing/distortion/weak bass response), and range is very poor. I continue to use them only because the 7.1 is accurate, and positional audio is very important while gaming.

Corsair, get these off 2.4 GHz, or add something to the software that allows channel adjustment; the auto-adjustment that is claimed simply doesn't work (in my experience), and the phones most definitely, positively interfere, massively, with Wi-Fi reception. Fix the hissing problem that goes back to the 2000 line (from what I've read, it's a driver issue). Fix the distortion problem that is most likely related to the hissing problem (gain is simply way too high, and cannot be adjusted). Keep the style and fit...they're so comfortable that I have literally forgotten that they were on my head (numerous times). :)

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  • Chuck S.
  • 7/22/2014 5:44:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVengeance Master

Pros: Wireless, great sound quality, can also be wired if the headsets dead,

Cons: Not as comfortable as the Corsair Vengeance 2000

Other Thoughts: They do not break that easily if you treat them good and do not toss them around or drop them constantly iv gone 1 year with 2 headsets have not broke either of them. Why?? Because I am careful and nice to my headsets.

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  • Michael C.
  • 7/21/2014 12:38:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Headset

Pros: Wireless feature is really nice and it can charge while in use, sound is amazing, the 7.1 works great for gaming.

Cons: The low white noise only happens when it is plugged in, and it can be removed by reducing overall volume to about 70%

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  • Tammie H.
  • 7/17/2014 10:58:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: -Sound was good.
-Mic worked great.
-Looks really good.
-Can game for a couple hours without any discomfort.

Cons: -Broke only after 2 weeks. (Reason for the 2 star rating.) If this had not of happened it would have been a 3 star.
-Charge did not last long when in use.

Other Thoughts: Software wouldn't work.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Dave,

We're sorry you ran into problems with the Vengeance 2100. To get a replacement, please contact us directly at 888-222-4346 or submit a ticket at corsair.force.com and we will be happy to assist you.

Thank you,
Corsair Customer Support
Corsair Support Email: support@corsair.com
Corsair Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346

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  • Jonathon W.
  • 7/16/2014 3:20:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThese suck

Pros: wireless
usb charger
pretty cozy

Cons: They sound like ****. I cant even make these sound somewhat ok with the EQ when playing music. I came from a ragged out set 4 year old G35's, and they sound better than these. These may sound ok if you play WoW, but not FPS or RTS. My old 5v's even played music better.

Other Thoughts: They may make ok memory and cases, but headphones are not their forte. I tried to live with them hoping they would break in, but they haven't. And I believe it's too late to return them so I'm *******.
Save your money.

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  • Marben F.
  • 7/11/2014 9:50:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsGreat wireless headset for gaming and music

Pros: Bought myself a pair of these after going through 3 Turtlebeach X12's and I really enjoy them. The build feels sturdy, fast driver installation, ability to use while charging and good battery life. i mainly play BF4 and this with Wartape audio and Surround is amazing. Will try other games with it as well. The drivers for the headset has a little control panel to adjust settings, preset profiles such as "Audiophile, FPS, and MMO" and I thought that was neat as well. I get pretty good range with these headphones. My room is downstairs and I have a pretty good amount of stairs to climb. Perfect signal within close proximity towards my room. so I can listen to podcasts while I cook or something with no drops at all. I've been wearing these for a few hours now and is still pretty comfortable. Doesn't get as hot or sweaty as my previous X12's got.

Cons: The mic that comes with it is disappointing. It gets in the way sometimes when re-positioning these on your head, so in the end I wish it was retractable. Buy yourself a blue snowball if you want quality voice audio. Otherwise, it suffices for voip.

Other Thoughts: I have to say, making the leap from my X12's to the 2100's was well worth it IMO. Much better sound quality, but not audiophile like sound. Get some Sennheisers if you don't mind wired headphones. As wireless ones, they're great.

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  • Sean E.
  • 7/5/2014 2:23:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsEhh...

Pros: It's wireless. Can use them while plugged in via USB. Mic quality is one of the best I've heard from this price range of gaming headsets. Mic muting feature is nice.

Cons: Feels heavy. Hear weird noises when slightly moving my head around. Static noise once in a while. Clamps a bit tight against the ears, in my opinion.

Other Thoughts: I can't even use the headset anymore, the weird noise while moving my head is unbearable. Keeps your head warm, could be good in the Winter. Not so much the Summer.

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