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Corsair Vengeance 1300 gaming headset review

Can Corsair construct capable cans? Categorically, yes

Our Verdict

For

  • Blocks background noise
  • No bass distortion
  • Great value

Against

  • Uncomfortable after long sessions

Corsair is claiming audiophile-quality from its new Vengeance 1300 Analog Gaming Headset. Can it deliver?

The keen-eyed amongst you will have noticed that this isn't the only new line of peripherals from Corsair lately – we've also got our hands on the Vengeance M60 mouse and Vengeance K60 keyboard.

While that kind of desk-furniture is completely new to Corsair, this gaming headset's less of a stretch from its comfort zone – our ears are still recovering from the divine racket that the SP2500 2.1 speaker system can wail out.

It's first crack at the headset cherry, the Corsair HS1, was a decent effort for a first go.

To make it's subsequent headset worth buying though, Corsair needs to take the SP2500's sound quality and add comfort, mic clarity, 3D positioning and intuitive controls.

No mean feat, and by promising 'audiophile quality' from a relatively cheap headset Corsair is aiming high.

50 mm drivers have been fitted to avoid distortion and cope with rumbling low-end frequencies, and both the earpieces and headband are generously foam padded to save your head in marathon sessions.

So can the Vengeance 1300 really deliver on all of its promises?

Tech Specs

Product TypeHeadset
Earpiece TypeBinaural
Driver Size50 mm
Minimum Frequency Response20 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response20 kHz
Product FamilyVengeance
ColourBlack
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Brand NameCorsair
Form FactorEar-cup
Sound ModeStereo
Host InterfaceMini-phone
Cable Length3 m
Earpiece DesignOver-the-head
Microphone DesignBoom
ManufacturerCorsair
Product Model1300
Product NameVengeance 1300 Headset
Product LineVengeance
Impedance32 Ohm
Manufacturer Part NumberCA-9011111-WW
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.corsair.com
Marketing Information

With dual 3.5mm audio and microphone connectors, the Vengeance 1300 gaming headset is a great match for high-end soundcards. It offers superior comfort and delivers clean, accurate sound for intense gaming and a competitive advantage.

Microphone Sensitivity-41 dB
Microphone TechnologyNoise Cancelling
MaterialFoam