Review Corsair Vengeance 1400
The new year has also brought news to Oficina da Net, one of the many is that we have received peripheral gamers to test and pass our opinion on the products. Our first test suite was sent by our newest partner, the Gurivéio store , which has the best parts and peripherals for your gamer computer. In the box we received a gamer mouse Corsair Raptor LM3, which unfortunately came with a problem on your left button and made us decide to veto a review of it at least for now, and in addition to this, the Corsair Vengeance 1400 headset , which you will meet in this review
Talking about headsets is practically as difficult as talking about a video card or a smartphone, since analyzing the audio quality of a peripheral requires a somewhat superior knowledge, which can only be obtained after having passed through your most diverse ears models with their respective positives and negatives, something that very few have had the opportunity to test. Let’s try to get as much information as possible so that you, casual gamer who knows little about the subject, can feel as satisfied as an experienced player who has a more advanced technical knowledge.
The Corsair Vengeance 1400 is part of Corsair’s line of gamers’ headsets and introduced in 2013. Its closest “sibling” is the Vengeance 1500, which differs little from the 1400 even by its design if not for the Dolby audio system 7.1 surround and a USB connection, they would be easily confused. Remember that in this “family” is also present the Vengeance 2100, which is wireless. It is likely that later, according to feedback from this review, we received both the Vengeance 1500 and the 2100 to further detail their differences.
In the case of the handset we have, of course, the headset itself with its 1.8m cable, a quick start guide and a 3.5mm Y-male 4 pole Y-male 3-pole adapter, so if you do not have on your computer’s single (blue) connector where audio input and output arrive on a single cable, you can use this adapter to turn it into the classic green and pink wires.
Corsair is known to be a specialist in producing absolutely any type of computer peripheral, ranging from video cards, memories, and cabinets to even mice, keyboards and gamers’ headsets, all of which are of superior quality together at relatively fair prices. Although the company’s specialty is not yet its headphones, the evolution of quality and technology is apparent and better developed than several well-known brands, a good example that confirms this superiority is the Corsair VOID RGB, one of the best gamers headsets in the market .
The Vengeance 1400 may not be the most handsome headset as the line tops that cost an average of a thousand dollars, its design is simple, with few curves and not much “finesse”, which is more than enough to ensure amazing ergonomics and many hours of play without the least discomfort.
The metal structure that makes up the headset guarantees a user safety that does not have to worry so much about the peripheral should it fall to the ground, because its simplicity is not just a fragile and unreliable structure, but robustness and reliability. The microphone’s retractable stem is extremely reliable and even foldable, which ensures even more safety if the handset falls with the mic tapping directly onto the floor.
The arches of the Vengeance 1400 are adjustable in up to 19 levels so even the most “headstrong” people can make the most of the comfort of the headset. Being a powerful intermediate phone, it was believed that in some peripheral component would be used a simpler material, but even in the arches the quality is indisputable, therefore, the safety of its levels is surprisingly very firm, which avoids the damn karma, in the midst of your gameplay, you have to adjust the little steady arches of your headset, a problem that occurs even with some line tops.
The headset headset is as good as any other aspect of the headset, they are wrapped in a viscoelastic foam padding and the microfiber material that covers them, incredible as it may sound, do not heat up! The first impression you have when you see this part of the Vengeance 1400 is that your ears will sweat like never before, but no, even on warmer days the material has proved extremely comfortable, the only problem is that with little time of use , hair and other small dirt accumulate easily and require a removal to clean the quilts. Also on the headset, they can be turned 90 ° to be stored more securely, for example, inside your backpack.
Pretty dirty headphones with little use time
The foam that protects the top of the head is perhaps the only “negative” point in the design and ergonomics of the Vengeance 1400, it is a bit too simple and too thin for a relatively heavy headset like this. Not that the peripheral is too heavy, but in comparison to its competitors, a few more grams are easily noticeable, which in fact requires a more quality padding. This directly affects the wearer’s fatigue time and makes the product less comfortable.
The nylon cord of the headset also leaves nothing to be desired, it passes the security coming from your material and practically does not embarrass, minimal detail that will not take your attention while you play. In the first 40cm of the cable there is the in-line controller, extremely simple but more than enough for you to control the volume received and switch on or off your microphone with a switch on the side of it.
From the headset:
- Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
- Impedance: 32 Ohms at 1kHz
- Dynamic Range: 95dB (A-weighted)
- Drivers: 50mm
- Cable Length: 3m
- Connector: 3.5 mm
From the microphone:
- Type: unidirectional noise cancellation condenser with adjustment, bum rotation.
- Impedance: 2.2k Ohms
- Frequency Response: 100Hz to 10kHz
- Sensitivity: -41dB (+/- 3dB)
- Connector: 3.5 mm
The Corsair Vengeance 1400 is, in fact, a product to be under observation if you do not want to spend too much while looking for efficiency. The 50mm drivers offer quality and immersion worthy of a top of the line. Playing, hearing footsteps from opponents in an FPS is a lot easier, as well as telling you where they are coming from, extremely positive point for a gamer headset.
When we are talking about quality and performance for consumers looking to listen to music, where bass, midrange and treble are even more important, the Vengeance 1400 is a modest handset that delivers what any less demanding listener is looking for, even though it is a as much as expensive if your goal is just to listen to music.
Regardless of your goal with the headset, you’ll hardly be disappointed with the performance of Vengeance 1400, the audio is clean, the volume is not the loudest, however it’s more than enough for you to focus on any game. The sound insulation is also very good, not letting too much sound leak and mess up someone on your side as well as not holding the audio to the point of generating echo and ruining your immersion and perception of enemy sounds in games. Unfortunately for you who like to record gameplays for your YouTube channel, the Vengeance 1400 microphone leaves a lot to be desired. The noise eliminator really helps (and a lot) leaving your audio as clean as possible, however, the quality of the recording is still not the best, nothing that you can not improve with some editions in some program, in the However,
Below you can listen to an audio test performed with the Vengeance 1400 microphone.
After all the aspects we have presented here about the Corsair Vengeance 1400 you may still have that doubt: “Is it worth buying this headset?”. Our answer is yes, it is very worth investing in a gamer headset and it may be what we present here, that on the day this review is being written can be found for $ 307.99.
Not only is it extremely comfortable though relatively heavy, but rather by the quality of its 50mm drivers, standard headsets line tops that offer immersion and location in gaming that give a huge advantage in any FPS such as Counter Strike Global Offensive.
The rather weak upper arch sponge for a slightly heavier headset than most of its competitors and the modest quality microphone too far may not be enough to make you give up buying your own Corsair Vengeance 1400, go ahead, you will have a quality peripheral for a fair price. Of course, unless you’re really looking for a superior product with a better microphone.