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Corsair Vengeance 1400 Gaming Headset (CA-9011123-NA-Y) by Review Summary ,  Nov 2, 2015

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Corsair Vengeance 1400 Gaming Headset (CA-9011123-NA-Y)
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 662 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.7
Returned or considering to return: 7.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Amazon4.6   above average
Comfortable4.6   average
Control4.6   above average
Fit4.5   average
Design4.4   above average
Gaming4.3   average
Music4.3   average
Listening4.2   average
Price4.2   average
Quality4.2   average
Sound4.2   average
Surround4.2   average
Battery3.8   average
Wireless3.7   below average
Voice3.6   below average
Volume3.6   average
Loud3.5   below average
Microphone3.5   below average
Windows3.3   average
Corsair3.2   below average
Noise3.2   below average
Speaker3.2   below average
Heavy3.0   below average
Setting3.0   below average
Cable2.9   below average
Size2.9   below average
Charging2.8   below average
USB2.8   below average
Plug2.7   below average
Connection2.5   below average
Static2.3   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Amazon

Amazon:
"I returned these to Amazon as the left speaker driver was faulty (quieter and the occasional crackling sound)."
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"It may not be amazons fault or the Corsairs."
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"I got them used from Amazon for a very good price."
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"It doesn't seem to be a problem here on Amazon, but I think the H2100 vs. 2100 might be confusing to some, as it was to the local employee..."
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"I love amazon because they replaced it even after the return period was over."
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"Initially I received a bad headset, but Amazon replaced it promptly and this now works fantastically."
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Battery

Battery:
"Yeah... a computer accessory that don't play well near WiFi... not very nicegood battery life, around 6-7 hours, but in the last hour you got this annoying beep every 30 seconds to remind you to charge your battery... could be one beep and then just the led flashing red... so the usable battery life is around 6 hours cause no one want to listen to music with this beep beep beep...the velour earpads are very comfortable, just make sure to buy a lint roll to keep it clean."
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"Starting with the battery life has always been a problem i would say these headphones are great for that they last pretty much all day if you game all day i usually dont get the beap until around late evening if i play starting in the morning."
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"Only negative about it is when the battery gets low, the sound gets pretty distorted."
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"Only one problem: Battery."
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"Battery life is not too impressive, about 6 hours before it starts beeping."
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"I ended up going back to my semi broken $100 Logitech headset (only broken because of battery issue.)"
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"However, when the battery is full it's a very good product with excellent sound quality."
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"they are advertised as being able to be used while plugged in when the battery gets low."
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"First, the battery is good."
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"The Skullcandy PLYR2's provide much better audio than both of these, better range, compatibility with 3.5mm and Xbox 360 (I wasn't really concerned with either), better battery life, and more comfort."
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"These things are durable, comfortable, and have a good battery life."
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Beach

Beach:
"I'm told that in the case of the poor quality microphone (older model Corsair Vengeance H2100), and the poor sound quality (Turtle Beach) that I had just unfortunately ended up with a lemon, but both of those were local purchases and they had no replacement in stock so I opted for a refund and to look elsewhere."
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"Recently my Astros and my turtle beaches broke within the same week."
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"My brother's Turtle Beach headphones felt flimsy from the start but these were quite the opposite!"
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"According to my friends the mic isn't as great as my turtle beaches were but since they broke 2 times in one year and we're almost 2 times the cost I took my brothers advice on these."
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"I normally use real 5.1 headsets but after my Turtle beach broke after about 4 years I decided to get a virtual 7.1 headset."
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"I can't say how well it stacks up against competing products (turtle beach for instance).That said - while I think this is a great *gaming* headset, I don't know that I would recommend it for other applications."
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"The wireless version is definitely the way to go and the sound quality is greater than the Turtle Beaches I previously had."
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"I like hearing what's going on around me so I just where one while the other is a little above my ear, and with my brother's previous headphones(Turtle Beach px21), that'd be really uncomfortable but with these it really is not a problem."
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"I had a turtle beach 7.1 and it sounds way more clear.. You hear foot steps ect more prominently when someone is trying to come up from behind, this headset defiantly is NOT 7.1Sometimes the power button doesn't sync the head set when using ventrillo, you have to turn it off then on then off then on and then you can hear people."
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"secondly, i went from a pair of px11 turtle beaches that i was very happy with (untill y cat chewed thru them) so i thought hey why not wireless?"
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Button

Button:
"Initially I was a bit disappointed to not see a mic mute button on the headset, but immediately discovered that flipping the mic boom up does trigger a mute switch."
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"Only downside is there is no mute button."
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"In fact the only thing these headphones are missing is a button on the side for Ventrillo and are otherwise perfect."
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"If I could have the sound quality and extra buttons of the Logitech but on a headset built like this, it would be pretty much perfect."
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"The power button and volume are a good size and easy to use while worn."
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"With these it never seems to fail that you're plugging it in the wrong way.2) The on off button doesn't make a noise when you use it."
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"Wouldn't mind having a configurable button on the headset to be able to utilize push-to-talk features in some voice clients."
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"- The volume control buttons are big and easy to find (thanks to the LED lights) and use- The long cord make these very useable with gaming computersThere is nothing that I didn't like about these headphones."
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Cable

Cable:
"The volume control on the cable tends to be more of a hassle than a value."
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"Seems like a broken wire in the cord, as the sound comes back briefly if I jiggle it."
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"The only problem I have had that is irritation for me...the cord keeps getting really tangled up...there is a part you can uphold by strap, however, I use the headset far away and it still gets tangled now and then...Other than the tangled cord, the headset is really good!"
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"Also, the LED lights on the volume control remote on the cord are very bright and there is no easy way to turn them off."
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"Battery life isn't as good as advertised but the cable is long enough to listen as you play if need be"
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"I've always had a problem with the cable getting caught and the joint getting damaged."
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"Though, like most charging cables, they rarely simulate a good headphone headset wire, and feel like they rub on my shoulder more than I'd prefer."
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"It's a great headset and I love how the cord is made of fiber instead of plastic."
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"The only problem I have had that is irritation for me...the cord keeps getting really tangled up...there is a part you can uphold by strap, however, I use the headset far away and it still gets tangled now and then...Other than the tangled cord, the headset is really good!"
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"You won't be worrying about damaging the cord and rendering the entire headset useless since they are wireless."
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"The cord is nice and long, checking in at 3 meters or almost 10 feet!"
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Charging

Charging:
"The charging port on the headphones broke after 3 months or use."
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"Yeah... a computer accessory that don't play well near WiFi... not very nicegood battery life, around 6-7 hours, but in the last hour you got this annoying beep every 30 seconds to remind you to charge your battery... could be one beep and then just the led flashing red... so the usable battery life is around 6 hours cause no one want to listen to music with this beep beep beep...the velour earpads are very comfortable, just make sure to buy a lint roll to keep it clean."
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"Since the day I bought it I had problems, robot voice, cuts out, can't use while charging, makes this weird buzzy thingy randomly (can't think of what to call it)."
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"I received these as a replacement in Jan 2014 from Corsair for the original V2000 I ordered at the end of 2012 (which also broke within a year, headset stopped charging)."
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"Only complaint is that sometimes when charging and using it will crackle."
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"Only small gripe is that folks hear a buzzing if I'm charging while in use, but that could be something on my end that I'm doing wrong."
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"Absolutely amazing, and the charging time is perfect for all day users like me."
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"Only thing I missed was that using the headphones in wired mode as well when charging."
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"The charging port on the headset is very nice, as it has a satisfying snap into place without being overly tight."
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"Though, like most charging cables, they rarely simulate a good headphone headset wire, and feel like they rub on my shoulder more than I'd prefer."
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"They work great for a while, then the headset stops charging."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Its hard to have a comfortable experience when this happens."
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"The comfort is meh not great like some headphones might even be slightly uncomfortable compared to Skullcandy hesh 2.0 but is OK overall."
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"The headset is very comfortable but it has many problems, when I first bought the headset I had some trouble setting it up as it would not connect to the included USB dongle."
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"The Creative Rage Wireless was my longtime daily headset and I grew to hate them for their mic quality and terrible comfort problems (which, weren't so bad when I first got them... weird...)."
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"VERY comfortable, but the mic is not nearly as good as other much cheaper headsets from Logitec etc."
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"Pros:WirelessComfortable for hours after about a week break inMic is nice and clear7.1Decent range 15-20 ft stays clear anything much past 20 is spotty at bestMicrofiber Cups are nice....but on the downside sometimes my ears get pretty warmBattery life is pretty spot on 10-12 hours or soSet feels Very solid for being plasticCons:The software that this headset uses is ....bad in dolbythx 7.1 in corsairs interface panel gives a very Tinny sound to the set (ended up just setting 7.1 through Windows instead of the software) This is where the one star dock comes inNeeded to break in set for about 4-7 days as it was pincering my head but after they broke in a bit very comfortable."
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"Pros:-Sounds great (better than G930, although it could be conflicting settings on my end)-Software works fine(unlike G930)-Volume knob is large and easy to use-Very Comfortable, snug but not tight for average head, ears don't heat up from the felt-ish padding."
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"The sound quality is good and the headset is very comfortable."
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"They are nice but it isn't too comfortable to wear for too long."
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"The sound quality is outstanding and it is by far the most comfortable headset I have ever owned."
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"They also look amazing and are very comfortable."
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Connection

Connection:
"I have had nonstop problems with connectivity, sound cutting out, and poor construction quality."
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"Full rich sound tho the blinking light that lets you know you are connected could be annoying if you sit in a dark room for hours on end."
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"I don't know what technology Corsair uses for their wireless connectivity but it doesn't seem as good as other wireless headsets I've tried."
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"After changing the Channel Control from 'Auto' to Channel 11 we completely eliminated the connection problem."
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"I also don't like the fact its hard to tell if it's turned on, or charging, or connected w o having to interpret the flashing blue light."
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"Originally the USB was a bonus because my audio jack broke, but now with a working audio jack, the USB connection just takes up valuable USB slots"
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"The bluetooth is great, I can go downstairs and still have connection."
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"But, when the Corsair Vengeance 2100 arrived, I was pleased to find that it was a comfortable fit, that people could hear me clearly via the mic, that the sound quality was crisp, clear and immersive, and that there was nothing unexpected in the connectivity hardware."
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"I also needed reliable wireless connectivity and a stable battery that lasted at least 9 hours."
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"Feels very well made and has no connectivity issues through multiple walls or when you're near the wireless dongle."
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"I can move a pretty good distance away from the PC before I start to lose connection."
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Connector

Connector:
"In the case of the Sound Blaster Omega set I tried (again locally) their wireless connector that plugged into the PC was large and not portable friendly, and since I go back and forth between a desktop and a gaming laptop, portability was a concern."
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"The PDP Prismatic I tested suffered from multiple problems, being painfully tight on my head and having an excessively large USB connector that also needed to be plugged into a speaker out jack (this actually provided a nice feature, being able to adjust between game and voice comm volume on the headset itself, however it was awkward).In the case of this set of headphones, I immediately found it had none of the problems the previous four had exhibited."
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"Charge connector is broken."
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"Originally the USB was a bonus because my audio jack broke, but now with a working audio jack, the USB connection just takes up valuable USB slots"
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"Charge connector is broken."
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"The PDP Prismatic I tested suffered from multiple problems, being painfully tight on my head and having an excessively large USB connector that also needed to be plugged into a speaker out jack (this actually provided a nice feature, being able to adjust between game and voice comm volume on the headset itself, however it was awkward).In the case of this set of headphones, I immediately found it had none of the problems the previous four had exhibited."
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"I've never had this problem before with analog 3.5mm jack headphones;- After installing the latest drivers [edit: as in September 2014], the sound got deafening loud, even at less than 10% volume;- Volume control has an annoying LED."
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"Problem with this device, and ALL usb audio devices is windows 7. windows is great when you plug headphones into the headphone jack, but this counts as a second audio device, switching the default audio device when you want to use these is annoying moreso because of windows 7's horrible application for switching audio devices, the fact that it's always on top and that you have to cycle the power on these phones when you switch it."
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Control

Control:
"The volume control on the cable tends to be more of a hassle than a value."
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"Also, the LED lights on the volume control remote on the cord are very bright and there is no easy way to turn them off."
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"This headset is amazing, I love its sound quality, the program that controls everything is amazing and allows for adjustment of sound levels which I don't use much but the option is still there."
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"Controls easy to locate without even watching, blue LED, when you turn off the mic it blinks red and blue."
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"- Controls are nice."
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"I really liked the volume control on the mic, which allows you to mute the mic anytime you want."
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"The control panel is very easy to use and feature rich."
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Corsair

Corsair:
"The corsair software likes to crash and cause other problems."
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"This his been an issue Corsair has failed to address since the product was launched way back in 2013."
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"The guy from corsair promised me that if i returned it and it had the problem again he would let me replace it and corsair would cover the shipping."
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"Be warned this headset has horrible support from corsair and the wireless barely even works."
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"I am rather disappointed in this product, and Corsair as a company."
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"I'd like to point out that Corsair's customer service was excellent."
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"The fact such an issue has been pretty much ignored doesn't say anything good about Corsair, or their ability to support their products."
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"It may not be amazons fault or the Corsairs."
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"I bought these to replace my ageing G930 headset from Logitech thinking it would be an upgrade since I love my K95 keyboard and M95 mouse from corsair, but it seams that they haven't dialed in their headset quality like they have their other peripherals."
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"sad i love corsair stuff and own several of their products but this one does not work for me."
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Design

Design:
"After about a year of use on this new headset the plastic broke in the exact same spot as before, Design flaw?"
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"Weird mic and rotation design."
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"The headset design is great."
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"They look nice too, being a simple black design."
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"Sound is good, design is good, it's comfortable."
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"The cups are large and comfortable and it's designed to hold them securely in place."
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"For the price, the headset is comfortable and delivers an ergonomic design that makes it easy to adjust volume."
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Fit

Fit:
"Fit: A; My head is freakish large, and I often have problems when it comes to size of the headset, but not with this one!"
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"They're very lightweight, but just didn't fit me well at all."
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"The mic sound great & I do get told thatThe sound is great while gaming & for music not bad I have changed the eq for more bass & now everything sounds betterThe battery gets around 7 to 8 hours & the charge cable is pretty longIm not sure on the sound leak but its a nice fit around my ears & noone has complained about it but could also be the fact that my computer is extremely loud."
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"My only complaint would be that the headset doesn't seem to fit perfectly... no matter how much I adjust them, there's a bit of an open space at the very bottom."
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"Comfortably fits my very large head."
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"mic hiss noise is frustrating like the gain is super high and cant be adjusted out as far as I have found, I bought for my son so I don't personally have to deal with it but it sounds good and fits nice."
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"It's at least comfortable enough where the barely proper fit doesn't bother me -too- much."
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"This headset fits somewhere in the middle with the Creative Rage Headset."
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"But, when the Corsair Vengeance 2100 arrived, I was pleased to find that it was a comfortable fit, that people could hear me clearly via the mic, that the sound quality was crisp, clear and immersive, and that there was nothing unexpected in the connectivity hardware."
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Gaming

Gaming:
"i've had this head set for about a month now after my turtle beaches (only brand i've owned since i started using gaming headphones) broke on me and the difference in sound quality is amazing!"
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"In the case of the Sound Blaster Omega set I tried (again locally) their wireless connector that plugged into the PC was large and not portable friendly, and since I go back and forth between a desktop and a gaming laptop, portability was a concern."
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"Microphone makes me sound like a robot, compared to a $100 Logitech Gaming series headset this isn't that great."
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"The result is that the weight and pressure all sits at one point and after a long gaming session it begins to feel fairly uncomfortable (I should point out that a long gaming session for me is about 2 hours).A third minor issue is that he earphone cups rotate up (towards your ears) rather than down (on your shoulders) when you drop the headset from your head down to your shoulders."
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"Lots of positives: Super comfortable fit -- even for such sturdily-built headphones (they are not light), they are comfortable to wear for several hours of gaming."
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"I have one problem with this headset however, the mic is awful, don't get me wrong the sound quality is good to my friends when I am gaming or speaking to them on Skype but the problem with the mic is it barely picks up my voice even when 2-3 inches from my mouth and I find myself constantly putting it as close as possible to my mouth, screaming, or just not using it altogether and using my webcam microphone."
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"Perfect for gaming , little static , dull and low non-irritating."
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"I really recommended this headset for gaming and entertainment in general"
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"Perfect for gaming or movies."
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"Best gaming headset I have purchased so far."
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Light

Light:
"Full rich sound tho the blinking light that lets you know you are connected could be annoying if you sit in a dark room for hours on end."
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"Lots of positives: Super comfortable fit -- even for such sturdily-built headphones (they are not light), they are comfortable to wear for several hours of gaming."
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"Only problem is my blue light that indicates whether or not the mic is muted or not flickers."
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"When they are starting to go dead they beep quietly and you'll see a read light instead of blue."
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"Very light, very comfortable."
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"Granted, Logitech's software runs a lot more than just audio, but overall I was satisfied with how light the Corsair software is."
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"They are light, comfortable and the sound quality is very good."
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"Doesn't have annoying blinking blue light when it's onPersonally, the only thing I consider as a significant disadvantage is just the wireless range (and a nice to have feature: that USB hub for the receiver)."
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"This headset is amazing, it feels great to have it on, there are very little irritations, and the weight is perfect, its light, but feels sturdy when you have it on."
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Listening

Listening:
"This would be a good headset for playing MMO's or listening to videos but it is definitely not a FPS friendly headset."
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"Music listening is not the best for these and the music comes across as too shallow with no real depth."
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"Sound: I wouldn't call the sound quality audiophile, but for gaming and non-critical music listening they are just fine; I did not notice any glaring weaknesses in the sound."
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"Compared to a dedicated audio headphone its pretty crap... Actually I bought it by mistake I should have bought the analog version then it might have been decent with my soundblaster z. I have this at work and it does the job fine for listening to some tunes while I work."
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"This headset is great for gaming and listening to music."
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"For listening to music I thoroughly enjoy it but for gaming and being in Teamspeak 3 I dislike it."
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"the driver software with the different presets is also great when playing battlefield or listening to hard style to symphony."
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"Listening to music is very nice; however, the volume levels are incredibly high."
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Loud

Loud:
"The sound itself, while I am not an audiophile, was great and got pretty dang loud, but the 7.1 was gimmicky like all the rest."
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"Great headset only problem is that they are really loud"
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"The sound padding is adequate, If I play a song at mid-volume via spotify I can't hear my outstandingly loud mechanical keyboard at all."
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"If for some reason the mic does hit your mouth it makes a real uncomfortable loud scratching noise."
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"You sound extremely loud and not too clear on the mic."
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"The mic sound great & I do get told thatThe sound is great while gaming & for music not bad I have changed the eq for more bass & now everything sounds betterThe battery gets around 7 to 8 hours & the charge cable is pretty longIm not sure on the sound leak but its a nice fit around my ears & noone has complained about it but could also be the fact that my computer is extremely loud."
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"I gave 2 stars just because the headphones are good and functional, except for the obnoxiously loud drivers."
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"Lowest setting is still pretty loud."
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"Including paying for Adobe Audacity to be able to get mic loud enough and eliminate the static after boosting mic louder."
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"Mic is clear, but is NOT loud enough."
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"Great headset only problem is that they are really loud"
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Microphone

Microphone:
"I have fixed the sound receiving problem, but I can not figure out how to make my mic output volume louder so people can actually understand what I'm saying."
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"Unfortunately the mic boom started to lose its tension and could not hold itself prompting an RMA."
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"Pros: Headband ComfyCons: Software terrible, Mic quality not greatLeft ear started going out a few months after purchase."
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"It's been months and months without any response on Corsair's forums, and sometimes old bugs get re-introduced when new drivers come out, while the most common issues (excessive headphone volume, useless mic) are still being ignored."
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"Terrible microphone quality."
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"It came to me on time which was great, but the mic is broken and won't work."
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"The mic is spotty at best for Skype and other apps."
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"The mic works well with Mumble."
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"PROS:Mic is awesomeSound cancellingSpeakers have lovely bassUSB connectionVolume + and - as well as a mic MuteLong cordComfortableCONS:None come to mind"
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"Works amazing, love the bass and microphone!"
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"I will most likely be trading these within the weekfor the 2100s due to those being wireless and seeing people use the mic perfectly."
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Music

Music:
"I find them heavy, and I think the sound quality, especially for music, isn't all that great - while the Bass output is better than my 10 year old Sony closed ear headphones, these are far less clear and bright - they sound a bit muddy to me."
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"For listening to music I thoroughly enjoy it but for gaming and being in Teamspeak 3 I dislike it."
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"listening very loud music at 100db sound level cause a permanent damage to hearing capabilities just after 15 minutes."
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"As others have mentioned, the only downside to the drivers is that you can't access them while piping through music during your game."
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"(Corded ones never seemed like an inconvenience to me anyway).Finally, the sound quality is great for communicating via vent; however, as far as in-game music, it's not so fantastic."
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"If you are an audiophile and you mostly listen to music, these might not be a good choice."
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"I guess I would best describe it as, there's not as much punch to the music."
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"It's easier for me to tell when a headset sounds good for music rather than games."
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"They're nothing spectacular, and for music, they could be much better."
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"Uh, well, I guess it sounds better for games than for music."
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"When I'm home, I like the freedom of being able to take my music all over the house or chat with people without being stuck at the computer."
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Noise

Noise:
"mic hiss noise is frustrating like the gain is super high and cant be adjusted out as far as I have found, I bought for my son so I don't personally have to deal with it but it sounds good and fits nice."
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"My head starts sweating and itching;- There is a constant unbearable noise even with volume on lowest setting because my computer doesn't have proper grounding I suppose."
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"The drivers and software of corsair is really bad it makes the headset reproduce an annoying noise while theres an application that is gonna use audio."
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"The noise cancelling isn't as good as the Logitech G35 930."
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"the mic is good and clear but the sound is bad if someone scream or some laud noise happen in-game when volume over 40% make my headset zzzzzzzzzzzz noise which is really bad and annoying if i could change it i would go for logitch G930"
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"The Mic isn't that good on quality, Constantly making static noise and make me sound like a robot."
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"The mic does a great job of canceling out the noise in my room."
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"I bought these headphones in December '14 and they have been great but now its may '15 and im starting to get a crackling noise then it disconnects for a second or two then comes back."
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"mic very sensitive, with a good noise cancellation."
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"I have a wonderful time telling him stories that he doesn't have to listen to, because the noise cancelling works fantastically."
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"Although I've experienced better noise cancellation, it's great if there's not an enormous amount of sharp noise in the room."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"More sturdy and better made USB receiver - the G930 is flimsy and the electronic started wiggling in and out of the plastic housing couple of weeks after purchase."
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"After 6 months of using it the plastic on side broke causing the headset not to be wearable."
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"After about a year of use on this new headset the plastic broke in the exact same spot as before, Design flaw?"
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"The other problem is that the plastic in on the inside of the headband started to crack after 3 months of daily use."
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"- Build quality of plastic and synthetic is a bit disappointing considering the price tag."
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"It's a great headset and I love how the cord is made of fiber instead of plastic."
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"Looks beautiful, it's made out of plastic but it's fine because why would I want a super heavy fully-metal headset?"
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"I much prefer this design compared to the bendable wire mics most headsets have.+ Volume is easily controlled by the large and textured scroll wheel on the side of the headset.+ Microfiber earcups and headbad are comfortably padded and easy to wear for long periods, even with glasses.+ Large power button makes for easy power on off.+ Sturdy metal and plastic construction.+ Easy set up."
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"As a headset it's got nice build quality even though it's all plastic."
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"The headset itself appears to be well built using sturdy plastics and on the large side."
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Plug

Plug:
"if you plug them into an ac source while on, they emit a terrible sound via the mic, and if you plug them into the computer while on, they don't charge fast enough not to die."
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"They work at a pretty good distance from the plug, I don't recommend using them through walls though, as they will begin to cut out pretty quick at about 30 feet."
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"I had them on one night while playing and had forgotten to charge them, and they were flashing to let me know they were almost dead, so I had to plug in while I was playing."
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"So if you leave the PC and forget to plug it back in, you will return to a dead headset."
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"So I unpack this headset and there's no CD or quick setup guide included so I assumed it was plug n play...wrong..well sorta."
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"For most people, this might not be a problem, but, for somebody who might wear their headphones from sunrise past sunset, it might be best to plug it in whenever you get the chance."
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"For the best quality (both voice and sound), plug this directly into your computer."
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"I also love it that you can plug in the headset to usb to charge while still taking calls if need be (I only did this once when I forgot to charge it overnight)."
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"Problem with this device, and ALL usb audio devices is windows 7. windows is great when you plug headphones into the headphone jack, but this counts as a second audio device, switching the default audio device when you want to use these is annoying moreso because of windows 7's horrible application for switching audio devices, the fact that it's always on top and that you have to cycle the power on these phones when you switch it."
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"It was essentially plug and play for me.+ Excellent 2.4GHz wireless audio.+ Detailed instruction booklet.+ Dolby 7.1 sound.+ Respectable battery life."
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Price

Price:
"I consider myself a Corsair homer and I was very excited to get these for such a great price; unfortunately without the drivers they no longer output 7.1 and that defeated the whole reason for the purchase."
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"Needless to say I'm not very happy about spending a good chunk of money for something that sould have lasted MUCH longer than it did."
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"I would not recommend this headset go for something else in the same price range."
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"So even with the couple of issues I have, this is probably one of the best, if not the best headset I've used for the price."
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"ok first off this headset is amazingpros: clean highs and mids even at high vol.50mm speakers7.1 virtual surround sound that sounds greatget really loud i keep mine at 2 to 6 level went to max hurt my ears drums but sounded really cleanyou can wear this headset for 6+ hourscons:bass is a lil lacking for 50mm divers not say it isnt there i just like a lil morebut i fixed that problem with a equalizer thats why i didnt take a star off7.1 virtual surround sound wished it was true surround but i knew it before i got themso i didnt take a star offother thoughts:for the price you cant go wrong the corsair vengeance 1500 sound amazing."
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"Easily the worst headset I've ever used for the price."
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"The sound quality is very nice for this price point."
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"my son luvs them , great price, great quality...."
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"Very nice headset, fully worth the price, right up until the point where the left side stopped working."
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"Honestly tho if you can deal with a few extra steps and annoyances its a great buy at this price point."
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"For that money they are unbeatable, very comfortable, feels very premium at this price point."
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Quality

Quality:
"Great sound quality on the headphones but it's not very comfortable."
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"Pros: Headband ComfyCons: Software terrible, Mic quality not greatLeft ear started going out a few months after purchase."
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"Terrible microphone quality."
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"i've had this head set for about a month now after my turtle beaches (only brand i've owned since i started using gaming headphones) broke on me and the difference in sound quality is amazing!"
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"After I got it set up and working I was extremely disappointing with the sound and microphone quality I heard lots of static from interference and the headset cuts out constantly."
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"The Creative Rage Wireless was my longtime daily headset and I grew to hate them for their mic quality and terrible comfort problems (which, weren't so bad when I first got them... weird...)."
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"These would be great headphones if the build quality were better."
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"Pros:Good sound quality all aroundLong lasting batterycons:Too big and weightyEar cushions traps dust"
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"The sound quality is good and the headset is very comfortable."
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"The sound quality is very nice for this price point."
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"my son luvs them , great price, great quality...."
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Setting

Setting:
"Pros:-Sounds great (better than G930, although it could be conflicting settings on my end)-Software works fine(unlike G930)-Volume knob is large and easy to use-Very Comfortable, snug but not tight for average head, ears don't heat up from the felt-ish padding."
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"The headset is very comfortable but it has many problems, when I first bought the headset I had some trouble setting it up as it would not connect to the included USB dongle."
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"Checked settings, nothing was wrong."
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"My head starts sweating and itching;- There is a constant unbearable noise even with volume on lowest setting because my computer doesn't have proper grounding I suppose."
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"Sounds good, once you fiddle with your volume settings excessively..."
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"I guess I could get used to it, but I won't get the chance; I went back to my old headset pretty much as soon as I found out there is no (reliable) combination of drivers and or settings that will fix it."
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"Pros:-Sounds great (better than G930, although it could be conflicting settings on my end)-Software works fine(unlike G930)-Volume knob is large and easy to use-Very Comfortable, snug but not tight for average head, ears don't heat up from the felt-ish padding."
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"Lowest setting is still pretty loud."
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"I must have an abnormally small head, because, most headphones or headsets I buy are either a couple clicks from the smallest headband setting (Creative Fatal1ty Headset), barely rest on my head without hanging past my ear lobes (Creative Rage Wireless Headset), or just will not work on my head without a tube sock rolled up between my scalp and the headband (Razer Carcharias)."
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"I had a problem with a robotic voice when I spoke on skype but that was an easy fix, I just had to change the settings of the voice quality."
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"A little more complex of a process to get ready to use: plug headset cord into the headset and charge for 4 hours while a little orange light blinks, until you see a green light, then download the software from the website and install, then connect the wireless usb to the machine and do this dance with the power button on the side of these until you see a blue light in a specific pattern, then right click on your speaker icon on your task bar, select properties and choose the Corsair Vengeance as your default audio device, THEN go into the equalizer in the software download and play with the settings and the 7.1 vs. 5.1 until you know what sounds best with Blu-ray, DVD, etc."
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Size

Size:
"I must have an abnormally small head, because, most headphones or headsets I buy are either a couple clicks from the smallest headband setting (Creative Fatal1ty Headset), barely rest on my head without hanging past my ear lobes (Creative Rage Wireless Headset), or just will not work on my head without a tube sock rolled up between my scalp and the headband (Razer Carcharias)."
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"On the second day of use, I ran into 1 small mic problem."
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"Fit: A; My head is freakish large, and I often have problems when it comes to size of the headset, but not with this one!"
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"It works out because the cushion actually fits around my ears but if you have small ears, these may be uncomfortable for longer sessions."
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"They weigh more and the head band pushes the ear cuffs NON-uniformly against my head so as to create high pressure areas at the top of the ear and low pressure at the bottom, (not very comfy).the cushions that surround your ears, for me are too small (not that I have big ears) which adds to the discomfort."
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"Even so, this is only after a handful of hours of constant use, generally more than the headset has for battery life (more on that later).Side Note: If you have an incredibly small head as well, I might recommend the Koss UR55 headphones."
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"- Extremely Comfortable - Great Sound Quality - Great Mic For Gaming And Somewhat For Youtube Or Voice Recordings - Adjusts Well To Most Head Sizes - ITS WIRELESS STOP READING THIS AND BUY IT"
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"The power button and volume are a good size and easy to use while worn."
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"So to break them in I placed the headset around the top my computer tower which flexed and extended it well beyond the size of my head."
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"It's mostly the same, but with a better build, more appealing design, not as bulky, and a small tweak in the volume control."
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Sound

Sound:
"Pros:-Sounds great (better than G930, although it could be conflicting settings on my end)-Software works fine(unlike G930)-Volume knob is large and easy to use-Very Comfortable, snug but not tight for average head, ears don't heat up from the felt-ish padding."
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"Great sound quality on the headphones but it's not very comfortable."
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"I have had nonstop problems with connectivity, sound cutting out, and poor construction quality."
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"I have fixed the sound receiving problem, but I can not figure out how to make my mic output volume louder so people can actually understand what I'm saying."
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"Seems like a broken wire in the cord, as the sound comes back briefly if I jiggle it."
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"It has a bad sound when the mic does work and is super annoying."
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"Pros:-Sounds great (better than G930, although it could be conflicting settings on my end)-Software works fine(unlike G930)-Volume knob is large and easy to use-Very Comfortable, snug but not tight for average head, ears don't heat up from the felt-ish padding."
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"Pros:Good sound quality all aroundLong lasting batterycons:Too big and weightyEar cushions traps dust"
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"The sound quality is good and the headset is very comfortable."
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"The sound quality is very nice for this price point."
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"The sound quality is outstanding and it is by far the most comfortable headset I have ever owned."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"However windows 10 seems to have introduced some new issues as when switching between speakers and the headset, my pc is unable to properly activate them unless I do a full restart."
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"There's an annoying hissing from the speakers you can hear when there's no sound playing."
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"I returned these to Amazon as the left speaker driver was faulty (quieter and the occasional crackling sound)."
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"Edit: on 5. hour left speaker is blown, makes annoying buzz sounds on lows."
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"The first pair I got from Corsair already had a blown or damaged speaker, but I won't hold that against them."
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"The reason for the 2 stars is that the left speaker of the headset was broken."
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"Duct tape a couple speakers to your head and it would be more comfortable."
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"Sound quality of the speakers was great, but the constant buzzing from the mic interference was really annoying."
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"The PDP Prismatic I tested suffered from multiple problems, being painfully tight on my head and having an excessively large USB connector that also needed to be plugged into a speaker out jack (this actually provided a nice feature, being able to adjust between game and voice comm volume on the headset itself, however it was awkward).In the case of this set of headphones, I immediately found it had none of the problems the previous four had exhibited."
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"Sound quality from the speakers is good, when it works (which is 7 10 tries)."
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"It's comfortable and my first USB headset which is great since I use an external speaker which usually takes up the headphone jack."
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Static

Static:
"they have some very mild static at low volume, but nothing to complain about."
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"The Mic isn't that good on quality, Constantly making static noise and make me sound like a robot."
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"Pros:Pretty comfortableDecent Mic qualityWirelessCons:BulkyTerrible Audio quality (weird static background noise)Mic is so sensitive that it picks up your breathing"
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"Microphone is not great and has a bit of background static (or picks up noise like computer fans easily)Sound quality is pretty good, but im not an audiophile, but nothing more than I would expect for $80 (got it on sale)I've been using a Logitech G330 headset for the last 2 years, and I've loved it, however it snapped in half and although still works and I can still use it (just needed a bit of duct tape), I was worried it wouldnt last too much longer so I was in the market for a new headset."
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"Pros:Sturdy qualityGreat sound qualityCrystal clear micDetached charging cableCons:As many have complained about there is a slight static sound in between transmissions of audio."
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"This one had no static issues or problems with volume."
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"Perfect for gaming , little static , dull and low non-irritating."
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"Next came the audio quality, it was perfect, no crackling static exactly what I was looking for."
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"Very uncomfortable, but good sound quality until you install the drivers and their is static and pops."
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"Team members did say the vocals were clean and clear - no static."
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"The appearance of the console is very sleek and 5 5 stars, but I would get a lot of static depending on whether I switched the console on off and played with some of the settings for source and output 2.0, 5.1, 7.1."
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Stereo

Stereo:
"The built-in EQ is mediocre and the only toggle between Stereo and Surround is located in the Corsair software, so you might end up alt tabbing out of your game task to switch it on and off should it not work properly."
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"Obviously no 7.1, but I would have been happy with descent stereo sound and mic performance."
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"Works on my PC (in full 7.1 glory) and my Mac (stereo only).My only complaint is that the surround-sound effect for these -- which are really stereo with built-in processing to trick the ears into hearing the sources all around -- just isn't quite perfect to fool you."
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"The sound quality is pretty good but since I couldn't install the software I wasn't able to adjust any sound settings even in stereo mode because this headset has its own USB sound driver bypassing the PC's sound card."
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"Pros-comfortable-easily adjustable-mic is easily adjustable-crisp and clear sounding-stereo and 7.1 sounds great (there is a clear difference between stereo and 7.1, but both sound great)Cons-even on 1% the sound was crazy high... required some adjustments via manufacturers forums http: forum."
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"Very robust sound with better stereo imaging than I have ever experienced in a set of headphones."
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"And even though the box says Mac compatible, you only get stereo sound, not the 7.1."
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"The biggest pro for me is they fit my big ears comfortably and it sounds DECENT on Stereo 2.0."
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"without the drivers it only plays at stereo so your pretty much out of luck on surround sound."
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Surround

Surround:
"Audio quality is decent; because the surround is controlled via software, it's not fantastic but gives you a good sense of direction with the moderate amount of games and applications that support it."
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"The built-in EQ is mediocre and the only toggle between Stereo and Surround is located in the Corsair software, so you might end up alt tabbing out of your game task to switch it on and off should it not work properly."
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"Surround sound is terrible compared to my TurtleBeach headsets."
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"the Surround on the V2100 is not at it's best compared to others , but it is pretty OK. overall it is good headset."
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"Anyways, this is a great headset, strong bass in virtual surround mode and pretty weak without the virtual surround."
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"Sound quality is why i bought these over the logitech one's the sound is great has pretty strong bass and great sound quality great surround sound as well i say i enjoy the sound i get."
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"PROS:ComfortablePrecise Directional SoundLong USB CordStylishMic quality is better than desktop mics.1 3 price of the astro a40.Might as well be real surround sound (wouldn't guess that this was virtual surround sound)Cons:Glitchy Software(Easy to fix by closing out process from task manager)Felt slight pressure after 3 hours(will probably subside once they are worn in)SIDE NOTES:Got feedback and EMI from plugging directly into mobo."
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"Sound is good, earmuffs feel great, cancels sound very well, and surround sound is pleasant."
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"But after I use this, I learnt that this Dolby Surround thing rally works...In's: Mic is great for in game communication and when you pull it up, it mutes itself."
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USB

USB:
"The PDP Prismatic I tested suffered from multiple problems, being painfully tight on my head and having an excessively large USB connector that also needed to be plugged into a speaker out jack (this actually provided a nice feature, being able to adjust between game and voice comm volume on the headset itself, however it was awkward).In the case of this set of headphones, I immediately found it had none of the problems the previous four had exhibited."
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"the only downside I could find was that they have a USB in stead of the regular headphone jack and are therefore unusable with mobile devices."
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"The only annoying thing is that the usb means its only for consoles and computers, not like I'd wear these in public anyway."
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"Originally the USB was a bonus because my audio jack broke, but now with a working audio jack, the USB connection just takes up valuable USB slots"
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"I've read that this is due to the the USB receiver and that doing an RMA sometimes solves the problems but users report having to RMA it 2 or 3 times before they get a good receiver."
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"Pros-Pretty good sound quality for a USB only connection-Very comfortable to wear after long periods of time-Excellent ambient noise cancellation-Good Build qualityCons-Microphone Less than Average sound quality Because you can postion it closer to your mouth, your voice is VERY quiet."
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"It fits nicely, sounds great to me, sounds great to my guildmates, has a normal sized USB receiver, battery life lasts for marathon gaming sessions, and can be plugged in to charge while in use."
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"It's comfortable and my first USB headset which is great since I use an external speaker which usually takes up the headphone jack."
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"To fix this, I unplugged the USB dongle for a GOOD 5 minutes, then plugged it back in."
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"I also love it that you can plug in the headset to usb to charge while still taking calls if need be (I only did this once when I forgot to charge it overnight)."
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Voice

Voice:
"Since the day I bought it I had problems, robot voice, cuts out, can't use while charging, makes this weird buzzy thingy randomly (can't think of what to call it)."
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"I had a problem with a robotic voice when I spoke on skype but that was an easy fix, I just had to change the settings of the voice quality."
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"While the voice quality is semi-clear, there is an annoying hiss in both the V2100 and the wired V1500 headsets that won't go away."
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"The voice quality is horrible."
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"SCREAMING BEE APPLICATIONS AND MANY VOICE CHANGERS HATE THIS HEADSET..."
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"Voices in movies echoed and were hard to comprehend no matter how I adjusted it."
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"Overall to me these are on par with the logitech G930s with the G930s slightly better for comfort and features (like voice changer)."
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"The PDP Prismatic I tested suffered from multiple problems, being painfully tight on my head and having an excessively large USB connector that also needed to be plugged into a speaker out jack (this actually provided a nice feature, being able to adjust between game and voice comm volume on the headset itself, however it was awkward).In the case of this set of headphones, I immediately found it had none of the problems the previous four had exhibited."
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"I had a problem with a robotic voice when I spoke on skype but that was an easy fix, I just had to change the settings of the voice quality."
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"The mic is very sturdy and picks up your voice well as it is approx 2 3 from your mouth or it was on me, it is very comfortable to wear on my head, and adjusts well to accomadate this, and the big plus is the wireless which means i can keep in with team chats i. e teamspeak etc, whilst grabbin a cidee from the fridge etc."
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Volume

Volume:
"The volume control on the cable tends to be more of a hassle than a value."
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"The volume is terrible."
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"It's been months and months without any response on Corsair's forums, and sometimes old bugs get re-introduced when new drivers come out, while the most common issues (excessive headphone volume, useless mic) are still being ignored."
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"While this doesn't really cripple the use of the headphones, it is a big hassle to deal with and makes volume adjustment a chore."
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"they have some very mild static at low volume, but nothing to complain about."
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"the only annoying this the volume randomly goes down by its self and i don't know why but its irritating."
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"Pros:-Sounds great (better than G930, although it could be conflicting settings on my end)-Software works fine(unlike G930)-Volume knob is large and easy to use-Very Comfortable, snug but not tight for average head, ears don't heat up from the felt-ish padding."
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"The built in volume adjustment is rendered pretty much useless."
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"The PDP Prismatic I tested suffered from multiple problems, being painfully tight on my head and having an excessively large USB connector that also needed to be plugged into a speaker out jack (this actually provided a nice feature, being able to adjust between game and voice comm volume on the headset itself, however it was awkward).In the case of this set of headphones, I immediately found it had none of the problems the previous four had exhibited."
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"Like, the volume will be at 1 50 and any greater would hurt my ears."
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"Also, the ratcheted mic and volume knob are nice, and give reassurance as to how long they will last."
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Weight

Weight:
"They're very lightweight, but just didn't fit me well at all."
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"The weight of these isn't much more than the 1500s which was a pleasant surprise and they don't fall off or move when I get up."
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"Pros -* Comfortable - I can wear this headset for hours without issue* Not as heavy as expected for a wireless headset - Weight has not been an issue for me at all* Good build quality - on a scale of 1-10 I would give the build quality a 6."
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"They weigh quite a bit more than wireless headsets as well."
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"They have a good weight and feel comfortable on my head and they give my ears room to breathe."
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"These are sturdy and have a good weight to them."
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"This headset is amazing, it feels great to have it on, there are very little irritations, and the weight is perfect, its light, but feels sturdy when you have it on."
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"Im not used to the size of these headsets, but these ones are surprisingly lightweight and fit perfectly around my ears thanks to how deep they are and no hard rubber cushioning."
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Windows

Windows:
"After 2 crashes I just thought the hardware is not configured for windows 10 and the actual drivers would fix the problems."
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"Unfortunately, using the program means that Windows 8 10 apps like Netflix no longer work, because the third-party audio program has to change a registry value that interferes with streaming video DRM, even if you aren't using the headset to ouput the stream audio."
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"Lets begin with one of its HUGE issues.1) the volume - the volume on games and aplications I had to keep at 1-8%... Do you know how annoying it is to go into windows sound manager and change the volume?"
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"Problem with this device, and ALL usb audio devices is windows 7. windows is great when you plug headphones into the headphone jack, but this counts as a second audio device, switching the default audio device when you want to use these is annoying moreso because of windows 7's horrible application for switching audio devices, the fact that it's always on top and that you have to cycle the power on these phones when you switch it."
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"This is an important step, as it turns out, so don't just simply plug the headphones and play (worked fine with USB 2.0, by the way).The Corsair website also has informational tabs on these headphones, which includes tabs on learn (blog page), downloads (currently there's a beta download, Version 2.0.19, which addresses a problem in Windows 8.1), and a FAQs and support tab."
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"Can't say for windows 8.This is not the only Headset that has these problems."
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"Though it worked perfectly on my home computer which has windows 7."
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"Great quality sound and easy compatibility with windows."
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"This headset was probably great prior to windows 8."
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"Was great while I had a windows computer, but once I got a macbook, it just dropped too often."
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Wireless

Wireless:
"Be warned this headset has horrible support from corsair and the wireless barely even works."
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"The Creative Rage Wireless was my longtime daily headset and I grew to hate them for their mic quality and terrible comfort problems (which, weren't so bad when I first got them... weird...)."
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"They're not perfect, but they are my most recommended wireless headset at this time."
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"I don't know what technology Corsair uses for their wireless connectivity but it doesn't seem as good as other wireless headsets I've tried."
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"CONCLUSION: I would not recommend people buy this headset - the XBox wireless headset (Works on PC) or Logitech wireless headsets for the same price are a better option."
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"I will most likely be trading these within the weekfor the 2100s due to those being wireless and seeing people use the mic perfectly."
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"I had the corsair 2000 wireless and sold them off the same day i got them, wireless is nice but the sound quality usually suffers when you balance battery life with power for the drivers."
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"They weigh quite a bit more than wireless headsets as well."
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"Of course these are wireless so thats a huge advantage to me but I haven't even had them long enough to run the battery out yet."
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