Corsair Vengeance 1400 Gaming Headset Review

Corsair Vengeance 1400 Gaming Headset Review


It feels like forever, but it’s only been 18 months since we reviewed the bigger brother of today’s headset. Back then it was the Corsair 2000, which was a silver and black wireless headset which combined some fantastic wireless technology with some great driver and sound quality to give a great package which wowed us.

The big downside to a wireless model is the same as that which plagues USB headsets, namely if you have a good soundcard then it lays redundant. To that end the Vengeance 1400 might be exactly what you’re after as it combines the 50mm drivers we found in the 2000 series into a model that works with a couple of 3.5mm jacks.

Removing the wireless has greatly reduced the price and placed the Vengeance 1400 up against some very stern competition. The £50 – £65 price bracket has a lot of very good options for headsets so how does it fare?

Technical Specifications

As a wired stereo headset the Corsair Vengeance 1400 has a simple set of specifications. If you made a list of things you’d expect to find in a headset then 20Hz to 20kHz is very much the popular option, although the inclusion of 50mm drivers means that the 1400 has the potential to really impress.


  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ohms @ 1kHz
  • Dynamic Range: 95dB (A-weighted)
  • Drivers: 50mm
  • Cable Length: 3m
  • Connector: 3.5mm male


  • Type: Unidirectional noise-cancelling condenser with adjustable, rotating boom
  • Impedance: 2.2k Ohms
  • Frequency Response: 100Hz to 10kHz
  • Sensitivity: -41dB (+/-3dB)
  • Connector: 3.5mm male