Final’s VR2000 builds on the expansive soundstage of the VR3000, with new drivers and hyper-focused design
Final is no stranger to the world of high-end audio; It has been creating exceptional audio equipment for four decades. Their newest gaming-focused headset, the VR2000, builds upon the benchmark set by their VR3000 earbuds to bring superior spatial awareness and pin-point placement to your audio.
The model number may precede the VR3000, but the VR2000 features brand-new drivers and extensively researched audio tuning. Final is particularly notable for not using generic off-the-shelf parts. The newly designed ‘f-Core DU’ custom-made dynamic 6mm drivers are developed in-house, and tuned to extract every detail from your digital surroundings. Distant footsteps will be delivered with accurate placement, whilst the responsive drivers should bring clarity to whatever you are listening to.
The design of the VR2000 is almost identical to that of the VR3000, which is no bad thing. The angular design is distinctive, however, they are perfectly shaped to nestle within your ear. I also approved of the ear-hooks, that prevent the buds from dragging on your ear.
Final has primarily designed these earphones to produce a superior soundstage. At this price point (just £59.99 in the UK) it’s uncommon for manufacturers to be so hyper-fixated on a particular feature, such as the soundstage. Most will produce buds that take on a jack-of-all-trades approach, so it’s refreshing to see Final acknowledge that there’s a market (especially since the growth of VR) for earphones catering to a very specific segment of users.
It would be easy to dismiss Final’s claims regarding their soundstage as hyperbole, but I’ve been fortunate enough to try out their headphones before. Whether it’s the ludicrously affordable Final E500 buds, which will give any pre-bundled buds a run for their money for just £19.99, or the VR3000, which impressed me with their expansive soundstage and competent tuning that is ideal for gaming, I have nothing but praise for the Japanese marque.
The only negative I could attribute to their previous headphones was the sub-par inline mic/controller. Final responds well to feedback, so I’ll be paying close attention to whether they have addressed this in the newly developed VR2000.
I’m very excited to try these newly developed earphones (our review pair are on the way), so check back soon to see if the Final VR2000 can live up to the hype!
- Housing: ABS
- Driver Type: 6mm ‘fCore DU’ Dynamic Driver
- Colour: Olive Green
- Cable: OFC with in-line microphone
- Cable Length: 1.2m
- Sensitivity: 102dB
- Impedance: 18Ω
- Weight: 20g