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Corsair Void RGB Wireless Review

Corsair Void RGB Wireless Review

Corsair Gaming have been creating audio hardware for some time now and on the whole we’ve had a great experience with those products. Like their other peripherals (and the main brands memory, PSUs and cases) the headsets have offered competitive pricing, features and performance. Today we find out if their latest headset continues the trend in our Corsair Void RGB Wireless Review.

Corsair Void RGB Wireless Review – Packaging and Bundle

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The Void arrives in a reasonably large box with the normal Corsair Gaming branding, a note of key features and a good clear picture of the headset. Inside the box we get a set of product documentation, 1.5meter USB charging cable and…

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… a USB dongle. This is our wireless transmitter and it arrives paired with with the headset so we don’t need to worry about syncing. Wireless range (2.4Ghz) is 40feet or 12 meters, depending on what you prefer and battery life is rated for 16 hours.

Corsair Void RGB Wireless Review – The Headset

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The Void headset is shown above and the majority of the construction is plastic. Each ear-cup  hangs from an arm on the back and this extends over the head to a padded area. This, like the ear-cups, is memory foam covered by a micro-fibre material. The ear-cups fold flat for transport and the headband extends by around 1.5inches on each side.

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The main ear-cup for the Void is found on the left side. It has a USB port for charging, the mic folds down from here and there are two control buttons. One for power and another for muting the mic. Also present, on the back bottom corner is a dial/button. This is the CUE control. Tilting it back and forward changes our volume and then pressing it cycles through the various sound profiles (Pure, Bass, FPS, Chat and Movie Theatre). Holding that button enabled/disables Dolby mode. The headset also features LED lighting on the sides of the ear-cups with 16.8million colours available and software to configure patters, activity, etc. This lighting can also sync across other Corsair devices.

As far as specifications go, inside the ear-cups we have 50mm neodymium drivers with a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz. The Impedance is 32 Ohms at 1kHz with sensitivity rated at 107dB (+/-3dB)

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Extending from the left cup is our mic which sits at the end of a flexible boom. It is a unidirectional, noise cancelling condenser model with impedance of 2.2kOhms, frequency response of 100Hz to 10kHz and sensitivity is rated for -38dB (+/- 3dB). Also worthy of note is that there are two LEDs on the end of the mic, one red and one green. Red illuminates when the mic mute function is enabled and the green flashes different sequences as we cycle through profiles.

Corsair Void RGB Wireless Review – Software

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The Void can mostly be controlled through the buttons on the headset however Corsair also offer their CUE control panel which allows us to perform tasks such as check for updated drivers/firmware, control the lighting and switch profiles.

Corsair Void RGB Wireless Review – Conclusion

Starting with the build quality of the Void we have a product which feels nice and solid. We would always like to see a at least some metal used, for example on the sections of the headband which extend, or the supports that hold the ear-cups, but that is a nice to have rather than an essential. The Void does feel solid, no flex on areas where there shouldn’t be any and the foam pads used are comfortable as well as being covered by decent quality material. The LEDs are also a decent brightness. Overall no significant issues.

In terms of setup, we just plug in and the headset is ready to go. No pairing required. Once that is done we install the Corsair software (which requires a reboot) and the headset is good to go. It can be used while charging and the software is fairly simple in most places. We still feel that Corsair need to work on providing a decent range of pre-set LED profiles and working on how intuitive creation of settings is but all the basic options work fine.

As far as performance goes we continued to be impressed by the Void. The mic offered nice clear communications with our contacts and picked up minimal background noise. For listening, the basic profile has a nice neutral balance and each option past that has notable differences in sound. One of the most interesting example of how configurable the sound is was when we switched from stereo to dolby mode while watching a group discussion on YouTube. The virtual surround mode worked very well, in fact I found  myself removing the headset to check if the software was buggy and had instead sent our sound back through to the screen’s speakers. It hadn’t, it was just an incredibly realistic sound field being produced by the Void. Moving to music we found the Void offered a decent experience, plenty of bass when required, clear vocals and crisp as required. There were no issues with distortion/clipping and overall the lows, mids and highs were balanced well. Movies offered us a good experience with plenty of power to the explosions, cracks to gunfire and vocals which sounded natural. Gaming on the headset only enhanced those aspects with the Void able to offer an immersive experience and the virtual surround adding an easy to use wider sound field, for example ideal for pinpointing team mates and enemies in a FPS map.

Summary: A quality all round headset which offers good wireless performance. We still think Corsair could make their software more intuitive but the features are good and the headset built to a good standard.

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