The Corsair Gaming VOID headset come in a couple of different versions, including a Wireless variant with 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound. The headset also features extensive tweaking options, including changing the LED's on the ear cups into a color of your choice. The Corsair VOID Wireless RGB is available in Carbon and White color combinations.
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Pro Solid build quality and appearance
Although the Corsair VOID series is primarily made out of plastic, the headset feels very sturdy and rigid. In short, according to users and reviewers, build quality is great.
Pro Wireless connectivity allows convenient use
This connects to your computer via the 2.4Ghz wireless band so you'll not have to deal with dangling cables or adding more wires to your potentially wire-filled gaming setup.
Pro Good detail on the highs and nice presence on the mids
The highs present a good amount of detail which really helps in-game positional tracking. The mids have great clarity and make in-game dialogue and some sound effects stand out.
Pro Cushioned ear pads help to enhance comfort
The ear pads and headband feature thick cushioning which helps to minimize pressure on the ears and sides of the head. The pads are covered with a mesh material which allows for some airflow around the ears, and somehow helps to minimize heat build-up.
Pro InfoMic gives visual cues on headset status
The boom mic has LED lights which can indicate if the mic is on mute or not, what the current EQ setting is being used, or if Dolby Surround is activated. These lights can also show the headset's battery level.
Pro Corsair CUE offers extensive headset feature control
Aside from controlling RGB lighting, the CUE software also allows audio preset customization, manual EQ control and many other options.
Pro RGB lighting customization
Through Corsair's CUE software, users can choose from a wide range of color combinations for the lights on the left and right ear cups. Different lighting patterns can also be selected, and can be set to match with other RGB equipped computers and gaming peripherals.
Pro Boom mic is convenient to use/position
The boom mic's position can easily be adjusted for optimal voice reception without getting in the way, and can also be rotated up to the left ear cup when not in use.
Pro Can last long gaming sessions
With the RGB lights off, the headset can last long hours of use. Playback time can be anywhere from 15 to 20 hours of music listening and/or gaming before the battery is depleted.
Pro Extensive customization software
Corsair includes its CUE software (Corsair Utility Engine) to tweak the sounds of the VOID to your liking. The options are quite extensive and allow you to adjust the equalizer settings for different profiles. The CUE software also allows you to adjust the color of the RGB LED's in both ear cups.
Pro On-ear cup controls allow on-the-fly headset control
On the left ear cup are buttons which power the headset on or off, as well as mute the sound. Also, on the back of the ear cup is a volume rocker which can be used to control volume as well as to cycle through the EQ presets.
Con RGB lighting puts a heavy toll on battery life
Keeping the RGB lighting on while using the headset can substantially drop battery life. There can be a reduction of anywhere from 3 to 6 hours of playback time, depending on the brightness of the lights and lighting effects used. If optimal battery duration is important, then consider turning off the lights when using the headset.
Con Ear pads may not fit well for those with larger ears
The ear pads do not fit some users well as they either sit on top of or feel too tight around the ears. While cushioning is ample, the angular and narrow opening of the ear cups/pads may not be suited for those with larger ears.
Con Poor mic sound quality
If the audio quality from the mic is of prime concern for you then this may not be the best option. While the sound is audible and has some clarity to it, it may also come off as quite tinny and compressed, as if you are speaking through a phone.
Con Bass can be lacking
The low-end frequencies may sound thin and without power for some. In-game sound effects like gunshots and explosions may lack rumble and power.
Con Virtual Dolby 7.1 doesn't always work well
The Virtual 7.1 Dolby Surround implemented in the Corsair VOID Wireless doesn't always work well and mostly depends on the game or media you're playing. It can prove to be a huge advantage, while sometimes it's actually preferable to use the standard stereo setting. Tweaking via the included software is recommended, which can be annoying.
Con Questionable comfort due to high weight
Comfort is subjective and might vary from person to person, but the general consensus definitely is mixed. However, with the VOID weighing in at a little above 350 grams - that might be too heavy for some users and puts too much pressure on your ears.