Corsair Void RGB Wireless headset

Review: Corsair Void RGB Wireless gaming headset

Corsair is definitely improving their gaming gear game, and the Void RGB Wireless headset shows it. The Void RGB Wireless is more comfortable than you would expect for a full-size headset, it’s smartly designed, and it sounds good.

Feature highlights and specifications

Corsair Void RGB Wireless gaming headset, in Bumblebee colors.
Corsair Void RGB Wireless gaming headset, in Bumblebee colors. (Credit: Corsair)
 The Void RGB Wireless comes in black and a special “Yellow Jacket” edition (sold exclusively through Best Buy and Corsair’s own Web site) with yellow accents, which is the model used for this review. The Yellow Jacket Edition comes with a fetching USB transceiver in a small stand, both of which also feature yellow/black accents. If you’re a fan of the Autobot Bumblebee you’ll probably love it.
The Void RGB also features a lighted microphone, which uses multiple LED indicators to show your battery level and whether or not your Microphone is muted. The microphone seems a bit quieter than some competitors, but it’s flexible and this was easily fixed by adjusting its position. (Some folks complained I sounded a little ‘quiet’).

Corsair Void RGB Wireless features and specifications

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Void RGB Wireless (standard) Credit: Corsair

Headphones

  • Type: Dolby Headphone 7.1 positional audio
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ohms @ 1kHz
  • Sensitivity: 107dB (+/-3dB)
  • Drivers: 50mm
  • Connector: USB Type A
  • Up to 16 hour battery life on a full charge
  • Up to 40-foot range
  • 1″ thick memory foam lining

Microphone

  • Type: Unidirectional noise-cancelling condenser with adjustable, rotating boom
  • LEDs on Mic indicate battery level/mute
  • Impedance: 2.2k Ohms
  • Frequency Response: 100Hz to 10kHz
  • Sensitivity: -38dB (+/-3dB)

The ear cups are lined with 1” thick soft foam and they are very comfortable. The ear cups also rotate 90 degrees and flatten out, which is good for travel, and also nice if you like to hang your headset(s) up on a wall hook or just rest them around your neck.

The ear cup controls for mute and power are easily accessed on the outside of the left ear cup. The combination button/volume roller is located behind and underneath the left ear-cup, near the micro-USB charging connector. It’s less convenient than the buttons on the outer ear cup, but still easily reached—although I still prefer Logitech’s overall design for the G930.

Performance

The Corsair Void RGB is a marked improvement over virtually all of the Corsair headsets I reviewed 2-3 years ago. It’s surprisingly comfortable; after more than an hour of gaming I’d all but forgotten I was wearing them, so the Void RGB gets top marks for comfort.

In general, the Void RGB Wireless delivers strong bass good clarity overall. Both sound quality and directional audio are also considerably improved over Corsair’s older surround sound headsets such as the Vengeance 2000. Although Void RGB 7.1 audio isn’t remarkable (and it rarely is for most headsets), it’s still more than good enough for the relatively scant few PC games that even support surround sound.

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Void RGB Wireless receiver (Credit: Corsair)

I typically use Left 4 Dead 2 as one of my favorite test beds for surround audio, and the Void RGB sounded great and performed well. I didn’t notice any ‘dead’ spots or weird volume issues that sometimes plague surround sound headsets.

The Void RGB software is also generally better than Corsair’s typical software packages, although there’s still room for improvement in their user interface design.

The LED color options are useless and not particularly interesting, unless you really dig the external Corsair logo and want to make it breathe, flash, or change colors (it’s not like you can see the outside of your ear cups anyway when you’re gaming with them.) More useful are the 5 customizable EQ presets that you can toggle between by pressing the volume roller (it doubles as a button), making it easy to switch between your own settings for booming bass, clearer chat, music and movies, or whatever you care to create in the EQ software.

Wireless range is rated at up to 40 feet, but I lost signal in as little as 20-25 feet with intervening walls. It’s good enough to move around your general PC/gaming space (or get up and tell my kids to go to bed…) but I doubt you’d go much further without dropping signal. Battery life is rated at 16 hours and should easily outlast most gaming sessions.

Overall: 8/10 – Recommended

The Corsair Void RGB offers surprising and superlative comfort, generally good quality audio, and markedly improved software. I would have been hesitant in the past to recommend Corsair headsets in general, but they’ve clearly upped their game, and the Corsair RGB Wireless earns a solid recommendation. Check it out.

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