Corsair Void RGB Wireless Review

February 4, 2016 | 12:16

Tags: #gaming-headset #virtual-surround-sound #wireless-headset

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Corsair Void RGB Wireless Review

Manufacturer: Corsair
UK price (as reviewed):
£107.99 (inc VAT)
US price (as reviewed): $129.99 (ex Tax)

Corsair's wireless headsets have always been pretty decent offerings. They tend to offer solid levels of comfort and sound quality for a good price. With a list price of £108 and on-sale price as low as £90, the latest iteration, the Void RGB Wireless, certainly has the attractive price box checked. This price also puts it on par with the Turtle Beach Stealth 450.

Physically, this headset is much the same as the Void Stereo. The frame is sturdy and solid but flexible enough to allow for easy adjustment. Height adjustment is generous, and the earcups can be folded inwards for flat packing. The shape is a little unusual but does work well, and with its microfibre-wrapped memory foam and earcups that have a more natural, ear-enclosing shape than traditional round ones, it's comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. Your ears will still heat up in such sessions, but it's never unbearable.

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Supplied with the headset is a 1.5m micro-USB charging cable and the 2.4GHz wireless receiver. Corsair claims a working range of up to 40 feet and up to 16 hours of battery life. We found signal quality to be fine even when line of sight was broken (i.e. dongle at back of PC under the desk) but to get the most range, for example in a living room set-up, you'll probably want the dongle in view.

The microphone is fixed to the left earcup but is easily rotated into position. It's unidirectional and noise-cancelling and overall we found it to be good at drowning out background sound; even with loud music playing through our speakers we could hear our voice pretty clearly. That said, we did hear a bit of crackle in our recordings when we weren't speaking, which could become annoying for parties on the other end of the line.

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Physical controls are also found on the left earcup and include the power button and mic mute button; holding down the latter will toggle microphone monitoring in case you want to hear yourself through the headset. There's also a CUE Control switch which can be toggled up or down to control volume, pressed lightly to flick through EQ profiles or held to enable or disable Dolby 7.1 virtual surround sound effects. Coupled with this is something Corsair calls InfoMic lighting; two LEDs at the tip of the microphone which flash and light up to indicate things like low battery level, as well as the current mic status, EQ and Dolby setting. The LEDs are pretty well placed to just be visible in your peripheral vision, although in some positions we found they could become obscured. Still, these two things combined create a nice control and feedback system for the headset's main features.
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