We’re no strangers to Corsair products and whenever one shows up at our office for review, there’s an air of excitement that fills the immediate vicinity. “What innovation is Corsair bringing to the table?” is a question we often find ourselves asking and this time around it’s no different. The Corsair Void Pro range brings quite a lot of new features to the company’s Void headset range and if you’re in the market for a new wireless PC compatible headset, you won’t be disappointed with the Void Pro RGB Wireless.
Let’s get into the finer details here. First up, the tech specs:
|Model||VOID PRO RGB Wireless|
|Type||2.4 GHZ Wireless (USB receiver)|
|Audio||Dolby Headphone 7.1|
|Battery Life||Up to 16 hours|
|Frequency Response||20Hz – 20kHz|
|Impedance||32 Ohms @ 1kHz|
|Mic Type||Unidirectional noise cancelling|
|Mic Impedance||2.0k Ohms|
|Mic Frequency Response||100Hz – 10kHz|
|Mic Sensitivity||-38 dB (± 3 dB)|
The Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless is this year’s version of the Corsair Void RGB Wireless. Corsair have made a series of changes to their already excellent value for money headset and have created a product that any self-respecting gamer will be glad to use. Inside the package, users will find the headset itself, a USB receiver, a black mesh pop filter for the microphone, a user guide and a decent length (1.5m) USB cable for charging the headset.
The headset has a design that’s unlike most standard headsets out there since Corsair have partnered with BMW’s designworks studio in California for their Void range. It therefore comes as no surprise that it looks incredibly sleek and visually appealing. Looks aside, the headset’s build quality is top notch too. The headband can withstand quite a bit of flexing and the use of metal at the earcup joints gives the headset a strong/durable feel. The headset definitely seems like it’ll withstand a lot of abuse but I wasn’t prepared to start throwing it around like a madman just to see how much it could handle.
The Void Pro RGB earcups are covered with a high quality mesh fabric. The underlying visco-elastic foam in the earcups are great, bouncing back to normal upon depressing and releasing almost immediately. The materials used by Corsair in crafting the headset are high quality and you can easily notice this as soon as you unbox and start using it.
The Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless’s sound quality is consistent and the increased earcup size over previous Void models is welcome. The headset weighs in at 360 grams and wearing the headset for multiple hours on end doesn’t hurt your ears. This is a massive plus for Corsair since headsets causing fatigue during long gaming sessions is quite literally a pain to put up with. I do have one minor gripe though with the headset’s design and that’s the fact that it sits rather loosely on my head. The headband is adjustable but those with a smaller head size might have some issues with the headset slipping or moving around more often than not while they are wearing it.
The Corsair Void Pro RGB features a vastly improved unidirectional noise cancelling microphone and carries a Discord certification. Of course I had to test this and low and behold, the sound quality when using Discord actually did seem to be a whole heck of a lot better than when using another headset. The mic boom can bend quite a lot and there’s a noticeable red LED indicator which lights up when the mic is muted. The headset also features something known as “Sidetone”. This allows users to hear themselves talk when using the mic so that they don’t end up screaming. Should you want to disable this though, you can. Muting the mic is also super simple since you just have to lift the boom up to a vertical position and it’ll auto-mute itself. If you want to permanently mute it, you can press a button on the left earcup too. Interestingly though, Corsair have opted to remove the “infomic” feature which displayed mic information at the tip of the microphone via 2 LEDs.
As for the wireless aspect of the headset, Corsair states that it features an improved range up to 40ft with over 16 hours of battery life. Counting the steps I took while walking away from my PC and the USB receiver, Corsair weren’t kidding about the range. Of course various factors may influence signal strength but overall, their claims seem to be valid. The battery when fully charged did last as advertised so that’s also a major win for Corsair.
On the outer side of the left earcup are buttons for muting the microphone and powering on the device. These are far enough out of the way to prevent accidental usage if you touch the left earcup. There’s also a volume control on the left earcup which makes life a whole lot easier for gamers that want to raise or lower their volume on the fly or switch between equaliser profiles with the touch of a button.
As mentioned previously, the audio quality is consistent. The sound quality is great when listening to both music or gaming sounds. While playing Dota 2, Battlefield 1 and TitanFall 2, the Void Pro RGB delivered a solid auditory experience with each game’s unique sounds being accentuated perfectly. Corsair’s CUE software also makes it super easy to adjust bass levels or whatever else you may want to change when it comes to the sound quality itself. You can also change the RGB light on the left earcup with a few simple mouse clicks in Corsair’s CUE program. Zero issues presented themselves when testing out the actual sound quality and honestly I was really impressed with the headset’s 7.1 surround sound audio quality.
Overall, Corsair have delivered a solid product revision and have improved upon their old Void Wireless model with some nifty new features and slight design changes. The headset might sit a bit loosely on some people’s heads but other than that, this is a product that delivers excellent value for money. Strong build quality, top tier microphone performance and excellent sound makes this a headset that’s hard to pass up.
The Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless is a bit pricey at €119.90 (roughly R1800) but it’s definitely worth every cent.