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Corsair VOID Wireless Gaming Headset Review

By Greg Schepers

Manufacturer: Corsair Components, Inc.
Product Name: VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset
Model Number: CA-9011132-NA (Wireless) CA-9011130-NA (Wired) 
UPC: 84359105310
Price As Tested: $129.99 (Amazon | B&H | Newegg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Corsair.

In the world of computer peripherals and hardware, most of us are well aware of Corsair’s existence. This is an organization that has well-earned reputation for producing quality components; components that are going to be high-performing, intelligently designed, and very likely to provide its owners with years of service. Therefore, it is no surprise that when Corsair develops a new product, such as the Corsair VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset, it doesn’t take long before it is in high demand.

If you haven’t heard of Corsair Gaming’s new RGB line, you’re about to get an education. There are three new products in this line, which include the Corsair VOID family of gaming headsets, the Corsair SCIMITAR gaming mouse, and the Corsair STRAFE mechanical gaming keyboard. These devices maintain a symbiotic relationship through the Corsair Utility Engine (CUE). On its website, Corsair explains that, together, these RGB devices are equipped with “groundbreaking new features that are precision forged to help you win.” Considering how many times we’ve seen Corsair back up its claims, there is no reason to doubt the statement regarding the RGB line.

Corsair VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

Headset Features

  • 16.8 million color options to match your gear and your individual style
  • 2.4GHz wireless freedom from up to 40 feet away from your PC
  • 16 hours of uninterrupted gaming between charges
  • Dolby 7.1 audio, with 0.0 cables
  • Efficient 50mm neodymium drivers
  • “True Form” shaped, microfiber-wrapped memory foam ear pads enable extended play.
  • The noise-cancelling microphone puts your voice in the spotlight – and nothing else
  • InfoMic brings critical information to the end of your microphone

Technical Specifications

  • 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
    • Wireless range: up to 40 feet (12m)
    • Battery life: Up to 16 hours
  • Microphone
    • Type: Unidirectional noise-cancelling condenser with adjustable, rotating boom and infoMic lighting
    • Impedance: 2.2k Ohms
    • Frequency Response: 100Hz to 10kHz
    • Sensitivity: -38dB (+/-3dB)


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  1. Robert Johnson

    I wrote a personal review of this headset a few weeks back and completely agree with your conclusions. One added point I’d like to make is that if you wear eye glasses like I do you will find this headset to be the most absolute comfortable headset available. It’s probably one of the very few that don’t give me a headache. Other headsets pinch the ear frames of my eye glasses which is very uncomfortable.

    Yes the price isn’t cheap but if you want comfort while gaming as well as some of best in-gaming audio this headset is the best available. Corsair is for the win. (a.k.a rjohnson11, volunteer EVGA forum moderator)

    1. Greg Schepers

      Robert!

      Thanks for sharing! That’s a great comment for those folks wearing prescription eyeglasses. It might be good news for those of us who are looking into or have already purchased gamer glasses. I’m not sure how much traction gamer glasses have, but the VOID would be a great option here.

      Thanks again!
      Greg

  2. kzinti1

    Why would you want lights on a headset?
    Are you supposed to set a mirror in front of you so you can stare at yourself, as a Canary stares at itself in a mirror?
    Are the lights supposed to indicate something? So that every time you need to make an adjustment you have to remove the headset every single time to confirm through the lighting whatever settings you are making?
    Are you supposed to think that you don’t look like a complete idiot by wearing a headset with lights?
    Inquiring minds want to know why this isn’t the most ludicrous thing Corsair has come out with to try and sell you something you neither need nor should ever want?

    1. Greg Schepers

      Hey kzinti 1!

      Thanks for your post! I get what you’re saying; if you’ve read any of my reviews in the past, you’d know I’m more of a function over form guy myself. That’s what I tried to focus on in this review. From a functionality standpoint, the VOID is a great headset. It sounds fantastic and the buttons are easy to find and manipulate so in-game adjustments can be made with ease.

      In terms of the lighting effects, it seems as if Corsair’s intent is to market the RGB line as a set. In other words, if you purchase all three devices, the VOID headset, the SCIMITAR mouse, and the STRAFE keyboard, you’ll benefit from these devices working in unison to put on a fantastic light show. Aesthetics grab attention and sell product. If I’m a betting man, I would bet that an organization the caliber of Corsair did their homework and, after doing some market research, realized that this campaign will lead to plenty of sales. That’s my take anyway. I could be wrong.

      You asked if the lights are meant to indicate something. The only lights that are meant to indicate something are the LED lights on the “Infomic,” which are located on the end of the microphone. I talked about this in the review. Great concept, but unfortunately, you cannot see those lights while wearing the headset. I think someone dropped the ball there.

      In all honesty, I don’t care if it’s hot pink with lace trim; if it is a great device, that’s all I care about. Okay, maybe that’s taking it a bit far, but I think you get my point. The VOID is a great headset. If you don’t like the lights, you can always turn them off.

      Thanks again for the post!
      Greg

  3. Radek

    Hi!
    You didn’t mentioned anything about sound isolation in Your review.
    Is this set quiet (on the outside) or not? Can it be used few feets from ie. a sleeping spouse? 🙂

    So far the worst headset in this matter was Creative Rage 3D Wireless. It was so loud that it didn’t matter if I used speakers or headset while gaming. They were both loud…

    1. Greg Schepers

      Hey Radek!

      You are absolutely correct; I did not mention anything about sound isolation! When I write a review, I try to focus on addressing the claims made about the specific device as well as covering points that are common to the type of device. I missed this one because I didn’t see any claims made by Corsair regarding the VOID’s ability in terms of sound isolation. So, I’ll do that now…

      It’s pretty simple; Corsair didn’t talk about sound isolation because it clearly wasn’t a focus. Microfiber-wrapped memory foam padding is great when comfort and breathability is the focus, but it is not conducive to sound-proofing. If you want sound isolation, you’re probably going to have to find a headset that has leather or faux leather-wrapped padding. They’ll likely still be comfortable until you start sweating.

      Suggestion, if you want the VOID, get the wife some comfortable earplugs or do the white noise thing… you know, turn a fan on or get an app that has nature noises like rain or waves crashing on the shore.

      Thanks for the great question!

      Greg

    2. Robert Johnson

      @Radek: our bedroom is next to my gaming room and my wife never complains about noise from the VOID headsets no matter how many aliens I am trying to kill. In fact she probably complains more about the mouse clicks than anything else. She used to complain about the keystrokes as well, but she said my new STRAFE keyboard is not as loud as the previous model.

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