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Corsair VOID Wireless Gaming Headset Review

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Corsair VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset Closer Look

There are so many factors to consider when searching for a gaming headset. Obviously, we want it to sound fantastic regardless of the listening activity and, when in-game, we want our headset to help us identify the origin of sounds so we can defeat our opponents. We also want our gaming headset to be comfortable so that we can hang in there for long gaming sessions. Oh yeah, let’s not forget the importance of effective communication with our teammates. Does the Corsair VOID Wireless gaming headset provide these qualities? Let’s find out…

Corsair VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

Currently, the Corsair VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset comes in two different flavors; the standard version, which is the unit we are assessing in this review, and the Special Edition, a.k.a. the “Yellowjacket.” In terms of functionality, the two versions are identical. From a visual perspective, the Special Edition is adorned with more gold accenting.

In the box, you will find the Corsair VOID Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset, obviously, and the accouterments include the wireless USB adapter, the USB charging cable, the Quick Start Guide, and other miscellaneous literature, such as the Warranty Guide. The base station extender is M.I.A. in this version.

Corsair VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

On the outside of the left earcup, you will find the power button and the microphone mute button. The mute button sticks out further than the power button, which makes it easier to find. You will also notice the Corsair logo and some matching trim about an inch or so beneath it. These two items greatly contribute to the light show that the VOID is capable of providing.

Corsair VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

A couple of things you will notice in the above image. First, the earcups have a unique shape to them. Instead of an oval or round shape, Corsair went with a shape that is more conducive to surrounding the ear rather than sitting on top of it, or at least some part of it. The other point to take away from this view is that the earcups have quite a bit of horizontal swivel in them. They also have some movement vertically. This freedom of movement provided by the earcups helps to ensure that the Corsair VOID Wireless will accommodate many head shapes and sizes.

Corsair VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

The head-on view in the image above provides a bit of perspective in terms of the bulk that the Corsair VOID maintains. Those 50mm neodymium drivers have quite a bit to do with the overall size, and so does the generous padding that was incorporated into the design.


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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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