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…
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.
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.
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.
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.