Corsair VOID Dolby 7.1 USB-Gaming-Headset Review
The headset features very good sound, with over the ear cups with comfortable padding . Corsair is pushing the new design with RGB lighting, which is fully customizable. Using 50mm neodymium drivers with excellent bass response and multi-channel Audio with Dolby’s 7.1 surround. Let’s have a closer look.
The packaging is simple, showing the main features of the headset and giving us partial view at the left ear cup with microphone. The design is simply awesome! The frame is flexible, but is able to hold the ear cups comfortably with just a slight pressure on the user’s head. So even after many hours of intense gaming, the Void gaming headset is still very comfortable. The cable does not transfer any noise to ear cups when you moving your head left-right. The padding on the headphone band as well as ear cups is very comfortable and soft.
The USB cable is 1.8m long and on both ends has anti-kink rubber protection. One of the main features is the CUE control as well as the mic Mute button on the left ear cup for quick access. CUE Control enables rapid re-spec of your audio settings on the fly. The digital dial and push button combo allows quick volume changes and EQ preset swaps, and toggles Dolby 7.1 on or off, all with a single control. The frame is adjustable almost 4 cm at each side.
You can re-position the mic as it is flexible with rubberized surface. Should you wish not to use the mic, you can just push it up in vertical end-position.
It’s not the best mic over there, but it’s good enough for gaming , Skype and standard communication use. It features noise cancellation which is very beneficial if you play at LAN parties. The mic produces nice clear voice reproduction which we have tested with many different games as well as Skype and Team Speak. There are also two LEDs on the mic giving you quick information if the mic is muted, Dolby is used or EQ status.
The padding at the headphone band as well as ear cups is comfortably soft. Microfiber-wrapped memory foam ear pads enable extended play. The cushions are removable for cleaning and also very easy to pull over again.
The frame is flexible, relatively lightweight and still remaining sturdy. The ear cups featuring “True Form” shape fits your ear perfectly. The RGB Corsair Logo on both ear cups can be set up with any of 16.8Milion Colors using the Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) Software for Corsair RGB line of peripherals.
Corsair VOID Dolby 7.1 RGB USB-Gaming-Headset Specifications:
|Model||Void Wireless SE||Void Wireless||Void USB|
|Type||2.4 GHz Wireless
(USB 2.0 receiver)
|2.4 GHz Wireless
(USB 2.0 receiver)
|Wired USB 2.0|
|Available Colors||Yellow Jacket||Carbon||Carbon|
|Backlight||Ear cups (RGB)||Ear cups (RGB)||Ear cups (RGB)|
|Audio||Dolby 7.1||Dolby 7.1||Dolby 7.1|
|Driver||50mm Neodymium||50mm Neodymium||50mm Neodymium|
|Frequency Response||20Hz – 20kHz||20Hz – 20kHz||20Hz – 20kHz|
|Impedance||32 Ohms @ 1kHz||32 Ohms @ 1kHz||32 Ohms @ 1kHz|
|Mic Type||Unidirectional noise cancelling||Unidirectional noise cancelling||Unidirectional noise cancelling|
|Mic Impedance||2.2k Ohms||2.2k Ohms||2.2k Ohms|
|Mic Frequency Response||100Hz – 10kHz||100Hz – 10kHz||100Hz – 10kHz|
|Mic Sensitivity||-37 dB (± 3 dB)||-37 dB (± 3 dB)||-37 dB (± 3 dB)|
|Dimensions||228mm(L) x 242mm(W) x 108mm(H)||228mm(L) x 242mm(W) x 108mm(H)||228mm(L) x 242mm(W) x 108mm(H)|
|Product Weight||388g / 0.85lb||388g / 0.85lb||388g / 0.85lb|
|Warranty||2 years||2 years||2 years|
CUE customization will be available meaning you’ll be able to adjust the RGB back-lighting on the ear cups to Solid, Pulses, Flashing, and color shifts similar to our mice. When you first install CUE, you’ll be able to select pre-set lighting patterns such as Rainbow Pulse (ear cups will “breathe” different colors of the rainbow). Users will also be able to adjust the speeds and color of each lighting effects. In addition to lighting, Void uses CUE or Corsair Utility Engine to adjust mic levels, Dolby on/off, sidetone on/off, and EQ. CUE comes 5 EQ profiles (Pure Direct, Bass Boost, FPS Competition Mode, Clear Chat, Movie Theater). Advance Users can customize their own EQ profile and set up to 5 on the fly profiles that can be controlled through CUE control.
Corsair VOID Dolby 7.1 RGB USB-Gaming-Headset is another amazing result of cooperation between design gurus from BMW and Corsair. We have found nothing worth of real criticism, even the price €99 is in acceptable range and we will continue using this headset in future. We are happy to give it our Golden Recommendation as well as Editor’s Choice Award as this product really deserves it.
Good 7.1 Surround
Soft ear cups