Corsair just introduced their brand new Corsair Void Gaming Headset and we all know that the previous Void headsets were indeed a big hit, especially their wireless RGB headset.
Today, we’re going to focus on the Corsair Void Pro that makes use of the 50 mm neodymium drivers to give off great, crisp, and high-quality audio at a max of 20 khz. The headset is compatible with almost all devices around which include smartphones, PC’s, tablets, and of course, the latest and most popular gaming consoles of today.
Since the Corsair Void Pro follows the consistency with 50 mm drivers and is definitely an excellent and very comfortable headset for long-wearing, the Void Pro Surround Gaming Headset is definitely an item that should be a part of every gamer’s gear.
Corsair Void Pro Surround Gaming Headset Review – Whats in the Box?
The Corsair Void Pro packaging showcases large graphics of the gaming headset and as well as large details of some of the specifications located at the front portion of the container. Everything else is pretty much standard for Corsair products such as the black backdrop together with the golden banners. Following the usual features of Corsair’s packaging, you’ll find a more detailed description of the features and specifications of the Corsair Void Pro headset at the back of the box.
If you’re wondering if the headset is compatible with today’s popular gaming platforms, there will not be much of an issue since it is stated on the box that the Void Pro is supported on the following: PS4, PC, Xbox One, and mobile devices. It also noted on the package that the Dolby 7.1 will be available for PC gaming via USB adapter and the rest will simply receive stereo output. Since Corsair focuses on comfort and quality, they made sure that the construction of their Void Pro is mentioned and featured on its packaging: the headset uses viscoelastic foam and microfiber mesh ear cups.
When looking inside the box, you’ll get the Corsair Void Pro that goes together with a couple of accessories and documents; these include the instruction manual, warranty, microphone foam caps, and the Dolby Digital 7.1 channel USB dongle.
Corsair Void Pro Surround Review – Corsair Strikes Again!
The Corsair Void Pro Surround Gaming Headset is a great and solid piece made from premier glass fiber imbued in plastic; this makes the Corsair Void Pro feel more like a metal-made piece in most cases. The headset features a high horizontal pivot instead of a vertical one which allows the headset to adequately fit and adjust perfectly for all and different head sizes with just the right amount of snugness and comfort. We also love its black color since it comes off as really clean and sleek. Pretty cool and very appealing if you ask us.
When you look at the company logo of Corsair, it is mostly grey with a black glossy area that isn’t really a fingerprint magnet unlike other logos – this is something that we find really appealing and hassle-free to maintain. Also, the closed back cups that are available can also pivot at a full 180°; the right portion of the ear-piece is left plain without any buttons while the left one features the volume toggle and the mic’s mute button; also, the mic is connected to the left ear cup of the headset.
For its ear cups, these are made from microfiber memory foam for additional comfort while the headband is also just as comfortable and soft once worn. It doesn’t give you that painful feeling at the top of your head after long hours of using the headset so we really like how Corsair constructed the piece and focused just as well on comfort. We’re not really used to having cloth rubbing against our ears but the Corsair Void Pro is actually nice and really comfortable despite using it for long periods; also, they made use of a new type of fiber for the ear cups which is different from the material used on the previous generations of headsets from Corsair.
As for the cord of the Corsair Void Pro, it isn’t braided and is laminated with a specific type of silicon-like material that keeps the cord soft yet durable to avoid unnecessary bends and breakages; additionally, the cord of the Corsair Void Pro is adequately long enough especially if you have a two pole 3.5 mm jack to make it fully compatible.
One of the most interesting features of the Corsair Void Pro Surround is its Dolby Digital 7.1 Surround USB dongle since it is generally a dongle that can be plugged right into your laptop or PC; once you’ve done so, you can connect the Void Pro headset using the 3.5 mm jack inlet. Generally speaking, it is not really a headset that is surround sound but it is a general stereo headset that functions and works just like one because of the dongle / adapter. This is the reason for the hybrid included in the model’s name.
We think that the Dolby Labs did a really great job in tweaking the echo effects of the headset to make it seem like the sounds are coming from the sides and behind your head, so all in all, you have really good sound quality that is basically enjoyable especially for gaming.
- Drivers: 50 mm
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Impedance: 32k Ohms @ 1 kHz
- Connector: USB
- Warranty: Two Years
- Impedance: 0 k Ohms
- Type: Uni-directional noise cancelling
- Sensitivity: – 38 dB (+ / – 3 dB)
- Frequency Response: 100 Hz to 10 kHz
- All day comfort with outstanding quality sound and the signature Corsair durability to provide you with the ultimate gaming and audio experience.
- Premium build quality for excellent comfort which is why Corsair made use of breathable microfiber mesh fabrics as well as memory foam to give off the best comfort while lessening the moisture and heat build-up when using the headset.
- Precision audio for gaming since it features a custom-tuned 50 mm neodymium speaker driver to bring all the audio action to life with wide range quality and accuracy.
- A crystal clear mic that also features a noise-cancelling aspect to lessen ambient and unnecessary noise for enhanced voice and audio quality. The audio drivers and mic of the Void Pro have all been checked and assessed for outstanding sound and crystal clear communication.
- Multi platform compatibility since the headset can be used on your PC, PS4, mobile devices, and the Xbox One (the Xbox One may need a Microsoft adapter that is sold separately).
How does it perform?
As expected from Corsair’s Void Pro, the headset is excellently superb so we’d definitely recommend this to any gamer who wishes to immerse themselves in gaming with clear and quality audio; the sounds get even better when you connect this via USB to the Dolby Digital dongle. We gave the headset a check using a couple of 7.1 surround tests and in all of these, we were never disappointed by the Void Pro’s quality. We tried playing and using the Void Pro together with the PS4 and we can say that it was very much pleasing and there were no problems communicating over games; the clarity was very good despite getting just stereo sounds.
Another thing that we loved about the headset is the fact that once you put it on and start gaming, you won’t hear any outside noise within reasonable tone; you can immerse in the game and focus while feeling the gameplay even more which is a must for all gamers out there. All in all, we can say that the Corsair Void Pro is a big upgrade from the company’s previous headset and it works excellently and flawlessly so you won’t get disappointed once you wear the headset. The bass isn’t too deep nor is it too flat and together with outstanding precision audio output, there’s nothing to complain about with the Corsair Void Pro.
We also like the fact that the microphone picks up noise at low levels and it is also static free; you can basically tweak and make adjustments to your liking to have a fully enjoyable experience during gameplay and audio listening.
For the record, the microphone of the Void Pro is generally flexible and we give it a thumbs-up for picking up voices in chats during games; the mic, just like the Hybrid, moves fluidly in motion to any angle or position that you prefer. It’s also pretty cool that you can fully adjust the mic in a horizontal position to give it proper distance from your mouth to get clearer and crisper sounds.
Comfort and Build
Just like the construction of every Void headset, the Void Pro is extremely lightweight and made mostly from plastic; adjusting the headset is also not an issue since it expands about 1 ½ inches on each side to allow adequate space and comfort for heads of all sizes. We can continue talking about the headset’s comfort since it is really notable and not too tight on the head and prolonged usage does not put pressure on your head and around the ears.
How to use
The Void Pro is a plug and play accessory when using the USB Dolby Digital 7.1 sound adapter or a 3.5 mm jack; but when you use the headset with Windows 7, just remember that you need to actually set the Corsair surround sound adapter as the PC’s default audio adapter which is not necessary if you’ll use the Void Pro with Windows 10. Additionally, once you plug the headset in using the adapter, the Void Pro will end up being CUE-compliant, allowing you to have more control over the device’s behavior.
The Void Pro also makes use of the CUE software which is also used for other products and devices that Corsair produces these days. It is all organized into a single program for all peripherals, making this easier to control and actually utilise.
Using CUE will not only let you have control to enable and disable Dolby, but you can also control the mic and the side tone’s volume. We think that this is a very handy feature especially for those who want to have total control over the microphone. Additionally, there are also a bunch of presets for you to choose from that will suit your current activity such as Movie Theater, FPS for gaming, Bass Booster, and more. You can also make your own profile to customise the sounds to your liking for specific games that you play.
Corsair is a brand that is very much known for revamping and upgrading their products instead of producing new items to pile up their catalogues; and in all honesty, we think that these upgrades are really necessary since Corsair Void gaming headsets are some of the best products launched, and getting them revamped is even better than ever.
Coming in at $159 AUD, the Void Pro is a huge upgrade over the older generation of Void headsets which is great in terms of performance, quality, and aesthetics. The material used for the ear cups are better and more breathable, making it a lighter and more comfortable piece that is sweat-free despite engaging in long hours of gaming. Also, the microphone is more flexible plus it easily picks up sounds better without making the audio quality flat; this in turn makes it an excellent multipurpose mic that is not restricted only for gaming purposes.
Sound reproduction for general use and gaming has also greatly improved and is crisper and richer than before. We’re really happy about this upgrade so you can just expect how much better and exciting gaming will be when using the Corsair Void Pro headset. The Corsair Void Pro is definitely a product that you should get your hands on especially if you are someone who wants outstanding audio performance to immerse in your gaming experience. All of the high-quality sounds are magnified by the Dolby Digital surround sound adapter so we highly recommend this for gamers as well as eSport players who want to have high-quality gaming headsets that are within the range of $100 to $200 AUD.
Where to Buy
You can purchase the Black Corsair VOID Pro Surround 7.1 Wired Gaming Headphones online for around $159 AUD. For more information head on over to the Corsair website.