Release Date: 08/22/2017
Colors: White, Black, Yellow
Headsets are always some of the most subjective pieces of tech out there because everyone’s listening preferences are different. I’ve never owned any audio devices from Corsair before as these replaced my HyperX Cloud S headset from a year ago. The Void Pro is a solid headset with a few issues, but nothing that really brings the experience down.
The headset itself is built quite solidly with large ear cups and a cushioned band on top and a large range for adjustment. There are two RGB logos on the outside of each cup and these can, of course, be turned off to save battery life. The battery typically lasts around 14 hours and maybe 16 without the lights on. I found the overall sound quality to be very clear but lacking a deep bass that I normally like. Now, this headset is also touted as having 7.1 surround sound with the press of a button, and that’s negligible. It seems to only add an effect to make it sound like surround sound as I couldn’t really tell in some games. Now if you turned surrouned sound on in the game there was a striking difference. I can’t tell if this is a true 7.1 headset or not or if it’s just a gimmick. Usually, surround audio in headsets is hit or miss, but it seems okay here when it actually is supported.
The largest issue I have with this headset is the software support. Sure, Corsair iCUE is a great piece of software and my headset can now light up in sync with the rest of my Corsair products, but the equalizer portion is abysmal. You can’t export or import EQ settings so every time I changed a lighting theme I had to take a screenshot of my EQ settings and manually enter them every single time. The preset EQ settings are also horrible and I can never seem to find the perfect adjustments. It’s either too much treble or not enough bass. I’m really disappointed in this aspect as it almost made me return the headset for something else. For $130 I expected better software support and it hasn’t changed and I’ve had this headset for 6 months now. I also found the volume to be too low on some things at max volume.
The headset features a fold-up boom mic and there’s a red LED on the end to show if it’s muted. When you fold it down it unmutes and seems to be of really nice quality and it bendable and adjustable. The headset also comes with a long USB cable for charging and a wireless dongle. I paired this with the Corsair headset stand and it works nicely. The dongle could stand to be smaller, but overall I never ran into connection issues or cut-outs, crackling, or the headset having trouble finding it. This is the best wireless headset I have had just for this alone as all my previous ones constantly cut out and the range seems to be great. I was able to walk into my kitchen without any audio cutting out.
Overall, the Corsair Void Pro headset is a solid piece of tech with crisp and clear sound despite a terrible EQ and lacking bass. If you can get the EQ adjusted right for yourself you’re going to have a great time. While the 7.1 surround sound is iffy as it’s simulated, it’s there if you can get it to work right and with decent battery life, you can game all night without charging it.