Corsair Void USB Dolby 7.1 RGB Gaming Headset Review
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
A Closer Look
The headset comes hard-wired with a good quality USB cable, which features a custom shaped USB housing and some light grey highlights, which match the monochrome appearance of the headset. Don’t think this is a colourless gadget through, it’s got some RGB tricks to show off shortly.
The headset is exquisitely made, with a mixture of lightly textured matte and smooth gloss plastics, that are certainly of the highest quality, while the ear cup mounts are cast metal that gives strength to the lightweight headset design.
There’s a hard-wired boom microphone, which folds right up out-of-the-way when not in use, and there’s a master mute button on the left ear cup for when you need a bit of privacy. The mute button has a slight curve to it which makes it easy to find with your finger when you’re wearing the headset, so no fishing around blind for it while gaming.
There’s a prominent jog wheel on the base of the left, flick it one way or the other to adjust the master volume. This is again an easy control to find without having to look. That’s all of the controls on the headset, it seems limited, but you can do a lot more tweaking from the desktop software, such as playing with the EQ, Dolby and lighting profiles.
As with the slightly more expensive wireless model and the cheaper stereo model, the USB Void features the same memory foam padding and microfiber coverings, which make it one of the most comfortable headsets on the market. It’s light enough and has such as comfortable fit that you can easily forget you’re wearing it, even after hours of usage!
The fit is aided greatly by the adjustable ear cups, which provide a close fit to your head without excessive pressure. The 50mm drivers within are breathtaking. I must admit I was expecting the USB version to sound a little better than the wireless one, but I really can’t pick out any differences, the bass is rich and detailed, with an impressive low-end response, the mids are full of warmth and texture that brings music to life and the treble is crystal clear, giving a really natural and balanced sound. Movies, music, gaming, voice chat, it doesn’t matter what you throw at this thing, you’ll be very impressive with the power and clarity on offer. Again though, I’m more impressed with how the wireless model sounds comparable to this wired model.
The headband is fully adjustable, with enough range to suit both younger and adult users head sizes with ease.
One of the coolest features of this headset is really quite simple, two small LED lights on the end of the boom mic. They’re small enough to be discrete and not distract you, but a quick glance at them will let you know if the microphone is muted or Dolby is enabled.
The microphone is certainly one of the most impressive aspects, as is the case with the other two headsets in the Void range. It’s rare I test a microphone and think of it as anything more than standard fare, but the noise cancelling mic on this headset is noticeably detailed, clear and it just works a bit better than most, making it a great option for game chat or Skype calls.
The RGB lighting is a subtle addition to the headset. Of course, you’re not going to enjoy it when it’s on your head, but if you’ve got an RGB keyboard, mouse and even PC chassis, then it’s nice to complete the set and pick your favourite colours to match.