Corsair Void PRO RGB Wireless Headphones Review

Reviewed Nov 21, 2017 at 12:50 pm
Corsair Void PRO RGB Wireless Picture
Type Over-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Yes
Noise Cancelling No
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The Corsair Void RGB are a good gaming headset with low latency and a wireless range that also make them suitable for watching movies. They're comfortable and unique looking but not as sturdy as some of the other gaming headsets we've reviewed. They're also not designed to be used outdoors or as casual everyday headphones.

Our Verdict

5.8 Mixed Usage

The Corsair Void RGB are decently well-designed gaming headphones. They have a good sound quality, they're comfortable and have very low latency which makes them suitable for critical listening, gaming and watching movies. However, they do not block a lot of noise and leak quite a bit, so they won't be the best headphones to use in public. They're also limited by their UBB transmitter which means they won't be suitable for commuting or sports.

7.4 Neutral Sound

Great for neutral listening. They have a comfortable design, a well-balanced frequency response with a good amount of bass and fair representation of instruments and vocals. They also have a decently spacious soundstage and a good stereo image reproduction which is suitable for both neutral listening and gaming.

See our Neutral Sound recommendations
5.0 Commute/Travel

Below-average for commuting. The Corsair Void RGB have to be in range of the USB transmitter so they won't be suitable for commuting or traveling, unless you're on a plane or train and using a laptop. Unfortunately, they also do not block a lot of noise so they won't be the best headphones to use on a train either.

See our Commute/Travel recommendations
5.1 Sports/Fitness

Subpar for sports. They have a bulky design that's not stable enough for running or working out. They're also limited by their transmitter so unless your working out indoors they won't be very practical.

See our Sports/Fitness recommendations
5.7 Office

Average for office use. They have a comfortable and easy-to-use design you can wear for hours. Unfortunately, the Corsair Void RGB leak quite a bit at higher volumes and won't block the ambient chatter of a noisy office environment.

See our Office recommendations
7.6 Wireless Gaming

Good for gaming. The Corsair Void have low latency, an easy-to-use and comfortable wireless design, and a good noise filtering mic. They won't be the best headphones if you have a particularly noisy gaming environment like being at a competition. However, they deliver a decent battery life with power saving features, a good wireless range and a good sound for both gaming and listening to music. They also come with an above-average software that provides a convenient parametric equalizer but feels a bit lacking compared to other gaming headsets.

See our Wireless Gaming recommendations
5.9 Wired Gaming
6.6 Phone Call
  • 5.8 Mixed Usage
  • 7.4 Neutral Sound
  • 5.0 Commute/Travel
  • 5.1 Sports/Fitness
  • 5.7 Office
  • 7.6 Wireless Gaming
  • 5.9 Wired Gaming
  • 6.6 Phone Call
Pros
  • Comfortable.
  • Good audio reproduction.
  • Good microphone that filters out noise.
Cons
  • Bulky design not meant for outdoors.
  • Poor noise isolation.
  • Leaky at high volumes.
  1. Update 11/21/2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.1.
  2. Update 11/6/2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.
  3. Update 9/11/2019: We've updated Channel Mixing as it was incorrectly listed as 'N/A' instead of 'No', which resulted in a better controls score.
  4. Update 2/16/2018: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.

Test Results

Design
Design
Style

The Corsair Void Pro are an unusual looking pair of gaming headphones. They have a futuristic vibe with square-ish ear cups and a wide flexible headband. They look and feel like gaming headsets, and since the mic is not removable or even retractable, they will not pass for casual headphones. On the upside, the unique design will work for some, and their two-tone or all-black matte color schemes look a bit more professional than some of the other gaming headsets we've reviewed.

7.5
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.9 lbs
Clamping Force
0.8 lbs

The Corsair Void RGB are well-padded headphones with a decently comfortable fit. The ear cups are large and spacious, and the headband isn't too tight, so they won't clamp your head like some of the other gaming headphones we've tested. However, they are somewhat heavy, and the shape of the ear cups may not be ideal for all listeners.

6.0
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Decent
Feedback Decent
Call/Music Control No
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control Yes
Channel Mixing
No
Noise Cancelling Control N/A
Talk-Through
N/A
Additional Buttons No

Update 11/09/2019: We previously had 'Channel Mixing' set to N/A instead of No, which was making the score of the Void RGB higher than what it was supposed to be. The review has been updated.

The Corsair Void Pro RGB have a decent gaming-centric control scheme. They have a mic on/off button and a toggle dial to control the volume. The dial is especially responsive and easy-to-use, but the placement of the power and microphone buttons takes a bit more time to get used to.

6.8
Design
Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference 4.5 C
2.6
Design
Portability
L 8 "
W 7.7 "
H 4 "
Volume 246 Cu. Inches
Transmitter Required USB

The Corsair Void RGB are not portable. Like most gaming headsets, they do not fold into a more compact form factor. The ear cups lay flat but still take up quite a bit of space. They're also limited by the range of their USB transmitter which makes them a bit less portable since you have to carry the USB stick around too.

0
Design
Case
Type No case
L N/A
W N/A
H N/A
Volume N/A
7.0
Design
Build Quality

The Corsair Void Pro are well-made headphones with a super flexible headband, but they just don't feel as sturdy as some of the other gaming headsets we've reviewed. The headband and hinges have a metal frame that makes their design somewhat durable. They also make use of a lot of premium materials in their build quality and padding. Unfortunately, the Void RGB's hinges are very loose out of the box. The exposed boom mic is susceptible and will break if tilted too far, and the ear cups have a glossy back plate that will get scratched by regular wear and tear. overall the void should be a fairly sturdy headset for most but will not be as durable as the Corsair HS70 Wireless or the Virtuoso RGB Wireless.

6.0
Design
Stability

These headphones are not stable enough for anything but casual listening and gaming. They're bulky and have a slightly loose fit, which makes them sway a lot under any strenuous conditions. They're not designed to stay on your head if you use them while running, jogging or working out, but they should be fine for gaming on your couch or listening to music while walking around in your home. They're also wireless, so you will have no cable management issues.

Design
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Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
-3.25 db
Treble Amount
-3.91 db
7.5
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.51 dB

Good consistency performance. In the bass range, the Void RGB performs very consistently across our human subjects and doesn't seem to be affected by wearing glasses either. They perform less consistently in the treble range, presumably due to the ear cup design, but still within decent limits.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
7.6
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
3.31 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
32.68 Hz
Low-Bass
-2.59 dB
Mid-Bass
4.29 dB
High-Bass
2.38 dB

Good bass range performance. LFE is extended down to 33Hz, which is good. Low-bass, which is responsible for thump and rumble, however, is lacking by about 3dB. Bass has a wide 5dB bump centered around 80Hz and continuing up to 150Hz, adding a bit of excess kick which some may like.

7.8
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.93 dB
Low-Mid
1.21 dB
Mid-Mid
2.13 dB
High-Mid
3.48 dB

Good mid range performance for the Corsair Void RGB. Low-mid and mid are quite flat and consistent. The 5dB bump around 1KHz, adds to the intensity and projection of vocals/leads.

8.1
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
3.32 dB
Low-Treble
-1.95 dB
Mid-Treble
0.29 dB
High-Treble
-7.14 dB

Very good treble range performance. Low-treble is relatively flat but underemphasized by 2dB. This decreases the presence and detail of vocals/leads. However, the peak around 7KHz makes the S and T sounds, a bit sharp and piercing on overly bright tracks.

6.6
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
2.47 db
Dips
1.22 db
8.7
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.5
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.26
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
1.7
Weighted Phase Mismatch
2.97
5.6
Sound
Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
3.46 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
0.69 dB
PRTF Distance
7.19 dB
Openness
9.3
Acoustic Space Excitation
6.2
7.2
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.409
WHD @ 100
0.203
Isolation
2.0
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-5.12 dB
Bass
-0.08 dB
Mid
0.53 dB
Treble
-15.48 dB

Poor isolation. These headsets do not isolate below 1KHz, and above that achieve only 16dB of isolation, which is sub-par.

4.6
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
51.38 dB

Sub-par leakage performance. The significant portion of leakage sits between 400Hz and 7KHz, which is a broad range. The overall level of leakage is also relatively loud.

Microphone
7.0
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
546.0 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
1.63 dB
HFE
6544.63 Hz
Weighted THD
0.424
Gain
24.53 dB

With LFE at 546Hz, the 5dB dip below 500Hz, and HFE at 6.5KHz, speech recorded with the Void RGB will sound noticeably thin, slightly airless and muffled.

8.5
Microphone
Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise
Speech + Subway Noise
SpNR
34.99 dB

Very good noise handling performance. The Corsair Void RGB achieves a speech-to-noise ratio of 35dB, making them suitable for almost all environments.

Active Features
7.7
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
12.4 hrs
Additional Charges
0
Total Battery Life
12.4 hrs
Charge Time
3 hrs
Power Saving Feature
Yes
Audio While Charging
Yes
Passive Playback
No
Charging Port micro-USB

The battery life of the Corsair Void is good but could be better. They last about 12 Hours on a single charge which is suitable for most gaming sessions. You can also charge them while playing if you're close to a power source, which is ideal if you're having a gaming marathon. However, they take about 3 hours to charge, which is a little on the longer side and there's no passive playback with a USB cable.

7.0
Active Features
App Support
App Name Corsair Utility Engine
iOS N/A
Android N/A
macOS No
Windows Yes
Equalizer
Graphic + Presets
ANC Control
N/A
Mic Control Level
Room effects
Yes
Playback Control
Button Mapping N/A
Surround Sound N/A

The Corsair Utility Engine provides a decent amount of options but feels a little lacking. It gives you access to a good graphic EQ. You can also control the volume of the mic as well as the color and display speed of the built-in headphone lights. Unfortunately, the software is not available for macOS and lacks a few features like button mapping surround sound calibration and noise gate options for the mic, which makes the app feel a bit less useful.

Connectivity
0
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
N/A
Multi-Device Pairing
N/A
NFC Pairing
N/A
Line of Sight Range
N/A
Default Latency
N/A
aptX Latency
N/A
aptX(LL) Latency
N/A

These headphones have a great latency performance for gaming and watching movies. You will rarely notice any lag or latency between audio and visual data.

8.8
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line of Sight Range
110 ft
Non-BT Latency
19 ms
0
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
N/A
USB Audio
N/A
Detachable N/A
Length N/A
Connection USB
Wired Latency
N/A
Connectivity
PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC / PS4 Analog
No
PC / PS4 Wired USB
No
PC / PS4 Non-BT Wireless
Audio + Microphone
Connectivity
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
No
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Wireless
No
3.4
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
Wireless USB Dongle
USB Input
Yes
Line In
No
Line Out
No
Optical Input
No
RCA Input
No
Dock Charging
No
Power Supply
USB
In the box
In the box

  • Corsair Void RGB Headphones
  • USB transmitter
  • USB Power  cable
  • Manual

Compared to other Headphones

HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The HyperX Cloud II is an overall better gaming headset than the Corsair Void RGB if you don’t need a wireless headset. They are more comfortable and are better-built than the Corsair Void RGB. They also have a better microphone for online gaming. On the other hand, the Corsair have slightly better audio reproduction, especially with sharp noises in the treble range. Unfortunately, they can’t be used wired and have a relatively short battery life, which is something you won’t have to worry about with the wired Cloud II. However, you’ll be able to customize their sound with the in-app EQ, which HyperX doesn’t have.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The SteelSeries Arctis 7 are a better gaming headset than the Corsair Void RGB. They are better-built headphones and their microphone has better recording quality for online games. You can also use the SteelSeries wired with all platforms, which you can’t do with the Void RGB. The audio quality is noticeably better on the SteelSeries and they are also compatible with a great app that offers an EQ and multiple controls, including surround sound. On the other hand, the Corsair performs more consistently across different users and they have RGB lighting, which the SteelSeries don't have.

Corsair HS60
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Corsair HS60 are slightly better gaming headphones than the Corsair Void RGB since they have a wired connection that will work with your consoles and PC. However, if you prefer the convenient range of a wireless headset, then the Corsair Void are a good choice. The HS60 have a better build quality than the Void. They also have a wired and causal design that you can use outdoors, unlike the Void which do not come with a cable or have a detachable boom mic. The HS60 also have a better default sound. On the other hand, the Void have a much better range than the HS60, so you can game from your couch with the PS4 but unfortunately not with the Xbox One. They also have a better mic for voice chat and a slightly better control scheme overall.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 2019 Edition Wireless
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The SteelSeries Arctis 7 2019 Edition are a better gaming headset than the Corsair Void RGB. They are better-built headphones and their microphone has better recording quality for online games. You can also use the SteelSeries wired with all platforms, which you can’t do with the Void RGB. The audio quality is noticeably better on the SteelSeries and they are also compatible with a great app that offers an EQ and multiple controls, including surround sound. On the other hand, the Corsair performs more consistently across different users and they have RGB lighting, which the SteelSeries don't have.

Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Corsair Void PRO RGB Wireless are similar-performing wireless gaming headphones as the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless. The Void are a bit more comfortable due to being less tight on the head. However, they are quite a bit bulkier, they also don't feel as well-built and don't isolate sound as well. The microphone on the Virtuoso has significantly better recording quality, though it doesn't handle very loud environments quite as well. Unlike the Virtuoso, the void can only be used wireless, meaning they don't work with the Xbox One.

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