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Reviewed on Nov 21, 2017

Corsair Void PRO RGB Wireless
HEADPHONES REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.2
6.3
Mixed Usage
7.3
Critical Listening
5.3
Commute/Travel
5.6
Sports/Fitness
6.2
Office
6.5
TV
7.3
Gaming
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.

Test Results
Design 6.2
Sound 7.4
Isolation 3.0
Microphone 7.6
Active Features 7.4
Connectivity 4.8
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.
Update 2/16/2018: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.

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6.2

Design

The Corsair Void RGB have a unique look that won't be versatile enough to use outdoors. They're comfortable and relatively well built, if a bit plasticky. They have a good and simple gaming oriented control scheme and breathable earcup pads. Unfortunately, they're not portable or stable enough for anything but gaming and casual listening, and you can't detach the mic. They're also limited by the range of the USB transmitter, which makes them even less portable.

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 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.

6.3 Controls
Ease of use : Decent
Feedback : Decent
Call/Music Control : No
Volume Control : Yes
Microphone Control : Yes
Channel Mixing
:
N/A
Noise Canceling Control : N/A
Talk-Through
:
N/A
Additional Buttons :

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 Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference : 4.5 C
2.6 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 Case
Type : No case
L : N/A
W : N/A
H : N/A
Volume : N/A
7.0 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.

6.0 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.

Cable
Detachable : N/A
Length : N/A
Connection : USB

Comes with a dedicated USB transmitter and a USB charging cable.

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7.4

Sound

The Corsair Void RGB is a good-sounding pair of closed-back, over-ear, gaming headsets. They have a good and consistent bass, a fairly well-balanced mid-range and great treble reproduction. However, their bass lacks sub-bass thump and rumble, their mid-range is a bit forward, and their treble could be slightly sharp on overly bright tracks.  On the upside, they have a relatively open soundstage, but about average imaging and distortion.

7.6 Bass
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 Mid
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 Treble
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.

7.5 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.

8.7 Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
:
0.5
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
:
0.26
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
:
1.7
Weighted Phase Mismatch
:
2.97
5.5 Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
:
3.46 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
:
0.69 dB
PRTF Distance
:
7.19 dB
Openness
:
9.2
Acoustic Space Excitation
:
6.2
Correlated Crosstalk
:
0.0 dB
6.7 Total Harmonic Distortion
Weighted THD @ 90
:
3.127
Weighted THD @ 100
:
16.379

Average harmonic distortion performance. At 90dB SPL, there is elevated amounts of harmonic distortion, especially at 200Hz as well as low-treble between 2KHz and 5KHz. At 100dB SPL, there is a general rise in distortion, especially in the bass range.

3.0

Isolation

The Corsair Void RGB have poor isolation. They have a decently breathable design with porous ear pads that don't block a lot of noise or prevent what you listening to from leaking. While this gives them a better soundstage it makes them less suitable to use in loud environments, like being at a competition. If you mostly game alone in a relatively quiet room then they should be fine but the leakage level may be distracting to those around you.

2.2 Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
:
Overall Attenuation
:
-5.12 dB
Bass
:
-0.08 dB
Mid
:
0.53 dB
Treble
:
-15.48 dB
Self-Noise
:
21.12 dB

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

4.6 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.

7.6

Microphone

Integrated
:
No
In-line
:
No
Boom
:
Yes
Detachable Boom
:
No

Good microphone performance. Speech recorded with the Corsair Void RGB will sound slightly thin, and a bit lacking in brilliance and airiness. However, they excel in noisy environments and are able to separate speech from noise to a great degree. This makes them suitable for the most demanding situations such a subway station or a competition.

6.6 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 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.

7.4

Active Features

The Corsair Void Pro RGB have a good wireless range, an above-average battery life, and low latency that's great for gaming and watching movies. They also have a decent software that provides a good parametric equalizer and adjustable mic control. You can also change the light settings of the ear cups through the app. Unfortunately, it's not as feature-rich as some of the other gaming headsets software we've tested (see our recommendations for the best wireless gaming headsets). It's also not available on macOS which is disappointing.

7.4 Battery
Battery Type
:
Rechargable
Battery Life
:
12.4 hrs
Charge Time
:
3 hrs
Power Saving Feature
:
Yes
Audio while charging
:
Yes
Passive Playback
:
No

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 App Support
App Name : Corsair Utility Engine
iOS : N/A
Android : N/A
Mac OS : 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.

4.8

Connectivity

0 Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
:
N/A
Multi-Device Pairing
:
N/A
NFC Pairing
:
N/A
0 Wired
OS Compatibility
:
Not OS specific
Analog Audio
:
N/A
USB Audio
:
N/A
PS4 Compatible
:
N/A
Xbox One Compatible
:
N/A
PC Compatible
:
N/A
4.2 Base/Dock
Type
:
Wireless USB Dongle
Optical Input
:
No
Line In
:
No
Line Out
:
No
USB Input
:
Yes
RCA Input
:
No
PS4 Compatible
:
Audio + Microphone
Xbox One Compatible
:
No
PC Compatible
:
Audio + Microphone
Power Supply
:
USB
Dock Charging
:
No
8.4 Wireless Range
Obstructed Range
:
45 ft
Line of Sight Range
:
110 ft

The Corsair Void RGB have a good wireless range even when obstructed. They reached up to 45ft indoors when the USB transmitter was connected to a PC in another room and up to 110ft when in direct-line-of-sight. They also connect automatically with the transmitter, so there is no paring procedure, which makes them easy and straightforward to use.

9.8 Latency
Default Latency
:
19 ms
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.

In the box

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

Compared to other Headphones

HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II

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

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

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

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.

Conclusion

6.3 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.
7.3 Critical Listening
Great for critical 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 critical listening and gaming.
5.3 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.
5.6 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.
6.2 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.
6.5 TV
Great for home theater use. They have a good wireless range for most home theater set-ups. They have a good sound, they're comfortable and have very low latency which is ideal for watching movies and videos.
7.3 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.

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