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.
- Good audio reproduction.
- Good microphone that filters out noise.
- Bulky design not meant for outdoors.
- Poor noise isolation.
- Leaky at high volumes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good soundstage performance. Due to the relatively large ear cups, and high openness value, the Corsair Void RGB will have an open and immersive soundstage. However, they won't have an out-of-head effect like listening to loudspeakers.
Average imaging. Phase error is rather high, especially in the bass and treble ranges. On the plus side, the L/R drivers of test unit were matched very well.
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.
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.
Poor isolation. These headsets do not isolate below 1KHz, and above that achieve only 16dB of isolation, which is sub-par.
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.
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.
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.
- 100% SpNR
Very good noise handling performance. The Corsair Void RGB achieves a speech-to-noise ratio of 35dB, making them suitable for almost all environments.
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 the some of the other gaming headsets software we've tested. It's also not available on macOS which is disappointing.
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.
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.
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.
The Corsair Utility Engine provides a decent amount of options but feels a little lacking. It gives you access to a good parametric 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.
In the box
- Corsair Void RGB Headphones
- USB transmitter
- USB Power cable