The Corsair Gaming VOID PRO is Corsair’s replacement to the ever-popular Void RGB headset. If you’re a gamer, for $215 you’re getting a comfortable wireless headphones with energetic sound, alongside a superb microphone for all your communication needs.
It’s an elegant audio solution, and although it isn’t perfect, it’s a well-rounded headset that certainly warrants strong consideration.
Design, build and features
Built mainly from plastic, the Corsair Gaming VOID PRO feels fairly lightweight. It lacks the luxury of the SteelSeries Arctis 7, but it’s strong and handles well. There are three versions available, with a choice of analogue and USB wired variants, plus the wireless model tested here. It’s available in a number of colour options too, with choices varying between models.
The top section of the Corsair Gaming VOID PRO consists of a thick, matte plastic headband that’s expandable to accommodate larger sized heads. There’s plenty of padding, with the thick memory foam covered with a soft-touch fabric. While I love the material that Corsair has opted for, the overall fit proved very loose on my head, resulting in the headset constantly slipping whilst turning or moving my head. It certainly isn’t a deal breaker, but it’s rather annoying in use.
Move down the headset and you’ll find thick metal pillars that add sturdiness and rigidity to the frame. The plastic sides are home to a backlit Corsair logo, similar in style to the previous-generation Void, which can be illuminated with RGB lighting if desired. The controls come in the form of two buttons and a dial, allowing the user to adjust volume, change EQ profiles and mute the microphone. The wireless model also has a micro-USB for charging (USB Type-C would have been preferable), and a self-muting mic when not in use.
The ear cup design is mostly unchanged from the original Void model, with a fine mesh covering the memory foam padding. They’ve grown in size slightly, however, which should allow for greater breathing room around larger ears. They’re earcups are comfortable around the head, making for some of the least fatiguing headphones I’ve worn. The earcups can also be rotated 90 degrees.
The microphone has seen the biggest change in this revision. It’s now a flexible stem that can be moulded to any shape, with a black mesh pop filter covering the tip. The USB variants also house a red LED indicator that lights up when the microphone is muted.
The Void Pro wireless is rated for 16 hours of battery life, which is plenty of game time, with you likely charging once a week. The headset offers a maximum range of 40ft, a range that far exceeds any other headset I’ve tested to date. In fact, I was able to walk to the other side of the house and still achieve a strong signal. Remarkable.
Corsair Void Pro RGB – Audio quality
Audio quality has always been an area of strength with the Void headsets, and the Void Pro is no exception; it offers great sound across both games and music. I’m slightly disappointed that this model doesn’t sound significantly different to the first-generation Void, but perhaps that’s merely a reflection on the quality of the original.
Musicality is respectable on the Corsair Gaming VOID PRO, with a wide array of genres showing good detail and vocal clarity. Out of the box, the bass level is a little low for my liking, but this is easily adjusted with software. For $215, it isn’t the best way to listen to music – headphones will provide a better sound. Having said that, I’ve certainly enjoyed listening to hours of Tidal playlists through the headset.
As a gaming-orientated product, you won’t be surprised to discover that the Corsair Gaming VOID PRO RGB handles games rather well. Battlefield 1 was my primary game of choice, with the Void Pro providing a great level of immersion over land, sea and air. Sniper bolts flew with a chunky weight, while the battle cries of fellow soldiers could be heard clearly through the harsh battle-torn landscape.
Booting into Rise Of The Tomb Raider, Lara’s cries can be heard vividly amidst the gunfire and crumbling rock. It’s very atmospheric, and enabling the Dolby headphone tech aids this further by enlarging the sound stage. It won’t compete with a dedicated home theatre, but it’s definitely worth experimenting with.
The onboard microphone is vastly improved versus the Void 1.0, with a much cleaner vocal pickup, and a significantly less nasally tone to recordings. The pop filter also helps to remove any nasty ‘P’ sounds from speech. If you’re after a headset with a strong microphone, then you’re unlikely to be disappointed by what’s on offer here.
Adjustments to the EQ and RGB lighting can be made via the company’s CUE software. As always, it’s easy to use and offers plenty of options. You can adjust the levels of the microphone, and even enable real-time audio monitoring. There are lighting effects aplenty, but be wary that they will reduce the battery life more quickly.
Corsair has decided to remove the ‘Infomic’ feature found on the original Void – a tool that relayed information via a tiny led on the microphone tip. Let’s just say that this feature won’t be missed by many…