The cyberpunk design will certainly please many people.
First things first, let’s get the ugly out of the way. The Corsair Void Pro Wireless is not a headset for audiophiles. The main selling point of these headphones is above average sound quality without the hassle of dealing with any wires, but they’re not going to rock your socks off in terms of fidelity. But if you’re looking for a comfortable, overall good headset that doesn’t break the bank, this one has some pretty nice features.
What we played: Bloodborne, The Witcher 3
*This item was not provided by SteelSeries. It was purchased by Unleash The Gamer for review purposes only.
Speaking of comfort, these puppies are amazing. It’s like wearing tiny pillows on your ears. That’s because the ear covers are made of memory foam to provide the best ergonomic experience that adjusts to the shape of your head without applying any unnecessary pressure.
The headband is also flexible and highly adjustable. I have a big head, and wear glasses, so most headsets end up applying pressure on the sides of my face and ears until they’re too painful to keep on.
Not so with the Corsair Void. I was pleasantly surprised at how long I could wear them comfortably, as it would usually take 3 or 4 hours until I felt the need to take a break from them, and even then it was mostly because of the heat, as I tested these during 35 plus degrees temperatures.
That level of comfort comes at a price, though. These headphones are large. The earcups are designed first and foremost to surround the ears with room to spare, and it shows. Now, I kind of like the big, tanky look of them, but depending on your preference, this could either be a plus or a minus.
The cups have a nice matted look to them, with the exception of the RGB area, which has a glossy, but good looking finish. Speaking of RGB, it is highly customizable via the software, but it feels very much like a vanity feature, something to flex against potential opponents in a tournament.
The microphone also has a flexible rubber feel to it and has its own light at the tip that serves as an indicator of when it’s active.
Overall there’s a very cyberpunk-ish vibe to this headset if you’re into that sort of aesthetic.
Like I said at the start, sound quality is good, above average even, but nothing to write home about.
They are clear and crispy during gameplay, and in a competitive setting, I can see how they’d give you an edge over your opponents.
There is even a quick switch on the side that you can also use to toggle between equalizer settings as well, should you find yourself in a 1v1 situation where you need to boost the range so you can listen for footsteps better, for example.
Long pressing the switch also turns Dolby Surround on and off, which in the right game, could also provide an advantage.
Leaving aside the competitive aspect for a minute, I found myself using the surround option quite a lot in horror games, as it adds a richness of depth and realism to the audio space you inhabit, increasing immersion significantly.
The microphone leaves something to be desired, however. I often sounded muddy and muffled to my friends, while the keystrokes from my mechanical keyboard were still being picked up, ending up being loud and distracting.
For music, these are fine, but they lack the richness of dedicated, wired headphones like Sehnheisers. For their price range, and the freedom of movement and comfort they provide, it’s a decent, balanced tradeoff, depending on your needs.
The headset I use at work broke, so I had to travel with the Void Pro in my backpack several days until my replacement arrived in the mail, and I’ve got to say, these headphones can take a fair bit of a beating.
In the crowded subway with everyone pushing against my backpack that also contains several books, my lunchbox, snacks, umbrellas, 3 midgets and a goat, they are still without a scratch.
The fabric on the cups is high quality and resilient, and all the moving parts are sturdy and well designed.
Overall, they feel very flexible, but not flimsy or brittle, and I never found myself worrying that I might bend them too far and accidentally break them, as it often happens with budget gaming headphones.
They are slightly on the heavier side, and unfortunately, in combination with the flexibility of the moving parts, this means they are a little bit looser on the head, and you can shake them off by accident if you make jerky, sudden movements.
All the features you need are provided via the unified Corsair iCue software. From equalizer settings to RGB patterns, as well as linking audio profiles with specific applications. The buttons on the left cup serve as a power and mute button for the microphone, respectively, but they can be hard to navigate to.
There is a volume knob on the same side, which is easier to find, and can help, I suppose, but I often found myself reaching for the media keys on my keyboard instead, because those I could see, and reach without any guesswork involved.
The battery life is either very good, or abysmal, depending on whether or not you’re a vain person (I’m not judging, we’ve all been there), as the RGB is extremely taxing on the battery life. From a full charge, with the RGB on I lost 20 percent in a single hour, whereas without it, I only lost about 7.
While there is a very long micro-usb cable that comes with the headset, it can only be used for charging, and you’ll still need the dongle connected, as the cable doesn’t actually provide any actual data pass-through, which is a shame, as it would have provided an extra level of versatility to the product.
Despite some flaws, I am quite fond of these headphones. Their bulky cyberpunk aesthetic appeals to my inner child that squeals with joy whenever CD Project Red makes a new statement these days.
The sound quality is damn near perfect for gameplay, and it has richness and atmosphere in spades, especially with the Dolby Surround feature, and even though they’re not quite good enough for your average audiophile snob, they do the trick when listening to Spotify in the background.
And I most of all love the freedom and comfort of not dealing with any cables while I’m getting my a#% kicked for the millionth time by Juzou the Drunkard in Sekiro while the NPC that’s supposed to help me is reciting poetry in the reeds.
It’s a good headset, and I still recommend it despite its shortcomings.
|The Good||The Bad|
|Ergonomic design||No bluetooth|
|Good battery life||A little bulky|
|Good stereo surround system||Good for gaming, not so great for music|
CORSAIR Void PRO
RGB Wireless Gaming Headset
|Earpad Material||Memory foam, microfibre|
|Manufacturer||Corsair Microsystems Inc.|
|Headphones Form Factor||Circumaural|
|Sound Output Mode||Stereo|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz|
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