Corsair presented its new headset of the “Void” series in time for gamescom 2017. We tested the Void Pro RGB USB for you and put it to the test. You can find our opinion about the headset in the text.
The workmanship of the Void Pro looks really high-quality at first glance. Especially the solid metal handle provides quality. The inside of the hanger is covered with a synthetic fibre, which feels very high quality. The auricles are attached to the temple with a plastic joint. The auricles have also been fitted with soft synthetic fibre padding. The microphone is mounted on the left side of the headset and can be folded up if necessary. When folded up, the microphone holds well and does not fall down on its own.
The housing of the ear cups is also very nice. By using matt and glossy surfaces, they make a high-quality impression. On the left auricle, where the microphone is placed, there are also the controls like the volume control and the button to mute the microphone. The Corsair logo is also located on both ear cups and can be illuminated with up to 16.8 million different colours.
Except for the button to mute the microphone, everything feels very well crafted. The gap dimensions are very good, there are no protruding parts. Especially the connectors on the auricles please. The headset adapts perfectly to the shape of the head.
The headset is connected via USB. A sound card is thus directly integrated and no additional ones have to be used. In order to take full advantage of all functions and the virtual 7.1 sound, it is still necessary to download the software from the manufacturer’s site. You can read about the other functions later.
In contrast to its predecessor without the addition “Pro”, the headset gets new speakers. Due to the closed housing, external noise is very well dampened. Nothing can be heard from the outside, even at higher volume levels. As headphones you could use the headset, but who would like to walk around with a microphone on the headphones? To deliver a high-quality sound experience, neodymium magnets with a diameter of 50 millimeters are used. The frequency range covers 20 Hz to 20 kHz and thus all frequencies of human hearing.
The headset fits perfectly thanks to the padding on the earpiece and the generous ear cups. Due to the grid for adjusting the size, it is suitable for every head type, even spectacle wearers will not miss out due to the pleasant contact pressure. After a long gaming session there is no pain in the ears and the textiles of the auricles provide fresh air to avoid sweaty ears.
|Product name:||Void Pro RGB USB (Color: carbon)|
|Frequency range||20Hz – 20kHz|
|Impendance||32k Ohm at 1kHz|
|Driver||50 mm – Neodymium|
|Cable length||1.8 meter|
|Microphone Impedance||2k Ohm|
|Microphone sensitivity||-38 dB|
The Corsair Void Pro RGB promises high sound quality thanks to its high-quality neodymium magnets and integrated sound card. In our test, however, we did not only focus on games for a gaming headset, but also on music and movies in order to be able to assess the quality. The headset performs very well in the test. Treble and mids are reproduced clearly and richly, only the bass suffers a little. There’s something missing, he’s good and not too “hard”. With surround sound turned on, we hear the steps of the opponents better in games and can assess the position even better. Unfortunately some of the quality is also lost. Everything sounds tinny.
Also the microphone is supposed to make a lot. To avoid noise, the microphone records successfully from only one direction. For a gaming headset, the Corsair Void Pro RGB USB offers very good recording quality, the voice is powerful and not dull. In addition, the recording is virtually noise-free.
To customize the headset, there is the Corsair Utility Engine. In addition to illuminating the Corsair logos on the two ear cups, the equalizer can also be used to individualize the sound, but all at the right time.
The software displays all connected Corsair products. Practical, because you only need one software and not many different ones. If the various products are illuminated, they can be easily synchronised at the touch of a button.
When you call up the Corsair Void Pro, you can adjust the input and output levels in the centre of the main view. The surround sound can be switched on via the large button below. The remaining settings are divided into “Lighting Effects” and “EQ Preferences”. Five different presets can be selected in the equalizer area, but they can still be individually adjusted. Another class is that a program can be assigned to a specific profile.
The lighting effects complete the picture. The RGB colours can be selected via a colour wheel, for connoisseurs the colour values can also be entered manually. If a simple, static lighting is too dull for you, you can still choose different effects.
With the Corsair Void Pro RGB USB you have to open the wallet a little further. But for his money you get a high quality product. We are talking here about the workmanship and sound quality of the headset. Only the bass needs a little screwing. Fortunately, there is the software in which everything can be individually adjusted via the equalizer. Unfortunately the surround sound doesn’t show to advantage. It has advantages, but the disadvantages outweigh the disadvantages.
Corsair should still work on the insulation and shielding a little. As soon as the headset is touched in the vicinity of the microphone, i.e. the auricle or earpiece, you can clearly hear the touches or movements. Muting the microphone is also clearly audible.
I recommend to buy the Corsair Void Pro RGB USB. For the price of about 100 Euro you get a great product!