With the VOID Surround Hybrid Stereo, Corsair has another gaming headset in their portfolio, which features a rather interesting price point considering all the features you get. Equipped with 50mm drivers and a flexible microphone as well as good looking design, the vendor is trying to win gamers hearts. Apart from that the Corsair VOID can be used with gaming PCs as well as smartphones.
Today, we will be checking out the
gaming headset from Corsair, which are meanwhile well-known for their high quality gaming peripherals.
We are really curious to find out what the VOID Surround Hybrid Stereo Gaming headset can do.
||VOID Surround Hybrid Stereo Gaming
||20 - 20'000 Hz
||4-pole / Mobile compatible
||100 - 10'000 Hz
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Wearing confort / ergonomics / features
With their created a comfortable gaming headset. Thanks to a reasonable weight, good balance and soft ear cushions this headset is comfortable to wear. Actually, the padding is made from memory foam, which has been covered using microfiber fabrics and therefore the VOID Surround Hybrid Stereo Gaming should fit virtually any head shape. Apart from that the microfiber cloth should last a small eternity. If you’re concerned about the durability of this headset, then we can tell you that its construction is very solid. Corsair is using a combination of high-quality plastic, aluminum as and steel to create a product which can cope with quite some punishment. A quick look at the cable shows it measures approximately 1.8 meters, which is long enough
If you want to control the volume you’ll find a slider on the left ear cup. By moving it up and down you either increase or decrease the volume. The left ear cup also features an intuitive to find mute button for the microphone, allowing you to mute the microphone without having to take it off.
In order to really convince a headset doesn’t just have to be comfortable, what’s most important is how it sounds. To test the VOID Surround Hybrid Stereo Gaming we’ve been listening to music, playing games and watching movies. Since Corsair equipped this headset with big, enclosing and cloth padded ear cups there is some passive noise cancelling but you can still hear ambient noise or other people talking next to you pretty well. If you’re looking for a headset with more effective passive noise cancelling, we’d recommend ones, which ship with leatherette ear pads.
If you take the Corsair VOID Surround Hybrid Stereo Gaming headset out of the box and connect it to your PC without optimizing the sound at all then the soundscape is surprisingly flat. Neither the heights, the mids nor the depths show a convincing presence which is rather disillusioning. Since Corsair is using 50mm drivers on this headset we’re assuming that a software equalizer should greatly help improving sound characteristics. In order to really help this headset perform better we’ve used a software equalizer called “Hear”. This equalizer allows very fine adjustments and allows to drastically improve sound quality. We were quite surprised to see that we had to boost the frequency range from 8KHz upwards by no less than 8dB in order to realize heights which sound clear and almost crisp. In order to realize decent bass, that packs a little punch we had to boost the frequencies between 20Hz and 200Hz between +1 and +6dB. But even after all these optimizations the sound stage wasn’t as colorful as we expected it to be.
The microphone on this headset is average and the design is good. As you can see from the pictures there is a small button on the left ear cup, which is easily accessible and allows you to mute the microphone. The VOID is capable of making your voice sound clear and well understandable talking over TeamSpeak or Skype. We also like the fact that the microphone arm is bendable.
The Corsair VOID Surround Hybrid Stereo Gaming headset is an average product. The build quality as well as the materials used are impeccable
and excatly on the level we expected from Corsair. The comfort is very important with gaming headsets and this one is able to excel in that matter. The soft, memory foam cushions fit perfectly and you will never experience pressure points. When it comes to sound quality we would like Corsair to improve the drivers, since we would expect a sound stage that is way more colorful at the given price point. Thanks to the fact that the factory preset is linear - but unfortunately very flat - you can tune the sound quite a bit using an equalizer.
The price of the VOID Surround Hybrid Stereo Gaming is in line with other similar products. The starting price
at Geizhals, excluding shipping costs, is set at 89.90 Euro. Since the sound could really be improved the Corsair VOID Surround Hybrid Stereo Gaming earns 4 out of 5 stars