The VOID models are the line from Corsair headsets facing the gamer audience, with a line of stereo headphones, 7.1 and also models with cable or wireless. The model of our analysis is a special edition, the VOID Wireless SE – Yellowjacket Edition, a model that has a wireless connection and a unique design in yellow.
The headset comes to improve the lives of those who live coiling the cable from your phone, this tangle that every gamer table form with the mixture of a mouse cable, another keyboard and another phone. Here, the headset is thrown to the ground because he was stuck in the chair arm is a classic Adrenaline writing. Is it worth getting rid of this inconvenience with the VOID? Let’s look at the rest of the analysis!
- Type: Earphone for positional audio Dolby 7.1
- Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Impedance: 32 ohms at 1 kHz
- Sensitivity: 107 dB (+/- 3dB)
- Drivers: 50mm
- Connector: USB type a
- Range wireless up to 12 meters (40 feet)
- Battery life: up to 16 hours
- Weight: 388 grams
- Type: unidirectional condenser with noise canceling, adjustable swivel arm and InfoMic light
- Impedance: 2.2 k Ohms
- Frequency response: 100Hz to 10kHz
- Sensitivity: -38dB (+/- 3dB)
Design – Comfortable and well built
Within all aspects of our visual model for testing, the yellow color is clearly the most striking element. For those who are not peripheral fans as flashy, the VOID line has more muted colors on models like the black and white.
After the most striking element of the appearance of the phone, the VOID is a great headset with sports lines. One of the elements that draw attention to your style is the lights on the sides. With the use of RGB technology, you can customize the color and the pattern in which this light effect flashes.
“The void has a neat design, but not to be of lighter wireless”
In ergonomics, the handset is quite comfortable with the use of upholstery with a microfiber fabric on the headphones and shells in the rod which rests on top of the head. It’s a shame this handset does not bring a padding alternative option with a smoother finish, such as leather, for users who prefer this type of material. The quilt has “memory”, which means that prolonged use should not deform it, and the fit is snug in the ears.
Due to be wireless handset need to bring internal batteries, and these results in an increase in weight, a total of 388 grams. Within the standards of wireless headphones that’s not much, but at the same time is not of the lightest headsets in the market.
An interesting touch is that the status and phone settings are visible thanks to strategically placed LEDs on the tip of the microphone. The indicator shows that the microphone is muted or active while the second will flash when the handset is less than 20% load. It is a discreet feedback and that is in the corner of peripheral vision, very well positioned.
“The LEDs on the microphone are one of the most subtle and intelligent feedback we’ve seen in headsets”
Speaking in microphone, VOID brings a unidirectional noise-canceling, resulting in a good audio quality. It is positioned in a folding but the little flexible stem, which limits the repositioning possibilities. Although it is not possible to disconnect it, just turn it up that it fails to derail, where you do not intend to use it or if small indicative LEDs are troubling.
The VOID brings two cables, one to directly connect the headset via the USB port, an option to just recharge, and an extended to put the receiver in a place of better signal range, avoiding leaving the USB dongle into a corner or behind the PC, affecting the reception. As we speak of an accessory that depends on any charges, and it is an expensive product, could be in the kit a basis for charging in the same style as other wireless accessories bring, joining the nice (good support to keep your peripheral) the useful (keep the phone always charged).
Configuration and settings
The VOID has some of its already accessible settings through buttons on the left side. Besides responsible for turning on and off the phone, a button is dedicated to turn on or turn off the microphone while a wheel is used to increase or decrease the volume, depending on the direction it is stirred, or to turn on and turn off the Dolby when pressed technology (something that certainly could give rise to a button to mute, something more useful).
In addition to the adjustments “on the fly”, the VOID is set by Corsair CUE, an application that is responsible for setting the operation of the phone, since changes in the equalization profile to purely cosmetic changes, such as the standard colors and brightness the lights on the side. You can also view information such as the amount of battery available in the phone as well as firmware updates.
“So you can find where things are, the void configuration software is efficient”
The applications in the same way as many other peripheral configuration software: has a very loaded and in some confusing moments interface. There is a tab called Lighting, but the light system configuration is made in Profiles tab. After the strangeness of the interface organization, it is very practical to change the handset light modes and, for those who do not want this, a button disables all light effects – and yes, it does not get along with the rest the light settings, it is in settings> Device.
Performance and audio – good transmission, but 7.1 is a crock
The VOID is a handset closed-ear type, i.e. their shells generate an acoustic insulation preventing the sound from leaking when you are playing and at the same time, reducing as you hear the sound around you. This phone is a good choice for those who want a handset to focus on gambling and partially isolate external sounds.
The audio has a very good balance between acute, intermediate and severe. This is not that phone for low exaggerated fans and the deeper tones such as explosions and hit or is present but do not have much intensity. Details on the trails are noticeable, but the phone is hardly exceptional.
The soundstage this phone brings together the old argument about the legitimacy of headphones 7.1. As with many phones that say 7.1 or 5.1 surround, the audio is only composed of a driver on each side, and the “creation of the depth and positioning” would be due to the Dolby Surround technology, or “generated” by software.
“How long will we see the manufacturers insist that fallacy of 5.1 or 7.1?”
The result is the same as ever. As highlighted that marketing do, or greater 7.1 is printed on the box, the headphones are not efficient in delivering the audio depth, far from reaching other surround sound systems with multiple boxes positioned around the consumer. The VOID has only two 50mm drivers, and the experience is basically what we are accustomed to a stereo headset: the headset is able to give us direction indications such as “right” or “left”, but has little chance of you able to receive the clearest signs that, as if something is coming from the front or behind you.
There are models with multiple drivers that deliver the “surround true” as the Razer Tiamat 7.1 or Roccat Kave, but then the problem becomes another: these devices are heavy, a result of more drivers, and its price rises exponentially, ultimately becoming expensive models while uncomfortable for extended use.
“The audio void is balanced and has regular quality that will not be enough to meet an enthusiast but it will be enough for a good gaming experience”
In the transmission, the headset operates through a per connection in 2.4GHz via a USB dongle. This operating frequency is quite charged by other devices, such as cordless phones or routers, but in our experience, there was no interference in its functioning. The range, however, does not go far enough: in just 7 or 8 meters already started to have fluctuations in bond and an obstruction (like a wall) is enough to get lost audio. This is not a phone for those who want to get out around the house listening to music. However, within the same environment, the VOID is to ensure efficient transmission of audio without major quality losses.
“The void is an efficient phone to a wireless connection within an environment. It is not able to maintain the connection if you change your room”
On the autonomy, VOID has a good battery life and may be nearly a week without being charged. Even for users who make heavy use of the phone, it will charge to endure a full day of use before being stopped charging.
The VOID is an interesting headset for those who want to get rid of cables. Your connection is stable enough to maintain the quality of audio in an environment. The handset is quite practical, and after a match between him and her receiver just plugs it into a USB port to quit using.
The audio headset that brings a regular quality, something as expected considering that here we have a wireless connection, resulting in an inevitable loss of quality because of this connection. The microphone also comes with these features and the audio quality and has enough sharpness for good online games.
“The wireless void is a phone for those looking for a wireless solution. In other respects, he is a regular headset”
As much with headphones for games, much of the focus of the product is in its aesthetic – remembering that there are more discreet versions of VOID in neutral colors – than necessarily on acoustic quality. The handset will have the condition to please a gamer with balanced levels, but for an audiophile is far from being an interesting model.
Considering all its features, we reached a critical point: its price. In its traditional version, without that we have to test, it costs around the US $129, almost twice as many rivals as the Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930, and a little above other phones with a wired connection. Therefore, this model is justified only to the consumer who really wants the aesthetic differences as the lights and its flashy design and makes a point of convenience to having a wireless headset. Otherwise, it might be better to expand your search to other more conventional models.
- Long autonomy
- Well embedded finishes
- “7.1” generated via inefficient software
- Configuration software a bit confusing
- Connection does not go far
- Very expensive