Corsair VOID USB Surround Headset Review: A Top Contender for your Dollar
The Corsair VOID USB Surround Headset is much more than its namesake would imply. This is a feature and function rich headset at a competitive price point. At $59.99 (on sale from $79.99) on Amazon the headset provides a compelling mix of comfort, 7.1 surround, wired reliability, strong sound and a solid microphone. The VOID USB Surround wired headset is the middle of the product line. At the upper end are the wireless and RGB versions and below is the standard stereo.
In the box are instructions, the headset and the surround sound dongle. The packaging is nice, simple and well done and as always comes in the distinctive yellow and black Corsair box. I was surprised to find the dongle inside the earcup after a bit of searching, but I had actually placed the headset on my head prior to finding it and did not notice it was in there. That should give you some idea of the earcup depth. Which leads us straight to the comfort discussion. The VOID is undoubtedly the most comfortable headset I've worn at this price point.
The headband is sufficiently large and ample padding at the top of the Corsair VOID makes the headband comfortable. The earcups are deep, cover the ears nicely and fit around the ears without contact on my lobes. I would expect these to be comfortable for people with all ear sizes. The headband sits a bit further back on the head than some other headphones. I got used to it, but some people may not like this fit location.
At this price point, a headset is not expected to knock your socks off sound wise. The VOID sound quality is quite good though. The sound reproduction is well rounded with enough, but not too much, bass and clear highs without distortion. For gaming the VOID sound quality is spot on, though the audiophiles out there likely wouldn't use them for long music listening sessions. I did use them as my daily music listeners for a couple of days and found them pleasant. The 7.1 sound is actually provided by the dongle, and can be used with any headset.
In terms of surround there is not an abundance of options. The included software provides preset and customization options for EQ as well as Mic and Sidetone settings. This is the baseline for a headset. However, there are no options for adjusting the 7.1 surround landscape. These would be nice options to have, and while the basics are covered, I am left wishing Corsair had provided a few more options.
The microphone is solidly attached, has a good quality boom and is durable. While this is not the best microphone in terms of sound that I've heard on a headset, it is perfectly workable. You can listen to a sample below.
At this price point, around $60.00 on Amazon, a compelling mix of comfort, quality and sound puts the Corsair VOID USB Surround at the top of the list for consideration.