REVIEW: Corsair Void Pro RGB

Corsair announced the release of the Void Pro RGB in August 2017 and didn’t disappoint the gaming community. The Void Pro RGB showcases the quality that Corsair is known for, along with providing a sleek and elegant headset that brings both comfort and audio quality to the forefront.

Before going into the details of the product, I need to let you know, the Void Pro RGB Wireless headset is ONLY designed to work with the PC and not the PS4 or Xbox One. Sure there’s hacks on how to get this to work with your PS4 or Xbox One, but they fail to tell you, that while you can get the audio to work, the controls on the headset itself (volume, mute) unless you’re connected to a PC.

The Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless is the exact same unit – it just has Bluetooth capabilities, which I’ll mention below in the features.

Features

Audio: The Corsair Void RGB has a frequency response which is what I consider the very basic in the industry at 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz. If you’ve read any of my previous reviews, you’ll know this is the exact frequency which the average human ear can hear, so I feel this should be a bare-minimum baseline for all headsets on the market today.

The difference with this Corsair headset is the sound is actually quite balanced, rather than overpowering on the lower (bass) end. For this reason, this headset can be quite useful for not only gaming, but also movies and music.

Connections: The Void RGB Wireless uses a USB dongle (size of an average USB thumb drive) that plugs directly into a free USB port on your PC.

Charging your headset is done using the micro-USB to USB connector that plugs directly into the ear cup on the headset. Unfortunately, if the battery dies, you cannot plug in the charger cable and use these at the same time. The Void Pro RGB (non-wireless) uses your standard USB plug.

Microphone: It’s important to note that the Corsair Void Pro RGB is the upgraded version of the Void. There have been plenty of complaints about the quality of the microphone on the Void that Corsair really needed to do something about it. Out comes the Void Pro RGB. Corsair has done a lot with this microphone with a frequency response of 100 Hz to 10,000 Hz, but in my opinion, it’s still a bit lacking and you do end up sounding a lot like you’ve plugged your nose while you’re talking. Interestingly enough, Discord thought this was good enough to certify, which does make me wonder about their quality standards.

While this microphone is fine for online gaming (minus the nasal sounding voice), you would never want to use this to stream live video or doing YouTube videos with, as the quality just isn’t there.

The microphone itself is made of a rubberized compound that provides decent flexibility, as well as the option to bend the microphone to where you need it. It’s fastened directly to the left ear cup and rotates up and out of the way when not in use (note that when you flip the microphone up, it auto-mutes the microphone). Controls on the left ear cup itself allow you to adjust the volume of the headset, as well as muting/un-muting the microphone.

Cushions: When Corsair released the Void, a lot of customers complained about the quality of the ear cushions, as they were made with standard, cheap foam. With the new and improved Void Pro RGB, Corsair replaced the cheap foam with quality memory foam, covered with a mesh fabric weave. This ensures the unit fits snugly against your ears and blocks out ambient background noise. I also like the quality foam on the headband, as it rests nicely on your head without squishing down and sliding off your head. This has been a good improvement over the Void.

Headband & Adjuster: The headband on the Void Pro RGB is decent for being made of plastic. It’s a sturdy construction, yet it allows for bending and flexibility, without breaking. The headband has memory foam where it touches your head, so you don’t get up with that uncomfortable feeling that other headsets give you that lack this padding. The downside is the memory foam on the headband is covered with a fabric, rather than leatherette. This soaks up any grease or hair product directly into the fabric and memory foam. Over time, this leads to some serious stink. It’s one thing to use a mesh weave on the ear cups, but on the headband – that should be a no-no.

The Adjusters on the Void Pro RGB are on the top of the headset, as opposed to where the ear cups attach, this gives it far more stability over its competition.

The one thing I really like about the Corsair Void Pro RGB (and actually this goes for all Corsair products, as well as the higher end SteelSeries ones) is the way they connect the headband to the ear cups. This swivel design allows the ear cups to rotate and provides a safe location for all the internal wiring. On other headsets, this is the weak point and where a majority of headsets break.

Wireless: This section is specific to the Void Pro RGB Wireless. As mentioned previously the Void Pro RGB Wireless uses a USB Bluetooth dongle to transmit the signal to the headset. The wireless signal will go a maximum distance of 40ft unobstructed, meaning that if you walk into different rooms or upstairs and your headset transmitter is downstairs, there no line of sight and the signal will be considerably less.

The worst thing about a wireless headset is the battery life. There’s nothing worse than wanting to unwind after a hard day and fire up your favorite game, just to find out you can’t play, due to dead batteries. The Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless boasts 16 full hours of battery life.

Colors: The headset itself comes in two colors – yellow and black (carbon), however according to Corsair’s video, as well as what you can still get on Amazon, show the model coming in white, yellow, red, and black.

The headphones themselves utilize the Corsair software to
allow you to program your ear cups to light up different colors. Not a big deal for a wired set, but for the
wireless models, this just eats up your battery life. The forums are filled with people wanting to
extend their battery life, by disabling their lighting (settings > Disable Device
Lighting).

What I Like

If I was designing a headset to last and provide decent quality connectors for the ear cups, the metal yoke system that Corsair uses would be it, hands down. I’ve gone through several headsets where they’ve broken at the adjuster/connector to the ear cup and Corsair’s system provides a moveable and sturdy system, all the while hiding and shielding the wires that power the drivers.

Corsair has done a great job with their drivers. Other manufacturers are solely focused on producing lower end bass sounds, whereas Corsair has opted for a balanced sound approach. This enables the headset to be used for watching movies and listening to CD quality music without the bass overpowering the vocal or instruments.

Being a trusted manufacturer like Corsair, they provide options for their customers. Customers can replace their worn out ear cushions with either custom leatherette or microfiber ones, directly from the Corsair website. As the originals are a fabric based cushion, they’re going to degrade over time, so being about to pick-up replacement parts is a must.

Corsair also makes a stylish headset and if you’re looking for a headset that looks serious, then this can’t be beat.
Lastly the wireless capabilities of the Void Pro RGB Wireless are impressive. Not only is the range great, but the battery life is top-notch compared to their competitors. I also really like that Corsair uses a small USB dongle for the transmitter, as opposed to another USB cable with a transmitter attached. Less cables means fewer issues – period.

What I Don’t Like

There are only two things that I don’t really like about the Corsair Void Pro RGB. The first item is the frequency response of the drivers.  As you push the $100-$150 price points, a company needs to push their product a bit further. 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz is honestly the bare minimum standard for any headset on the market today.  It would have made more sense for Corsair to increase the frequency of the drivers and maybe provide something that went from 15 Hz – 25,000 Hz. By doing so, the unit would be solid all the way around.

The last thing I don’t like is cosmetic. I’m not a huge fan of headsets that use memory foam covered with a mesh fabric weave. I have one I’m currently using and I do tend to get hot ears after prolonged use. The fabric itself is a dirt and grease magnet and by having the underside of the headband utilizing this, is reason for concern. They would have been better off having the underside leatherette that could easily be wiped clean.

Verdict – Would I Buy It Again?

Yes, I really think Corsair has come to the table with a decent improvement over the original Void. This headset is sleek and very professional looking. I’m on the fence regarding the frequency response, but everything else about this headset and the support that Corsair offers with accessories pushes this to the buy-it rank.

Detailed Product Information

Product: Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless
Price: $82.99
Cheapest place to buy: Amazon
Warranty: 2 Years
My Rating: 8 out of 10

Detailed Product Information

Product: Corsair Void Pro RGB
Price: $59.99
Cheapest place to buy: Amazon
Warranty: 2 Years
My Rating: 8 out of 10

15 thoughts on “REVIEW: Corsair Void Pro RGB

  • September 13, 2018 at 2:08 am
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    Thanks for a very nice review. I like how you’ve structured the review and talked about different parts of the headset in detail. I’m not a gamer, but I do like to invest in a quality piece of headphones. My biggest issue generally is the uncomfortable “pressing” feeling in your ears that a couple of hours use of headphones results in. I’d like to be able to wear headphones non-stop for a few hours and not get that uncomfortable feeling or the hot feeling you mention. The Void Pro RGB looks professional though and the price isn’t too bad, so it’s something I could think about getting, for example for my gamer brother.

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  • September 13, 2018 at 4:16 am
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    The other day my eldest kid came up with this Void Pro Rgb. His cheap headphones broke and he is unable to take part in online gaming sessions now (he loves Fortnite).
    It appears that some of his online friends use such headset and suggested that he buy it too.
    As an avid gamer myself I can understand his frustration and to be honest I am tired of buying “die soft” low quality accessories.
    I am glad that I found your website because you offer a very honest review of this product.
    Had I bought it immediately, in order to please my kid, we would have only wasted money and time.
    My kid suffers from ear infections and while the situation is under control now, the last thing I want is his ears to get hot after prolonged use.
    On such grounds, The Void Pro Rgb does not sit well with him, but given that I am going to buy him a headset anyway, would you be so kind to recommend me some other products?
    I have a 100-120 $ budget.
    Thanks you very much in advance for your time and reply,

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  • September 13, 2018 at 11:29 am
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    I really like this review for a few reasons. I appreciate the level of detail that you went into for the specifications of Corsair Void Pro headphones. While everyone does love Amazon, one of my biggest complaints is the fact that you can’t have a true, high detail review. For that sir, I thank you. Please keep producing high quality content that will allow people like me the chance to find the headphones we are looking for. A+++

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  • September 13, 2018 at 11:37 am
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    Thanks for the review. The Corsair Void Pro RGB is a cool product and with a lot of interests. But as you discussed, the frequency response could extend a bit down to 15 Hz to 20,000 Hz instead of 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz. Notwithstanding, it renders a great user experience for general audios and gaming. It worth getting one.

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  • September 13, 2018 at 12:05 pm
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    Honestly, you have just helped me to choose which headsets to buy, to be sincere I love playing the video game and I am thinking of buying a cool headset to connect while I am playing the PS4. The way you have detailed Void RGB can easily lead someone to buy it though however, it’s a pity that I cannot connect with PS4. Anyway thanks for sharing this amazing review it’s really going to help for those who are interesting.

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  • September 13, 2018 at 12:30 pm
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    what a great review of what seems like an incredible headset for gaming. I remember when I first started gaming years ago, the best you could for great audio was to crank up the TV and enjoy the deep base. Now, with multiple player gaming, this is a must tool for keeping current and staying on top of your game. And the price point is decent for sure. Great review!!

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  • September 13, 2018 at 12:41 pm
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    This is a great review as I have a few people on my holiday list (I know I can’t believe I’m thinking holiday shopping already) who would love this! They are picky when it comes to their earphones and it sounds like this would be a good options for them. I can see how the Hz might be concerning to some but I think for my friends’ purpose (general gaming) these would be ideal! Thank you!

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  • September 13, 2018 at 2:02 pm
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    Good information here. I like that you gave your opinions for the cons of the product as well. Honesty is always appreciated when one is making a decision on making a purchase. You should definitely do a couple more reviews on other head sets so your readers can compare the products.

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  • September 13, 2018 at 2:40 pm
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    Thanks for the detail you gave in your review. I am not a gamer, but I have 3 son-in-laws and a nephew who are. This would be a good option for a Christmas present. I think the wireless one is great, as you can walk around and not be concerned about getting unplugged. I may be looking for a good noise-cancelling headphone at a decent price. Do you know anything about these?

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    • September 13, 2018 at 2:58 pm
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      There’s lots of options for noise cancelling headphones, but it’s important to understand how they work. Case in point, my wife would like a pair to block out the chitter-chatter of the kids when she’s studying and trying to do work from home, but they would in ineffective for that. If on the other hand you’re looking for them to cancel out a repeated noise/white noise/general noise then that would work. I have a post on my site about how they work that you might find useful:

      http://getwithinearshot.com/noise-reduction-headphones-how-they-work

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  • September 13, 2018 at 4:40 pm
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    Thank you for pointing out that this is not the sort of headset you would want to use to do things like “stream live video or doing YouTube videos with, as the quality just isn’t there.” I keep getting headphones that end up making me sound all high and squeaky! That is exactly the reason I am looking for a new pair of headphones right now myself, to record videos.

    For someone like me looking for headphones for this purpose, what is your best recommendation and can you post a link to it for me? Thank you!

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    • September 13, 2018 at 5:48 pm
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      Desa, if you want to make videos, I suggest you actually not invest in a headset, but rather pick yourself up a proper microphone, that way you won’t sound silly. I have the EXACT same issue.

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  • September 14, 2018 at 1:44 am
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    Very detailed review of the Corsair Void headphone. And I agree with every point you make here. If it won’t for the looks, I would’ve bought the Corsair Void. Sometimes these gaming rigs spent too much effort on looks.

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  • September 14, 2018 at 8:28 pm
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    This is such an awesome post man. Where have I been the past couple years when it comes to gaming?…just too busy, and I tend to come and go now a days. Not only did I learn about Corsaid Void Pro RbG, but I got insight into how the world of headsets have transformed, and it’s pretty cool. At the beginning, I did like that it had a memory foam cushioning, but as I read on, I did think that it would get a little hot, that’s just what memory foam does, so it would work maybe for a shorter amount of time. The bass and sound reduction is good for gameplay, It makes sound quality and experience that much more enjoyable. I remember the good old days of the turtle beaches. And it’d be nice if they expanded into PS4 and xbox- I have a PS4. I like that you pointed out for the amount of money splashed, the hertz should be in a better range, but overall great quality, great review. Thank you!

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