The Void Pro RGB is Corsair’s newest flagship headset, and it’s trying to be the “do everything” star of their lineup. For the most part, it succeeds.
With color options and an emphasis on high end design, the Corsair Void Pro RGB is a looker for sure. You can pick up the Void RGB Pro for $79.99 for wired models, and $99.99 for the wireless version.
We tested the wireless Onyx model, but the Void Pro RGB is also available in white as well. It comes with a mini-usb cable for charging (which is not braided unfortunately), and a simple USB bluetooth transmitter.
If you’ve used a previous Void headset, you’ll know more or less what to expect here in terms of structure and comfort. That’s not a bad thing.
The construction is top notch. It’s mostly plastic, but the headset feels incredibly sturdy, mostly due to the metal pieces that attach the earpiece to the band. Whatever color you go with pops against the dark plastic, and the curves and supple edges give it a luxury look.
The headband feels very durable, and makes a satisfying click when you adjust it. It also includes notches to keep track of those adjustments which is a subtle but thoughtful touch.
Gaming headsets with RGB lighting are popular these days, and as you probably guessed from the name, the Void Pro RGB is no exception. It features two Corsair logos shining out from the black plastic on each of the ear pieces, and though I never see them while using the headset, it does look pretty good chilling with my Glaive mouse and RGB mousepad on my desk when not in use. Corsair’s CUE software allows you to change the color individually or sync it up with your other Corsair peripherals. You can also use it to modify some fairly robust audio settings.
My only real complaint from an aesthetic perspective is the mic. It’s quite bulky, and even when folded up and out of the way, it’s difficult to ignore. I’ve gotten used to removable mics, and I wish that was the case here.
There’s a red LED around the base that turns on when the mic is muted which is nice, and it’s immediately silenced when you fold it into an upright position. I just wish it wasn’t quite so large.
Corsair designed the Void Pro RGB alongside BMW’s DesignWorks studio, and it shows. You probably wouldn't want to wear it out in public as it’s very clearly a gaming headset, but it looks great next to a fancy build, and there’s no denying the build quality.
In terms of comfort, the Void Pro RGB excels. As is the case with previous versions of the line, the shape of the circumaural ear pieces isn’t round or rectangular, but ear-shaped. This might seem like a small thing, but it makes a big difference. I’ve been using these extensively for a week now, and never felt a moment of discomfort due to the ear pieces. The cloth textured padding is soft, but still allows skin to breathe. Though I worry a bit about durability, they’re a pleasure to wear.
The headband is also padded, and the aforementioned adjustment fit a wide variety of head sizes. The only discomfort I experienced was from the substantial weight of the headset, and that was only after unusually extended use.
Comfort is important of course, but when it comes to a headset, sound is king. The Corsair Void Pro is sonically competent, but not earth shattering.
I started the test with the remarkable Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, because audio is an integral focus. The auditory hallucinations plaguing Senua from all different directions is one of the more compelling audio experiences available right now, and the faux 7.1 sound on the Void did not disappoint.
I then cleansed my sonic palate with some Vivaldi, and at these arcing high notes the Void Pro RGB was at its finest. The highs were crisp, and with a little bit of adjustment in the CUE application, I found it quite peaceful. Too peaceful if anything, as I almost drifted off to sleep. Time for something a little more high energy.
I then booted up the auditory assault that is Doom 2016. I cranked up the volume and started ripping and tearing until I was done. The raucous metal soundtrack sounded great, and the weapons discharge was immensely satisfying, though I did find the Void RGB got as bit muddled when it came to bass. Nothing disqualifying, but I have heard deeper, clearer bass on slightly cheaper headsets.
In short, the sound quality was stellar, if not extraordinary. An audiophile might sneer at the sound delivered by the 50mm drivers, but these cans are $100, and for gaming they sound more than adequate.
And your significant other will probably agree, because they’ll be able to hear whatever you're listening to. There’s pretty substantial noise bleed from these headphones, even when they’re on your head. That’s probably partly to do with the fabric ear pads; I suppose that’s the price you pay for comfort.
You can control the volume with a toggling switch on the left ear pad, simply hold it down to decrease, and up to make it louder. It’s about as straightforward as you can get, and I’m glad I didn’t have to press buttons or awkwardly reach for the cable to control the noise level. Having all of the controls on the left earpiece, including mute and power, was an excellent decision.
The microphone, bulky as it is, sounded excellent as well. I played a few ranked matches in Overwatch, and my teammates could hear me screaming perfectly as I saw the big red DEFEAT roll across my screen. It was a dramatic improvement in quality over the cheaper headset I was using, and the mute button on the left earpiece came in handy when I needed to cough. It’s still a wireless USB mic, so don’t expect podcast friendly sound. For what it is, it’s a solid mic.
Battery / wireless signal
You can get the Void Pro RGB wired, but if you want the full experience, wireless is the way to go.
The Bluetooth signal was remarkably clear, even through a wall, up to about thirty-five feet. I can’t imagine a scenario where you would need that distance, but it’s cool that you don’t have to skip any audio when you run to the kitchen for snacks.
The battery was impressive as well. After a full charge, we got about fourteen hours of use. I use my headsets pretty heavily, but I can’t imagine a scenario where I would need more time than that, and even if I did, I’d just plug in the long USB cable.
Fill the Void
There is a lot to love about the Corsair Pro RGB. First and foremost, the comfort level. It’s one of the fluffiest and most comfortable headsets I’ve ever used. The design is top notch as well, and the build quality, in this price range, is second to none.
Thee sound quality is not quite up to the same high bar. It’s perfectly adequate, and more than sufficient for gaming, but an audiophile's dream this is not. The headset is also a bit bulky, especially with the non-removable microphone, but that’s the price you pay for having the strong Bluetooth signal, battery, and controls all mounted inside the headset. I can live with the large size, especially when everything else is done so well.