Best Corsair Void Pro Wireless Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2020:
Launched in September 2017 for 110 €, the Void Pro RGB Wireless is the only wireless gaming headset proposition at Corsair. This model replaces the Void RGB Wireless in the manufacturer’s catalog, with the same manufacture and overall the same functionality. Let’s find out what it offers compared to its competitors …
Best Corsair Void Pro Wireless Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2020
The Void Pro RGB Wireless from Corsair immediately stands out for its very unusual design. Apart from the purely aesthetic consideration, we can say that the helmet benefits from a fairly neat and solid design. The headband and the ear cups are largely protected by plastic. But you can still see a metal base at the level of the large hinges. The plastic used, especially at the central part of the arch, offers good flexibility. We are therefore far from having a very rigid helmet in our hands. The finishes are not a model of discretion (some screws and assembly marks are clearly visible), but they do not compromise the robustness of the whole.
The very particular shape of the earbuds, bordering the trapezoid, can be particularly confusing when handling the helmet for the first time. According to the manufacturer, it has been studied to offer better comfort. In practice, this choice does not really affect the feeling of comfort: it slightly changes the location of the pressure points to which we are used (especially at the jaw). Its very limited impact is mainly due to the very light rest around the ears: the helmet does not tighten very much, even almost not enough. In addition, the chosen material (microfiber fabric) grips very little, which contributes to this general impression. In the end, the helmet is still relatively comfortable, even over long sessions, and offers a good compromise between insulation and ventilation.
Unfortunately, this good feeling of comfort is only valid for certain body types, in particular large heads. Indeed, on small and medium heads, the atria do not press homogeneously around the roof. In other words, the smaller the head size, the more the ear cups tend to yawn at the jaw. A more ovoid profile and a more vertical pivot of the atria would certainly have solved this problem. To a lesser extent, we also note that the weight is a little more worn on the ear cups, which tends to “drag” the helmet down. Combined with very little foam on the arch, it is sometimes possible that discomfort is felt at the top of the roof. If this helmet tempts you,
The Void Pro RGB Wireless does not offer 50,000 connection possibilities: it can only communicate wirelessly via the dongle provided. The connection is completely transparent on PC. During our test period, we did not notice any problem with untimely stalling or wireless cuts. The connection is stable if you stay within about 10 m in free field. Contrary to what the instructions might suggest, the Void Pro RGB Wireless is not at all usable by wire via USB, and that’s a shame. However, it is possible to charge the headset and use it wirelessly simultaneously. As for consoles, this model is only compatible with the PS4. It will however be necessary to abandon all voice indications,
Numerous audible (native) and vocal indications (thanks to the communication with the PC application) are there to guide the user. We appreciate their excellent quality and intelligibility. A small led integrated under the left atrium also gives some clues on the status of the headset (connection and battery level). Some information circulating on merchant sites indicates the presence of infoMic, a system of additional LEDs at the microphone end. This is actually an error: this feature is no longer available on this version (it appeared on the previous version).
The control options are varied: there is an ignition button and a mute button / microphone feedback management on the plate of the left atrium, as well as a multifunction button under the same atrium. The latter allows you to manage the listening volume (direct control of the PC volume), to choose on the fly between the different equalization profiles (one press) or to activate / deactivate 7.1 virtual surround. There is nothing lacking to play in good conditions.
The Void Pro RGB Wireless promises 16 hours of wireless autonomy. In practice, this threshold, which is quite low compared to certain competitors, can only be reached if the RGB lighting is deactivated. If not, it quickly drops to 12:30 p.m. at best. This allows you to chain a few game sessions before recharging the helmet. But it can be a bit limited for the marathon runners of the game, who will certainly have to recharge it every two days.
The CUE software (Corsair Utility Engine), only available on. PC, is essential to unlock all the possibilities offered by the helmet. Its installation allows first of all to activate the voice alerts, to access the EQ and 7.1 surround just with the headset controls. It also gives access to other functions: you can adjust and organize its equalization profiles (10-band graphic EQ), adjust the RGB lighting, define the level of the microphone and the microphone feedback in the headphones, ” Activate or not the automatic switch-off of the headphones or know the battery level.
The possibilities are not lacking, but it is still a shame that we must absolutely activate the application to have access to some basic features. We will come back for the clarity of the interface, far from being particularly intuitive and well organized. We would have greatly appreciated that all the useful information and basic parameters were gathered in a single page, rather than having to search all over the menus.
Without any correction, the Void Pro RGB Wireless has a soft and warm sound rendering, which nevertheless lacks a little precision, clarity and air.
This model draws a small curve in W, with a small preference for the bass, between 85 and 250 Hz approximately. This gives this round and warm appearance while boosting the basis of many sources, and for good reason: the fundamental frequencies of many instruments are located in this area (this is the case for example of the guitar, the piano, the body clear, saxophone or even male voices). This aspect is reinforced by the pronounced recoil of the high mids (and the feeling of clarity that goes with it), as well as by the lack of reactivity of the membranes just after the attack. So in the end we have ample bass, but a little too cottony.
Fortunately, the masking effects are fairly contained. The intelligibility of the voice is not too tainted thanks to the small boost located between 1 and 1.8 kHz approximately. This makes it possible to detach it a minimum from the rest and to give it a bit of presence. The headphones have a fairly gentle approach in the treble. But we really regret the too pronounced timidity of the treble extremes. This has a strong impact on the feeling of air, very withdrawn, as well as on the appreciation of the space and the depth of the stage.
Fortunately, the EQ compensates for some of the faults mentioned above. First of all, we can attenuate the roundness of the bass and give a little edge to the sound reproduction by lowering the zone very slightly between 125 and 250 Hz and by raising the zone a little more frankly around 4 kHz. Even if it is not enough to drastically change the situation, it is also possible to give back some air by boosting the 16 kHz band. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to improve the reactivity of the membranes.
Regarding 7.1 surround, it is Dolby Headphones processing ( not to be confused with Dolby Atmos for Headphones ) which takes care of virtualization. Not surprisingly, the result is disappointing. One can clearly perceive a reverberation / delay effect which spoils the whole appreciation of the distance and alters the timbre of certain elements according to their distance. We prefer to stay in stereo to play.
The Void Pro RGB Wireless has a long gooseneck microphone. That can be folded up when not in use, but is not removable. The microphone switches off automatically when it is raised. But it is also possible to do so at any time thanks to the dedicated button. A small led at the end lets you know its status at a glance. To limit plosives and breathing noise, a windscreen is supplied with the helmet. We advise you to use it to benefit from the best quality of capture.
The microphone on this model does a good job. The signal is relatively clean and the surrounding noises are well separated from the voice. It is true that the frequency band is particularly tight on the midrange and that the voice lacks body, but at least it is perfectly intelligible.
- Its warm and pleasant, especially after an EQ correction.
- Stability and simplicity of the wireless connection.
- Easy to use, clear sound indications.
- Good feeling of comfort …
- Full application …
- Too shy treble extremes.
- Render imprecise.
- No analog connection, no USB.
- Anecdotal virtual surround.
- … but comfort too dependent on the morphology.
- … but the interface and navigation within the application is far from intuitive.
The Corsair Void Pro RGB Wireless offers a good listening and wireless communication experience for gaming. However, it is far from excelling in all areas and at this price level, competition is fierce. If you do not particularly fall for this model, we can only advise you of other models with a more convincing sound quality and above all more universal in terms of comfort, such as the Plantronics RIG 800 or the Logitech G533 , for example.
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