Usage & Final Thoughts
I have been using the VOID Surround for the past week and I have really enjoyed it. It seems I received this headset from Corsair at the perfect time as this past weekend was the open beta for The Division. This open world game was the perfect type of game to test this headset. Using the USB adapter I enabled Dolby Surround and jumped into The Division. I was really surprised at home immersed I felt. I could tell where gunshots were coming from and where people calling for help were. This headset will definitely give you that feeling that you are in the game.
The sound coming out of the 50 mm drivers is clear and quite powerful. I listened to all different types of music with the headset and they sounded great. It is also great that there are different predefined EQ settings for different situations. The microphone on the headset is great for in-game communications. I used it when playing The Division and I made a few Skype calls. Everyone said they could hear me just fine and there was no background noise.
A headset can sound great, but when it is a gaming headset it needs to be comfortable too. Many gamers are going to be wearing this headset for hours at a time so it remain comfortable after hours of use. I do have to say this headset is one of the most comfortable I’ve used. The memory foam on the headband and the earcups provides great support and comfort. I do have to say though that after a while my ears ended up feeling very warm, something I really do not experience with my favorite gaming headset which is the Kingston HyperX Cloud II. I have to say that it beats out the Corsair VOID just slightly in terms of comfort.
The VOID Surround solves the problem of a great headset for multiple devices. It has a 3.5 mm connection so you can use it with your PS4, Xbox One, and mobile devices but it also has the USB adapter for your PC so you can enjoy Dolby Headphone 7.1 surround sound. I think this is the main reason Corsair came out with this headset as they already had a USB-only version for PC and a 3.5 mm version for consoles and mobile devices.
At the end of the day this headset ranks up there pretty high for me when it comes to gaming headsets. While it does not dethrone the Kingston HyperX Cloud II it is very close. The headset is selling for $89.99 at our favorite online retailer, which is only $20 more than the VOID Stereo headset. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Corsair VOID Surround Gaming Headset a 9 out of 10 score.
– Very comfortable
– Dolby Headphone 7.1 surround sound
– Can be used with multiple devices (Xbox One, PS4, Mobile, PC)
– Controls on the headset
– Aluminum internal design
– Ears tended to get hot after using the headset for extended periods of time