Corsair Void RGB Elite Wireless Gaming Headset Review
Corsair entered the headset market a decade ago, but made its first real push into the mainstream market when it launched its Void lineup in 2016, which has become a calling card for the brand. In our review of the original Void Surround, we found a high-quality, value-priced headset with a unique style and plenty to recommend it. But the headset market has become exponentially more competitive over the past three years since it hit the market, and users now want more features, better sound quality, more style, and more comfort at lower pricepoints than ever, and there are plenty of manufacturers trying to deliver on these demands.
Hence, the Void RGB Elite Wireless piles on the features, and for just $20 more than the original Void Surround, it includes a wireless connection, improved drivers, and much more advanced microphone, and RGB lighting. That’s a whole lot of bang for the buck, but is it at least the sum of its parts? We’ll tell you in our review below!
Special thanks to Corsair for providing a sample of the Void RGB Elite Wireless Headset for review in time for launch day!
Description, Features, and Performance
To cover all the Void RGB Elite Wireless has to offer, we’ve put together a full video review of the headset, which you can see below:
The Void RGB Elite Wireless is simply packed with features, making it among the most value-laden headsets available at the $100 pricepoint. The highlights are its great stereo sound quality, innovative digital controls, and an incredible microphone that easily beats the competition, representing a true quantum leap in quality. It also has cool RGB effects that can be controlled via the iCUE software suite. Those lights of course use a lot of battery power, but turning them off leads to 16 hours of battery life, which is quite good at this pricepoint.
But with all that said, there are still a few areas where Corsair should try to improve the Void design. First is weight. It’s heavy – in fact, it’s the heaviest headset we’ve ever tested. Second, the surround sound implementation is pretty muddy, and we’re not sure that the hardware is fully capable of driving the Dolby signal. Finally, and most importantly, it’s just not that comfortable, due to an odd headband design and earcups with very little rotational range. It might work for some people, but it wasn’t a good fit for us.
Still, the Void RGB Elite offers more features than any other headset at its pricepoint, and comes with the benefits of being in the Corsair ecosystem. For that reason, we think it’s a good choice for those on a strict budget. The Void RGB Elite Wireless Headset is available for $100 shipped from Amazon, as of our publication date.
As always, you can see our top recommendations in the headset market in our Speaker and Headset Buyer’s Guide, updated quarterly.