Corsair VOID Surround Gaming Headset Review

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Corsair VOID Surround Gaming Headset

A non-RGB headset was notably absent when Corsair announced and later launched its new lineup of VOID gaming headsets late last year. Today we’re taking a look at the VOID Surround which serves as the more appropriate successor to the Corsair Gaming H1500 USB headset, but with something new and different to improve device compatibility.Corsair VOID Surround

USB gaming headsets gain the benefits of codecs that can provide novel features such as Dolby Surround in the case with the Void Surround. However, those codecs, audio processors, or audio controllers require USB for electrical power and system interfacing. As such, this renders these headsets compatible only with computers. What Corsair has down is take the audio codec out of the headset and placed it into a USB dongle while bundling the analog headset for maximum device compatibility.Corsair VOID Surround

The VOID Surround uses the same VOID headset design among which we have previously reviewed the VOID RGB Wireless headset. Shared features include memory foam earpads covered in microfiber, volume and microphone controls on the headset, and a swiveling microphone with a bendable tip. Unlike the other USB VOID headsets, the VOID Surround has an analog headset similar to that of the Void Stereo and as such does not have RGB lighting. Like all other Corsair headsets, the VOID Surround is backed by a 2 year warranty. Currently, Newegg is having a special for the VOID Surround where it being sold at the discounted price of $59.99 with free shipping.

Corsair VOID Surround Gaming Headset Features:

  • Microfiber/memory foam earpads
  • Noise-cancelling mic
  • PC/Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One (audio adapter may be required), and mobile compatible
  • On headset controls

Corsair VOID Surround Gaming Headset Specifications:

  • Connector: 4-pole 3.5mm
  • Headphones
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ohms @ 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity 107dB (+/-3dB)
  • Drivers: 50mm
  • Microphone
  • Type: Unidirectional noise-canceling with adjustable, rotatable boom
  • Impedance: 2.2k Ohms
  • Frequency Response: 100Hz – 10KHz
  • Sensitivity: -38 dB (±3 dB)

Corsair VOID SurroundCorsair has packed the VOID Surround in an elaborate system of yellow cardboard filler boxes is mostly unnecessary since the outer cardstock packaging doesn’t have any windows. One twist tie secures the headset to the box which has to be undone from the backside. The USB dongle is taped in a bag around the headset. The quick start guide and warranty information is hidden in between the filler boxes and could be easily missed and overlooked.Corsair VOID Surround

Laying out the contents, we have a headset, USB dongle, quick start guide, and warranty information. Software is not included and must be downloaded in order to use dongle’s Dolby Surround feature. Something to note is that this headset ships with its microphone already bent which seems to be Corsair’s way of showing everyone how that flexible boom is supposed to be used. On the next page, we take a closer look at the headset and USB dongle.Corsair VOID Surround

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  • Dark Exsphere

    does anyone know if the surround toggle icon is highlighted light blue, does that mean Dolby Surround Sound is ENABLED or disabled?

    • David Yee

      If the icon is blue, then Dolby Surround is enabled.

      • Dark Exsphere

        thanks for the reply. i was originally confused because when i DISABLED the mic the icon was blue. so i was like…. blue means disabled? they should have it written in words. since enabling dolby surround does sound awkward at first making you think “this is worse” than what it was disabled.

        • David Yee

          You know, I’m not surprised that’s why you thought so.

          Dolby Headphone / Dolby Surround continues to disappoint me.

        • Dark Exsphere

          Lol. I can’t even return these headphones. Got them because I wanted to be able to tell where I hear footsteps from in Mgs5 but either the game has crap footstep sounds or these headsets just don’t do it. Was using the Sony pulse before but they don’t have virtual surround sound unless you’re using them for ps3 or ps4