Corsair Void RGB Elite USB Headset Review
One area that Corsair have always managed to get right is the balance between a packaging which grabs your attention on the shelf, but also gives you the key information without bombarding you with dense specification tables. Their use of yellow as the accent colour in particular goes a long way to achieving the former, whilst the the clarity of the front and back imagery does the latter.
Inside the outer sleeve the Void Elite is kept safe during transit with a stiff cardboard shell and plastic covering on all the touch points and piano black plastics.
Once out and uncovered the Void Elite looks immediately familiar to anyone who has seen the previous Void Pro. It's tough to tell at a glance what is new, particularly as we still have the quadrilateral ear pieces which are such a unique element to the Void.
The hinges of a headset are always a weak spot but the Corsair Void feels incredibly robust. There is a combination of aluminium and reinforced plastics that promise to last a long time, and certainly when manipulating it for these photographs there is no flex or wobble that speaks of future problems.
The comfort of the ear cups is a key area that needed improvement when compared to the original Void. Being a slightly non-standard shape the original had a tendency to apply pressure unevenly with slightly more at the top of the ears rather than it being distributed across the whole of the cup. The Void Elite now has memory foam and there has been some tweaking of angles which promise a more comfortable experience. We'll soon find out.
The headband has a metal support and the height adjustment is enough to ensure even those of you with ears positioned on your jaw or the top of your head will be able to find a comfortable spot.
All of the controls for the Void Elite USB are on the left ear cup. We have a volume toggle switch that increases or decreases the volume as well as cycling through your five EQ settings when you push it. A long push toggles the 7.1. The microphone can be muted simply by lifting it, but if you prefer a button you can also use that. A neat touch is that a long press on the mute button will toggle the sidetone functionality.
Time for a run through the iCUE software and lighting before we find out if the upgrades to the Void Elite push it into the upper echelons of gaming headsets.