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Corsair Void Wireless review: This headset is your best bet if you must go wireless

Hayden Dingman | Aug. 1, 2016
This one's a lot better than the H2100.

The microphone is probably the biggest letdown. Which, if you read a lot of headset reviews, is not too surprising. Corsair’s problem is twofold. First, the range is pretty narrow and it sounds like you’re talking through a cell-phone mic. Second, it has a bad habit of picking up any and all plosives.

Another notable issue: sound leakage, both incoming and outgoing. Even though this is an over-ear headset, the Void Wireless doesn’t seal well at all. As a user, it’s hard to hear in noisy environments. In quiet ones, other people can clearly hear sound coming from the set, even at low volumes—not good if you don’t want to annoy your roommates.

And don’t get me started on the Void Wireless’s faux-surround. It’s awful, just like it was on the H2100. If anything, audio actually sounds less three-dimensional with the software-driven 7.1 turned on. Leave the Void Wireless on stereo at all times. You’ll be much happier.

Bottom line

If you don’t absolutely need to go wireless, I’d still recommend saving a few bucks and getting a better headset—the aforementioned HyperX Cloud is still our top recommendation.

But for wireless on a budget, Corsair’s Void Wireless is your best bet. It’s cheap, and it gets the job done. You could ask for a few more things, but we’ll leave that to Corsair’s next iteration. It’s not like anyone’s giving them real competition in this price range.

 

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