Corsair was obviously well aware of these issues too. Adjusting the mic could potentially increase mic sensitivity by 10dB or about twice as loud. Unless you're used to on-ear controls, fiddling around and guessing where the buttons are can be quite frustrating for some time, until your muscle memory is trained. On the upside, they have a relatively open soundstage, but about average imaging and distortion. On the wireless versions, battery life has also been improved from 10-12 hours to about 16, a very healthy improvement. They determine whether the sound is perceived to be coming from inside or in front of the head, how open and spacious the soundstage is, how much the headphones acoustically interact with the environment, and how strong the phantom center is. Microfiber mesh fabric and memory foam ear cups let you play for hours while providing airflow and comfort.
About 90% of our readers have bought one of the 3 products you see above. Weirdly enough, this headset isn't particularly suitable for gamers with smaller heads, as there isn't a ton of adjustment in the headband for the smaller side of the head spectrum. Putting this part to the test, I was able to determine that both earphones play audio at exactly the same levels. They also make use of a lot of premium materials in their build quality and padding. While this gives them a better soundstage it makes them less suitable to use in loud environments, like being at a competition. The ear cups are large and spacious, and the headband isn't too tight, so they won't clamp your head like some of the other gaming headphones we've tested. Any other customer support posts will be removed.
Most of the other features and the design weren't changed much, if at all. They have a futuristic vibe with square-ish ear cups and a wide flexible headband. You can also control the volume of the mic as well as the color and display speed of the built-in headphone lights. This metric accounts for 40% of the total score for each headset, significantly hurting its overall result. They're also wireless, so you will have no cable management issues.
However, if you prefer the convenient range of a wireless headset, then the Corsair Void are a good choice. They're comfortable and unique looking but not as sturdy as some of the other gaming headsets we've reviewed. They also have a better mic for voice chat and a slightly better control scheme overall. I would want a headset comfortable that I can wear it for hours on end without having hot or sweaty ears. Ive had a headset before that uses the audio jacks and Ive had no problem.
The internal ear cup cavity has been improved too and with additional materials to provide better passive noise isolation. There's nothing worse than the wash of pure disappointment when you take out a headset and realize you have a small length cable to charge it with. How do I know my headset is charging? They also connect automatically with the transmitter, so there is no paring procedure, which makes them easy and straightforward to use. They have a good and simple gaming oriented control scheme and breathable earcup pads. It might be worth getting if you absolutely have to have all Corsair brand accessories to have the lighting match across your rig and have money to spare, but otherwise, we would highly recommend considering alternative products. In saying this, the accessories are unfortunately lacking in number.
There are also things to look out for such as the sound stage, imaging, the general sound signature of the head gear and several others. Taxes, shipping and other charges are extra and vary. Under that fancy shell, Corsair re-built and re-tuned the 50mm neodymium drivers for better mid-range clarity and enhanced bass performance. They last about 12 Hours on a single charge which is suitable for most gaming sessions. It fares a little better with music, with the treble and mid-range tones coming across decently well, but the bass is noticeably weak and washed out. It's certainly not an audiophile headset and you shouldn't purchase this product thinking it is. Gears used to take cross reference sampling is my studio headphone.
I certainly don't think doing so is a bad thing, it's just not what I enjoy. View Posts by Category Looking for a particular type of content? This is for a few reasons, but mostly due to the sound quality apparently being rather good for both models, as seen across the marketing focus and reviews, and the pricing being close see pricing section. They're bulky and have a slightly loose fit, which makes them sway a lot under any strenuous conditions. Seriously, we only need at least one or two here for the most important stuffs. Bootloader mode is our failsafe protocol that prevents the headset from becoming unresponsive, which typically happens if the headset is improperly disconnected during a firmware update.
I never disconnected my headset during a firmware update. They also have a wired and causal design that you can use outdoors, unlike the Void which do not come with a cable or have a detachable boom mic. Is it possible to use the headset without any software installation? They are better-built headphones and their microphone has better recording quality for online games. Corsair has done a great job completely tying the theme together with this product, offering each cable, connection, and accessory as a complete mimic of the headset with cool yellow accents and a chunky feel. Our panel correctly identified where both footsteps and gunfire was coming from about 70% of the time — a slightly above average number. The main difference comes in the earcups and the passive noise cancellation offered. The best yet Corsair has to offer for the wireless gaming crowd with an exhausting model name to match.
Note that wireless range also depends on your Bluetooth sources' signal strength which may vary from device to device or depending on your phone model. Have a question about a post removal? This makes them suitable for the most demanding situations such a subway station or a competition. Mid range performance at these levels bumped up the clarity of vocals even with the Dolby 7. Clamping force on the other hand is not the best in class; which is light at best. Connecting to your computer is quite simple, working almost instantly when the dongle is plugged in with Windows downloading drivers automatically. Unfortunately, they're not portable or stable enough for anything but gaming and casual listening, and you can't detach the mic. In all, this software is the best I have used so far for any gaming product, hands down.
This test differentiates between acoustically and electronically produced crosstalk and only takes the acoustically generated crosstalk into account. However, they are somewhat heavy, and the shape of the ear cups may not be ideal for all listeners. A carry pouch is something that I generally rant and rave about due to it being able to neatly and easily transport your peripheral around whilst keeping it free of scuffs and marks. Ive downloaded all drives and external corsair software, but no matter what I do I cannot get the audio to play through the headset, or the mic to record any sound. We do love analytical sound signature so our adjustments fits our needs for richer presence and brilliance. How much of an improvement will I see if I bend the mic closer? This loose fit also makes it easy to inadvertently knock off the headset from abrupt movements. Clarity keeping up with the wired bunch: Everything treble is fairly clear and the bass rumbles nicely.