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Corsair VOID: Bringing heads-up notifications with Dolby Audio
Corsair. Wow, that’s a name you guys haven’t seen yet. So, other than tricking out your RGB backlit keyboard, or encasing your custom PC build, Corsair has made “Sound that you can see” with their newly-announced Corsair VOID RGB headset. True, Corsair began their gaming headset lineup since last year, but this year, Corsair stands out from the crowd by integrating LEDs into their latest gaming headset.
Corsair VOID RGB
So, other than stuffing in LEDs wherever there’s an extra square centimeter of blank space, what makes the Corsair VOID RGB headset special, other than the LEDs? Well, the LEDs play a significant role as far as functionality with the VOID RGB. With the LEDs, the user can have custom color profiles to suit their current setup. All right, we’ve seen this sort of thing from Corsair: Have RGB lighting for the sake of RGB lighting and customization. Yeah, there’s that, but keep in mind that the CUE Control, Corsair’s proprietary synchronization system, also allows quick volume changes, EQ preset changes, and Dolby 7.1 toggles with a single switch.
We’ve seen volume controls on a myriad of headsets, gaming or otherwise, but what we haven’t seen a lot is the option to change EQ settings quickly, at least we haven’t seen that a lot when it’s built into the actual headset. The fact that we get the EQ settings, Dolby State, and battery life right from the LEDs in front of you on the tip of the microphone, that’s a pretty effective way of standing out from the endless sea of gaming headsets.
Now, these aren’t very slim or low-profile by any means, but with that bulk, there are two massive 50mm drivers with Dolby 7.1 surround for positional audio. Gaming headset or not, to have Dolby audio in any headset kicks it up a few notches immediately. Adding to the bulk is the microphone limb. Corsair has managed to integrate noise cancellation into the microphone. Novel? Maybe, but paired with the LEDs mentioned earlier, and the functionality is increased significantly with battery life and EQ status just a glance away.
The VOID RGB comes in a variety of different variants. The VOID Stereo is for you broad compatibility from PCs, mobile devices, consoles, and more. The VOID USB connect to a standard USB port, and the VOID Wireless are untethered operating on the 2.4GHz band. Unfortunately, the VOID Stereo do not have Dolby 7.1 built in. (Pictured below from top to bottom)
Now, that’s a lot of variants. Which one is the right one? If you want this to be your one and only headset, the VOID Stereo is available for pre-order for $69.99. If you’re a hardcore gamer and you want the best possible audio with no possible latency, the VOID USB is available for pre-order for $99.99. If you’re a gamer and you don’t want any wires tethering you down, the VOID Wireless is avaliable for pre-order for $129.99. Even if you’re not a gamer, at $69.99 for the VOID Stereo, you can’t go wrong with giant 50mm drivers.