Unboxing and Review of Corsair VOID RGB Elite Wireless Gaming Headset

Corsair VOID RGB Elite Wireless Gaming Headset

Corsair has introduced a new member to their VOID gaming headset lineup. Selling at under $100 USD, the VOID RGB Elite Wireless not only eliminates the wire, but also adds 7.1 surround sound support and RGB lighting. Let’s go check it out in the review.


Corsair VOID RGB Elite Wireless Gaming Headset

The packaging design remains similar to other gaming products from Corsair, with the black and yellow color scheme. Apart from the photo of the VOID RGB Elite Wireless, there is not much to see in the front, except for the logos of iCUE software and Discord-certified.

A series of features and specification lists are shown on the back in four different languages. The headset is claimed to have a 16-hour battery life, low-latency 2.4 GHz wireless connection and support 7.1 virtual surround sound.

Corsair VOID RGB Elite Wireless Gaming Headset

You can see the Corsair’s motto “NEVER MISS A BEAT” for their audio products printed on the sides.

Corsair VOID RGB Elite Wireless Gaming Headset

A user manual, warranty guide and safety/regulatory information can be found inside the box. There are also the USB wireless receiver, a USB Type-A to Micro-USB cable and a foam microphone pop filter.

Corsair VOID RGB Elite Wireless Gaming Headset

Corsair VOID RGB Elite Wireless Gaming Headset

The VOID RGB Elite Wireless shares the identical design with the older VOID gaming headsets. The polygon-shaped ear cups is paired with the mostly plastic casing and headband. Both ear cups can be rotated by 90 degrees for users to lay the headset flat around the neck or on the table. Our sample provided by Corsair is in the white color variant. There is another variant with carbon/black color.

Corsair VOID RGB Elite Wireless Gaming Headset

All controls are located on the left ear cup. Right next to the RGB-enabled “Corsair” logo are the power button and microphone mute button. The micro-USB charging port and the volume wheel are fitted at the bottom. There is no 3.5 mm audio jack for wired connection on the VOID RGB Elite Wireless.

Corsair VOID RGB Elite Wireless Gaming Headset

Instead of leatherette-covered ear pads, Corsair chooses to use microfiber mesh material for a more breathable experience. The cushion is made from memory foam, which is thick and supportive.

Corsair VOID RGB Elite Wireless Gaming Headset

The VOID RGB Elite Wireless’s headband frame is made from steel, which feels sturdy and should have no problem using for years. It offers up to 9 distinct steps on each side for size adjustments. There is also foam cushioning on top to remove unwanted stress points on your head.

Corsair VOID RGB Elite Wireless Gaming Headset

The omni-directional microphone is not removable and the arm can be bent closer to/further away from your mouth. It can also be swung up to mute the microphone quickly. A LED ring around the mic will light up red when being muted.

Corsair VOID RGB Elite Wireless Gaming Headset

The only way to connect the VOID RGB Elite Wireless to the PC or PS4 is using the included USB receiver. It operates through 2.4 GHz wireless radio to deliver low-latency audio for about 40 feet/12 meters. The receiver is as big as a normal USB flash drive. The headset is compatible with Windows PC, PS4 and PS4 Pro.



Despite the VOID RGB Elite Wireless’s mostly plastic construction, it weighs in at around 385 grams, which is on the heavier side (even for wireless gaming headsets). Ear pad cushion is soft and thick enough to wear comfortably in long gaming sessions. The breathable fabric ear pads should be able to prevent sweating during hot summer days. However, the clamping force is way too loose for me, which may be an issue for smaller-sized heads. The headset will move out of the correct position, when I shake my head slightly.


The VOID RGB Elite Wireless not only outputs stereo sound, but also supports virtual 7.1 surround sound. The audio effects are pretty immersive and have more depth inside. Directional sound is produced with accuracy in most movies/videos and games.

With Corsair’s iCUE software, users can adjust their desired EQ settings for more customization. The physical buttons and volume wheel are easy to reach, while the swivel-to-mute microphone is nice to have. The wheel also doubles as the button to switch EQ profiles. It would be great, if the headset has a wired mode connected via a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack. Although you can still use the headset when it is charging, the USB receiver is required to remain plugged into the computer.

Sound Quality

Inside the large ear cups are two 50 mm neodymium drivers, which provides reasonable sound for a gaming headset. It offers a warmer sound, making gun shots and explosion in games more enjoyable with more bass. Mids and highs are acceptable with less clarity. With or without the virtual 7.1 surround sound enabled, audio cues in games can still be heard with ease.

Sound isolation is nothing spectacular, but may improve a bit if I could get a tighter fit with the headset.

Microphone Quality

The integrated microphone does decently well, which is perfectly fine for voice calls and game chats. Compression is less aggressive than the HyperX Cloud Flight (its review here), which leads to cleaner, less distorted sound. The real-time sidetone is a great feature to have, that allows you to hear back your voice in the headset.

You can listen and compare to the various microphone samples here, from the gaming headsets we tested previously.

Wireless Range and Battery Life

The claimed range of the VOID RGB Elite Wireless is about 40 feet/12 meters. I do not experience any noticeable lags and dropouts, with the USB receiver plugged into the back I/O of my PC. Signal remains stable when I walked around the apartment, which should have no problems in normal use cases.

With the RGB LED turned off, the headset can last for about 17 hours with the volume set to about 70%, which is in line with the advertised 16-hour battery life. However, the battery level may drop dramatically faster with the RGB lighting effect switched on. Moreover, it is not acceptable for large companies, like Corsair, to still use micro-USB for the charging port in 2019/2020. Please move everything to USB Type-C.

Software and RGB Lighting

Corsair VOID RGB Elite Wireless Gaming Headset

You can use the VOID RGB Elite Wireless as a pair of generic headset without the iCUE software. But important features, such as voice prompt, sidetone volume and 7.1 virtual surround sound, will need to be activated from the software.

The iCUE software takes 990 MB of free disk space to install. You can see the headset battery status, update firmware and adjust brightness in the settings menu. There are two major tabs for the VOID RGB Elite Wireless, Lighting Effects and EQ Presets. As the names implies, you can control the RGB lighting effects’ colors, modes and speeds, as well as adjusting the equalization of the sound.


Unboxing Treatment Recommendation

Overall, the Corsair VOID RGB Elite Wireless is an awesome refresh to the existing VOID gaming headsets lineup. Both the sound and microphone quality are great for gaming and casual music listening. The 7.1 virtual surround sound is accurate and immersive. Wireless performance is strong with no observable lags and disruptions. The RGB lighting is bright and vivid, but it will decrease the battery life noticeably.

The VOID RGB Elite Wireless costs $99.99 USD (MSRP) with a 2-year warranty, and it is on sale for $79.99 USD at the time of this review. It is priced very competitively in the market, where most wireless gaming headsets with surround sound support are around $100 USD to $150 USD. With the solid build quality and features, the VOID RGB Elite Wireless can be a more budget-friendly option. I would recommend trying it out to see if it fits well for your head size, due to the clamping force issue.

You can purchase the headset from your local/online resellers or the links below from Amazon and Newegg.

Thanks Corsair for providing us the VOID RGB Elite Wireless for review. (Review Sample)

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