Hardcore gamers might talk about higher resolutions and frame rates, but visuals are only a part of the experience. You want to hear the game too and you want to look pretty stylish while doing it. Filling that void in your gaming repertoire is the newly announced Corsair VOID Surround headset with support for not only PC, but also the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.
If you're looking for the most advanced gaming headset to come out of the Corsair camp to date, then the Corsair VOID Surround Hybrid Stereo Gaming Headset will certainly be up your alley. You get universal compatibility by way of the 3.5mm connector, which will also let you use this headset with your mobile device if you prefer. To unlock the 7.1 Dolby surround sound, you'll need to use the provided USB adapter with your PC. This also unlocks a fully customizable EQ through the Corsair CUE software.
Joining the $79.99 VOID Surround is the $129.99 VOID Wireless RGB in white for $129.99. As you can imagine, this is the white version of the VOID Wireless, which still provides you with 7.1 surround sound in a fully wireless headset. There's up to 40 feet of range and you can use the CUE Link software to enable RGB synchronization through RGB-enabled peripherals from Corsair too.
Speaking of the Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) software, the newest update adds the VOID Visualizer. With this, you can connect either of the VOID headsets above to your computer and your RGB-enabled Corsair keyboard can light up as a multi-color graphic equalizer. This means you get a real-time (and awfully colorful) display of your active audio or microphone signal.
Peep the press release below for more information on the VOID Surround and VOID Wireless, as well as the new VOID Visualizer feature in CUE.
[hide-this-part morelink="Full Press Release"]
New Corsair VOID Surround Brings Advanced Gaming Audio to PC, PS4 and Xbox One
FREMONT, California — February 22nd, 2016 — Corsair®, a leader in high-performance gaming hardware, today announced the immediate availability of the Corsair VOID Surround and Corsair VOID Wireless RGB White headsets, further expanding its range of multi-award winning gaming headsets. Offering universal compatibility for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, VOID Surround opens up its legendary gaming audio and supreme comfort for any platform, while the white version of the VOID Wireless RGB headset adds a striking, clean look to complement its 40 ft. wireless range and all-day battery life.
The VOID Surround Hybrid Stereo Gaming Headset brings Corsair’s most advanced gaming headset to the widest range of devices yet. VOID Surround’s mobile-compatible 3.5mm connector offers instant connectivity to virtually any audio source, as well as full headset capability with Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One (requires Xbox One Wireless Controller with a 3.5mm port or Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter). The 3.5mm jack also enables use on smartphones, tablets and handheld gaming devices. For connection to a PC, VOID Surround includes a USB 7.1 Dolby headphone adapter, unlocking genuine Dolby Surround for deadly accurate positional audio, as well as a fully customizable EQ in the Corsair CUE (Corsair Utility Engine) software.
“Most gamers don’t play on just one platform, so we wanted to build a headset that can be used anywhere” said Corsair’s Product Manager for Gaming Headsets, Joshua LaTendresse. “With VOID Surround, that’s exactly what we created: the unrivaled comfort and epic immersion of VOID is now universally compatible with any gaming platform."
As with all Corsair VOID headsets, VOID Surround is built for comfort and durability, with memory-foam ear pads wrapped in long-lasting microfiber and cast aluminum construction. Oversized 50mm neodymium drivers deliver brilliant, precise highs and powerful bass, while a sophisticated unidirectional noise-cancelling microphone makes sure your teammates hear you loud and clear.
VOID Wireless – Now In White
Also launching today is Corsair’s new VOID Wireless 7.1 RGB Gaming Headset in white, a stylish new version of the multi-award winning Void Wireless headset, offering full Dolby Headphone 7.1 surround audio without the hassle of cables. Up to 40 ft. of wireless range grants freedom to enjoy untethered audio, while up to 16 hours of battery life ensures all-day gaming sessions go uninterrupted. Microfiber-wrapped memory foam ear pads and cast aluminum construction guarantee comfort and durability though even the longest, toughest gaming sessions and customizable lighting supports Corsair’s CUE Link, enabling RGB synchronization of all RGB-enabled Corsair headsets, mice and keyboards. Its Corsair’s most advanced wireless headset, now in a striking new color to match lighter gear and décor.
VOID Visualizer – See Your Sound
Corsair is also proud to announce a major new software feature for its powerful Corsair Utility Engine software, VOID Visualizer. Combining a digital Corsair VOID headset (VOID Wireless, USB or Surround) with any RGB-enabled keyboard (such as the K70 RGB or Strafe RGB) enables gamers to unleash a stunning multi-color graphic equalizer on their keyboard, turning it into a real-time display of the active audio or microphone signal. Compatible with VOID Surround, VOID RGB Wireless and VOID RGB USB headsets, VOID Visualizer can be enabled with just a few clicks in the Corsair Utility Engine.
Availability and Pricing
The VOID Surround has an MSRP of $79.99. VOID Wireless RGB in white has an MSRP of $129.99. Both are available immediately from Corsair’s worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors. VOID Visualizer is live immediately in Corsair Utility Engine Version 1.15.36.
VOID Surround Gaming Headset Specifications
- Genuine Dolby Headphone: Treat yourself to 7.1 channels of accurate and immersive surround
- Universal Compatibility: The mobile-compatible connector works with PlayStation 4, Xbox One and mobile devices. The included USB Dolby 7.1 sound card unlocks genuine Dolby Surround for PC.
- Embark on Marathon Gaming Sessions: Microfiber-wrapped memory foam ear pads enable extended play.
- Unlock Legendary Audio: Oversized 50mm neodymium drivers bring the action to life with brilliant range and precision.
- Crystal Clear Voice Communication: The noise-canceling microphone on the VOID headset puts your voice in the spotlight—and nothing else
- Microfiber/Memory Foam Earpads: Play in comfort for hours… and hours
VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 RGB Gaming Headset – (White) Specifications
- Legendary Audio, Zero Hassle: 2.4GHz wireless freedom up to 40 ft. + 16 hours of uninterrupted gaming
- Epic Immersion and True Multi-Channel Audio: Genuine Dolby Headphone surround delivers lethally accurate 7.1 positional audio
- RGB Lighting: Sync with other Corsair RGB devices—or light your own path
- CUE Control: Instantly re-spec your gaming audio—EQ, Dolby and volume—with a single digital control.
- InfoMic: Everything you need to know about your audio status—instantly.
- Unlock Legendary Audio: Oversized 50mm neodymium drivers bring the action to life with brilliant range and precision
- Microfiber/Memory Foam Earpads: Play in comfort for hours… and hours
- Take Command: The advanced unidirectional noise-cancelling microphone makes you loud and clear
Founded in 1994, Corsair supplies high-performance products purchased primarily by PC gaming enthusiasts who build their own PCs or buy pre-assembled customized systems. The company's award-winning products include DDR3 and DDR4 memory, computer cases, PC cooling products, gaming headsets, gaming keyboards, gaming mice, power supply units, USB flash drives, solid-state drives and system monitoring and control devices.
Copyright © 2016 Corsair Components, Inc. All rights reserved. Corsair, the sails logo, and Vengeance are registered trademarks of Corsair in the United States and/or other countries. All other company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks, and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.