Settings up and configuring this headset couldn’t be easier, and the software is simple and intuitive. No matter what device you’re using, it’s easy enough to work out what you need to do, just plug in the dongle or the 3.5mm cable and you’re good to go.
Performance on this headset is quite simply amazing. That’s pretty much what I expected, given that the USB versions of the Void absolutely blew me away with their clarity and bass response, but the new model is just that little bit better in every single way. The low-end bass really booms through but manages to do so without making the headset sound unbalanced. There’s a really low-end here that brings out some fantastic detail in heavy music, action movies and, of course, gaming. The biggest impact here is the maximum volume, the new Void can really rock hard when pushed and it does so with zero distortion. Of course, we don’t advise you listen at max volume for long, as you’ll likely hurt your ears, but for those times when the source audio is quiet, you’ll be grateful for the extra boost it can provide.
The real star of the show here, however, is the Dolby and EQ features. They are without a doubt the best examples of surround sound processing I’ve heard on any headset, with no exceptions. Often you here a sort of audio artifacting or slightly off tones to the Dolby modes that just don’t sound quite right, but there’s none of that here. The effect gives you a huge soundscape and it seemingly doesn’t come at a cost of any of the audio range, bass or performance full stop.
The range of the EQ is impressive too, allowing full customisation of the settings, multiple profiles and even when pushed, the headset still doesn’t distort the audio. The FPS Competition and Movie Theater settings are certainly notable, bringing out the important details while playing Battlefield 4, or in the case of the movie one, making a ten-minute test on movies turn into me watching the whole of Interstellar again, it just sounds fantastic. Dialogue and musical scores are powerful and clear throughout, with plenty of “wow” factor to the more dramatic sound effects.
The microphone isn’t without its merits too, bright and clear audio, without picking up a lot of ambient noise or breathing, making it great for gaming and Skype. It works rather well through a mobile phone too, although it’s obviously a bit bigger than most mobile headsets, it’s still handy for answering a call if you’re listening to music on your phone. The same goes for the PlayStation and Xbox One features, just plug it in and you’re good to go, the only thing you don’t get is the full EQ control, but the performance is that well-rounded, it doesn’t really matter, you’ll be very happy with what you hear.