Gaming experiences and da MIC
Testing out the headset we use a handful of games:
In Battlefield 1 the headset does a really nice job of presenting environment detail, and in the FPS competition mode the bass gave some nice growl to the music and environmental sounds. Of course all configurable by tweaking with the EQ options. The headset scores good on voice clarity and deep rumble explosion effects once you crank up the bass setting a notch. Clarity here as well, sounds great.
Metro Last Light
Metro Last Light is a game that you get yourself immersed in, good atmosphere, decent graphics still, and (why we choose it) a beautiful sound design. Sound wise it's all good. Much like other VOIDs it sounds good at immersing you in the ambient sound envelope of the game, you feel like you are inside the world. The bass feels spot on, that thumping sound you get in a movie theatre. The dialog in Metro came through fine as did the environment sounds. But in the rear part of the audio environment you miss out on real environmental positioned noises. See, the VOID PRO is not a real 7.1 channel headset, it simply emulates surround from its true source. That remains to be the biggest caveat for this headset, it's advertised as Dolby 7.1 while it is merely trying to simulate a similar effect. And while it isn't bad at it, it simply isn't true 7.1 channel sound. Play around a little with the Dolby mode on/off .. in my case (personal preference = subjective) I preferred it to be off.
Rally and racing games have just about everything you could want if you're not into hardcore simulation. PCars has very realistic sounds, especially engine and gear noise, which are the heart and soul of a car. The headset is real darn perfect with PCars. Other than missing an apex or an occasional gear shift you will miss nothing. Now we do need to mention 7.1 surround sound again. You can hear simulated sounds behind you but emulating just isn't real 7.1. Once I disabled Dolby surround, the overall sound picture was much nicer. Also when that engine growls at you this way the headset delivers some great bass.
Grand Theft Auto V
Alright, Alright Alright. The funky tunes in GTA5 are really cool and have a full + rich sounding bass. What sounds even better is driving or walking in the city. There's a lot of environmental sounds in that audio envelope that you can really hear. Detailed environmental audio reproduction is probably the best way of describing it. When you fire up some music, the audio envelope is complete. You will realize that the two 50mm neodymium drivers do make a driver drive berserk in this game.
As part of our protocol we tested the microphone out with a number of applications, Skype and some co-op play, playing back the sound samples with Audacity. The headset has a good and clear microphone, plenty of gain, very good clarity and very low noise and hum, as well as very good noise (echo) cancellation. Maybe a hint flay and nasal? Pretty much it seems to be on par with any modern age MIC though.