Establish clear communication and enjoy high-quality audio with this carbon CORSAIR VIRTUOSO RGB wireless gaming headset. The lightweight aluminum construction and memory foam earpads provide comfort for all-day gaming, and the LiIon battery offers up to 20 hours of use on a single charge. This CORSAIR VIRTUOSO RGB wireless gaming headset has a detachable omnidirectional microphone for crisp sound pickup.
Uncompromising sound quality
These precisely tuned 50mm high-density neodymium speaker drivers provide immersive 7.1 surround sound with a frequency range of 20-40,000Hz.
Hyper-fast gaming-grade wireless
High-fidelity, ultralow latency audio with exceptional 60' signal range using SLIPSTREAM CORSAIR WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY.
Clear 24-bit/96kHz USB audio
Experience high-quality sound via USB wired connection.
Dynamic dual-zone RGB lighting on each earcup
Allows for numerous color options and customization to match any style.
Intelligent control, so many possibilities
The CORSAIR iCUE software offers pre-tuned audio profiles or custom-tuning of your equalizer settings, amazing sound, sidetone control, and RGB lighting synchronization with compatible CORSAIR peripherals, coolers and more.
All-day, all-night battery life
Game for up to 20 hours at a time owing to the custom high-capacity lithium-ion battery and smart accelerometer-based sleep-wake function.
Wide device compatibility
Connect to wide variety of devices using SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS, wired USB or wired 3.5mm.*
Broadcast-grade detachable microphone
Its 4mm omnidirectional, high-bandwidth microphone enables a wide dynamic range and superb vocal clarity.
Convenience is everything
The premium memory foam ear pads that conform to the shape of your head and lightweight headband deliver pillow-soft, long-lasting comfort, letting you play for hours.
Premium ultralight construction
Built with machined aluminum, ensuring both maximum comfort and long-term durability.
*Connection compatibility dependent upon device. 7.1 surround sound only available on PC.
The Corsair Virtuoso is a great all-around headset. Sound quality is pretty great, but not as heavy on the bass as many would like. I was a little surprised considering my experience with gaming headsets, they tend to err on the side of being overly bass heavy. Still I really like the sound profile on these and you can make them sound even better. More on that in a minute.
Build Quality - These are some seriously well-buit headphones. When you pull them out of the box the first thing you notice is the weight, they're heavy, almost too heavy, certainly heavier than any other gaming headset I've used. Fortunately the earcups and headrest are covered with a soft thick foam. The foam conforms nicely to your head, ears, and face but it took me a full 10 minutes or so before they really settled. After that they were very comfortable, very easy to wear for hours at a time.
Performance - Sound performance is very good as an all-around headset but may be a little lacking in bass for some people. You can customize your EQ to remedy that, more on that later, or crank the volume, but the Virtuoso simply doesn't thump the way I'd expect a gaming headset in this price range. The bass is very crisp and accurate, but again it might not be what you're looking for. The highs and mids are very clear without seeming overpowering. Overall I really like the sound profile on these. They seem better tuned for voice chat, playing games, and watching media. Music still sounds great but yeah, not for the bassheads.
Connections - The virtuoso charges via usb type-C (included in the box) which is a huge win for me. All my devices use usb-c so I only have to keep one cable around for all of my needs. Simple. The mic plugs in via keyed usb port on the left ear cup which also houses the charging/pc connect cable. The right cup houses your 3.5mm connection, volume up and down, and on/off toggle. Connecting via usb C will not only charge your headset, but also allow you to update firmware settings. Oh and you also get full 24bit 96khz audio over direct connection. So yeah, that bass issue? Not an issue. I'm currently listening to some lossless music over usb and it sounds incredible. It's a shame you can't get this same quality on wireless but, it is what it is. Overall I like the variety of connections you have available, having options is nice.
The Mic - the mic is easily the best feature of these headphones. The virtuoso has the best on-set mic I've ever used. I did a side by side test in audacity, recording the same dialogue and the virtuoso blew away my other 3 headsets hands down. Voice is rich and full and accurate. It's not "broadcast quality" as corsair claims, but it's very very good. Love the mic, perfect for long video conference sessions or long gaming sessions.
RGB - There are 2 large corsair logos on either earcup which light up. The RGB logo looks nice, very bright and clear, but yeah it's a little silly. Still I find myself liking it. You can customize the colors to your heart's content in the iCUE software. Speaking of ...
Software - A lot of products live and die by their software and the virtuoso is no different. the iCUE software is pretty easy to use but, full disclosure, it's been on my system for years as I use other corsair products. You can customize lighting effects, your EQ settings and a bunch of other stuff. This is also where you update your device firmware.
Cons?? - The first one is the placement for the charging cable. If you're charging your headphones and using them at the same time, or you just want that higher quality audio, this is a major annoyance. The cable juts out of the left earcup at an awkward angle that pushes it directly into my shoulder. It feels like the cable is constantly being tugged on, and is it rubs up against you sound gets transmitted from the cable to the earcup. It's just bad placement. I wish they'd moved this over to the right earcup, but whatever.
That's it for me really. I'm in love with everything else. There's a little section in the software that allows you to hear outside sounds which I completely love. I know we all like to escape and be isolated from time to time, but it's great to be able to know if my dog is getting up to mischief or some delivery driver is knocking quietly at my door. There are a lot of cool little features buried in the software so definitely spend your time getting acquainted with it. Overall the Virtuoso is the perfect headset for most people. The bass is noticeably weaker over wireless, but unless you're diehard basshead I wouldn't let that stop you from buying one of the best headsets on the market. It has nearly perfect sound with the best on-set mic you'll find.
This headset is built beautifully, although out of the box I did not like its stock sound signature. The pads were also uncomfortable after some hours of use. To remedy these issues, I downloaded and installed Equalizer APO and Peace APO, and found a parametric EQ for the Corsair Virtuoso (search for jaakkopasanen AutoEQ) to equalize their sound.
I replaced the pads with Brainwavz Sheepskin Leather circle pads. The stock pads will need to be peeled off their ring adapters which comes off with a clockwise twist. You also need to trim around the tabs on the adapters so the leather doesn't cover them and it locks back into place.
With these changes, I fell in love with this headset and it's become my daily driver. If you want good sound out of the box without EQ and comfort without modding, there are other options to consider but with these tweaks they're worth it - especially with their outstanding build quality.
I started off with the wireless Void Pro RGB headset (white) because all my friends talked about how the quality was great. I liked the way I sounded with the mic and the sound was nice, but it fit my head too big (I’m a small-sized girl). I liked the headset but was worried about how it didn’t fit me properly. But then I saw this one and I exchanged the void pro for this one and boy am I soooo happy! The first thing that made me get it was the color, since it matches my keyboard and mouse perfectly (they’re both the same color scheme: aluminum and white). I was also interested in the shape of the ear cuffs, and was hoping it would fit me better. I’m really happy with the fit because it fits my head so perfectly!! My ears fit comfortably in the cuffs as well, and the cuffs are so soft so it’s much more comfortable than the void pro’s. Since these fit me properly, I also noticed that the noise cancellation was pretty good for it as well. It’s not 100% canceled out, but it does a great job at it. I also enjoy the fact it has the 3.5mm jack as well, in case I want to use it with my PS4! The only thing that I don’t like was that I can’t really turn off the RGB from the iCUE software so I’m afraid it’ll drain my battery. The upside to that is that it comes with a Type C charging cable so at least it’ll charge very quickly. So far, the battery life seems great, my friends say the mic quality is still really good, and it’s overall very comfortable on my head and ears. It’s a bit pricey but I’m very pleased with the upgrade from the Void Pro!
The Corsair Virtuoso RBG wireless headphones in white look absolutely fantastic and very high-end. I have shown them to my friends, and they are very jealous of the looks of these things and I must keep them locked away when they come over (kidding), but in all honesty they are really impressed with the looks. Just about every aspect of these headphones screams premium build quality and they feel very durable and comfortable on my head. I wear glasses and I really prefer a light headset for comfort, and this meets both of those top requirements for me. The headphones have just 11 different adjustment settings per side and I was easily able to find the perfect setting for my head. The amount of tension is just perfect as well and as I mentioned earlier, even with my glasses on I had no issues.
The icue software is a hefty download at just over 350 MB and the install requires 980 MB. This will allow you to customize the sound more and there are some presets that you can use as well. You can also adjust the lighting effects of the headphone. Color and different pluses and modes are what you can choose from. I was looking for a way to disable the microphone LED since I find it a bit distracting while playing games, but I was not able to find a way to do that. Fortunately, you can remove the microphone and that solves my problem, unless I want to voice chat which I rarely do. There is a feature to toggle between stereo sound and 7.1 surround sound, both of which sound good. If you don’t want to use the software you can just plug in the USB dongle into your PC, PS4, or Xbox and it will just work.
Overall, I am very impressed with these and they are a bit on the expensive side, but they are not the most expensive on the market and I find them to be a great value.
Great with eyeglasses
A little pricey
Software download and install size
Coming from a corded gaming headset, the Corsair Virtuoso wireless gaming headset is a welcome upgrade. I’ve had great experiences with the Corsair brand so I figured I try their new high-end headset.
Out of the box, the first thing you’ll notice is the premium build quality. The headset doesn’t look or feel cheap. This is also one of the best sounding gaming headset out of all the one’s I’ve owned. I got this on sale for $140 (white model) which is a great price.
Initially, I had trouble with the volume being low while connected on the PS4 pro even after maxing it out. But after updating the firmware on both the headset and the wireless dongle, it resolved that issue. After the update, there were 2 instances that the headset turned off while wirelessly connected to the PS4 pro while gaming. I resolved it by taking the headset off my head and putting it back on. I’m guessing it’s the auto sleep function that’s abnormally kicking in when it shouldn’t be. However, I didn’t have this issue when I had the headset wired to the PS4 pro. But I’m sure Corsair will come out with an update for this issue.
Lastly, I’d like to mention that this headset has its own proprietary wireless dongle. Meaning, it doesn’t connect via Bluetooth but thru RF to the wireless dongle it comes with. I bought this strictly for gaming so it doesn’t bother me.
Overall, it’s a great wireless headset! It isn’t perfect but it has all the functions that I like and has my approval as far as sound quality goes.
The headset feels like it should be about double the price, the overall look and feel are first rate. The ear cups and headband are nicely padded. I have an average to large size head and they’re comfortable, not the most comfortable I’ve worn, but very comfortable. Connectivity between the wireless usb dongle and the headset has been instant and very stable, wether I’m gaming on a pc or a PS4 across the room. They sound better than any other headset I’ve owned (wired or wireless),especially when it comes to game chat. I don’t notice much difference between 7.1 and stereo, if anything I like using them in stereo a little better. When using in 7.1 they sound a little hollow to me. Probably one of my favorite features is the light on the mic, green for on and red for off. It’s so easy to know if you’re mic is on or off. It’s awesome they use USB-C also, it’s almost 2020 so everything should! They can also be used on devices such as an iPad with a USB-C to USB-C cable for audio. It also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jacket cable so it can be used that way also. The Corsair Virtuoso hold their own against any of the competition out there!
Great sound quality
Scroll wheel located on right muff allows you to adjust headset volume (only for wireless connection)
Very sturdy metal and faux leather design.
Toggle switch allows you to switch modes between wireless and wired connection
Wireless mode is compatible with Playstation and PC
Can adjust RGB settings via app on PC
Comes with a custom USB type C cord for charging
Can only be used on Xbox and switch by using wired connection,
Mic does not have great flexibility
Common for one ear muff to completely cut out requiring you to reset the mic
Sound quality quality is great but not the best compared to some headsets at the same price point, like the LucidGaming LS35X.
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I bought this headset after seeing them in store. The build is sturdy, the mic works great and it comes with a small USB receiver so that the headset can be used wirelessly. It even sports some RGB on the logos located on both left/right ear muffs, adding to the sleek design. Overall nothing about this headset is made cheaply.
I do some gaming on my PC but primarily I make content for YouTube and Facebook in the form of videos, so I needed a good headset to use while video editing. I personally love this headset and wouldn't switch primarily for how sturdy this headset feels.
This headset offers phenomenal sound quality in both stereo and surround sound. The batter life is great, software is easy to use and configure, everything looks and feels premium! The various connectivity options are a huge plus as well! The only thing lacking is Bluetooth to use them with a phone for mobile games or music but, they fully support audio through USB, including using a USB-C to USB-C cable AND using a USB-C to A adapter and the wireless dongle to connect to my Galaxy Note 10+ that has no headphone jack! The last one was quite surprising to me, it is definitely a clunkier work around but the sound was still crystal clear! Operating through a 3.5 mm or wired USB connection offers an even cleaner audio experience and absolutely zero lag, prefect for fast paced FPS gaming. The microphone has an LED that turn red or green depending on if it is muted, this was most handy during online multiplayer FPS games after I was swiftly eliminated and did not want to have my words broadcast for the whole match to hear. Most features can be toggled through the very easy to use iCUE program that also hosts the RGB color settings. The fit and style of this headset is something that is subtle enough to wear around when not gaming, especially with the detachable microphone and LEDs that you can turn off, but also so comfortable that once you have them set to fit your head, you'll forget they are even there!
I would highly recommend these to anyone who is looking for excellent sound, build quality, comfort, and a headset that you can wear out of the house that doesn't immediately scream "gamer" unless you want it to! Games these excelled in were open world RPGs and multiplayer FPS as the surround sound gives you an extra advantage to hear the action around you.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about sound, comfort and design. Editors have mixed opinions about durability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 85/100 = Very good quality.
Tom's HardwareRating, 4.5 out of 54.5Phil Iwaniuk on September 26, 2019
Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE Headset Review: Audiophile Gaming SoundThis is resolutely a high-end headset, with a maximalist spec sheet and a beautiful aesthetic that seems disconnected from the adolescent stylings of most gaming peripherals. It's almost as though it's visiting from the audiophile market to remind
Tom's GuideRating, 3.5 out of 53.5Marshall Honorof on September 26, 2019
Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE ReviewThe Virtuoso RGB SE works well on both PC and PS4, and you can indeed connect it to an Xbox One or handheld Switch with a 3.5-mm audio jack. But the device won't work with a docked Switch or mobile phones without a headphone jack. And even if it
Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless ReviewIn today's review we're having a look at the newest release from Corsair, their Virtuoso RGB Wireless gaming headset, check out our review to find out if they're worth buying.
A:Answeryes, im not sure if its enabled by default but if you install the i-cue software from corsair they have the "sidetone" feature which makes you hear yourself through the mic even if the mic is muted.
A:AnswerThere is a button you can press on the microphone to mute it. And a scroll wheel on the headphones to change the volume. The microphone can be taken off completely as well. I love these headphones.
The flashing status light is normal when in usage/charging. The color indicates the battery status (red - low, orange - medium, green - high). Feel free to let us know if you have any additional questions: support.corsair.com
A:AnswerThe "Bass boost" is strictly for the headset speaker sound output in the form of a software EQ (using the Corsair iCue software), which when tuned adds to some excellent and needed depth to the baseline for sure. If it helps, I have tried countless headsets and this by far is the best on headset microphone I have ever had. A key is the 44,100 Hz 24bit depth including when in wireless mode which is studio quality and results in an amazing level of clarity. If your interested in adding bass tone shifts in your microphone and plan to use this on PC, the application named "Voicemeeter Banana" can do that with any mic as well as a lot of other advanced sound management potential.