Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE Headset Review
Published: 26th September 2019 | Source: Corsair | Price: |
For a long time the world of gaming headsets fell into two distinct categories, super affordable ones for those who do light gaming, and solid mid-range offerings for people who largely game with their audio earmuffs at all times.
Recently we've seen a trend for headsets which are closer to audiophile offerings. Whatever you might think of eSports viability or enjoyability as a spectator sport, there is no denying the affect it has had on the quality of peripherals. When it is on show to millions of people manufacturers tend to want it to better represent their brand than a more affordable item would do. The early high-end headsets also sold in significant numbers showing that in our new world of digital media the need for good audio quality has a significant audience and there is a market large enough to sustain more robustly priced hardware.
Corsair have been pumping out headsets since they first expanded out from a pure PC component business into the peripheral world. The last of theirs we tested was the HS35, a headset which is the polar opposite to the one we have on test today, having a very low price and plain feature set. Showing that there is more strings to the Corsair bow than just affordability the Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE model we have in for testing today is very much a premium item in every regard.
With a huge array of audio and games on hand to put it through its paces, let's find out how it stacks up against the other premium headsets we've reviewed.
USB Type-C to headset
USB Type-A to PC
USB Type-A Wireless dongle
|Wireless Range||60 feet (18 metres)|
|Battery Life||Up to 20 Hours|
|Driver Type||Custom 50mm Neodymium Matched Pair|
|Driver Response||20Hz - 40kHz|
|Driver Impedance||32 Ohms @ 2.5kHz|
|Driver Sensitivity||109db (± 2dB)|
|Microphone Type||Omnidirectional Broadcast Grade|
|Microphone Response||100Hz - 10kHz|
|Microphone Impedance||2.2k Ohms|
|Microphone Sensitivity||-42dB (± 2dB)|