Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE Headset Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE Headset Review

Introduction

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.

Technical Specifications

Connection3.5mm Jack
USB Type-C to headset
USB Type-A to PC
USB Type-A Wireless dongle
Wireless Range60 feet (18 metres)
Battery LifeUp to 20 Hours
Driver TypeCustom 50mm Neodymium Matched Pair
Driver Response20Hz - 40kHz
Driver Impedance32 Ohms @ 2.5kHz
Driver Sensitivity109db (± 2dB)
Microphone TypeOmnidirectional Broadcast Grade
Microphone Response100Hz - 10kHz
Microphone Impedance2.2k Ohms
Microphone Sensitivity-42dB (± 2dB)

 

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26-09-2019, 09:28:28

Warchild
Might have to pick these up. One of my biggest issues is the lack of detachable mics with some good headsets.

Corsair Void, was trash. The Void pro, just as bad. I tried Plantronics e500s which had nice sound but terrible mic. Currently I am impressed (given its cost) with the Plantronics 800LX which has been my go to headset till now, since it really does step it up and a decent price.

That said, its good but not spectacular. I want something that can amaze me without breaking my bank. I just hope that these aren't astronomical. Wasn't able to watch the video at the office so not sure if price has been mentioned here.Quote

26-09-2019, 09:41:16

AlienALX
£169.99Quote

26-09-2019, 10:03:24

Greenback
So the only real difference is the mic and RGB, how does the mic on the cheaper set compare to the $40 more mic?Quote

26-09-2019, 10:46:26

Dicehunter



On a serious note I have been looking at getting some new wireless cans, Really only use my Beyer 770's for everything but the wire is annoying as I often forget I have them on and walk away nearly yomping off my head Quote

26-09-2019, 14:07:40

Warchild
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post



On a serious note I have been looking at getting some new wireless cans, Really only use my Beyer 770's for everything but the wire is annoying as I often forget I have them on and walk away nearly yomping off my head
Youre always looking to get something :PQuote
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