The higher end of the gaming headset market has been quite active lately, and Corsair wasn't sitting idly by. The company just introduced a brand-new line of gaming headsets called "Virtuoso". It currently consists of two products, both of which surpass the company's other two gaming headset families—the HS and Void/Void Pro—in every possible way. The full names of Corsair's newest and best headsets are the Virtuoso RGB Wireless and Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE. This review will focus on the "regular" Virtuoso RGB Wireless. The SE version is different enough that it deserves a separate review you can read through here.
The Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless is an extremely versatile gaming headset. It supports wireless connectivity, which utilizes Corsair's Slipstream technology for lag-free playback and communication, but also offers not one, but two ways of wired operation: digital (USB) and analog (3.5-mm). In other words, you can connect it to any PC and/or gaming console on the market. A large part of it is made out of aluminium, it comes with a pair of factory-matched 50-millimeter dynamic speaker drivers, a detachable, professional-grade (well, we'll see about that) omnidirectional microphone, and an obligatory RGB lighting system, as its name implies. To top it all off, it boasts about 20 hours of battery life. As far as what you'd want from a wireless gaming headset, the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless ticks all the boxes, at least on paper. Let's dig in and find out if everything holds up in practice too, and if this headset manages to justify its hefty $180/€180 price tag.
- 50-mm factory-matched dynamic drivers (neodymium magnet)
- 20-40,000 Hz frequency response (specified by the manufacturer)
- Closed-back, over-ear design
- Detachable omnidirectional microphone with 4-mm capsule
- 2.4 GHz radio connectivity with Slipstream wireless technology
- 20 hour battery life
- USB and 3.5-mm wired connectivity
- Built-in volume dial and microphone mute button
- Weight: 337 g