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Corsair Virtuoso Pro Review

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85
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The Corsair Virtuoso Pro headset offers excellent comfort and high-quality sound, but its open-back design impedes its noise isolation and sound leakage.

$199.99

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Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The Corsair Virtuoso Pro is a mid-range pair of headphones first announced in late 2023. The wired headset is available in either Carbon, White, or Slate, with 50mm Graphene drivers for accurate sound reproduction and a detachable uni-directional microphone. Its frequency response is rated at 40 KHz, and its sensitivity at 116 dB.

Like many top-tier gaming headsets, the Virtuoso Pro also supports 7.1 channel surround sound and has generous padding on its earcups and headband for a comfortable fit. The headset ships with a pouch for easy storage and two cables – a TRS cable and a TRRS cable.

Best For

  • Nintendo Switch

  • PS4

  • PS5

  • Xbox

Consensus

our Verdict

The Corsair Virtuoso Pro headset feels very comfortable to wear, thanks to its heavily padded earcups and headband. The soft cloth padding is comfortable enough for marathon gaming sessions, and regarding sound quality, the sound profile is warm, but there’s minimal bass emphasis. However, the sound can’t be configured through companion software, which is unfortunate. The Audeze LCD-GX offers better, more customizable sound quality, as you’ll find out in our Audeze LCD GX review. The Virtuoso Pro’s microphone is accurate, with impressive recording quality.

Unfortunately, the headset has poor sound leakage performance and poor noise isolation, mainly due to its open-back design.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Great audio quality
    • The Virtuoso Pro has a warm sound output, with a 40Hz frequency response and well-balanced mids and trebles. However, bass output is very much under-emphasized.

  • Exceptional comfort
    • The Virtuoso Pro headphones are comfortable enough to wear for long hours due to their generous soft cloth padding on the ear cups and headband.

  • Top-quality microphone
    • The microphone accurately records voice, and as a result, dialogue is clear and audible.

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor sound leakage performance
    • The open-back design of these headphones causes a lot of sound leakage, which may inconvenience those seated around during music listening.

  • Poor noise-isolation
    • Again, the open-back design of the Virtuoso Pro headphones poorly filters out noise from outside.

Corsair Virtuoso Pro Specs

Adjustable HeadbandAdjustable HeadbandYes
Auto-Adjusting HeadbandAuto-Adjusting HeadbandNo
Battery LifeBattery LifeWired
Compatible PlatformsCompatible PlatformsAndroid, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
Connector SizeConnector Size3.5mm
Detachable MicDetachable MicYes
Driver SizeDriver Size50mm
Earcup Foam MaterialEarcup Foam MaterialMemory Foam
Headphone FitHeadphone FitOver-ear
Max Frequency ResponseMax Frequency Response40,000Hz
Min Frequency ResponseMin Frequency Response20Hz
Noise CancelingNoise CancelingNo
Product WeightProduct Weight0.74 lbs
Programmable ButtonsProgrammable ButtonsNo
WirelessWirelessNo
Wireless ConnectivityWireless Connectivityn/a

All Specs

Test Results

Max Volume (dB)0
Microphone Sound Quality Rating (out of 10.0)8.2
Speech To Noise Ratio (dB)26.17
BT Latency (ms)0
Non-BT Latency (ms)0
Low End Roll Off (Hz)29.966
High End Roll Off (Hz)11,166.799

All Tests

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Product Comparison

Corsair Virtuoso Pro Review

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Market Context

The Corsair Virtuoso Pro is a mid-range pair of headphones first announced in late 2023. The wired headset is available in either Carbon, White, or…

The Corsair Virtuoso Pro is a mid-range pair of headphones first announced in late 2023. The wired headset is available in either Carbon, White, or Slate, with 50mm Graphene drivers for accurate sound reproduction and a detachable uni-directional microphone. Its frequency response is rated at 40 KHz, and its sensitivity at 116 dB.

Like many top-tier gaming headsets, the Virtuoso Pro also supports 7.1 channel surround sound and has generous padding on its earcups and headband for a comfortable fit. The headset ships with a pouch for easy storage and two cables – a TRS cable and a TRRS cable.

The Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless is a wireless headset, unlike the Corsair Virtuoso PRO, which is wired. The RGB Wireless also has a closed-back enclosure,…

The Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless is a wireless headset, unlike the Corsair Virtuoso PRO, which is wired. The RGB Wireless also has a closed-back enclosure, while the Virtuoso PRO has an open-back, but for more open-back alternatives, check out our roundup of the best open back gaming headphones. The control scheme on the RGB Wireless also includes onboard volume controls, which are missing from the Virtuoso PRO. The RGB Wireless headphones are significantly larger than the Virtuoso PRO. Check out the Virtuoso RGB Wireless in our Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless review.

The Corsair Virtuoso PRO Wireless headset misses out on noise canceling as a feature, which is present on the Turtle Beach Stealth Pro Wireless. Their…

The Corsair Virtuoso PRO Wireless headset misses out on noise canceling as a feature, which is present on the Turtle Beach Stealth Pro Wireless. Their enclosures are also different, as the Turtle Beach has a closed-back enclosure, while the Virtuoso PRO has an open-back enclosure. The Turtle Beach has its controls on the ear cup, while the Virtuoso PRO has in-line controls. See what else the Turtle Beach headset has in store in our Turtle Beach Stealth Pro Wireless review.

The Corsair Virtuoso PRO’s wired nature differentiates it from the wireless Corsair H65 SURROUND headset. Also worth mentioning is that the Virtuoso PRO has a…

The Corsair Virtuoso PRO’s wired nature differentiates it from the wireless Corsair H65 SURROUND headset. Also worth mentioning is that the Virtuoso PRO has a detachable microphone, while the one on the H65 SURROUND cannot be detached, but the latter supports a 7.1 channel surround sound output, which the Virtuoso PRO does not. You can find out about the H65 in our Corsair H65 Surround review.

Adjustable Headband

Yes

No

Yes

Auto-Adjusting Headband

No

No

No

Battery Life

Wired

20 hrs

24 hrs

Compatible Platforms

Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows

Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

Connector Size

3.5mm

3.5mm

USB Type-C

Detachable Mic

Yes

Yes

Yes

Driver Size

50mm

50mm

50mm

Earcup Foam Material

Memory Foam

Memory Foam

Memory Foam

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Score Card

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Expert Score

80

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Customer Score

85

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

79

Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    101.8

    Category Trust Rating

    76
    The Corsair VIRTUOSO PRO are great for neutral sound. While they lack the low-end boom… Read More

    By:

    Matthew Lopes
  • Sound Guys
    67.47

    Category Trust Rating

    77
    The Corsair VIRTUOSO PRO is a rather unique option for gamers and creative professionals. The… Read More

    By:

    Chase Bernath
  • Kit Guru
    57.57

    Category Trust Rating

    85
    The Virtuoso Pro is a very good sounding set of headphones with a mediocre microphone…. Read More

    By:

    Mat Mynett
  • Tom’s Hardware
    60.08

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The Virtuoso Pro sounds better than other headsets in its price range, but it doesn’t… Read More

    By:

    Sarah Jacobsson Purewal
  • PCWorld
    64.12

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Corsair Virtuoso Pro has an elegant design, high-quality materials, and high-quality sound. The option… Read More

    By:

    Friedrich Stiemer
  • Techradar
    50.31

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Corsair Virtuoso Pro is a terrific first entry into the open-back gaming headset world… Read More

    By:

    Michelle Rae Uy