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Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless Review

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The Corsair Virtuoso RGB is excellent for accurate in-game sound and customization, but its charging time is long.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless gaming headset is a mid-ter pair first announced in 2022. Available in black, white, or pearl trim, the headset delivers an immersive 7.1-channel surround sound experience that it shares with top-rated gaming headsets, and its battery allows for up to 20 hours of gameplay. Charging takes 3.8 hours, and you can use them while charging.

The headset relies on a USB dongle for wireless connectivity, with a wireless range of up to 60ft. The omnidirectional microphone is detachable and offers good performance. You can fine-tune the bass, mids, and highs through the intuitive Corsair iCue app, which offers a graphic equalizer and presets.

Consensus

our Verdict

Out of the box, the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless gaming headset offers a warm sound profile with good bass accuracy and passable mids and highs that should suit most in-game needs. The output can still be finetuned through the user-friendly iCUE app, and the same also applies to its surround sound performance and RGB lighting. Recording quality is also top-tier, as the detachable microphone accurately picks up sound, resulting in clear and elaborate speech devoid of ambient noise, thanks to its impressive noise handling.

The battery lasts 20 hours, but its 3.8-hour charge time is quite long. The headset also doesn’t feature noise cancellation, and unfortunately, their control scheme misses out on music and phone controls.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Above-average sound quality
    • Games will sound great, even though mids and highs are passable out of the box, the bass accuracy is excellent, and the support for surround sound makes for an immersive gaming experience.

    • Owners can also customize the sound through the intuitive iCue app.

  • Decent comfort
    • At 0.86 pounds, the headset may be heavy for some, but both its ear cups and headband are well padded.

  • Exceptional microphone quality
    • The Virtuoso RGB offers impeccable sound capture, as recordings sound clear and well-detailed. The microphone is great for in-game chat and detachable for added convenience

    • It ranks in the top 25% compared to other alternatives in its category, but on the other hand, its speech-to-noise ratio is average, ranking it in the top 50% compared to other headsets on our certified-tested list.

Reason to Avoid

  • Long charging time
    • The Virtuoso RGB takes 3.8 hours to charge, which is quite long.

Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless Specs

Adjustable HeadbandAdjustable HeadbandNo
Auto-Adjusting HeadbandAuto-Adjusting HeadbandNo
Battery LifeBattery Life20 hrs
Compatible PlatformsCompatible PlatformsAndroid, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows
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
Programmable ButtonsProgrammable ButtonsNo
WirelessWirelessYes
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityRF

All Specs

Test Results

Max Volume (dB)0
Microphone Sound Quality Rating (out of 10.0)8.2
Speech To Noise Ratio (dB)27.06
BT Latency (ms)0
Non-BT Latency (ms)73
Low End Roll Off (Hz)20
High End Roll Off (Hz)2,121.832

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Ranking

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Market Context

The Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless gaming headset is a mid-ter pair first announced in 2022. Available in black, white, or pearl trim, the headset delivers…

The Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless gaming headset is a mid-ter pair first announced in 2022. Available in black, white, or pearl trim, the headset delivers an immersive 7.1-channel surround sound experience that it shares with top-rated gaming headsets, and its battery allows for up to 20 hours of gameplay. Charging takes 3.8 hours, and you can use them while charging.

The headset relies on a USB dongle for wireless connectivity, with a wireless range of up to 60ft. The omnidirectional microphone is detachable and offers good performance. You can fine-tune the bass, mids, and highs through the intuitive Corsair iCue app, which offers a graphic equalizer and presets.

The Corsair Virtuoso RGB has a battery that lasts up to 20 hours, while the Corsair Void RGB Elite wireless has a 16-hour battery life….

The Corsair Virtuoso RGB has a battery that lasts up to 20 hours, while the Corsair Void RGB Elite wireless has a 16-hour battery life. The Virtuoso RGB also has a longer 60ft wireless range compared to the Void RGB Elite, with its 40ft range. Finally, the Virtuoso RGB has a more expansive 20Hz to 40kHz frequency range. We’ve covered it in our Corsair Void RGB Elite Wireless review.

The Corsair Virtuoso RGB is a closed-back gaming headset, making it different from the Corsair Virtuoso Pro, which has an open-back enclosure. Also, users can…

The Corsair Virtuoso RGB is a closed-back gaming headset, making it different from the Corsair Virtuoso Pro, which has an open-back enclosure. Also, users can customize the sound output on the Virtuoso RGB through the iCUE app, but this isn’t possible for the Virtuoso Pro since it doesn’t have a companion app. Feel free to check it out in our Corsair Virtuoso Pro review if you’re interested.

The Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless uses a USB-C charging port, making it different from the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless, which uses a micro-USB charging port,…

The Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless uses a USB-C charging port, making it different from the SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless, which uses a micro-USB charging port, but the Steelseries takes a shorter 1.3 hours to charge compared to the Corsair Virtuoso RGB, which takes up to 3.8 hours. The Corsair Virtuoso also relies on a 2.4 GHz connection, which differentiates it from the SteelSeries Arctis Pro, which connects to devices via Bluetooth.

Adjustable Headband

No

No

Yes

Auto-Adjusting Headband

No

No

No

Battery Life

20 hrs

16 hrs

Wired

20 hrs

Compatible Platforms

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

PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows

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

Connector Size

3.5mm

Console Cable

3.5mm

Detachable Mic

Yes

No

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

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Customer Score

86

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    101.8

    Category Trust Rating

    71
    The Corsair Virtuoso are okay for neutral sound. They have a warm and somewhat uneven… Read More

    By:

    Jake Thauvette
  • Tom’s Guide
    62.71

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE offers perfect wireless connectivity, a comfortable fit and excellent… Read More

    By:

    Marshall Honorof
  • Sound Guys
    67.47

    Category Trust Rating

    77
    The Corsair Virtuoso Wireless SE is an expensive gaming headset with a wonderful mic, decent… Read More

    By:

    Sam Moore
  • Tom’s Hardware
    60.08

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    Corsair’s Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE has blown me away with its attention to detail and… Read More

    By:

    Phil Iwaniuk
  • PCWorld
    64.12

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    Corsair’s new Virtuoso RGB SE doesn’t sound quite as good as it looks, but it… Read More

    By:

    Hayden Dingman
  • Tech Power Up
    69.84

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    As for the sound quality, it varies from very good to excellent depending on what… Read More

    By:

    Unknown

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