The Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless has been described by many as the best headset. So with this setting we go for the allegedly best headset and put it through its paces.
Design and Workmanship
Corsair has chosen not to use any striking design elements, but to use a simple style. The auricles are covered with a glossy black layer with the illuminated logo in the middle. The RGB-LED illumination of the logo can be adjusted according to your wishes with the corresponding software, but more about this later. The temples do not go directly into the design, but are visibly connected on the sides and stand out in colour. The headset is suitable in the smallest setting for gamers with small head circumference and can be easily adapted to your own head size by gradually pulling it out. However, the headset is still very stable and you don’t get the feeling that it would fall apart right away.
The situation is similar for the rest of the processing. There is really nothing to criticize and everything fits really well. The bow and the holders on the auricles are made of metal, while the auricle is made of plastic. The padding on the headband is made of a light and soft foam and therefore lies well on without disturbing. The ear cushions are made of memory foam which adapts well to the shape of the head. The ear cups can be rotated 180 degrees with clear resistance, so there is flexibility, but everything stays where it is during use. For transport, it can be adjusted flat, but cannot be folded in.
|Name||Virtuoso RGB Wireless|
|Diameter driver||50 mm|
|Frequency range||20 Hz – 40 kHz|
|Impedance||32 ohm @ 2.5 kHz|
|Sensitivity||109 dB +/- 3 dB|
|Connection||Wireless; 3.5mm jack, USB|
|Charging cable||1.5m Type-A|
|Price||€ 158.95 *|
|Frequency range||100 Hz – 10 kHz|
|Sensitivity||-42 +/-23 dB|
When it comes to ergonomics, there can be nothing for me that fits or fits too well. When you put it on for the first time, you can feel that your ears are not lying free, but are being pressed in a little. After some initial doubts, however, it turned out that this is not a problem and does not disturb. Only the fact that the glasses unfortunately press a little, but the pressure is comparatively low and you quickly get used to it. The headset should also remain firmly on the head and that is clearly given here. Apart from that, one can only say that the Corsair Virtuoso does a very good job here again and offers a pleasant wearing comfort.
The wearing comfort of wireless headsets is of course not limited to the feeling of the headset on the head. You have the freedom to get a drink with the headset on your head without anyone noticing. The signal is also stable enough to bridge the specified 18 meter distance, but only without walls in between. A 20 cm thick wall between transmitter and receiver reduces the range considerably. Nevertheless, you can move freely, as the connection will automatically reestablish itself in the event of a disconnection, as soon as the signal strength permits this.
The battery life is indicated as 20 hours. So even a long day can be spent wirelessly without any problems. If you run out of power, you can charge the headset while it is running with the USB-C cable, which is long enough. Not every headset offers this. When not in use, the headset turns off automatically, but it would still be better to turn it off yourself.
You should be a little careful the first time you switch it on. If you had a cheap headset before, make sure that the sound settings are not set to maximum volume. Because the Corsair Virtuoso has really powerful speakers.
If you’re not used to good sound, you’ll probably be surprised at the first sound output of the headset. Rarely do headsets offer such a good and balanced sound as the Virtuoso. It’s really amazing what Corsair has achieved here. The bass is really clear and not too strong like most other gaming headsets. The treble, which can even be reproduced up to 40 kHz, is crystal clear and easy to hear. But how much sound quality is really gained by playing back tones above 20 kHz could unfortunately not be determined by my ears.
The 7.1 surround sound is really flawless. You can easily assign a direction to the sounds and get lost in movies or locate your opponent quickly and fight back.
The microphone itself should be especially suitable for streamer applications. This means that we should have perfect speech transmission. In the test it turned out: The speech transmission is to be used perfectly. There is no nasty background noise and speech is really transmitted without compromise. It doesn’t matter whether I have to communicate with my fellow players in a voice chat or whether the headset is used for streaming. There are really hardly any wishes left open. If you want to make your own impression, have a look at the video!
The software provided by Corsair is in principle not necessary for use. However, if you want to adjust a few configurations such as the equalizer or the RGB lighting, you can download the iCUE software from Corsair. However, it is also possible that you already have it, because with it you can adjust any periphery of Corsair. The start menu will then display the devices directly and you can select the Virtuoso.
In the first of the two tabs, you then have the option of setting the lighting in various predefined sequences or creating your own creation.
The second tab offers you the settings for the sound. There are also already five equalizer settings available, from which you can directly select the appropriate settings for movies, gaming, chatting and bass. If that’s not enough, you can also create your own settings.
The 7.1 surround sound can also be deactivated in the software, if desired.
Conclusion of the Corsair Virtuoso Wireless RGB Test
Did the other Virtuoso tests fib anything? No. The Corsair Virtuoso Wireless RGB is really incredibly good. The sound quality is great both in terms of playback and recording. You don’t have to worry about distorted recordings anymore and especially in streaming you don’t necessarily need an extra microphone with a small mixer.
The wireless function also gives you the freedom you need. The range and also the battery life are more than sufficient, even if you have a longer streaming/gaming session in front of you. We can only say: Top device that is definitely worth its price.
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