Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE Headset Review
Peter Donnell / 3 weeks ago
Corsair has been carving their own path in the enthusiast PC gaming scene for years now. They have some of the finest keyboards around, some of the finest mice, some of the finest headsets, cases, power supplies, memory… the list goes on. However, most of their range has been upgraded recently, and not it’s time to elevate their headsets to match. The new Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE is in the office today, and it marks a new era for Corsairs audio hardware. Wireless, wired, mobile, console, PC, the Wireless SE covers them all, but that’s barely scratching the surface of what it has to offer.
Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE
Corsair has pretty much dropped everything from their previous headsets in favour of a new design, hardware, and more. The only “Corsair” common feature would be the introduction of Corsairs fantastic Slipstream wireless technology. However, it’s the big hitters like the 50mm hi-res drivers or the “broadcast-grade” 9.5mm Omni-directional microphone, and massive battery life. On those features alone, the Virtuoso is already punching way above what most “gaming” headsets can offer and is firmly into the pro headset market.
You’re not exactly spoilt for choice when it comes to colours, with the SE coming in Gunmetal, while the non-SE models in Carbon or White. Of course, they all have some RGB to jazz them up, but we’ll see that in action shortly.
I know this list looks intimidating, but honestly, it worth a read. The headset is rammed with premium features, as you can see from this rather extensive list!
- Uncompromising Sound Quality: A matched pair of precisely tuned 50mm high-density neodymium speaker drivers deliver immersive 7.1 surround sound with a frequency range of 20Hz-40,000Hz – double that of typical gaming headsets.
- Comfort is King: Premium memory foam earpads that conform to the shape of your head, along with a lightweight headband deliver pillow-soft, long-lasting comfort, enabling you to play for hours on end.
- Hyper-Fast Gaming-Grade Wireless: High-fidelity, ultra-low latency audio, with an exceptional 60ft signal range using SLIPSTREAM CORSAIR WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY.
- Broadcast-Grade Detachable Microphone: A 9.5mm Omni-directional, high-bandwidth microphone provides wide dynamic range and superb vocal clarity with improved low-end response. (VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless SE)
- Broadcast-Grade Detachable Microphone: A 4mm omni-directional, high-bandwidth microphone provides wide dynamic range and vocal clarity. (VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless)
- Premium Lightweight Construction: Built with machined aluminium throughout, from the headband to the ear cups, ensuring both maximum comfort and long-term durability.
- Wide Device Compatibility: Connect to virtually any device including PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile with wired 3.5mm, USB, or SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS.*
- High-Fidelity 24bit/96KHz USB Audio: Experience true high-fidelity sound via USB wired connection.
- All-Day, All-Night Battery Life: Game for up to 20 hours at a time thanks to a custom, high-capacity lithium-ion battery and an accelerometer-based smart-sleep/wake function.
- Dynamic RGB Lighting: RGB lighting on each ear cup allows for virtually unlimited colour options and customization to match any style.
- Intelligent Control, Unlimited Possibilities: CORSAIR iCUE software enables custom audio equalizer settings, immersive 7.1 surround sound, sidetone control and RGB lighting synchronization with compatible CORSAIR peripherals, coolers, fans and more.
- Storage Pouch Included: Keep your headset in a premium cross-stitched and padded pouch sealed with a magnetic clasp. (VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless SE)
- Micro Perforation Lighting: Enables dynamic RGB LED lighting directly on the aluminium ear cup plates. (VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless SE)
What Corsair Had to Say
“For those tired of gaming headsets that look and feel like toys. For those looking for a higher level of performance and quality. Or for those who simply demand better. We heard you. CORSAIR is pleased to introduce VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless and VIRTUOSO RGB Wireless SE, spearheading our new flagship gaming headset series. This is our most ambitious audio product to date, incorporating our cutting edge SLIPSTREAM CORSAIR WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY and a host of innovative features aimed at discerning gamers.” – Corsair