Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT – Quality wireless gaming headset

The Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE – the predecessor of the XT version – is one of the best gaming headsets of 2019, using premium materials for a quality shell and microphone. The Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT is expected to continue that success, with the addition of Bluetooth connectivity and a few new features through the iCue software.

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Design

The design of the product is not much different from before, except for the slightly gray and darker tone. Overall, the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT is still a cool, sturdy and gamer-like product.

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Nearly the entire shell of the headset is covered with metal, with the frame and earcups using aluminum alloy, and the cushions are covered with a layer of high-quality leather. It should be noted that when covered with such a metal shell, the headset will be relatively heavy and not suitable for some people.

The earphones can be rotated and the earcups oriented in any direction, so users can comfortably adjust the fit for their head, or place them comfortably on desk surfaces.

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Set of control buttons

Using the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT is relatively simple and straightforward. The headset is arranged with a number of control buttons on the earlobe, in the right places so as not to press the wrong one. Below the bottom of the right case is a switch to switch between wired and wireless connections, as well as a volume knob. There’s also a controller for Bluetooth connectivity, with volume controls and multitasking buttons. The detachable microphone is also integrated with an on / off button right on this component. All buttons are spaced far enough away from each other for precise operation while wearing the headset.

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New features when using iCue

To get the most out of the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT headset, you need to use it in conjunction with the iCue software. Version 4 of this software has just been released in spring 2021, with a simpler user interface, and many features to support its flagship wireless headset.

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Through iCue, gamers can fine-tune EQ profiles through 10 different customizable bars, or choose from a selection of presets. There is a slider to manage the microphone. In addition, gamers can also change the color and brightness of the LEDs below the Corsair logo. Finally, iCue allows you to set when the headphones go to sleep.

iCue also allows you to update the firmware of both the headset and the USB wirelessly. Of note, the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT’s USB wireless lets you connect to multiple devices over the 2.4GHz band, thanks to Corsair’s Slipstream technology.

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Unlike its predecessor, the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT no longer supports 7.1 surround sound via iCue. Like the new generation of gaming headsets, since the personal gaming consoles in 2021 hit shelves, the surround sound experience is determined by the source. The Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT is a headset with integrated Dolby Atmos sound, so when the installation is complete, you just need to turn it on / off on the Windows audio settings. The headset’s new Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity supports the SBC audio encoder, as well as AAC, aptX, and aptX HD.

Battery life

According to information from the company, the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT can last 15 hours of operation on a full charge, and according to the actual test, the headset worked hard for 22 hours and 30 minutes at 75% volume. This is not the longest time for a wireless headset, but certainly belongs to the group with long battery life. You can both charge and activate the wired connection mode to continue the headset experience when needed.

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Experience

Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT delivers a high-quality experience across a wide range of game genres. If you are a person with large ears, you may experience discomfort when wearing headphones for a long time. In addition to that, gamers can completely use the product throughout their game journey.

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With that said, the headset comes with virtual surround sound technology like Dolby Atmos for headsets, Windows Sonic, and PlayStation 5 3D. Basically, the device can be compatible with any of the latest gaming systems.

Apart from surround sound, the headset has no problem with gaming genres. The epic soundtracks with top-notch effects performed by professional orchestras in Final Fantasy XIV are reproduced clearly, without problems.

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Overall, the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT produces just enough bass and midrange, not too strong, while the highs are bright. This shows that, in addition to being used for gaming needs, the headset will also be a quality companion for listening to music and watching movies, although the bass range will be a little bit encumbered.

In the game, the sound bands are reproduced perfectly. The lack of a little in the low range will make it difficult for gamers to hear gunfire and explosions in the background, but that only happens when there is another sound loud enough to drown out at the same time. The ability to filter noise and noise cancellation of the headset is generally good.

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Using the same microphone as the previous version, which Corsair says is broadcast-quality, the Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT can perfectly transmit your voice through games or Discord. Of course, this microphone won’t compete with dedicated discrete microphones, but this is still a suitable choice when you only have headphones to use.

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Conclude

Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT is one of the best wireless gaming headsets on the market, and possibly the best headset today (at least in the Vietnamese market). Although the price is a bit high compared to the common ground – 6.6 million VND – but what you get is quite worth it. The headphones handle and reproduce sound well, are compatible with many different devices, good microphones, and modern Bluetooth audio encoding options. Aluminum alloy shell and leather foam provide a comfortable wearing experience, easy to carry.

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