CORSAIR Expands Audio Range with the VIRTUOSO PRO Headset

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅19.09.2023 14:30:56

This week peripheral connoisseurs CORSAIR are releasing a brand new entrant into their far-reaching family of gaming headsets. Featuring cutting-edge technologies and comfort-oriented modifications, the VIRTUOSO PRO gaming headset suites long gaming sessions with expansive soundscapes thanks to an open-back design and the debut of graphene drivers.

Just last month CORSAIR introduced the wireless HS80 MAX into their headset range; the wired VIRTUOSO PRO caters to a significantly different clientele. While the former is slightly more feature rich, the VIRTUOSO is a more focussed gaming design for multi-hour stretches in-game. Key to this is an open-back layout which is cooler and more breathable, reducing sweat build-up and keeping you comfortable during a long day at the keyboard. It also has the twin effects of widening the soundscape and helping you stay aware of what's going on around you, rather than encouraging audio isolation. Whether you're communicating with friends in the room or miles away online, the VIRTUOSO PRO is more than up to the task.

Graphene drivers are a nascent technology in headphone audio, but they already show impressive promise:

"VIRTUOSO PRO produces sensational sound with 50mm graphene drivers, an emergent technology that revolutionizes headset performance. Stiffer than typical drivers, graphene virtually eliminates distortion and delivers radically rich, detailed acoustics with stunning precision. Through the power of graphene, VIRTUOSO PRO’s audio drivers reveal layers of details in games and media that previously went undetected."

A detachable uni-directional boom microphone, integrated in-line into the cable, captures crystal-clear voice communications if needed, or can be omitted if an external XLR/USB mic is in use.

The VIRTUOSO PRO operates seamlessly with Elgato's Wave Link software, giving it access to NVIDIA Broadcast plugins for hardware accelerated AI noise reduction and voice enhancement. The impact of this technology in environments with significant background sound should not be underestimated, and can be a real game-changer if your team relies on voice comms but your location is suboptimital in this respect.

Technical Specifications

Audio Compatibility:- PC, Mac, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One*, PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices

Headphone Frequency Response:- 20Hz - 20 kHz
Headphone Battery Life:- N/A
Headphone Sensitivity:- 114dB (+/-3dB)
Headphone Wireless Range:- N/A
Headphone Type:- Wired
Headphone Drivers:- 50mm
Impedance:- 32k Ohms @ 1 kHz

Connector Type:- 3.5mm
Microphone Type:- Omni-directional
Microphone Impedance:- 2.2k Ohms
Microphone Frequency Response:- 100Hz to 10kHz
Microphone Sensitivity:- -41dB (+/-3dB)
Audio CUE Software:- No
Surround Sound:- No
Cable Length:- 1.8m
Detachable Microphone:- Yes
Battery Type:- N/A
Color:- Black
Lighting:- None
Weight:- 1.232

CORSAIR's VIRTUOSO PRO is available today in black or white from their world-wide network of retail partners or direct from the CORSAIR webstore. Price varies by country:

UK: £169.99 inc. V.A.T.
US: $199.99 excl Tax
EU: €199.99 inc. V.A.T.

For more detailed information visit the product page.

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