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Corsair Virtuoso SE - Disappearing When Turned Off


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Apologies if this has been answered previously however I'm unable to locate a post specific to this issue.

 

I've previously used wireless Logitech headphones and when these are turned off, the device continues to appear as a sound device in Windows. After recently switching to the Virtuoso headphones, my biggest annoyance is these disappear as a sound device when the headphones are turned off (I'm using the USB dongle). When they are turned back on, they appear once again however they do not appear as a disabled device or anything like that.

 

Is there any way to force these to continue appearing as a device so that they can be set as a permanent default device? It's a pain otherwise as my audio routes to other devices like my Oculus and it just becomes a pain to deal with.

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi Elito, appreciate the response.

 

I’ve got it plugged directly into a USB port on the motherboard although I’m unsure if this is non-standard behaviour. As mentioned, as soon as I turn off the wireless headphones, they disappear as a sound device in Windows.

I’m using iCUE 4 and once they are turned on again, they will appear as a device or reinstall the drivers if needed. It’s more a pet peeve then anything as if I launch Discord or a game before turning the headphones on, I’ll need to restart the application to get sound.

Is this unexpected behaviour or as intended? I’d prefer this device to be there constantly to fix said issues above (same behaviour as other headphones I’ve used).

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Hi Elito, appreciate the response.

 

I’ve got it plugged directly into a USB port on the motherboard although I’m unsure if this is non-standard behaviour. As mentioned, as soon as I turn off the wireless headphones, they disappear as a sound device in Windows.

I’m using iCUE 4 and once they are turned on again, they will appear as a device or reinstall the drivers if needed. It’s more a pet peeve then anything as if I launch Discord or a game before turning the headphones on, I’ll need to restart the application to get sound.

Is this unexpected behaviour or as intended? I’d prefer this device to be there constantly to fix said issues above (same behaviour as other headphones I’ve used).

 

This is the intended behavior by design. When Virtuoso is set to wireless it is detected as one devices, and when you switch to Wired it is detected as a different device. If you don't have the headset plugged into your PC when switching to Wired mode, the original Wireless device will dissapear.

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This is the intended behavior by design. When Virtuoso is set to wireless it is detected as one devices, and when you switch to Wired it is detected as a different device. If you don't have the headset plugged into your PC when switching to Wired mode, the original Wireless device will dissapear.

 

Thanks for the response. Not exactly the behaviour that I'd prefer however at least I'm no longer going crazy thinking it wasn't setting up correctly. I'll work around it I guess.

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I just updated the firmware for my Virtuoso dongle (and maybe the headset itself, idk?) and the behaviour suddenly flipped from what was described here and intended behaviour (kind of) to what the OP post wanted.

 

My headset firmware is v. 5.2.68

My dongle firmware is v. 5.4.99

 

Previously, the headset was a single device in Windows Sound settings (regardless of wireless or wired connection) or so I believe; realistically it could have been 2 difference devices but the headset had the same settings in windows regardless of which connection mode I used, so it seems to have been the same device. Whenever I turned off the headset (set to wired mode but no cable actually connected), it would disappear from windows sounds menu and the OS would fallback to the next device (my speakers) which was perfect since I could easily switch from my headset to my speakers by just turning the headset on/off.

 

With the new update however, the wireless headset never disappears from the sound menu and therefore the described behaviour of auto-switching output by Windows doesn't work anymore and it says permanently stuck to the always-present wireless device. The USB mode headset still has the intended behaviour where it will disappear if disconnected at least.

 

Here is a screenshot of this happening where both wireless and wired headset modes appear in Windows.

https://i.imgur.com/CojbP76.png

 

Is this the new intended behaviour or is something wrong?

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