When you have headphones that give problems, the most normal and the first thing you should try is of course to disconnect and reconnect them, something equivalent to restarting. However, wireless headphones have the drawback that its battery is integrated and, in most cases, they don’t even have an on or off button (they turn off automatically), so the “restart” concept is a bit more complicated than usual. However, as we have told you above, in this article we are going to tell you what you should do to reset your Corsair wireless headphones.
Why would you want to reset your headphones?
As we said before, the headphones are not without problems and there are several reasons why you might want to restart them. For example, it is possible that they have become out of sync with your receiver and not working, that the sound comes to you suddenly distorted (usually due to poor synchronization, in fact) or that you have replaced the receiver with a new one because you lost or lost it. broke the original.
The fact is that with headphones that are connected by cable to the PC you have it easy to turn them off and on again since by disconnecting them, waiting a few seconds and reconnecting them it will be done, but instead in a wireless one if you disconnect the USB receiver, this will not restart the device. As we have mentioned before, the process is a little more complicated, but as you will see below, it is not so much if you know how to do it.
How to reset the Corsair headphones
At present, Corsair only has four different types of headphones in its catalog, which are the ones you see listed in the sections below; however, there will still be many headphones that have, for example, a normal Corsair VOID (not the Elite that are the only ones sold now) or a normal version HS70 (not the PRO). In these cases you should know that the procedure to reset the headphones is the same as the rest of the models in the family, that is, some VOIDs are reset the same as the VOID RGB Elite, and some HS70s are reset the same as HS70 PROs.
The same happens, for example, with the Corsair Virtuoso, whose reset method is the same for these as for the SE version and for the last to be incorporated into the manufacturer’s catalog, the Virtuoso XT Slate. With that said, let’s go.
Corsair VOID RGB Elite Wireless
The Corsair VOID family of headphones was the first to be launched on the market and is therefore the longest-lived of those that are still in production, although it is true that only the Elite Wireless model is already sold. To restart these headphones you must follow the following steps:
- Make sure the headphones are unplugged.
- Turn on the headphones.
- Press and hold the mute button (located on the left side) for 15 seconds. You will see the headphones beep and then turn off.
- Now press and hold the power button on the headphones until its lighting comes on.
With this, the headphones will have completely restarted and, in fact, if you had the USB receiver connected it will have been paired with it (if not, you can use the iCUE software to do it from there). You will realize because in all probability the lighting of the headphones will no longer be the one you had configured and you will have to configure it again.
The Corsair Virtuoso were Corsair’s big bet for high-end audio, and today they are the top-selling wireless headphones with the most different models, including the recently launched Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT Slate, an improved version of the originals. If you need to restart or reset these headphones, these are the steps you should follow:
- Make sure the headphones have the USB mode physically selected (with the switch) and that you have the PC turned on with iCUE open.
- Connect the headphones to the PC using the USB-C cable supplied with them.
- Now disconnect the headphones from the PC.
- Disconnect the USB receiver from the PC.
- Reconnect the USB receiver to the PC.
- With the headphones still in USB mode, now reconnect them to the PC.
- Leave the headphones plugged in for about 15 minutes to ensure they have minimal battery power.
- Disconnect the headphones.
- Flip the switch to wireless mode and they should be working normally.
If they still don’t work properly, connect the headphones via USB and put them in USB mode. From iCUE, update its firmware, since with the 0.17.149 version of the headphones and 0.15.76 of the USB receiver they corrected important synchronization problems.
Corsair HS75 XB
This is one of the latest ranges of headphones that Corsair has released, and this particular model is designed for Xbox consoles. If you need to restart them, follow the steps below:
- Make sure the headphones are turned off.
- Press and hold the mute button for 20 seconds.
- Press and hold the power button on the headphones until they turn on.
After these simple steps the headphones will have rebooted and your problems should be gone.
Corsair HS70 PRO
This is one of the first versions of this family that Corsair launched on the market, and as we have indicated above, all members of the family are reset in the same way (we wanted to put them aside, leaving aside the HS75 XB because they are designed for the console). Therefore, the steps to restart these models are the same as the previous model:
- Make sure the headphones are turned off.
- Press and hold the mute button for about 20 seconds.
- Press and hold the power button until they turn on.
With this, you will have already reset them and again your problems should be gone. If you continue to have problems, check from iCUE that you have the latest firmware versions installed for both the headphones themselves and their USB receiver.