This is the first headset I have reviewed from Logitech, can it hold its ground against the likes of SteelSeries and Razer? Let’s find out as I review Logitech’s new high-end Headset.
As always unboxing and sale
Sales point of view the front showcases the Headset, angled view, so can see the frame and earcups, in small text, you get to know the headset is 7.1 Surround sound and compatible with PX, Xbox One, PS4 and mobile.
Either side of the box has different information, one side tells you what is in the box and what you will needs which includes the following information
What’s in the box?
- Performance gaming headset
- 5mm analogue cable with audio controls
- RCA to 3.5mm cable
- 5mm to 2.5mm audio adapter
- USB Data/ charging cable
- USB Powered wireless mix adapter
- Custom Tags (Left-Right)
- User Documentation
2-year manufacturers guarantee and full product support
What do you need?
- USB Port
- 1 Surround Sound, lighting configuration and G-Key programming required Logitech gaming software
- Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Or Windows 7, and internet connection for optional Logitech gaming software installation
The other side gives you all the technical information
- Driver 40mm
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20Hz
- Impendence: 39 Ohms (passive), 5K Ohms (active)
- Sensitivity: 107dB SPL/mW
- Microphone pickup pattern: cardioid (unidirectional)
- Size: 4mm
- Frequency response: 100Hz -20Hz
- With no lighting: 12hours
- With default lighting: 8hours
Moving to the back you get all the main selling points
Expansive cinematic gaming
Advanced patent-pending pro-G audio drivers with 7.1 surround sound
Use wired devices wirelessly
USB-powered wireless mix adapter works with PC, consoles and home theatre devices
Up to 16.8 million colours
- Foldaway, noise-cancelling microphone
- Simultaneously game, answer calls and more: mix audio from up to three devices
- On –headset audio controls, lighting control and 3 customisable G-Keys
- Pre-set optimised onboard equaliser and custom sound profiles
The headphones also support Dolby Audio and DTS. Opening up, the headphones are well packed and Microphone and USB adapter allocations are clearly marked.
So that’s the sales and unboxing, looks at, and everything is above standard and of great quality.
Using Logitech’s software, which can be found here http://support.logitech.com/en_gb/software/lgs, you are able to control all the features available on the headsets, let’s have a closer look.
Design, is it any good?
Well, it’s very Logitech, if you know what I mean, have a look at the products and you will understand, they may it unique, thin headband, with the G logo stamped on, feels very sturdy and adjustable.
Moving the earphones, left side comes with the microphone that can be pulled down and used, when not used pushed up and out of sight. On the back of the earphone, you have the power on/off switch. 3 G-Keys (Macro), mic mute and volume control. Embedded in the right earphone, underneath the G logo is the USB Receiver. You also have a 3.5mm audio jack and a micro USB, which is used for charging the headset.
There is nothing on the right earphone, just the battery embedded under the G logo.
The pads used on both the earphones feel very nice and comfy to press down, but do they still hold up when in use? That is the question.
Now I have 2 other earphones to test these bad boys with and see if it’s any better, or worse, I shall be using the SteelSeries 800 and the Razer Man O’ War, and finally the RIG 500e just to check it against, what I call the best eSports headset.
Comfort first, when in use the earpads are not as comfy as the Razer Man O’ War, but they are better than the SteelSeries 800, however, the RIG 500e is better than them all.
Sound, this is where this headset fails the most, the RIG 500e, Razer Man O’ War and the SteelSeries 800 beats it hands down, but the Razer Man O’War trumps them all.
Construction, The RIG 500e is lightweight and easy to store away and every well designed, the G933 is well designed and is the heaviest of the 3, however, it can be folded down flat, so rather nice to store away, something the Razer Man O’ War cannot do, and the SteelSeries 800 differently cannot do, as it is a pure desktop headset.
Lighting, the RIG 500e and the SteelSeries 800 does not come with any lighting, so they both lose in this section, both the G933 and Razer Man O’ War has lighting, which one wins this, the G933 by far.
Functionality, The G933 beats all the headsets due to all the crazy buttons on the left ear cup, however getting used to them all is no easy feat and I personally do not think they are needed.
Microphone, mm testing each one, I found them to be almost on par with each other, I reckon the Logitech was little better, though, only by a small amount, but nothing will replace a desktop microphone.
So in order, which does I think is top and bottom?
- Razer Man’O War – Comfort & Sound is great, even though construction needs to be worked on a little.
- Logitech G933 – great functionality, great construction, nice lighting effects, not very comfy to wear.
- RIG 500e – Construction is great and very comfy to use thanks to 2 types of ear cups, being so light weight and its 7.1 DD surround sound card.
- SteelSeries 800 – It’s a desktop replacement, not as comfy as the rest, but has good sound.
Games, glorious games,
What games did I test with then new bad arse headphones, well I still play the likes of The Division, so that was tested to the max, and I have to admit I was very impressed with the sound quality of the 7.1 surround soundscape. Other games I tested with it were The Witcher 3, Blood and Wine Expansion and DOOM, overall every game I played with these sounded great, and worked like a charm, I just had to take them off more frequently as they were just not as comfy as my other headsets.
So overall, Great sound, excellent 7.1 Surround Soundscape, great if you like macros, nice Microphone that can also be folded away, breathable ear cup not sound isolated, easy to set up and has great customisation options within the Logitech software.
Downfalls, the sound could be better, needs to be a little lighter, better ear cups for comfort, removable ear cups that can be swapped out for noise isolation cups instead, getting used the G keys are not easy.