The Bottom Line
Released recently, Logitech has showcased its wireless G933 and wired G633 headsets to the world, packing RGB illumination and more.
Logitech's gaming branch has built its name on products that stand the test of time and survive through years of abuse, with the G933 promising no less. Added to this is a new-school flavour of RGB lighting and the option to run it wirelessly or in a wired 3.5mm AUX configuration. I'm excited to see what sound quality it has on offer.
Functioning with PC, consoles, and even home theatre, read on to find out whether the performance matches the claims with the new Logitech G933 'Artemis Spectrum' wireless headset.
Packed with 40mm drivers that provide a frequency response of 20Hz - 20KHz, an impedance of 39 Ohms (passive) and a sensitivity of 107dB SPL, there's nothing particularly special about the headset in this regard. Connection options include a 15-meter indoor wireless range when connected through the supplied dongle, an RCA to 3.5mm cable or the supplied 3.5mm analogue cable. The microphone can be stored mostly within the headset and is on a bendable boom, offering a frequency response of 100Hz - 20KHz. While also providing noise cancellation and a closed earcup design, the internal battery can be easily accessed and removed.
Further special features include RGB lighting, controls on the headset when in the wireless mode or on the 3.5mm AUX cable for wired mode, a rated 8-hour usage battery life when in wireless mode, and a microphone that is cardioid in design.
Pricing & Availability
Available now on Amazon for $175 with free shipping, the Logitech G933 is quite well-priced for the features and specifications it has on offer. While the internal components are quite standard by gaming headset standards, the features supplied push it into a higher range than many competitors.
This pricing and feature list pits it against my previously reviewed Corsair VOID RGB Wireless Dolby 7.1 headset, also offering a connection dongle, 7.1 surround sound, and RGB lighting.
What's in the box?
I'm becoming quite upset at the sheer amount of headsets not including carry pouches in this day and age, being an extremely helpful way to transport your gamer gear, while also keeping all accessories and options in line.
Carry pouch pain aside, the G933 comes packed with the previously-mentioned RCA to 3.5mm cable, an AUX 3.5mm cable with in-line controls and the wireless dongle needed for connection to your PC, further providing 7.1 surround-sound. This dongle also comes with a 2.5mm connection on the rear, enabling you to take full use of the 7.1 sound without using it in wireless mode.
While not so much an accessory but an awesome addition, Logitech provides you with easy access to the internal battery. Anyone versed in battery usage will know that they deteriorate over the years, meaning that you're able to disconnect it when not in use or send it back to Logitech for a replacement - brilliant! There's also an AUX adapter for use with the USB dongle and an included lengthy micro-USB charging cable.
Let's dig deeper
My first thoughts were that this headset clamps a little hard for my liking - similar to the Tt eSPORTS of old. The larger square and cloth earcups provide an over-ear and passive noise cancelling experience, being a slightly inferior feel to leather (in my opinion) and they press under your ears a little, causing some discomfort.
I rejoiced as the headset started to ease up on the pressure after extended use, forming more to the shape of my larger head and feeling much more comfortable, but it still never felt 100 percent. The RGB LEDs are positioned in a great place too, which is something worth noting, not glowing in your face and annoying you when in use at night.
There is no Velcro strap to keep the cables tidy which can be annoying, but the wireless mode fixes that issue completely. While talking about tidiness, it's also worth mentioning that the microphone is extremely easy to position out of the way, not annoying your peripheral vision at all.
The easily removable battery is a great plus (mentioned above) and the dongle being stored within the headset is a brilliant addition. The headset band doesn't seem to be metal reinforced like many competitors and causes some concern for possible breakage.
A Dota 2 and CS: GO analysis
A few rounds of CS: GO and matches of Dota 2 allowed me to test various aspects of this product, further helping test if it is more of an all-rounder headed or suited to certain applications.
The bass on this headset is respectable, helping titles such as Dota 2 stand out, making the hero's ultimate abilities resonate well and sound good. In saying this, it's worth mentioning that the bass doesn't wash out other noises or overpower the whole experience, showing that Logitech has paid close attention to detail here.
Moving over to CS: GO, the G933 proved to me once again that the bass wasn't going to wash out other sounds. There's an issue with some gaming headsets trying to 'tune up' the bass and it ends up booming, distorted and muffles anything else happening - that wasn't the case here.
Some headsets are better at sound-sensitive games like CS: GO, providing lesser bass and more attention to detail in the clarity department, but the Logitech G933 doesn't claim to be the greatest eSports model of all time. It has proven itself to be a great all-rounder headset, ideal for any gamer to play multiple games with.
Moving to music, this headset performed quite well. There was no high-pitched squeal or whine in the background of the music, the bass was punchy and on point, and the clarity was sufficient for most songs.
The Logitech G933 doesn't do any one task exceptionally well, but it does everything well enough. Once again, this shows that it's an all-rounder product, handling genres from hardstyle to rock and pop sufficiently for any gamer to be impressed with their purchase.
Some of the music I tested this product with included:
It looks great: The subtle addition of RGB and the clean design makes for a great headset.
The great all rounder: It handles anything you will throw at it; Dota 2, CS: GO, World of WarCraft, music and movies - you name it!
Microphone design: It's nimble and out of the way.
Earcups: They're not as soft as they should be.
It clamps: Those with larger heads will suffer as the headset clamps tight on your skull, but it may improve over time as the headset adjusts to your head.
While the Logitech G933 doesn't do one particular task amazingly, it does everything quite well. A great all-rounder headset and something suitable for a vast majority of gamers, this product once again follows the Logitech name.
The frame build quality brings up some questions for longevity, but things such as the removable and replaceable battery help show that Logitech plans for this product to be with its consumers for the long haul. A Jack of all trades, master of none - I would suggest checking out the Logitech G933 for any wireless headset lover.
Chris' Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z170X-GAMING 3 - Buy from Amazon
- CPU: Intel Core i5 6500 - Buy from Amazon
- Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 3 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Memory: Apacer BLADE Series DDR4 8GB (2x4GB) 2800MHz
- Storage #1: Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB SSD - Buy from Amazon
- Storage #2: Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Storage #3: Western Digital Black 6TB HDD - Buy from Amazon
- Storage #4: Apacer PANTHER 240GB SSD
- Case: be quiet! Silent Base 800 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Power Supply: be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 850W - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Monitor #1: BenQ XL2420T - Buy from Amazon
- Monitor #2: Acer X233H
- Keyboard: Tt eSPORTS MEKA G1 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Mouse: Tt eSPORTS Talon Blu - Buy from Amazon
- Mousepad: Tt eSPORTS White-Ra Black - Buy from Amazon
- Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster ZxR - Buy from Amazon
- OS: Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
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The Bottom Line: A Jack of all trades, but master of none. However, the Logitech G933 wireless headset will tackle any task you throw at it fairly well and look good while doing it.
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