Logitech G233 Prodigy Gaming Headset Review
When it comes to headsets sound quality, price usually plays a significant role in what you end up with. Of course, this can be said about many things in the world of technology, where premium prices do not always produce premium products. The Logitech G233 Prodigy wired headset design for gaming and chatted functionality across PCs, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Mobile. And under $ 130 AU, it presents exceptional value for money. You can find it in many stores that sold at much cheaper prices – prices under $ 100 in some places too. The sound quality is robust, detailed, and surprisingly durable. And comfortable to wear for a long time.
As a budget-conscious entry from Logitech, the G233 opts for straight stereo output without any additional hardware or software playing a role. 40mm frequency and driver response mean that it’s not the headset that sounds the most impressive in terms of the perception of loudness or high-class clarity, but you will find it very hard to find other choice at this price that sounds this good. That might be down to how long Logitech has been in peripheral games, specifically with audio solutions for PCs and now consoles too.
With a modular cable design, where you can easily unplug the microphone and PC cables and switch them to a single 3.5mm cable, the G233 is a hassle-free plug-and-play headset. Testing on both standard motherboard connections on a PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, the only real downside came, err, down to the pre-amp headphones located on the device you are using. Which, if you are wondering, is a piece of technology that provides discrete power for headphones to clean interference while also improving performance. So, without a separate and better quality headphone pre-amp, you will play around 90% of the volume for the most part. Things improved when we switched to unique audio cards with separate headphones and high-quality pre-amps when testing.
Design and Comfort
With stylish and blue mesh ear cushions, the G233 is also lightweight – comes with a weight of 259 grams without connecting cables. Apart from that, the manufacturing quality is also good, with plastic that shows a price point but is also quite sturdy. It’s the type of headset that doesn’t mind moving from your ear to your neck and then falling to the table or sofa. Flexibility is also not a problem, and one thing we hate is headsets that feel too tight and need to be broken down. So, the G233 won’t disappoint on that front.
As far as 40mm drivers, the bass response of the G233 is surprisingly punchy. But again, you have to play the volume to get the full experience offered. The high-end is also apparent if slightly artificially sharp, and the standard response is great for the price. Trying Uncharted: The Lost Legacy on PS4 proved to be quite profound with clear dialogue responses, environmental details such as rain and running water that came clear, and explosions sounded, well, as they should. Full bass and detail. In case of other uses, the G233 can also be connected to your cellphone for music and other things, but it is clear that it is designed to play games first.
When playing on anything other than a PC, you need to use the built-in microphone on the cable, a little thing that you find in almost every cellphone headphone package. That is not ideal, and the G233 as a chat headset works much better on a PC. Where it is also Certified in Disputes – meaning that it is functioning as it should. In short, the G233 is an excellent Logitech product and is hard to blame. Are there better headsets out there? Absolutely, but at this price, your wallet will be as happy as your ear.
- Not really designed for music and movies, which is where the G233 begins to feel lacking
- Strangely the cable quality drops with the 3.5mm only jack
- Great sound quality makes this good value for money
- Sturdy design that can easily withstand moving around from device to device
- And bag to desk to couch
- Supports both PC and every console
Logitech G233 Prodigy Gaming Headset Specification
|Headset Type||Over-the-head, Over-the-ear|
|Headphone Type||Analog Stereo Headphones|
|Connection Type||Analog (stereo)|
|Indicator Lights (LED)||No|
|Headset Frequency Response||20 Hz – 20 kHz|
|Input Impedance||32 ohms|
|Headset Sensivity||107 dB@1KHz SPL 30mW/1cm|
|Audio Controls||PC Cable:|
– Inline mute
– Inline volume control wheelMulti-function button on the Mobile Cable allows:
– Answer/Reject phone calls
– Previous/Next track
|Cable Length||PC Cable: 2m or 6.56 ft|
Mobile Cable: 1.5 m or 4.92 ft
|Microphone Type||Back electret condenser|
|Microphone Pickup Pattern||Cardioid (unidirectional)|
|Microphone Frequency Response||100 Hz – 10 kHz|
- 3.5 mm audio port for PC/console/mobile
- Some console controllers require an adapter for audio cable input.
|Headset||182 mm (7.17 inches)||172 mm (6.77 inches)||81.7 mm (3.22 inches)||259 g (9.14 ounces) (without cable)|
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