Logitech G433 Gaming Headset Review
Logitech’s new G433 gaming headset (Look at Amazon) / (Look at Amazon UK) is all about balance. It wants to be better than a cheap headset and is much easier on a $ 100 wallet than most “pro” headsets. It intends to appeal to gamers, but it doesn’t embarrass you if you use it in public to listen to music. It features 7.1 DTS Headphones: X technology with a USB sound adapter. But it also includes an additional cable that allows you to connect it to the usual 3.5mm headphones and mic jack. That is for your PC, but also your console or cellphone. Does Logitech make headsets that can be everything for everyone? In short, no, not yet, but for the price, it’s still an excellent headset.
Design and Features
Probably the easiest to think of the G433 headset as a cable version, anywhere from the newly launched G533. It has a similar overall shape, only this time it’s wrapped in mesh fabric. And because you are not limited to having to use a wireless USB dongle all the time with the G433. You can use them outside the home, so they have to look like you want to use them. They are quite interesting and make it past the line between “tacky gamers” and “urban streetwear.” My review unit is black and is also available in a red, blue, and blue camo version that will only sell at Best Buy. The color is thick – very bold – like the current style. The cans are circular, meaning they cover your ears entirely instead of being placed on them. They are also semi-sealed: there is no reopening, but they have a hidden port to allow Pro-G drivers to move a little air.
The result is a comfortable and lightweight design that successfully blocks out good background noise. If you don’t like the fabric texture of the earbuds, you can exchange it for a pair of microfiber pads that included.
It’s easy enough to remove and wash the pads, which is a feature that you will appreciate after a few months. They also can be rotated 90 degrees to make it flat, either for a smoother trip or just. I wear this around my neck to show everyone on the bus what a music lover looks like.
For a $ 100 PC headset, the G433 sounds excellent. No, they don’t hold candles on my favorite Audio-Technica cans, and can’t match the clarity of my Astro A50s. But you will have trouble finding a PC headset at the $ 100 price tag that sounds much better. The entire range of sound is clear without sounding too muddy. And having enough blows at the bottom without looking like chaos is overly enhanced (I see you, Beats). USB audio dongle produces a clean sound that is free from electrical interference.
The microphone also sounds pretty good. This set for normal speech ranges, so it not recommended for other recordings. Obviously, and noise cancellation is quite useful: no one has ever had trouble clearly saying what I say. And even when the clothes dryer is making a noise in another room. The mic volume is slightly lower than I wanted, yet when contacted, and there is no “push” to switch. I quickly jumped to the Windows settings for Microphone Properties, and I found the AGC toggle, for “Automatic Gain Control.” That fixes my little problem with the mic input level.
DTS Headphones: X technology does a pretty good job of simulating 7.1 surrounds through a pair of headphones. Nothing creates a surround effect like a group of real speakers, but it adds to the sense of depth and place on Typhon that creeps in Prey. And I can easily find the origin of the shot that is far away in the PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds. When listening to stereo sources, surround technology makes everything sound a bit echoing and is deprived of all clarity. It applies basically to any virtual-surround technology that I have ever tried, whatever its value. If you only listen to stereo sources on your PC, you want to turn off DTS Headphone: X.
Logitech has a real winner in G433. It is an excellent value and provides a lot of flexibility for gamers who want to be able to bring their headsets to the console or leave the house with their phone or laptop. They are lightweight, comfortable, and sound better than most other headphones in this price range. You even get a pair of extra ear cushions if you prefer microfiber than a Logitech mesh cloth. I hope they feel as good as they work. Plastic materials and mesh fabrics have a rather cheap impression that does not seem to match the quality of the other products.
- Doesn’t feel particularly expensive
- Not so brilliant for music
- Stylish fabric design
- Well-rounded audio
- Highly versatile
- Comfortable to wear
Logitech G433 Gaming Headset Specification
|Headset Type||Over-the-head, Over-the-ear|
|Connection Type||Analog (stereo) or USB (surround)|
|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 used to:
– 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|
|Headset||182 mm (7.17 inches)||172 mm (6.77 inches)||81.7 mm (3.22 inches)||259 g (9.14 ounces) (without cable)|
Logitech G433 Gaming Headset Manuals
Logitech G433 Gaming Headset Software
|Logitech G HUB
Logitech Gaming Software (64-Bit)
Logitech Gaming Software (32-Bit)
Logitech G HUB (Mac)