As I mentioned before in another Logitech review of the G930s, their products are front-runners in the PC accessory world. If you want a headset, Logitech are the guys to go to. Now it’s time to do a Logitech H390 review and give our cheaper readers some options! 🙂

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Before I begin to look into the headset in further detail, I will say that if you’re a hardcore gamer and are looking at this headset for daylong sessions at the computer: don’t bother. Go elsewhere.

It’s a good headset but is better suited for smaller stints at the computer rather than longer ones. For example, if you want to call someone on Skype, you can use the H390. If you want to sit at the computer and listen to some music without disturbing someone in the room, you can use the H390.

I’ll explain my reasons for this in detail shortly. For now, let’s start with a quick look at the headset:

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Design and Comfort

The H390 is a lightweight headset and that’s evident from just looking at it. Although it’s lightweight, it’s built sturdily and isn’t flimsy like you’d think its design suggests. It’s a very simple headset with very few features, meaning it doesn’t have any buttons clogging up the headphones.

Like other Logitech headsets, the finish is a glossy shade of dark grey that doesn’t look tacky or cheap. Outside of the ear cups themselves boasts the Logitech logo in a light grey circle. It’s very basic yet professional looking and gave me the impression immediately that it’s there to just “do a job”. It’s just to be used to sit down, plug in, and listen.

The microphone isn’t very flexible and it rotates 90 degrees vertically to keep out of the way if you so wish. You can also rotate it inwards slightly to be closer or further away from your mouth.

It is a noise-cancelling mic which is designed to minimize unwanted background sounds so that you can talk to your friends loud and clear. It’s a basic microphone design but you can’t really ask for much more with this headset.

I have to make this Logitech H390 review honest: the ear cups are small and rest on your ears rather than around them. This means that there’s going to be more pressure on your ears whilst you wear them. Not particularly comfortable…

To combat the small design, Logitech have fitted the H390 with a familiar soft, spongy leather material to cushion your ears a bit. It helps somewhat, but it’s the size of the ear cups and how they position themselves on your head that’ll cause a discomfort no amount of soft, plushy leather will be able to prevent.

As well as this, the ear cups swivel slightly in all directions to allow for a bit of freedom and flexibility. In all honesty, this feature doesn’t do much.

The headband is very thin and can adjust to a couple of different lengths for those of us with bigger heads. On the lower part that pushes against your head is the same leather material as the ear cups to provide a bit of extra comfort.

After a couple of hours wearing these headphones, you’ll begin to feel a bit of ear fatigue and discomfort on your head. I noticed my ears were feeling sore and really warm after wearing them for around two hours and I had to take them off. I imagine it’ll be even more uncomfortable if you’re wearing glasses.

The wire that connects the headset to a USB port is around 8 feet long, which I’m a personal fan of. It means I’m not pulling on the wire if I’m stretching away from the computer or turning my head and this is something I’ve struggled with in the past with other headsets.

In the middle of the wire is a control for you to adjust the volume and also a button to toggle between muting. There’s even a nice little light to indicate what mode it’s on.

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That’s all for the design. Now, let’s look into the sound.

Sound

No Logitech H390 review would be complete without a no BS look at the sound (or listen, rather). There really isn’t a whole lot to say about the sound of these headphones to be honest. As I mentioned earlier, the impression I got was that you’d buy them to “do a job”, and “do a job” they do.

If you want to buy a cheap pair of headphones that are going to offer you exactly what you’d expect sound wise, this is it. The sound is crystal clear when you’re talking into the mic and also when you’re listening through the headphones.

I’m assuming that the hardcore gamers among us heeded my advice at my initial warning but if you disregarded it and carried on reading; I’ll say it again. These headphones aren’t good for gaming. Not only for the comfort issue but also because the sound quality isn’t good enough to get the most out of a game.

Sure, you can use the headphones to play a game with by all means. They do work on games and play the sound perfectly well. But, if you’re looking at buying a pair of headphones specifically for the use of video games, these aren’t for you. I’d say spend your money on something far better.

What these headphones are good for is listening to music, watching a film or TV show on your computer, or for a video call. The sound is crisp and if you’re not very demanding like me and just want to listen to something through a pair of headphones, you can’t beat the sound from the H390s. In all, the sound is high quality for a cheap pair of headphones.

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Conclusion And Would I Recommend The H390s?

The H390s are a decent headset for minimal use. As I’ve said, there are comfort issues with them meaning that they’re not designed for longer gaming sessions and the efforts by Logitech to help ease the discomfort don’t go very far.

They really are best for someone who is going to casually use a computer or laptop to keep quiet late at night or to hear what’s playing without disturbing others in the room.

Overall, the H390 is a cheap headset but there are cheaper out there for the same use. However, I’d say fork out a bit more money and buy the H390s if you have minimal demands from headphones and are using them for the reasons I’ve just mentioned.

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The brand speaks for itself and you’re guaranteed quality with them. The headset looks nice, sounds crisp, is built to last and it’s efficient for users not requiring a lot more than just being able to listen to something through a pair of headphones.