Logitech is one of the powerhouse accessory brands in the PC gaming world and is renowned for their reliable and high quality products.
Today, I’ll be reviewing the Logitech G930 wireless headset that comes with a 7.1 Surround Sound system built in. As you’d come to expect with this brand, the performance and design of the headset makes it an overall superb product.
As you can see in the Amazon screenshot below, the Logitech G930 wireless gaming headset is the #1 best seller in the Amazon PC Gaming Headsets category.
This Logitech wireless gaming headset G930 review is going to be fair. This headset is NOT without its flaws, and I’ll be discussing both the good points and bad in this review. The price tag is somewhat large but my impression after using the headset is that the cost does justify the performance and improves on the quality set by other Logitech products.
First, we’ll look at the design and comfort of the headset.
Design and Comfort
My initial thoughts immediately after I’d removed the headset from the box were that I’d got my money’s worth. The feel of the headset is somewhat bulky which can be a pro or con depending on how you like your headsets. For me, it’s a good sign and I feel that I’ve paid for a sturdy unit that will last a long time rather than something flimsy that feels like it could snap at any moment.
The design of the headset itself is professional and in no way looks cheap or tacky. The headset’s finish is a mix of different shades of dark grey with red text for the buttons use to operate the different features. Inside the ear cups you’ll find a red border to add a bit of a cooler feel to the headset as a whole.
The ear cups themselves are quite large and fit snugly over the whole of my ears. This is how I prefer headsets to be as I find them more comfortable “hugging” my ears and head. I’ve struggled in the past with earphones that constantly feel like they’re going to fall off with any slight movement of my head so this design is definitely welcome by me. As with any headsets, you can adjust the size of the headband to be a little looser if you’re not like me.
Below the headband and on the inside of the ear cups, the headset has a soft, leather plush material for extra comfort. Again, this is more preferable for me. The cups themselves can rotate 180 degrees which doesn’t really provide much in terms of functionality, but it does mean they can rest on a flat surface nicely.
I was a bit worried at first that the bulkiness of the headset would cause some comfort issues because they did feel slightly heavy in my hands, but once I put them on my head these thoughts were soon negated. I could easily keep them on while I was having a long gaming session on my computer without any ear fatigue issues.
The boom mic isn’t the most flexible but it’s flexible enough to position where you want it to be and it stays there. It’s noise cancelling and you can mute it by simply rotating the arm all the way up where a little red light on the tip lights up to indicate that you’re not broadcasting. The wearer can’t really see it so although it’s a cool feature, there’s not much point to it.
Being a wireless headset, it’d be important for me to mention the range and battery life. Logitech say that the battery life is 10 hours on a single charge with a range of up to 40 meters. This was found to be true and it takes roughly 2 hours for the headset to charge fully from nothing.
The only problem is that the wireless headset runs on a frequency of 2.4GHz. A lot of devices run off of the same frequency such as wifi routers which can cause a bit of disturbance in your earphones. Luckily for me, this wasn’t the case but it can be an issue for some. It’s not an exclusive problem with this headset as most wireless headsets run off of the same frequency so I can’t fault the G930s too much for this one.
On the headset itself are three customizable buttons that are a decent size without compromising the design or look of the unit itself. They can be programmed to your tastes that make your experience using the G930 more personal and catered to your preferences.
For example, you can alter the buttons to be set to pause a video, increase or decrease the volume in each earphone, or skip tracks backwards and forwards. That’s great if you’re lazy and don’t want to get up to use the keyboard.
Below the buttons is an audio volume roller and to me, is something I welcome with open arms. In some headsets, the buttons are often small for a start and it’s easy to press the wrong one. The volume can only be selected at certain levels and if there’s suddenly a loud noise playing, it takes more time for the volume to decrease. The volume roller makes all those problems obsolete. Whether they’re a universal problem or not, I don’t know, but to me this is a great luxury.
The surround sound element for the G930 truly is brilliant. I’ve played with other headsets boasting surround sound capabilities before but not as good as this.
The ear cups themselves do a great job in muting outside noise and this helps with the sound from the headphones to really immerse you in the sounds of the game you’re playing. I’m unable to comment on whether this adds a competitive edge or not, but it’s a pleasure enough to experience this enhanced way of playing.
There’s a distinct difference between the stereo sound and surround sound systems in the headphones as you’d expect. The surround sound gives you a more spacious and 3D sounding experience where you can really pinpoint where specific sounds come from. For example, if you’re playing a war game you can tell where enemy fire is coming from or which direction a helicopter is circling in the air.
The stereo sound isn’t to be baulked at though. The in-game sounds are really close to your ears which gives you the impression you’re involved in the game. If you’re listening to music however, the stereo sound is great but don’t expect much from the surround sound function. Most music is recorded for stereo output so there’s not a lot you can do there.
The G930 can’t blast sound out like a 7.1 surround sound speaker system connected to a high end receiver. But, it will provide a massively enhanced experience compared to other headsets with surround sound capabilities that I’ve worn. (possible link to previous article?)
Watch Youtuber Turbo Greg play with the voice changer feature below:
Conclusion: Would I Recommend The G930s?
No Logitech wireless gaming headset G930 review would be complete without a “yay” or “nay” recommendation. In most cases with electronic technology, the price of a piece of a equipment is a good indicator to the quality of the product. At over $100, it can be a hard pill to swallow for a pair of headphones but in my opinion it’s well worth the money.
There is a near flawless surround sound system incorporated into these headphones which I’ve found hard to fault. Obviously this is dependent on experience and mine was hugely positive.
Along with the sharp and comfortable design, decent battery life and customizable settings and features (not forgetting that volume scroll), I’d say I’d definitely recommend this product.