This Logitech G930 Review is based around a wireless gaming headset with a premium price tag. Logitech are a big brand name, so this price is, of course, expected, and with this price presumably comes excellent quality. These headphones certainly do pack a punch for their pay, but there are a few things to be aware of before purchasing. Having a wireless headset provides excellent versatility and comfort, but perhaps with a few more operational factors to consider. Read on for a full review of all the features which the Logitech G930 has to offer.
Key Features of this Logitech Headset
This is one of the most expensive gaming headsets for sale through Amazon, so we’ll be expecting some very impressive and high-quality features … let’s jump right in with a list and short description of these.
- Wireless. Yep, just as it says, this a completely wireless headset which you charge between uses.
- Immersive 7.1 Surround Sound. Advanced technology from Dolby grants fantastically sensational positional audio with this headset. Hear enemies behind you and pinpoint their positions.
- Noise-Cancelling Microphone. Background noise is the worst thing your teammates can hear coming down your mic, but no need to worry about that with the Logitech G930. Also, to mute, you can simply rotate the mic away, and it’ll auto-mute. Very handy.
- Memory Foam Headband. We all know comfort is essential during long gaming sessions. Logitech seems to know this too as they provide an “ergonomic design for a snug, tailored fit that also reduces pressure on the head.”
Some More Features the Logitech G930 Has to Offer
I like to break down the feature lists of these headsets so that you don’t mind yourself bombarded and confused by a full list of technical features. So above is what I consider to be the primary and most important features of the Logitech G930, and below are some features which, while are still important, are less so than the features listed above.
- Lag-Free Performance. With a wireless headset, this is very important … thankfully Logitech says this headset is lag-free up to 40 ft. It runs from a wireless connection to a USB stick, which you plug into your PC. Easy.
- USB Recharging Base. With this, you can recharge your headset and power the wireless USB adapter, all with one USB connection. In case that wasn’t descriptive enough, this means you can recharge the headset as you play.
- Three Programmable G-Keys. These are three keys on the side of the Logitech G930 Headset, which you can use to do pretty much whatever you like. They’re labeled G1, G2, and G3, so, for example, you could have G1 – rewind music, G2 – play/pause music, and G3 – fast forward music. The options are endless.
A Logitech G930 Review
The majority of the reviews about this headset on Amazon are very positive. However, there are a few pitfalls that need to be mentioned and watched out for here. However, let’s start with the positives, and I think the most logical starting point is the grade of wireless quality. This is a wireless headset, after all, so needless to say whether the wireless performs well or not is probably the most important factor for the Logitech G930 Headset. I’m glad to report that the wireless range and battery life are exactly as advertised. One thing you certainly don’t need to worry about is the range or battery life of this headset. The battery lasts for hours on end and can be monitored easily through the software which comes in the box. In terms of range, there was one reviewer on Amazon who said they were able to get a crystal clear signal at the far end of their house through 3 walls. Very nice, indeed.
There isn’t much that needs to be said for sound quality; it’s excellent for the purposes of immersing yourself in a game. Although the 7.1 surround sound is software-driven, it still works nicely and gives that all-consuming audio effect that really adds to games. There has been the odd problem; however, such as crackling or distortion when the headphones are idling, but I don’t see this as a huge problem – they are idling after all.
Unfortunately, I have to report that there have been many issues reported with the microphone after some use. The noise-canceling doesn’t work the best – although you can use the easy software to re-adjust the mic level anyway. I wouldn’t put all your hopes and dreams into this mic, though. It’ll do the job, but it may be a bumpy road! If I could guess, I’d say that many issues could be sorted by adjusting the mic settings, for example, turning down the volume or gain or indeed turning it up maybe.
The comfort of this headset is great. There have been no reports that I’ve seen of any discomfort at all while wearing these headphones for extended periods of time, which is definitely important during those long gaming sessions. I would also say that the lack of wires makes this headset even more comfortable as you’ll never get tangled or have wires hanging down your front. Also, if you’re watching a movie or just relaxing with music, this headset being wireless is a huge bonus. Lean back, lie down, do jumping jacks, do whatever you want, and it won’t matter – wire-free really does increase versatility greatly!
Sadly I have some more issues to report concerning the programmable G-keys offered with this headset. Many Logitech computer accessories have built-in G-keys, and they all work in the same (incredibly flexible) way allowing you to program pretty much whatever you like. However, unfortunately, this is not the case, and the Logitech G930 seems to include a different sort of G-keys. They still work, but only with a predetermined list of actions. For example, it has been reported that they work with Ventrilo but not with Teamspeak, which I imagine is a bit antagonizing. These keys are only a secondary function of the headset anyway, so I wouldn’t let it put you off too much, to be honest.
I shall end this review on a high note and say that there aren’t enough positive things to be mentioned about the recharging base. The ability to recharge the headset and also be able to plug in the USB transmitter all at the same time through just one USB port is “ingenious” as one customer described it. The battery lasts for hours anyway, so as long as you’re diligent, you should never even need to charge as you’re playing … but should it happen, it’s nice to know that the Logitech G930 Headset has you covered!
A good headset overall with some pitfalls to be aware of. The main one being the microphone quality after some use, as I mentioned above, it’ll do the job but just be aware that it might give you some hassle now and then. And secondly, just to be aware that the G-keys aren’t the same as the G-keys on most of Logitech’s products. For more gaming and gadget reviews you can visit Techlectual.com.