Subscribe / Unsubscribe Enewsletters | Login | Register

Pencil Banner

Logitech G933 review: This wireless headset is so good, you can skip its high-end competition

Hayden Dingman | Aug. 1, 2016
If you can't stomach the price tags for the Astro A50 and SteelSeries Siberia 800, Logitech has you covered.

Logitech G933

The G933’s microphone’s frequency response is decent, but this mic is more sensitive than most at picking up background noise. Every creak of my chair registered loud and clear, and my voice had a noticeable amount of hiss behind it—possibly from the microphone picking up the sound of my computer’s fans. So it’ll work, but maybe consider using push-to-talk so you don’t annoy your teammates.

As for range, I was able to get the usual 10 meters away from the dongle before audio dropped, even in my high-interference apartment. I did however notice that after the sound cut out and I moved back towards my PC, it took longer to find a signal than other headsets.

Battery life is a bit disappointing—if only because I just experienced that of the Corsair Void Wireless and Razer Man O’ War. My usage averaged around eight hours before needing a recharge. While this is better than most wireless headsets, it pales in comparison to the 12-plus hours you’ll get with the Man O’ War and Void Wireless.

Two final side notes: Logitech has fixed some early issues with the G933, so feel safe to ignore these points if you hear about them. First, you can now change how long the G933 idles before turning off. And second, the headset no longer thinks “50 percent battery” constitutes “Low,” and thus won’t commence beeping at you every two minutes for four hours. Those constituted my biggest complaints, and have been resolved by a firmware update.

Bottom line

The Logitech G933 would be a pretty good headset at its list price of $200. At its pretty-much-permanent sale price of $150 to $180, it’s probably the best price-to-performance ratio you’ll find, as wireless headsets go.

Sure, the Astro A50, SteelSeries Siberia 800, and the rest of the very high-end wireless headsets nail a few particulars better than Logitech—but they’re also twice as expensive. The G933 is good enough that most users won’t even notice a difference, and priced reasonably for a wireless headset. You can burn the money you’ll save on a Steam Sale.

 

Previous Page  1  2  3 

Sign up for CIO Asia eNewsletters.