Logitech G930 Review

Logitech G930 Review

The competition between gaming headset is on a roll with several world-renowned brands competing with each other to grasp the attention of gamers. Logitech is amongst leading headset and other gaming peripheral devices’ brand.

We have seen several Logitech gaming headsets in the same price range. However, this time, Logitech has taken a great leap and impressed us with not only G930’s amazing specs but also its fantastic performance.

In this review, we will take a closer look at Logitech wireless gaming headset G930. We will find out whether or not this headset lives up to our expectations:

Pros
  • Excellent sound quality for the price.
  • Excellent mic performance.
  • Optimum comfort for extended wear.
  • Low latency.
  • Good app support.
Cons
  • Below average noise isolation.
  • Inconsistent Bass delivery
  • Subpar bass

Specifications

Size

9.8 x 9 x 4.3 inches

Weight

18 oz

Connection

Wireless USB

Frequency Response

20 Hz – 20 kHz (Agile frequency)

Volume

124.7 dB-A

Type

Pressure Gradient Electret Condenser

Sensitivity

-40 dBV/Pa re: 0 dB = 1 Pa, 1 KHz

Test conditions

3.0 V, 2.2 K Ohm

Surround Sound

Dolby 7.1

Discrete audio channels

Seven 

Transmission

Rapid-burst transmission

Mic

Noise-cancelling and Rotate-to-mute mic

Rotate-to-mute mic

Rotate-to-mute mic

Battery

Up to 10 hours per charge

System Requirement

Windows® Vista , Windows 7 or Windows 8

Design

Logitech G930 Design

The Logitech G930 headset is predominantly black with few red accents in the circumaural cups; the design and padding of the cups make them comfortable. The controls – power button, volume wheel, three customizable buttons, Mic Mute button, and the surround sound switch – are located behind the left ear cup.

We like the distinct volume wheel instead of volume buttons because it reduces the chance of accidentally pushing the wrong button instead. However, the surround sound switch and power switch are too close to each other, so the chances of accidentally hitting the wrong button are high in this case.

The MicroUSB charging port is also located on the underside of the left ear cup. The flip-down microphone pivots up and down and is placed on the left ear cup. It has a light indicator that turns red when the mic is on mute.

The transmitter of the Logitech G930 is a black slim and rectangular USB device, which can be plugged into USB port, including the port of the headset’s hub that comes with the G930. In keeping with the black theme, the hub is also black and circular with the USB port in the center top. It has USB and MicroUSB cables, which allows you to plug the transmitter in the hub’s port to charge the headset or use it was a wired headset.

Built Quality

Logitech G930 Built Quality​

When compared to similar headsets within the same price range, namely G533, and G433, the Logitech G930 is significantly better. Its sturdy yet flexible metal frame supported headband, and densely padded durable yet comfortable ear cups allow it to withstand falls and bumps.

However, the design is slightly bulky, although it is made primarily out of plastic, which also gives it a cheap look and feel. During our testing, we suspect that the ear cup hinges and the flip-down mic are the part that will most likely be damaged first with repeated use.

As far as stability is concerned, the headset is suitable activities that do not involve too much moving around. Activities such as running or exercising because they will most likely fall off your head after a short period. However, if you are in a stationary position for long time periods, then you will not have any stability issues while gaming.

Gaming Performance

One of the best qualities of the G930 in our point of view is its low latency and excellent performance as a gaming headphone. The headset offers clear sound and ok bass for most games that were tested the G930 with, although the performance wasn’t excellent across the board in all the games we test this headset with.

In popular games like Assassin’s Creed Unity performance left something to be desired. However, the mic continued to perform great in all games. Although not everyone will appreciate the voice modulation options, you have some fun with it by using voice avatars. However, we believe that serious gamers will find voice modulation gimmicky and sub-par.

Software

Software When it comes to software, Logitech does not disappoint its users. If you a regular gamer, then you would most probably be familiar with Logitech Gaming Software. The best thing about the Logitech software is that it allows you to control all of your Logitech gaming peripheral devices from a single unit. Apart from the easy control feature, the Logitech G930 handset’s software also enables you to make custom sound profiles depending on the game that you are playing. Custom sound profiles enhance the overall gaming experience, and you can easily assign your customer profiles to the headset’s G1, G2, and G3 buttons. However, G930 lacks preset sound profiles, so you may have a tough time if you are not a pro at mixing sounds. The headset installs easily, and it uses a simple yet efficient user interface that significantly enhances the user interface. All-in-all Logitech Gaming Software promises a frustration-free user experience.

Comfort

Logitech G930 Comfort​ Long-wear comfort is one of the most important aspects of a good gaming headset. All other features go down the drain if your headset does not offer optimum comfort during long-term gaming sessions. Similar to Logitech G230 and G430, the G930 also offers exception ear and head comfort. The headset has a generous amount of padding that ensures long wear time without any discomfort.

Battery Life and Connectivity

Battery Life and Connectivity​ The fact that Logitech headset G930 functions while charging through USB cable seals the deal for us. We all forget to charge our devices quite often, so there is nothing is more frustrating than devices that do not function while they are charging. Logitech has a powerful battery with up to 10 hours of battery backup. Some gamers might find the battery backup a little underwhelming, but since the headset fully functions, it makes up to the limited 10-hour battery backup. Charging the headset is also hassle-free as the dongle’s extension stand also performs as a charging station. When it comes to connectivity, Logitech is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8USB port. If we talk about wireless connectivity and range, then you will surely be impressed with its 40m range and superior performance. We have not yet experienced any lag, inconsistency, hiss, or disconnection issues. The overall battery performance and wireless connectivity are at par with more pricy and popular gaming headsets. However, if you regularly engage in gaming marathons, Logitech G930 headset may not perform as well as Logitech’s wired models.

Should You Buy It?

yes

It all comes down to this single question: “Should you buy Logitech G930 or not?” Well, if we compare this headset to its competitors, then the answer would be – YES! You should most definitely consider Logitech G930!

If you need an affordable gaming headset that offers impressive specs, excellent built quality, and unparalleled overall performance – then Logitech G930 is the perfect choice for you.

Logitech G930 most definitely outperforms all of its competitor’s heads, both of the similar and higher price range.

Here is the video review of Logitech G930.

Lucas is an IT student completing his studies in Networking. He worked at Ycombinator as a research analyst. He loves to write about his technology experiences. He also enjoys traveling and captures the best moments with his Canon 5d lens. He is a review specialist at Reviewsed.

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