- Wireless Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound
- Three Programmable G-Keys
- Wireless and Corded USB interface
- 40mm Drivers and noise cancelling MIC
Decent, not amazing 07/28/2013
This review is from: Logitech G930 USB Connector Circumaural Wireless Gaming Headset
Wireless - this was my first wireless headset, and I can't say enough about how great it is to have total freedom to get up and move around the house while still hearing/speaking on the headset.
Overall sound quality is above-average, not enthusiast level but better than most headsets. The bass is very strong and the mids/highs are good enough to not get lost in the mix.
Utility - the G keys can be configured for whatever you want, plus the volume roller is very convenient. I use the keys for push-to-talk so I can remain part of the conversation even if I'm not at my keyboard.
Unfortunately there are more cons than pros:
I warrantied my first pair just before a year of ownership. After about 6 months, the smooth coating on the ear pads began to wear off. By the time I warrantied the headset the ear pads were entirely comprised of bare foam.
Heavy/Hot for extended use - they can leave a crease in your hair-do and make your face/ears sweat. To be expected, but still a con.
Surround sound - definitely not true 7.1, but that's not the major gripe. If you put the headset on stereo mode, most applications actually only play out of one ear. Both of my sets would only play out of the right ear, but I have heard other users having them play only out of the left ear. In order to have an even listening experience, the surround switch HAS to be activated. This switch's function is subject to errors as well though, and sometimes I have to entirely disconnect the headset from my PC and re-install it to make them work properly. This warrants a -1 egg
Battery Life - definitely not the 8-10 hours advertised unless you are using them at like 10% volume. As others have reported, 3-4 hours is all you should expect at any significant level of volume.
Random disconnect/power off issues. Not sure if this is software or firmware related, but it can be very annoying. Affects aforementioned surround switch & function issues.
Software - After a fresh install it seems the Logitech Gaming Software works properly, but when they first introduced the unified software package this headset had serious issues. Conflict with the previous version would prevent LGS from loading, and I actually ran legacy drivers and software for quite some time before a newer version would work. Probably a non-issue now, thankfully.
Overall the G930 is a good headset, probably the nicest one I've owned yet. I will not be buying another however, going to move into something higher end. I paid $150 (a year and a half ago) and that is too much for a headset with so many known operational issues.
At current prices this is a good buy for a mid-high grade wireless gaming headset.
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