When planning your next team run, or getting ready to immerse yourself in a vast and unexplored world for gaming, you will want to pick up a great headset at a surprisingly low cost for what you get. Logitech has something you will want to look for when you go playing and want the experience the bank-breaking headsets offer, but not at that cringeworthy tag.
The Logitech G433 is a multipurpose headset that you should take some time to learn about. The G433 can be used for gaming, for your mobile device, for your PC. Basically, if you can use a headset on it, the G433 can be used for it. Want stereo sound? The G433 has that, as any headset would, but do you want surround sound? Again, the G433 has got you covered. Need a lightweight headset? The G433 is lightweight in construction and can be worn for hours without giving you the typical gaming headset skull-splitting headache. With its padding, it offers you comfort, where others in its range might not.
But what, you might ask, makes it worth spending what they do ask? Well read on and find out what the pros and cons are for this set and decide for yourself whether its what you want for your next session of game binging.
- Strong Audio
- Lots of Accessories
- Easy to use
- Decent price
- Mesh Material is a bit rough
- Software only works on PCs
- Not good for exercising or a lot of movement
Some might consider it a downside that this pair is so lightweight if they are planning to wear them to listen to music while jogging, commuting or exercising. They were intentionally designed to be used for gaming, and because of this, the materials were built to be lightweight and comfortable to wear when sitting in front of a computer or TV for hours of play. They aren’t fitted for more active use when moving around, which, in truth, these days you can recognize right away in the fact they are corded and not earbuds.
Fact is when you are looking for gaming sets, you need the mic and the set should better cut out the world around you at the same time. You need your headset to be able to sit comfortably for hours of play if you are a professional player, and earbuds wouldn’t cut it. Most wireless sets also do not work well either due to battery life and the risk of losing connection with the computer in the middle of an important part of the game. Having a corded set means you can rely on the connection and you don’t need to worry about battery life. On the flip side, often this means you have a lot of weight because both ears need to be connected and thus that center headpiece. What is good for one activity, simply is not good in another in this case.
Like most headsets for PCs that are built very well these days, this set has the usual “Y” style connection where the cord splits between headset and mic where it plugs in. This allows you to use the set with or without a USB connector. This is important for Mac users because for some reason the Mac doesn’t read the USB style hookup for gaming sets. There are some losses however as well which is explained further down when you can’t use the USB connector.
Other than this one real weakness, the G433 works very well, delivering quality sound right to your ears, and with you sitting in comfort. No, really, these have that perfect balance most headsets seem to lack today for gaming. Most offer better this or better that, on the spectrum, overbalancing to one side or the other. This can make some sounds completely drown out others which in today's games is not good. You need to be able to hear your gun, the adversaries behind you, that hidden object softly humming in the room and whatever your teammates are saying as well as, if you enjoy it, the music. If one type of sound cancels out all others, your very likely to either get killed or miss something important. The fact the headset cancels out most background noise in the room around you on top of offering balance just makes this headset “glow” all the more.
Then you add a bit extra here when it comes to performance when using it on a PC. Most expect the headsets that are in the upper range of price to come with rare bonuses, but the price of this pair makes it stand out. It comes with a full software package that allows you to modify the sound quality to match high-level surround sound quality. While it already performs awesomely with its Y-splitter and volume controls that are directly on it, this gives the set that extra boost to go from good to great. The downside here in the eyes of most is that it requires the use of its USB adapter and therefore it can only be used via a PC. It simply doesn’t work on a Mac nor on a gaming system that you hook up to the TV. Don’t let this downplay things for the PC user though. This feature allows you to pre-set up your settings according to what game you are playing! We all know that what is good in a game like DCU may be awful for a game like Skyrim, so knowing you won’t have to sit there and mess around between games with all the dials in the software, and only have to switch from one game setting to another is just plain awesome.
The problem with the connectivity is in exactly what it best connects to. In order to use all that it has available, you really can only use a PC. This pair was very strict in its make when you consider the fact that you can only use a specific type of computer in order to get to the settings it has built in via USB. It lets you modify your sounds to a degree, both with your mic and the audio, that make it an incredible buy as long as you are using a PC. If you can’t use this feature, however, the price begins to look a little over the top since this feature is what makes it stand out.
This price is great if you have every feature available on every platform they are usable on, however it fails to meet that necessity when it comes down to things. Logitech normally delivers very well with its product, and this one kind of leaves an ambivalence with the pocket. We think that for a good gaming set, it works price wise much better if you have a PC. We just can also see that in using it with consoles, Macs, and any other device it doesn’t meet the usual standard. We want to make sure those still considering it, despite the lack of software availability, this isn’t a ‘bad’ pair because of that lack. They are still quality in sound, build and appearance when it comes to gaming headsets. We just question if there might be a better set at the same price or lower if you are looking for something outside PC use.
Attachable bendable microphone
Velour ear pads included
Different cords for different jobs