Gaming headsets are becoming very important. For one, when you are playing late at night or early in the morning, you have to worry about who you might be disturbing. Add in the fact that if you are playing a first-person shooter game, using surround sound can really be a disrupting influence. Rather than spending quite a bit by soundproofing the room you play games in, you can spend much less to gain just as much immersive fun by purchasing the Logitech G633 headset.
Of course, there are sets that can swing between gaming and other activities, and that does draw a lot of peoples attention. The question is, what does this set have that makes it stand out in the heavy competition? Let us head in to see where this set can grab the eyes, and where it might fall behind.
- Surround sound capable
- Comfortable build
- Customizable controls
- USB and 3.5mm interchangeable
- Breathable ear pads
- 40mm Pro-G audio drivers
- Trouble maintaining hold
- Tight on head
Activities for Use
While the headset is durable and it has strong audio abilities, it has just one drawback that we have been able to find, and that is that this headset has a hard time holding tight to one’s head. And because of that, you should be able to see that you can only really use this headset for those exact activities, though really, that is not such a bad thing. Considering the pure size of this headset, using it for something else is not truly all that smart.
The reason this truly can be a letdown, however, is due ultimately to its tight grip. A common misconception is that if you make something heavy grip tight enough, it won’t slide. However, when you are talking something like a headset, the weight will make the grip a pointless endeavor when it comes to how tight it holds, and this shows, unfortunately.
Another basic feature is one that is often overlooked when you are quickly hunting a set down, it’s padded. Why is this important? Well, if you plan to be wearing it for an extended period of time, as most gamers will, you don’t want an unpadded headset. The plastic, no matter how amiable at first, will eventually dig in and become uncomfortable. Padding is, ultimately, a feature that is exceptionally important when purchasing a quality headset.
Finally, the ear cups themselves have a rather basic and overlooked feature, they are deep. What does that mean? Well, like padding, it is important on a comfort level that your ears do not feel constant pressure. Such can lead to migraines which no one wants to have to endure during or after gameplay. Having ear cuffs that sit around the ear, and also do not press in on the ear from the center, can keep such issues from happening.
What gaming headset is complete without a microphone? This headset has one, and it is quite nice in more than one way. For one, it is not removable, it does not retract into the ear cup, it folds up into a nice little holder. So far, not bad, right? But there is more to this microphone, while the arm and head of this microphone are made of plastic, there is something interesting about it. That something is that the head of the microphone is extendable, and that extension is flexible. On top of that, the microphone and headset give sidetone, which allows you, the user, to hear yourself while remaining in-game. Now that is amazing.
While some have come to prefer wireless sets, there are two major reasons gamers may still hold to wired pairs. First and foremost is battery life. With a wired set, this is not an issue since it runs as long as your device is on. The second is the connectivity. Being wireless with a pro controller is more for those seeking to move about freely and do things while on the set. If you're gaming, you are going to be sitting in a single location- so having a steady connection is much more important than being able to do a lot of activity.
Add in the offered software for PC and Mac, and you get the mock surround sound you expect from the brand, and rightfully so. It definitively changes how you hear things and makes it even better than what you get straight out of the box, which is already impressive. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work on consoles or on Linux OS, but even then, as said, the sound quality is great straight out of the box.
As we mentioned in basic features, when you are looking to game for extended periods of time, comfort is a priority. With this in mind, the padding is the first thing we homed in on, but we did take note to the one part that this set has that causes discomfort. The company seemed to think that a tighter grip would keep this heavier set from falling, unfortunately, it did not work out, and this is something that takes away from the comfort.
For some the tightness simply becomes overwhelming and the padding will lose its benefits. If you are prone to pressure headaches and migraines, this pair may end up being a no go on this fact alone.
If the aesthetic style is what you are looking for, then this pair hands it to you on a silver platter. As far as gaming sets go, you can get intricately personalized and send waves of interest through others who get to check your set out. Of course, this definitively makes this set a gamer set and not something most would want to wear out in public for easy listening.
Ease of Use
Mapping out the three G buttons also makes things a bit more difficult. Also getting used to the placement of the buttons, located on the back of the left ear cup, can be a bit of a challenge. Logitech made them shaped differently to make things a bit easier, but it still is not that easy to get used to their placement. For the most part, though, this headset is easy to use as long as you are not looking for all the little extra bits this wonderful headset offers.
-Removable ear pads
-Very little sound bleed
-Soft ear pads
-Interchangeable cables for PC and 3.5mm