Review Author:Craig H
Review Date: June 18, 2014
|Rating: (3 / 5)|
The Logitech G 35 headset. Is billed as a 7.1 channel surround sound headset. This headset was originally released in 2009 and has undergone a few changes, but nothing significant. Most of the changes have been in the software and drivers that fine-tune the 7.1 surround sound. This G35 headset review will lay out the good and bad bits about this headset.
Inside the Box
Inside the box when you open it to find out the headset which has a 10 foot cord connected to a USB 2.0 port. There are also three headband pads that are interchangeable to protect the top of your head from the headset. These headband pads are connected with Velcro and you have to be careful . To make sure they leave the Velcro in place when you pull them out.
If you are at all familiar with the Logitech G series, you’ll recognize the way this headset is built. The squared off ear cups and G buttons on the left earpiece are similar to the other models in the G series line. The ear cups fit over your ears, and even though they don’t have noise cancellation. They provide good is isolation from room noise.
The microphone while not detachable does swing up out of the way has a good indicator on it so you can tell if the microphone is muted or not. I found the microphone to work very well. It picks up your voice and only your voice and doesn’t grab much of the surrounding sound. There have been some reports of feedback from the microphone that sounds like a high pitched whine in the left ear cup. This appears to have been a feedback loop and Logitech has fixed this problem.
7.1 Surround- Really?
The Logitech G 35 is billed as a 7.1 surround sound headset, but I didn’t find the 7.1 features to be very good. While it has excellent stereo sound when you turn on the Dolby surround sound, I didn’t find there was much separation, front to back. As for the actual sound like with most headsets to midrange is in the highs are very good. There’s a pounding bass, but I found it to be a bit muddy. For playing FPS games. I don’t think you’ll find any problem. The subwoofer even gives you a somewhat visceral feeling with loud explosions. That of course is what the .1. Part of the 7.1 is supposed to do for you.
The build quality of this headset is what bothers me most. It feels plasticky. I did have to return one headset after a couple weeks because the microphone broke and I’ve seen reports of the ear cups breaking loose. This wouldn’t really surprise me, they do seem like the build quality is a little low.
Overall I would say that Logitech G 35 is an adequate headset. I don’t know that it’s worth the price their asking for it.
I think if I were going to purchase Logitech headset, I would go with the G930 as a 7.1 surround seems to work much better, it’s wireless, and it’s only about five dollars more. Your other alternative is the Logitech G430 a much more rugged build and a comparable price.