Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming HeadsetLogitech-G633-Artemis-Spectrum-7.1-Surround-Sound-Gaming-Headset

Review Author:Craig H Review Date: November 27, 2015

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Summary:

The Logitech G633 gaming headset was anticipated as the headset that was finally going to fix the problems with the G930. While the headset itself appears to have beefed up the mechanical issues, there are still some problems remaining. Have a look at this Logitech G933 review and see if this is still the headset you are after.

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 Inside the Box

the G633 is packaged in a minimalist fashion.  Yeah, not much in this box.  When you open it up, you have a little plastic cover with the G logo and then you find the headset.  The microphone is attached so there’s no need to unpack microphone. It comes out with the headset.

Underneath, there’s a small blue box with two cables.  The first cable is the in-line adapter to plug in your smart phone. This one has its own Mic inline.  It has a switch to turn on the mic and a slider to adjust the volume.  On top, it has a mute switch.  The other is a USB data cable.  Mine came in regular weight, but I’m informed that they will be ruggedized in the future.

The Build

Initially, I was pretty impressed when I pulled these out. They seem to be a bit beefier than the other Logitech headsets that I’ve tried.  I’m hoping that the hinge where the earcups attach has been ruggedized enough to keep them from breaking like my previous versions did.  I like that the ear cups swivel and even have a bit a twist, but when I pulled them back behind my ears. The headset popped off each time.  It’s kind of a pain.

I like the way they headset folds out, when it was fully extended it was certainly in front of my mouth in a good position.  I wasn’t a big fan of the material he used to cover the ear cups.  I would prefer a leather-like material.  They used the same material in the headband, I don’t think it works much better there.

Overall the feel of this is pretty good but I’m concerned with the plastic, I’d like to see it made from some stronger material.  I would think at this price point they could afford a few enhanced features.  It feels like they cut corners.

 

The Mic

As I mentioned above, I like the way that the mic folds out from the headset.  I had issues with the microphone itself.  The volume was very low. And it’s not a directional mic so it picked up every noise in the house.  I have pretty good acoustics in my little office space, but I can see this being a concern in a noisy household.

There are some reviews that indicate the mic sucked.  This is certainly not the best mic out there but for now it seems passable.

The Sound

When it works the sound of the Logitech G633 sounds very nice.  I was not, however, able to get the surround sound features working. I blame this on the software.  The soundscape sounds very nice and full it had good bass and good treble.  The midrange was very good as well. I ran them in MTS mode trying to get the surround sound to work but I just wasn’t very successful. I understand that running these with a razr drivers might get them working better.  Overall the sound quality was good but getting the features to work with the drivers was a nightmare.

Final Thoughts

I really want to be Logitech G633 to be as promised.  My feelings are that it just fell down. It was short on the quality of the sound because of the drivers, it was short on the build quality, and the comfort while I like the fit I did not appreciate the cushion material. So, I had no problem sending these back.  For the price you can do much better.