Logitech G930 Review
Review Author:Craig H
Review Date: December 17, 2013
|Rating: (3.5 / 5)|
If you are into PC gaming. This Logitech G930 review will help you decide if this is the right headset for you. There are several things this headset has going for it. One is the Dolby 7.1 surround sound. The 7.1 Dolby surround adds some nice separation to the sound picture. Standard’s 5.1 Dolby surround has six channels of separation, the 7.1 places two more channels to the left and right. This is great for FPS games when you want to know who’s around you at all times.
PC Gaming Headset
The Logitech G930 gaming headset is specifically designed to work with the USB port on your PC. Many people wonder if there is a way to connect it to your PS3 for PS4. There are ways of using the 3.5 mm jack to connect a console and get audio out to your G930, but it requires additional hardware make the connection to get the PS3 to work. There isn’t a way to connect the PS4 at this time.
Sound that the G930s delivers is pretty good for the price. It clear high range, pretty good midrange, and as long as you don’t like your bass very loud you get pretty good response there as well. The bass does get distorted at high-volume.
This headset has some good controls. There are even 3 programmable keys that allow you to customize the set-up for the headset. This comes in handy if you want to mute your background music or morph your voice. The volume control has a frustrating wheel and needs to be spun to get any difference in sound level. Just keep cranking away at it and eventually you can hear a difference.
The G930s are wireless have a really nice range up to about 40 feet. You will find that they shoot pretty well through walls and allow you to walk around while you are talking. So if you’re popping out to the kitchen for a Dew, this headset will work pretty well for you. They have a tendency to drop out that many find a huge PITA. There is supposed to be a frequency scanner that finds the clearest channel for communications. I guess since I have a lot of Wi-Fi signals bouncing around the house there was a lot of interference. These just use the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi so I guess I have too much chatter on that frequency. I find the Turtle Beach 5.1 GHz band to be much more stable and didn’t have any of the dropping issues with any of the Turtle Beach headsets.
Battery life is respectable at about 10 hours. You can charge them while in use so that means you aren’t limited to 10 hours of play. They do charge pretty quickly but I’m usually still playing so that might make them slower to charge. There is a low battery beep so you won’t be totally blindsided when they drop on you. I didn’t have a problem with the charging port but I’m pretty careful when I plug things in. One of my buddies forgot they were charging and stepped away from the game only to find he had snapped the port right off.
The microphone is just dismal. For me this was the worst mic I have used in several years. I have returned these for this reason alone. I just couldn’t tolerate the sound coming out of this microphone and my guild agreed. They kept telling me to mute the mic and use my Snowball. If I don’t have a good mic, there isn’t much use in having a headset.
If you are a gamer and not an audiophile, this headset will probably work pretty well for you. I would stick with the G35 wired unit to overcome the Wi-Fi issues. They both have the 7.1 Dolby and give some radical separation. I would recommend the Turtle Beach PX3 over this one.