· Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound switch on right side of headset
· Sound quality is simply amazing
· 2.4ghz wireless USB dongle
· Includes charging base
· 10 hour battery life
· Can charge and use at same time
· 3 programmable keys on right side of headset
· Noise canceling flexible mic
· When you rotate mic up, it automatically mutes, so no one can hear your side conversations
· Voice changing fun
· Durable (I drop it at least once a week)
· Completely covers ears
· Clamps a little tight
· Difficult to wear for more than 4 hours at a time
· Rumors of interference with Wi-Fi (I have never experienced this, I explain further below)
· Some people have difficulty with the charging port
This is a hard review for me. There are so many things I want to say about the G930, and I can’t piece it coherently. Okay, I have been using this headset for about two years now. I’ve used it for everything, from gaming, to movies. Lets start with sound quality. There are two modes of sound output on the G930, Stereo and 7.1 surround. The Stereo mode is decent quality, but the higher pitch tones are more pronounced. But once you switch this baby to 7.1, WOW. The quality difference between the stereo and 7.1 is mind blowing. 7.1 surround is the best thing on earth. EVERYTHING sounds better on surround. Oh, what is 7.1? Sorry guys, let me explain.
7.1 Surround Sound is a multi directional form of audio. In a standard audio system using 7.1, there are 7 speakers and one subwoofer in the room. The 7 speakers are positioned in Center, Front Left, Front Right, Left, Right, Rear Right, Rear Left, and subwoofer, which is generally in the front. So why so many speakers? This gives the listener a new dimension to movies or gaming. If an enemy is coming up from behind, you would hear footsteps in a 2 speaker system, but you wouldn’t know where the enemies come from. With a 7.1 system, you would hear the enemy coming from the two rear speakers and swing around to confront your enemy before he catches you.
If you have never experienced 7.1 before, please, please go out and try it. Find a friend who has a 7.1 setup, or go to BestBuy’s and find their 7.1 display, or buy a 7.1 setup! Phew, okay enough of that. Battery life on this headset is pretty good. After two years now, I can go on a gaming marathon for about 7 to 8 hours before it will warn me that it is low on battery. So the battery degrade is only about 20 percent after two years of constant usage. Seriously though, who would game for that long? (this loser) You can also use the headset while its charging, so I have never had an issue with the device dying on me while I’m using it. It will warn you when you have 10 percent battery left. At that point, I would wait until I’m respawning before I plug in the headset.
Mic quality is professional grade. There is no static in the background when I speak on the G930. All of my teammates tell me that I am coming in loud and clear. In the Logitech program, there is an option to be able to hear yourself on the headset while you speak so you can hear the quality. There are also voice changers, but I’ll get to that when I talk about the program. The mic boom is flexible. You can bend it closer to your mouth or push it farther away. It also lights up red when you mute yourself. The red is visible so you can see when you are muted when you have the G930 on. You can also rotate the mic arm upwards to mute it automatically. That way you know it is muted without having to have to double check. I find this especially useful when I need to talk to someone in my room and don’t want my teammates to hear, or when I am coughing.
The charging base that comes with the Logitech G930 is very handy, especially when you are traveling. The USB and mini USB wraps around the base and hides underneath. The USB wireless dongle plugs in on top of the base. Everything is compact and easy to carry. Any mini USB will charge the G930, so don’t worry, it’s not proprietary.
The wireless distance is more than enough. My bedroom is in the rear of apartment. The apartment is about 1200 sqft, and I can walk all the way to the front of the house and still maintain connectivity. Any further and it drops. But if you need to run to the bathroom or to the kitchen, its perfect. You can maintain contact with your team mates and jump right back into the game. Of course, it also depends on if your house walls are concrete or wood-studs/drywall. My building is mostly brick and drywall.
The Logitech Gaming Software is really well done. You can control almost everything about your headset. You can change the equalizer, change the three keys to do different functions, and you can change your voice! I like to change one of my keys to control multimedia and the other to change my voice on the fly. It’s hilarious to start yelling at the enemies with a demonic voice as you slaughter their team.
Comfort in a headset is something that I look for. I get headaches easily and an uncomfortable headset would give me a raging head banger in no time. The G930 feels great for the first couple of hours. Anything after that, and I start getting a bit of a headache. If you get headaches easily like me, just don’t wear the headset for more than a few hours straight. Take a break!
So now I want to talk about some issues that I have heard people have about the Logitech G930. I have heard people mention that the 2.4ghz frequency it uses will be disrupted by Wi-Fi or microwaves. My wireless router (Verizon Fios) sits right next to my wireless dongle. I have never had an issue with the Wi-Fi interfering, or vice versa. I know for sure that my router uses 2.4ghz as well. For the microwave issue, I only have one microwave to test. I stood next to my microwave and heated up some soup for a minute, all the while speaking to some friends on Skype. Nothing dropped from my knowledge. I don’t have a particularly high-end brand of microwave, but I am not sure what would happen with other ones. I am sure that as long as there isn’t a microwave in your room, then you should be fine. The last thing, is the charging port. I hear a lot of people have been breaking their charging port when they plug the mini USB in. I can see this happening if someone is in the middle of a fight and needs to plug their G930 in quickly, and pushes with all their might, but honestly this shouldn’t happen. I have charged the headset countless times and it’s still solid. So I haven’t experienced any of these woes on my G930. Maybe I am just lucky? Who knows?
All in all, the Logitech G930 is the perfect wireless headset. The construction is solid, the connection is perfect, and the gaming experience is improved ten-fold. If you want to immerse into your game, go with the G930. When I play Skyrim on this, it feels like I am there. I can hear the fucking dragons a mile away to my left coming for the kill. Whats that noise behind me? Was that a train whistle?
Hit me with your questions folks
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