I’ve been fortunate to be able to work with a lot of Logitech’s gaming peripherals, and today I’m visiting a headset that’s in the company’s mid-range portfolio of products, the Logitech G432. The G432 is a classic design, with internal and external upgrades compared to its older sibling, the Logitech G430. The Logitech G430 was one of my very first PC headsets, and even though it’s several years old, it’s a headset that I keep on hand as a backup in case I somehow manage to forget my headset while I’m travelling or if I need a headset in a pinch.
The G432 headset is made of plastic, and receives a pleather earcup update that replaces the mesh earcups of the G430. The headset still features a stainless steel adjustable band, which features plenty of flexibility and adjusts to even the largest head sizes. The ear cups are roomy, and are plenty comfortable for the longer listening sessions. The microphone still comes down from the left ear cup, and comes with a flip-to-mute function. This wired headset features a standard rubber wiring that, while thin, feels sturdy. I like that this headset feels extremely light, coming in at 280 grams, which allows it to stay still on my head on longer listening sessions.
Physical characteristics aside, this headset is nice because it simply plugs in and works. There are little to no adjustments that need to be made, and the audio quality is crisp. The headset got internal upgrades to feature 7.1 surround sound, DTS X 2.0, and the company’s 50 mm audio drivers. I listened to a wide variety of audio, including video game music soundtracks, ambient noises from video games, regular music, and movies. The music sounded crisp, and with adjustments on my music player settings, became a bit clearer. Bass is decent without sounding exaggerated. I thought that the movies sounded decent, if not faithful, and ambient noises sounded natural.
The microphone features noise cancellation, and sounds like the Logitech G Pro headset’s (2018 version, not the 2019 upgrade). My voice came through clearly, but had a metallic, electronic feel to it. I think that the audio could be improved in future revisions, and with the company’s new partnership with Blue, the possibilities are endless.
As far as what you get out of the box, the Logitech G432 is a feature-packed upgrade that thoroughly retires the Logitech G430. The company proves that yet again, you can make iterative upgrades substantial without sacrificing quality. While it may not have the bells and whistles of its newer siblings, it shouldn’t need to. The G432 establishes its place as a low to mid-range budget headset that delivers great audio and long-lasting durability, making it an easy choice for those who are entering the gaming audio scene and looking for ideas on where to start.