Logitech G935 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

0

The Logitech G935 is the next iteration that builds upon the success of its predecessor, the Logitech G933 wireless gaming headset. The G935 is Logitech G’s premium, performance-based headset that features RGB lighting and improved speakers, while maintaining the original design introduced by the Logitech G933. In this article, I will be comparing the G935 to the predecessor, the G933, and the recent Logitech G Pro X gaming headset. My feelings here are that the company had a good design, so why change it? The headset is capable of working with the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, mobile, and PC.

The G935 was designed around comfort and endurance, with a switch to leatherette ear cups. Personally, I’m a bit mixed on leatherette. While they can be more comfortable, I found that my ears heated up a little bit more with this material in comparison to the G933’s mesh. I do feel that the leatherette looks nicer and gives the headset a more premium appearance, but I’ve always been a bit mixed on its practicality. The headset fits on a wide variety of head sizes, and the ear cups are plenty roomy for those whose ears are on the larger side. The ear cup plates are removable to house the battery and the USB dongle. I do think that the dongle is a weak point for the headset, as it’s large in size and sometimes doesn’t play nicely in allowing other USB devices to connect especially in smaller PC builds.

From a sound standpoint, the G935 uses proprietary 50 mm Pro-G audio drivers and DTS X 2.0 to drive its sound. This soundscape has been carefully refined over the past several years, and is a marked improvement over its G933 big brother. Music sounds crisp and clean, and in gaming situations the headset is able to differentiate background noises nicely, thus providing that sense of immersion in the environment. These sound profiles can be further tweaked in Logitech G Hub, the new software hub that controls the various peripherals to create your own personalized, unique sound. And while the G935 sounds good, I feel that Logitech perfected the sound in the Logitech G Pro X gaming headset.

Moving slightly further into the microphone, the headset microphone works as it should. It can be muted by moving the microphone up, and it can allow the headset to retain some semblance of subtlety by being tucked away into the left earcup. The microphone carries over the flexible, snake-like stylization that was introduced in the G933, and for the most part, sounds better than the G933. This one felt a little bit more subjective to me, and there were definitely occasions where I kind of pondered the improvements at all, because I felt that my voice still came off as slightly tinny. I’ve been spending time with the Logitech G Pro X gaming headset as well, and because of this headset’s unique partnership with Blue VO!CE, the quality of vocalization in the G Pro X is a night and day change compared to the G935.

The G935 is able to connect wirelessly over 2.4 GHz, and as I mentioned above, the G935 comes with a rather hefty dongle. Over the course of my tests with the headset, the G935 was able to last on average about 7.5-9 hours on a single charge with default lighting, which is within the range of 9-12 hours that the company promises if not slightly below. The headset was utilized in various gaming scenarios and music sessions. The headset started to lose its quality and connectivity whenever I left the room and separated myself with walls and other insulating environments; for reference, I tested this in a 650 square foot open studio apartment and a 1700 square foot house. In the 1700 square foot house, the headset lost its connection after literally going to the opposite end of the house. Compared to the G933, the headset definitely had a better connection and went a longer distance before running into sound quality losses.

Let me be perfectly clear here, I like this headset a lot. It’s a refined, gamer-centric design that features plenty of the bells and whistles that are desired in a 2019 headset. If I had been testing this headset in a vacuum by itself, I would have said, absolutely without a doubt this is Logitech’s cream of the crop. For a 900-series model, the expectations have to be as such. It’s $169.99, and that’s a steep tag for people. The headset is powerful, and has many different features for the gaming enthusiast. However, I think my buck has to stop here because the Logitech G Pro X came out soon after it, and honestly, the improvements in audio and microphone quality make ditching wireless entirely worth it and being a fan of subtlety, the design of the G Pro X has to take the cake. The G Pro X is also far more comfortable, with the extra options of leatherette ear cups and a more competitive price of $129.99. When comparing the two of these headsets to the Logitech G933, there is absolutely no reason to be buying or recommending the G933 in 2019, which currently sells for even more than the G935 at $199.99. Unless there is a serious sale or some kind of insane pricing error on the G933, just buy the G935. I have nothing against the RGB and gamer-centered design of the G935, and by itself I think it stands out as a great headset for the price. It is a wonderful headset with an updated polish. I just think that for those who are more conscious about what they’re dropping on a product, that better options exist with similar if not superior sound quality, and deserve a chance to be under the tree this holiday season.