Logitech G933 7.1 Wireless Headset Review

In our recent discussions about wireless headsets, the Logitech G933 has come up lately as one of the headsets to surely be on your $100 short list. So we bought a set, and have done a good bit gaming, movie watching, and music listening this past week and have a good hold on what the G933 is all about.


Logitech G933 Features and Controls

One thing we fully forgot to photograph is the mic boom and how it works. We did cover this in the video however. The mic boom works very nicely in how it folds out and in of a slot of the earcup. It also extends when you pull it out of the end of the base, and has a flexible arm from that point out. Of course putting the mic in the up position turns on the mute function, and deploying it downward turns it off. The mic length is nice even after it is fully extended as it does not stick fully out in front of your mouth. The mic stays off to the side.

Logitech has incorporated a nice feature in the earcups that allow you take these covers off and put these back on fairly easily. Putting these on you do have to make sure the little top retention tab is put in the right place to make these snap back into place. I say "snap back" because these are held on with magnets, which makes these very easy to use as we showed you in the video.

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One feature that is very important to many folks is the fact that the battery in the G933 is easily replaceable. Pulling off the plate on the earcup fully exposes this and allows full access.

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On the other earcup under the cover is a storage space for your USB dongle should you wish to travel with these. The USB dongle is a bit big by today's standards, but do remember this model is two years old. Using it might block access to other USB ports depending on the size of whatever you might have plugged into those.

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The G933 is set up with a host of buttons. The pressure needed to actuate these is stiff enough that you will need to grab the earcup with another finger, otherwise you will push these off your head. Given the spacing and the shape of these buttons, it is fairly easy to get used to exactly where these are and what exactly these do by default.

The power button is not actually a button, but rather a switch that you slide to power on and power off. Also since the power switch is not a push button, you will not find yourself turning off your headset by accident.

The next three buttons down from the power switch are fully programmable to do just about anything you want these to do. You can do custom EQ settings, set game profiles, or use these to skip to the next song.

By default, the G3 button will scroll through preset EQ profiles. The G2 button will turn on and off 7.1 surround. G1 will toggle through RGB profiles.

The volume control is a wheel, however it turns infinitely. It does give you an audible beep of a different tone depending on up or down.

The earpads are a cloth microfiber and can be removed for washing as well.

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The bottom of the left earcup contains our 3.5mm audio jack and our USB port. I did note that some folks had issues with cable connectivity on early models, but Logitech seems to have worked this all out now as we got a very firm plug-in with a good connection. Also, the supplied USB cord is of very nice quality. It is braided and is not stiff at all. It almost feels like a section of cotton rope.

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Ah yes, the Frag Harder Disco Lights. These wrap around the back of the earcups, and come in 16.1M adjustable colors. There are all sort of presets light shows you can cycle through or build your own. As far as RGBs go, these look really pretty. The "G" logo is a seperate zone as well so you can profile the RGB strips different from the RGB logos.

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