The Logitech G433 is the perfect example of a gaming product that has been designed to be versatile and fill a number of your lifestyle needs. It works with your PC, where you can plug in the detachable boom mic and use 7.1 surround sound via an external sound card. It also works on the go, via a 3.5 mm audio cable that you can plug into your phone, mobile device, or Switch. So whether you are looking to game or go to the grocery store, the G433 has you covered.
Logitech G433 Gaming Headset Review
Logitech G433 Gaming Headset
The Logitech G433 wired headset is a surprisingly affordable, fully-featured gaming headset that is designed for use at home and on-the-go. As an added bonus, the G433’s even come with emulated 7.1 surround sound via an included USB external sound card. This high-quality headset is the perfect product for anyone who wants a comfortable, stylish gaming headset at a reasonable price.
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- High audio quality
- Lightweight and comfortable
- Comes with 7.1 virtual surround sound
- Affordable price
- Poor quality boom microphone
- Lacks Bluetooth capabilities
These headphones have surprisingly excellent audio quality for their price. You can clearly distinguish between bass, mid, and high tones and the drivers provide a rich, full, and clear frequency response. While more expensive headsets will definitely sound better, you would be hard-pressed to find a gaming headset at this price point that sounds better.
The big selling feature for this headset is its emulated 7.1 surround sound capabilities. The surround sound uses an external USB sound card that comes with the headset and uses Logitech’s software, so it only works on your PC. The surround sound works well for the price of the headset, and can really enhance your listening experience when watching movies or playing games. Although the G433 came out in 2017, it is still one of the lowest-priced gaming headsets that features 7.1 surround sound support.
This headset has a unique look to it, due to the mesh texture featured on the outside of the earcups. The hydro-phobic mesh gives the headphone shells a soft fabric look and feel. The mesh shell also helps cut down the overall weight of the headphones. As a result, these headphones are very light, weighing less than a quarter-pound. I personally don’t mind a little extra weight in my headphones, but for those who put a premium on lightweight headsets, this is one of the lightest options out there.
The G433’s are designed well to fit a variety of head shapes and sizes and the headband is well padded. So they remain comfortable for many hours of listening at a time. And since they are so lightweight, it can be easy to forget you are wearing them at all.
They come with two sets of interchangeable pads: sports mesh pads and velour pads. The mesh ones feel okay and perhaps breathe a little better than the velour ones, but I personally found that the velour pads were much more comfortable, especially for longer listening sessions.
As mentioned above, the Logitech G433 is a wired headset that comes with a 3.5 mm headphone cable and a USB sound card. There was a big missed opportunity here for Logitech to add Bluetooth capabilities to this product. With so many companies forgoing the headphone jack in their phones, having Bluetooth would have fit with the product’s design as a gaming headset you can also take on the go. Maybe we will see a wireless-enabled version of this product in the future.
The biggest drawback to this headset is the included detachable boom microphone, which is not great. It should work fine for in-game chatting or Zoom calls, but the audio quality produced by this microphone is poor when compared to more expensive headsets that feature broadcast quality microphones. So you probably won’t be recording any voiceovers with this mic. I didn’t expect this microphone to kick ass considering the price of the headset, but the lower quality mic is notable nonetheless.
If you are looking for an affordable, lightweight gaming headset with 7.1 surround sound that you can use at home and on-the-go, the G433 might be a good product for you to check out.