Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Logitech G930

So I'm here again for my first review. Today I'll be talking about the Logitech G930 wireless headset.
This is an absolutely spectacular headset I must say I'm really glad I bought these featuring Gaming Grade wireless connectivity, 7.1 Surround sound, 3 G-Keys on the side with volume control and some comfy cushions to keep your ears from hurting after long periods of gaming I gotta say this is by far the best (And the most expensive) Gaming Headset I have ever owned. So lets talk a bit about the headset itself.

As you can see above they're a nice charcoal black with a hint of red within the ear cushions they look as good as they sound. I would wear these outside. Which as it just so happens I already do. These go all the way into my backyard and front yard. I've already got my neighbors thinking Im totaly crazy because I'm often on vent with my clan outside when we're taking a break.

That's the microphone. Yes that is an electronic eye used to monitor me while I'm gaming when the apocalypse comes it will shoot a laser straight into my brain and kill me instantly. Thank Logitech I didn't want to be enslaved by the robots <3. Seriously though. *Ahem* When the Microphone is in the up-position like in the above a red light appears that tells you(Not that you can see this red light when you're wearing the headset) The Microphone is muted which is nifty if Im not using Push-To-Talk and Im about to sneeze I can toss it up and save my Clans ears from bleeding.

On that note the Microphone does not make any noise when moving it up and down however it doesn't move when I start head-banging to some music the Microphone also moves left and right to contour around your face.

Now if yo uread reviews about this headset on amazon or anywhere else you'll know by now that the Noise Cancelling Microphone doesnt cancel noise at all. It will only cancel noise when using the voice morphing software built into the control software for the headset. Is this a problem? Not at all I sound fine when talking on vent. My Clan mates don't complain about my microphone(And they complain if theres even a breeze in your headset) So I know its fine. I can hear my background noise when I test myself but overall I think its fine. This lack-of-feature doesnt break the headset or make it worth any less..... I just wish Logitech would talk about this issue and tell us if they're going to fix it.

 On the... Left! That's right I should know that. I'm a lefty afterall.
We have the G930's G-Keys. You can program these buttons to do whatever the hell you want. Button presses, Mouse clicks, Media controls and some other things. (The software does support third party plugins so you can develop your own commands if you have the skills)

At the lower half of the earcup we have a Mute button and the volume scroll and on the back side we have the power button and the Surround Sound toggle which lets you switch between 7.1 surround sound or regular stereo sound.(If you switch to stereo sound  members of your clan on vent can only be heard through the... right ear piece. Why? I have no idea. It's not been a problem since I leave surround sound on all the time.)



 So let's talk about the sound quality. The bass in this headset is excellent. It has some real thump to it. Here's my first reaction when I put my music on full blast for the first time with surround sound on "HOLY OH MY GOODNESS, YES, YES! MORE! OH MY GOODNESS MOOOORE!" Not joking. It's that good.

The battery life is around 6 hours with somthing playing all the time and charging time is about 2 hours.  The charger is on a small stand with the wires stretching about 3 feet and connects to the headset using this special little usb...thingy....(Some people have a way with words. I don't.) That I've seen on the Motorola droid. You get used to just popping it in without looking at the headset after a while.

Now after reading the post to myself I realize I sound like a total fanboy. I swear I'm not. Nor am I being paid by Logitech to make this review and just to settle your doubts I will now talk about all the weird kinks that the software has.

Firstly the Voice Morphing software is NOT made by Logitech. It's powered by Screaming Bee technology which if Im not mistaken is free. It offers you the ability to sound like a troll or a robot or a... Space squirrel. It's nothing special Space Squirrel is hilarious when you want to bitch somone out.  I wish they would have allowed for tone and pitch control but hey It's only a $150 USD good voice morphing software costs alot more.So it has lol worth ability but it's not something to buy the headset for.

I'm running Win7 x64 and when I plug the headset in it takes a few disconnects and reconnects before it starts to work(You dont have to pull it out it just does it itself) When I plug it in I hear the windows connecting chime then the disconnect chime then the reconenct chime again and this repeats a few times then finally the headset connects. I think it's really odd but another "Weird. But no big deal" thing.



So that's it for the review. Overall I think the Logitech G930 is a great wireless headset. Probably the best thing on the market right now. I'd definetly recommend this to anyone and everyone. If you have any questions leave a comment and I'll get back to you asap!



Btw, These are my Magnets. Behold.


 


81 comments:

  1. Really nice magnets! How do they work? I dont get it!

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  2. It's a very good headset for gaming ! I love it :D

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  3. Wow, those are nice. I love big padded headphones, they make the little ear buds seem like crap... Anyway, good site, fellow lefty!

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  4. That an awesome headset you have there. But I have to ask: How do those magnets work?

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  5. Sounds like a really hichclass headset. Great review :P

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  6. wow man, those look like some quality headphones!! Mine are cheapos D;

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  7. @Beer they retail for about $150 USD but I paid about 110 on amazon.com for them.

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  8. Magnets near any headphones/headset/laptop can't be a good idea. I can always dig magnets though.

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  9. @Buzz acctually I've done alot of testing with these they dont affect anything at all I've wrapped my iPod touch in them and set them on my laptop without any problems haha.

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  10. Do you really use the programmable buttons? What for?

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  11. Woa! A while back I was willing to buy a good gaming headset. Had this one too in mind, but not until I checked the price. I really like the design and features, but I just can't pay that much money just for a headset...

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  12. Thanks for great review!

    I need new headset soon and i like to try wireless one and this one would be great.

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  13. I'd prolly be drawn to logitech's too if I were in the market, and your review sure doesn't change that :)

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  14. @Football I do! My G1 is my PTT key for Ventrilo G2 is set to skip track for my music and G3 is set to toggle my Space Squirrel voice lol

    @Renar well think about the main reason you break headsets, The wires always give out! No wires= you'll have to smash these badboys. Their lifespan should be much longer than a regular pair and will probably save you money in the long run.

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  15. I want that headset. Hopefully it will fit over glasses.

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  16. Hmm really good review, thanks!
    cool magnets again :p

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  17. awesome headset. Loving the magnets man. I've been meaning to get some myself too

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  18. I wish i had phones like these. Looks so much better and comfortable than my cheap ones.

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  19. logitech makes nothing but the best. and those magnets are awesome

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  20. Cool review. And again, amen to the magnets man :D

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  21. logitech is awsome. i love their speakers too

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  22. WoW! They look so awesome!!

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  23. i am jelly of your magnets and your fantastic headphones

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  24. Great looking blog you have here. And nice write up. I'll be back often to check for updates. :)

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  25. I'm ashamed to say I'm more envious of the magnets than the sound!

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  26. Now that's a monster of a headset

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  27. Nice magnets you got there.
    Watch your computer and monitor. ;)

    Worth following due to my lack of time in gaming nowadays.

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  28. They look so high tech and way more expensive than $150

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  29. They look awesome man. The mic automute should be on every headset lol. Too bad my Steelseries Siberia V1's dont have that feature!

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  31. Whoa those are wicked lookin

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  32. Look pretty nice, I have Senn HD555 myself!

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  33. If you live alone then big speakers are just more straightforward. If you live with someone then not hearing the movement... well, I get anxious about it.

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  34. Magnets...how do they work? x

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  35. That is a badass headset, I'll take it off your hands :)

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  36. My headset comes with duct tape. ;p

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  37. awesome review of a nice set of headset
    check my blog as well altrocksound.blogspot.com - music related thanks

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  38. Love em magnets, considering walking down to geek chic and getting myself a few

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  39. sweet headset, might have to try that one out

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  40. Looks like a good headset, thanks for the info

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  41. great phones, badass magnets. what else is there to want?

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  42. Awesome blog, and awesome headphones man!

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  43. I could not bring myself to pay that much...but they still look sveeeet

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  44. these look nice as hell im getting some

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  45. nicee im thinking of investing in them

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  46. wow nice headset.

    i still prefer speakers but meh.

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  47. Wow, those things are amazingly stylish.

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  48. nice magnets. And a laser? wtf

    I'm more of a IEM guy myself

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  49. my fring bought one recently, awesome stuff

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  50. amazing review, I really want to have this headset now,
    my old one is terrible, but it was cheap so I guess it'll have to do ;S

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  51. nice review, how abut the prize? also cool magnets!

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  52. Really nice review followed you :)

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  53. Great review! Can't wait to see more!

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  54. Nice man! Though i haven't really been into headphones. More of a speaker man! Thanks for review though!

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  55. Nice review, I prefer my wires though = P

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  56. These look like a good upgrade from my old skanky headphones.

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  57. Geez, these headphones are ballin.

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  58. I wonder how well you'd be able to hear footsteps in CoD

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  59. Looks kinda cool, but won't my ears heat-up and sweat?

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  60. @Derek acctually not at all! Theyre comfortable even after wearing them for hours!

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  61. Nice review. My question with these things is generally, can you really hear the 7.1 with headphones? I mean how do you tell the difference between that and a say 5.1 system or even a stereo headphone?

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  62. I was planning on getting some nice headphones like this recently, thanks for the review... I may get a pair of these now!

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