Logitech Surround Sound Gaming Headset
Price: $69.99 - 105.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 Business Days. (Wednesday, Sep 28 to Monday, Oct 03) + transit
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When this says 7.1, what does it mean by that? The last pair I ordered pulled some chicanery to forge “7.1” with two drivers. Does this actually have separate drivers? What are the specs on the drivers?
I bought one new when it first came out for about $200. About a year ago I would guess. The sound is good and the mic is excellent. It doesn’t pick up alot of background noise. The RGB lights are kinda neat but personally I don’t use them. A few things to note:
A replacement battery is not available ANYWHERE. If anyone knows where to find one (OEM or aftermarket) I would like to know. This is a shame because it obviously was designed to be user replaced. Recently the capacity started to decline and since I couldn’t get a replacement battery I sent it back for warranty.
The headset shuts off after no sound comes though for a period of time(a battery saving feature I assume). This is kinda annoying. To change this you need to install the logitech software, update the firmware and then inside the logitech software look for the equalizer and there is a drop down under the equalizer.
The range is ok but not great. It works great within about 20ft but cuts out if I try to go too far or upstairs or downstairs.
The comfort is quite good. There is a kinda memory foam on the head part and ear cups. Quality seems sturdy. I have a big head so I tend to break headsets. It is a bit heavy. If I bob by head quickly it has fallen off.
In summary I think it is a good headset but it is a shame that there is currently no replacement battery available. It may be worth it to buy this new for the 2 year warranty. Otherwise you are rolling the dice that an aftermarket battery will come out.
Here are some of the specs I was looking for, from the Logitech website:
Driver: 1.6 in (40 mm)
Frequency response: 20Hz-20KHz
Impedance: 39 Ohms (passive), 5k Ohms (active)
Sensitivity: 107dB SPL/mW
And I answered my other big question with Amazon FAQ
“It is virtual surround sound, meaning there is only one speaker in each earcup. Virtual surround can be very convincing when it works. HOWEVER at this time only a very small fraction of games are able to provide surround sound to the headset due to a driver issue and all signs point at Logitech having no intention of fixing it. They even deny that the issue is a problem despite overwhelming evidence. If you really care about working (virtual) surround sound, I suggest you look at the Corsair brand who still does it right.”
that’s disappointing. Still, seems like a decent pair of mostly stereo headphones for that price. Just decent though, the frequency range is pretty standard (most $20 earbuds have the same frequencies).
FYI: one option would be to buy directly from **Logitech:**
*Replacement Lithium battery for G933 Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headset. 1100mAh / 4.07Wh
Their site does not make it obvious, so: [list][*]scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to the section “Related Spare Parts”.
[*]Use the arrows to click-through until you see the battery.
Does anybody use these while wearing glasses? Most over the ear headphones really start hurting me after about an hour. I’ve bought cheap ones before and had to throw them away.
I own these headphones and wear glasses, they are extremely comfortable. The ear cups do not jam them into the side of my head, it’s great.
Bob: Wow, that is ugly as shit.
Jack: No kidding.
Bob: Welp, you can start over, or…
Jack: Call it a gaming headset?
Bob: Yahtzee!You’re gonna be OK, kid.