|Logitech G930 7.1 Channel Wireless Headset|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Audio|
|Written by Joey Peng - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Friday, 08 October 2010|
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Logitech G930 Detailed Features
Each earpiece of the Logitech G930 contains a single 40mm driver. While this may seem inferior to some headphone setups where each audio channel has a separate driver, depending on the quality of software surround sound emulation a single 40mm driver can provide an similarly strong directional sound. The earpieces, allowing 90 degrees of turning, are coated with leather that can prevent sweat and feel comfortable for many hours of use.
To charge the Logitech G930, connect the mini-USB cable from the dock to the headset. There are a total of 3 LED indicators, for charging, headset power (on/off), and Mic on/off. The only visible one during use is the mic, which is located at the tip, very convenient.
On the left earpiece you will have access to 3 programmable buttons (currently functionality limited to basic applications like Windows Media Player, Ventrilo, PowerDVD, etc.), mic power, headset power, volume roller, and surround sound switch. The headset power button requires you to hold for a while to turn on and off. Sometimes I wish it would just be a one-click action as I would often fail to hold it long enough (turning off takes something like 2-3 seconds). All the buttons are big and elevated and can be used on-the-fly easily.
The headband can be adjusted easily, allowing some 4 centimeters of adjustment across 16 increments. It's a little loose but once you place it on your head it won't budge. The band is a mix of rubber and high-grade aluminum alloy and is very durable.
The included charging dock isn't much as all the technology has been placed into the headset. The charging dock has a USB port for plugging in the wireless transmitter. To wrap/unwrap the cables requires manually winding and unwinding it. I would've preferred some automatic retraction method as this design makes wires flying everywhere again.
In terms of design Logitech almost did a perfect job. The Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset looks full of promises. In the next section Benchmark Reviews will test the software and quality of sound the G930 has to offer.