|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 Wireless Gaming Headset Final Thoughts
The Logitech G930 performs great, a huge improvement from stereo sound. While there are numerous surround sound headsets out on the market, most support 5.1 surround sound as opposed to 7.1. The truth is most of the time the benefit of 2 additional audio channels cannot be consciously realized. For music, most are still using stereo recording so that's really not in the picture. For games and movies (namely Blu-ray) the two additional channels may offer a more 360 degree audio experience, but in the end the benefit, while there, is small. So it all comes down to the pricing.
Logitech G930 Conclusion
The Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset is perfect for those looking for a 7.1 surround sound experience and wireless connectivity. The battery really does last up to 10 hours at reasonable volume levels, though the charging time is incredibly long if charged while in use. The G930 has excellent directional sound for 5.1/7.1 audio, and even the emulated 7.1 surround sound is good most of the time. Compared to competitors such as Razer, the Logitech G930 offers comparable or better audio experience thanks to integrated Dolby Headphone technology. Stereo sound quality is excellent, too. There is no wired state for the G930, but that's not a problem as the wireless experience is lag-free and can reach distances up to 40 ft. The only slight weakness is limited bass enhancements.
The appearance is very classy. The G930 has a healthy mix of matte and glassy surfaces. The leather offers excellent comfort while preserving style. The left earpiece with mic and buttons really define the "gamer" design of the G930, even though it can be a great product for anyone wanting a surround sound experience.
In terms of construction, there's nothing to complain. Airplane-grade aluminum alloy was used for the headband and rubber applied in all critical areas. The volume roller and buttons are solid and has great durability. Initially the occasional "creaking" of the plastic may freak you out but it really is
The Logitech G930 offers pretty much all the functionality anyone would need as a gaming headset, including 3 programmable buttons, volume control, mic, wireless connectivity, and about a dozen other features and built in technology. The numerous LED indicators let you know what's on and what's off. The software has its odd areas and can use some additional plugins for its programmable G-buttons, but otherwise it does everything it needs to and more.
The Logitech G930 is available for $124.99 at Amazon or $131.99 at NewEgg, but I recommend you compare the prices of this 981-000257 model with other online merchants as well. Most 7.1 channel surround sound headsets are between $50 and $150 depending on brand and quality. However the only comparable brands available on newegg.com are SteelSeries and Razer, priced at $100-150, neither of which are wireless. The Logitech G35 (essentially an earlier generation G930 without wireless connectivity) is priced at $96.99. In this sense the G930 is priced reasonably, charging about $40 additional for the wireless feature.
Overall the Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset performs great and offers many features that make it a great headset for gamers. It's even a good choice for those wanting to take their PC entertainment to a new level. The price includes premiums for all the available features but is priced competitively among the high-end headsets. There are cheaper options out there but if you want the very best, with wireless, then the Logitech G930 is perfect for you.
+ Excellent directional audio for surround sound
- PC only
Final Score: 9.0 out of 10.
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