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Written by Tom Jaskulka   
Friday, 19 October 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset
Closer Look: Logitech G930
Logitech G930 Performance
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930

Manufacturer: Logitech International SA
Product Name: Wireless Gaming Headset G930
Model Number: 981-000257
UPC: 9785506702
Price As Tested: $119.99 (Amazon / Newegg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been self-supplied.

I have to be honest; sound seems to be the last on the list of upgrades anyone (including me, until recently) considers. And why is that, really? Most motherboards that a PC enthusiast will purchase have onboard sound that is capable of 7.1 surround sound anyway. Unless you're a gamer, movie aficionado, or audiophile (in which case you probably aren't reading this review...) chances are the onboard sound "makes sound," so therefore it is good enough.

I know everyone has different reasons for why they use PCs, and everyone plays PC games for different reasons. For some, it's a hobby - for others, a way to relax or get hyped up. I play games because they showcase what my builds are really capable of, and because I enjoy them! Much like a good book, a well-made game presents a game world that you can get "lost in," and enjoy the time you spend there. After all, that's why people have hobbies, right?

If you're taking time out of your day to do something you enjoy, I implore you to consider upgrading your experience for ALL of your senses (okay, unless you like the smell of burning capacitors or eating silicon, we'll forget about those particular senses for a moment). Eye candy is great, but much like candy itself, it doesn't make for a very balanced experience.

That brings me to my search for a balanced computing diet. I was running the frame rates that I wanted to hit on my favorite games, I had the speed required for everything I do on a computer, and I had the space to store all the data I wanted to keep. I KNEW something was missing because the whole experience was still too...two dimensional. And no, I'm not talking about playing everything in 3D - although a 120 Hz monitor IS on my wish list...

I was using a Razer Carcharias headset for my music listening and gaming duties along with a Creative X-Fi Gamer soundcard that I purchased on sale. I liked the CMSS-3D feature, but it was a little tricky to configure and without a lot of feedback on when it was activated. The headset itself was incredibly comfortable and performed its sound duties admirably, but I wanted more. It was an improvement over onboard sound but that card is almost three years old already (for me - that model of card was released in 2007 I believe). After some research, I decided to put my money down on a set of Logitech G930s, and that is the product I'll be reviewing here today.

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Technical Specifications

Wireless

  • Connection: 2.4 GHz RF
  • Range: up to 40 feet (12 meters)*
  • Audio stream: uncompressed 48 kHz
  • Reception: dual antenna
  • Interference resistance: forward error correction and dynamic channel selection

Battery

  • Continuous playback time: up to 10 hours per charge**
  • Charging connection: full-speed USB; charge-while-playing enabled
  • Charge time: 2.5 hours or less (longer when in use)

Headphone

  • Ear cup: up to 26 dB noise isolation
  • Driver: laser-tuned; 40 mm diameter with neodymium magnet; 15mm diameter voice coil with ferrofluid damping
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz

Microphone

  • Pickup pattern: cardioid (unidirectional)
  • Type: pressure gradient electret condenser
  • Frequency response: 100 Hz- 75 kHz

Durability

  • Volume roller: 80,000 revolutions (minimum)
  • Button: 50,000 presses (minimum)
  • Headband slide: indexed stainless spring steel
  • Ear cup rotation joint: aircraft-grade aluminum alloy

Specifications taken from the manufacturer product page.



 

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# Software GlitchesWW_Dagger 2012-11-19 05:10
When using Windows 7 64-bit, it bugs out when switching audio devices in windows. You end up having to restart the PC every time you go from say your sound card so you can listen to your big speakers back to you headset.
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# ZJIMMYZJimmy 2012-12-19 09:05
This is more of a Windows 7 issue, not headphone software
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