|Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Audio|
|Written by Tom Jaskulka|
|Friday, 19 October 2012|
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Gaming Headset Final Thoughts
This brings us to the question of all questions: is this product "worth it?" More than anything, to answer that question you need to be sure of what is important to you. There ARE better sounding headsets out there. There are probably better 7.1 surround sound set-ups in the market (although, most will use the same technology present here). I don't think you could do much better for a headset that can be used on multiple machines. Although 3.5mm plugs would enable use of an aftermarket sound card, that just serves to increase your total price anyway - and then you're limited to one machine. Most micro ATX and mini ITX builds won't have the additional room, so going the USB headset route is one of the only ways you can upgrade the sound. The built in Dolby Headphone and Dolby Pro Logic II technologies are great features that you won't get with a standard pair of headphones.
Logitech G930 Headset Conclusion
I've always struggled assigning a value to products which are highly subjective. I hope I've been able to provide a glimpse of the experience provided by the Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset, and I hope you can use this review to assist your buying decision. Please don't base your purchase purely upon numbers - sound is tough to benchmark. That being said, I was impressed with the performance of this headset and the enhanced gaming experience it provides, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to my friends. I have to sheepishly admit I'm a secret fan of glowy lights and eye catching designs, but Logitech caught my attention with the appearance of the G930 headset. It exudes a professional quality, and I catch myself staring at them while they're charging at times. I understand this is quite subjective, but I like what Logitech has done here. Even better, the construction backs up the looks - the swiveling earcups take a moment to get used to, but everything feels solid and built to last. I expect to be using this headset for a long time, and I get the feeling it might be a long time before another model comes along that brings more features to the table than this one does.
Although more expensive than many headsets, the G930 Wireless Gaming Headset brings a lot of useful features for the reasonable price of $119.99 (Amazon / Newegg) - it is rare that I feel like I've gotten more than my money's worth, but I'm very satisfied with this headset. When you figure in the cost of an aftermarket soundcard and a set of headphones with equivalent features, you begin to see the value here.
If you are just looking to enjoy your library of games or music, you probably don't need a headset with the features the G930s offer. If you want to experience your games and movies, I would recommend you give this headset a try. In any case, to answer the question - yes, this headset is absolutely worth it. It delivers on every point: performance, build quality, looks, and features. Although it retails for $159, I don't believe I've ever seen it in the market at that price. Given the market price of ~$120, you probably won't be disappointed. It is a well-made, comfortable, solid performing headset that will expand your appreciation for your sense of hearing.
+ Solidly built, easily adjusted to be very comfortable
+ Wireless! Easy and seamless transition to wired if necessary
+ Well designed, easy on the eyes
+ Customizable G Keys, controls on the headset itself
+ Volume control roller!
+ 7.1 Surround feature works well, and truly enhances your experience
+ Great wireless sound with a large range
+ Mic rotates out of the way, LED to let you know when muted
- If you already have an expensive aftermarket soundcard…you can’t use it with this headset
- Weighs more than other headsets
- Can't plug it in to a phone or MP3 player
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