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Logitech G930

Est. $105
Reviewed
April 2014
by ConsumerSearch
Logitech G930

Pros
  • Good sound quality
  • Strong wireless signal
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Not compatible with gaming consoles
  • Unreliable

Bottom line

The Logitech G930 may be wireless, but critics say you'd never know it by its sound. The signal stays strong for a remarkably long distance, and the hisses and crackles common in so many other wireless headphones almost never rear their ugly heads. The G930 has a few downsides, however; it works only with PCs and Macs, and reliability is iffy.

Performance

Strong sound, but bass could be better. The Logitech G930 delivers just about everything you could want from a headset, reviewers say. The audio is crisp, clear and rarely subject to interference from other devices on the 2.4 GHz spectrum. Even so, reviewers name a few minor flaws. The bass, while fine overall, could sound a bit richer, and the built-in Dolby 7.1 surround sound isn't terribly effective. The 40-foot range is shorter than some wireless headphones', but long for a gaming headset, and tests at PCMag.com show that signal strength remains strong throughout the full distance.

Comfort

Sturdy design doesn't sacrifice comfort. The G930 is fairly weighty and a bit bulky. Reviewers at MaximumPC.com say they "started to get some dull head pain after just two hours wearing the set," despite its generous padding. Most users at Amazon.com and Newegg.com, however, find the headset comfortable even for lengthy gaming sessions. What many users don't like is the push-and-hold design of the headphone's power button.

Value

Two weak points. While Logitech G930 delivers good performance for computer gamers, it has two definite weak points. The first is compatibility: It won't work with console gaming systems, making it useless for a large swath of the gaming public. The other is reliability. Owners at Amazon.com complain about a wide variety of glitches, from driver stability to software compatibility to random disconnects. Moreover, these frustrated users say that Logitech's customer support is completely unhelpful. The Logitech is a good low-priced option for casual gamers, but hard-core gamers will probably be happier with the Astro Gaming A50 (Est. $300), despite its high price tag, similar reliability and customer support issues.

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Our Sources

1. PCMag.com

After subjecting the Logitech G930 to hands-on music, television and gaming testing, Greenwald names it as the Editors' Choice gaming headset for 2011. He says it offers "high-quality audio output, smart design and an impressive range," but the bass is a little weak.

Review: Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930, Will Greenwald, Sept. 26, 2011

2. Engadget.com

Sean Hollister takes a look at both the Logitech G930 wireless gaming headset and G700 gaming mouse in this lengthy review. While he has some issues with battery life and build quality, the combination of a strong signal and outstanding audio performance wins him over.

Review: Logitech G700 Mouse and G930 Headset Review, Sean Hollister, Aug. 5, 2010

3. NewEgg.com

Newegg.com users like the Logitech G930, giving it a score of 4 eggs out of 5 after more than 1,300 reviews. Owners report good comfort, good range and "astounding" sound quality, but many say they dislike the design of the power button.

Review: Logitech G930 USB Connector Circumaural Wireless Gaming Headset, Contributors to Newegg.com, As of April 2014

4. Amazon.com

More than 2,200 users post reviews of the Logitech G930 at Amazon.com, where it gets an overall rating of 3.9 stars out of 5. Owners consistently single out the headphone's clear, rich sound and comfort as high points. However, we encountered many complaints about buggy performance and poor tech support.

Review: Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 Surround Sound, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of April 2014

5. MaximumPC.com

The editors of MaximumPC.com name the Logitech G930 as one of their six favorite gaming headsets, including two wireless models. They say it provides "crisp sound," though its noise cancellation is limited. However, they find the headset a bit too heavy to be comfortable for long use.

Review: Best Gaming Headsets, Alex Castle, Oct. 14, 2013

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