Gaming headset review: Logitech G733
Logitech G has added a new headset to its wide range of gaming products. The G733 not only promises great comfort and sound. The manufacturer also wants to score points with a colorful selection of colors. The headset is available in black, white, blue and even pink. We are curious to see if the colorful headset with its popular family members can keep up with the Logitech G933 and the Logitech G935. That’s what we want to check in our test.
An inexpensive newcomer
As already mentioned, the Logitech G933 and the G935 are among the most popular headsets on the market. Thus both headsets convince with a high comfort, high robustness as well as an extensive function catalog. But they offered two negative aspects that made many a person sour. Apart from a quarrelsome optics one had to bear a relatively high UVP for the headsets with 229 euro (Logitech G933) and/or 189 euro (Logitech G935). With the G733, the manufacturer now wants to do things differently. The colorful headset should be able to offer just as high comfort, a wide range of functions and great sound for a lower RRP of 149 Euro.
|Connection||Cableless LIGHTSPEED Technology|
|Battery life||up to 29 hours|
|Cable-free range||20 m|
|Frequency range||20 Hz – 20 kHz|
|Virtual Surround Sound||DTS Headphone:X 2.0|
|Microphone||6 mm and removable|
|Voice tuning||Technology: BLUE VO!CE|
|Price||€ 99.99 *|
The scope of delivery
Included in delivery are the wireless G733 LIGHTSPEED RGB gaming headset, the reversible headband (already attached), a detachable microphone, the wireless LIGHTSPEED receiver (USB-A) and the matching charging cable (USB-A to USB-C).
In addition to the sound, the design of a headset is of great importance nowadays. After all, we live in an age in which every hardware component, no matter how small, has its own RGB lighting. Accordingly, we would first like to take a look at the exterior of the headset.
Bold step into the rainbow land
Let’s not fool ourselves: In principle, all headsets look almost identical. This does not always have to be due to the basic design. Rather, it is the limited choice of colors that ensures that almost everyone has a black headset. Logitech wants to bring some color to this existing wasteland. With the G733, the manufacturer has undoubtedly succeeded. Here you can choose between four different colors. Those who like it classic, choose the black or white version. More courageous gamers opt for the friendly blue or even the bright pink. But that’s almost it when you take a closer look at the G733 in terms of bold design decisions. In fact, if you take the fact of the expanded color palette out of consideration, it’s a classic Logitech headset.
Workmanship less high quality than G933, G935
When you hold the G733 in your hands for the first time, you immediately notice its light weight. The mere 278 g is probably due to the light plastic chassis, which makes up the majority of the headset. But apart from the low weight, this doesn’t really have many advantages. In contrast to the higher priced family members, the headset unfortunately looks a bit less well made. The reason for this are probably the flexible plastic brackets. The extravagant headband can’t really convince me. It can be adjusted individually and offers a pleasant wearing comfort, but from a design point of view I find it a bit out of place. But as so often, that is a matter of taste. All in all, the G733 is a really handsome headset.
The ear pads
With the ear pads, one must first get used to somewhat unusual angles. Finally, Logitech has opted for an oval shape for the G733. Unfortunately, the ear cushions of the headset cannot be twisted. So the G733 is not really portable. But it obviously doesn’t want to be. It prefers to take its traditional place on the corresponding headset stand of the PC setup. What I particularly like are the light strips on the bottom of the ear pads. These are individually programmable – but more about that later. On the right earcup Logitech installs various controls. In addition to the on/off switch, there is also a volume control and a mute button for the microphone. The microphone itself is also located on the right earcup. Furthermore, the USB-C port for charging the headset is located there.
A little bit of gaming, a little bit of fashion accessory
The Logitech G733 is a beautiful piece of technology. But unfortunately it can’t fully convince me in terms of design. It is clear that Logitech has tried to make this headset modern and fancy design for gamers and friends alike. But unfortunately, the manufacturer can again fully convince in one respect and in the other. It neither looks like a headset for core gamers nor does it look particularly stylish. But as already mentioned, this is only a subjective view. Now let’s see what the headset has to offer in the really important points like comfort, features and performance.
To be able to play through longer gaming sessions, the comfort of a gaming headset is very important. Here, the Logitech G733 would like to convince with its strongly advertised elastic headband. Other manufacturers have already replaced classic headbands with such a band. The Renga from Roccat and the Arctis series from SteelSeries also have corresponding headbands. These straps are designed to provide a custom fit for the headset. This also works surprisingly well for the two competitors. With the G733, however, it was not so easy to ensure a perfect fit.
I had problems with the G733 because Logitech does not offer an adjustable velcro on the G733, unlike the competition. Instead, the manufacturer uses two different pens on each side. This is where the headband can be adjusted. A custom fit is therefore not possible. After all, the size cannot be adjusted continuously. In my opinion, Logitech should have chosen a different, simpler way here. For me personally, one size was too tight and the other too loose. Nevertheless, the headset sat somewhat firmly on my head. Only the comfort left something to be desired. Depending on the length of the headband you choose, you also have to adjust the height of the ear pads. These can be moved up and down. This again worked perfectly.
The ear pads themselves are quite comfortable. This is mainly due to the very pleasant memory foam from which the ear pads are made. For me as a wearer of glasses it is a problem with some headsets to be able to wear it for a long time. Sooner or later the glasses will pinch uncomfortably. With the G733 I never had this feeling at any time. I could wear it for hours without any unpleasant pain. However, the headphones did not completely cover my ears. For me, as someone who likes passive noise reduction, this was a little disappointing.
The sound quality
Logitech delivers in the supreme discipline. With the Logitech G733, you get an extremely powerful sound that convinces in many ways. Whether you’re using the headset for gaming or just listening to music, the sound is great. The headset gives you a choice of sound options. If you’re listening to music, you should choose the right stereo sound. The optional surround sound gives you a decisive advantage, especially in exciting multiplayer battles. Here, DTS Headphone:X 2.0 delivers an extremely impressive result. The preset modes already sound very good. But the software offers sound experts the possibility to create their own individual sound.
Of course, the G733 cannot keep up with high-priced competitors that cost more than 200 Euros. But this only becomes really clear when listening closely. For example, the sound stage of the headset becomes a bit blurred when you listen more closely at higher volumes. Nevertheless, it delivers impressive depths in action-packed moments. With Doom, the bass was pounding in my ears. What I noticed especially positive in various games was the enemy tracking. The surround sound of the headset is really impressive in this respect. But also the mix between the different scenes was very well balanced. No matter if it was a calm dialogue or an exciting exchange of blows. The headset always offered a very neutral sound and reproduced every moment very well. Here you can only grumble at the highest level. However, I could not detect any quality differences between the individual playback media. The Logitech G733 is suitable for PC, Mac and PS4. On all three systems the headphones sounded equally good.
Unfortunately, Logitech has also made compromises in the design of the microphone. The recording quality is unfortunately not very good and unworthy of a 150 Euro headset. You can still make some adjustments with BLUE VO! CE to optimize the sound, but you need a lot of patience to get a good result. I am therefore not particularly convinced by the microphone. But listen to an unedited recording without BLUE VO!CE:
Using the Logitech G Hub software, the G733 can be customized to suit your personal preferences. For example, you can switch between the different sound modes. In addition, an equalizer allows you to edit your own personal tonal sophistication. This allows you to customize the headphones to suit any game genre. By creating individual profiles, you can then easily provide the right sound at any time. But the software does not only allow you to edit the sound. You can also adjust the RGB lighting of the headset.
The lighting is quite impressive. What I particularly like is the fact that Logitech also stands out from the competition in terms of RGB. After all, the manufacturer does not install the light strips on the sides of the headset. Instead, they are located at the front of the headset. On a PC, the G Hub software can be used to turn off the lights when not in use.
The G733’s battery should last up to 29 hours according to manufacturer Logitech. But this specification only corresponds to reality if the RGB lighting of the headset is switched off.
Logitech got a lot of things right with the G733. You can tell right away that the company has put a lot of emphasis on the headset’s design. The G733 is a good looker compared to its family members, the G933 and G935. This is ensured not least by the extensive color plate that manufacturer Logitech offers with the newcomer. But unfortunately, the great design also comes at the expense of a few points. The G733 is a little behind its predecessors in the areas of sound and recording quality. The G733 does not set new standards in terms of sound and is unfortunately not neutral enough and too much trimmed to bass. But if you like it, you can enjoy the headset to the fullest – on PC, Mac and PlayStation 4.
Value for money
With the G733, you get a headset that scores with its appealing design in the first place. Here Logitech has shown courage! Sound and recording quality, however, are unworthy of a 150 Euro headset.
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