Logitech G935 Review

If you look up Gaming Headsets in the dictionary, there will no doubt be a picture of the G935 to accompany it. Absolutely one of the most gamer looking headsets you'll ever see the G935 packed full of programmable buttons and RGB lights, it's basically a gaming mouse if it evolved into headset form.


The G935 is absolutely in the top 10 headsets I've tried in terms of comfort, it's got a good amount of clamping force combined with ultra plush leatherette ear cups that feel like you're wearing nothing at all. The ear cups themselves are a great size and wont impact on anyone with larger ears. The only negative I have with these headphones in terms of comfort is in fact the headband. I don't know why, because on paper it should be extremely comfortable. It has quite a thick layer of foam and that same soft leatherette that the ear cups have, however for some reason, it feels like it's pulling on your hair somehow. This does go away after about 10 minutes or so, but is definitely a consideration.


In terms of sound quality, you'll do well to find anything that sounds a whole lot better. Sure the Audeze Mobius is a step up, but you're also paying an extra $450 for the privilege. In terms of headsets within the realm of possibility, the Logitech G935 is up there with the best of them. I played a fair few games with this headset, from Deathloop, to COD Warzone, even Death Stranding. Each game sounded great. The gunshots in Death Loop sounded poppy, the wilderness in Death stranding sounded full and all encompassing however the 360 sound required for Warzone etc was slightly lacking. Unfortunately, surround sound itself doesn't work on consoles, which is annoying at first, but in spite of this the headset actually does a pretty decent job of mimicking these properties. Possibly even as good as some 7.1 headsets I've tried. There seems to be a bit of a preference of bass over detail at times with games like warzone drowning out the sound of footsteps etc with the sound of the gunfire. There were a few times I was blindsided because I simply couldn't hear. Overall though the Logitech G935 offers some of the most accurate audio of any of the headsets I've tried. Sounds like footsteps take a bit of a hit but nothing unusable.


In terms of build quality I have only 1 issue with the G935. It feels solid, there's no problems here. I feel like I could throw these off my balcony or even sit on them and wouldn't have an issue. However, there is one aspect in which this headset drives me crazy. The ear cups. The ear cups feature a removable cover, this removable cover is intended to add modularity to the headset by meaning you (in theory) should be able to swap out the battery and in practice can store the USB dongle within the unit itself. Firstly, this removable battery feature would be awesome, if they provided a second battery in the box to extend battery life, they don't, so I find it pretty pointless and unnecessary. The latter of these features is extremely useful, in fact it's something I've been hoping my other headsets did for quite some time now. However the trade off is just not worth it. These removable covers are painful to say the least, I have lost count of the number of times I've accidentally knocked them off mid game and then fumbled in the dark to try and reattach them. It seems pretty pointless to me unless you were to sell personalisation kits etc, which to my knowledge, they do not.



Don't get me wrong, I love the design of the G935, however there are a few off choices that leave me scratching my head a little. Let's discuss them. Firstly, the buttons. Having used some truly intuitively controlled headsets (looking at you LS50X) previously, the controls of the G935 can be down right confusing. With 3 programmable buttons, plus a power button, a mic mute button and a volume wheel all packed into the left earcup, it can be very hard to find the right button when all of which are on the back of the headset. I feel that the more you use them, the more you come to terms with their positioning etc. however it's still a little un-user friendly. The second is the LED lighting. I am probably the biggest sucker for RGB lighting I know. But the RGB lighting on this headset is somewhat pointless. The main reason for this pointlessness is that the LED strip is placed on the back of the unit. Meaning that nobody, and I mean nobody, can see them. You can't see them in the reflection of the TV, viewers of your stream can't see them and for that reason, they serve no real purpose. Having said that, they are very cool looking sitting on your desk and the ability to light sync means you're able to have everything in your setup be the same colour. Otherwise This headset looks great. The combination of glossy and matte finishes look great however the glossy surface does love your fingerprints which could be an issue for some.

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Score

Comfort

7.5

Build Quality