KING of Wireless Headsets? – Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless Gaming Headset Review

I’ve used the same headset for my game consoles
for years – the Steelseries H Wireless. That was until this past October when Logitech
sent over their new G933 Artemis Spectrum. I’ve been using this thing hardcore with
my Playstation 4, to the extent that I only just recently realized that I never finished
making a review on it! Let’s find out why. I’m EposVox, here to make tech easier and
more fun today checking out the G933 wireless gaming headset from Logitech. This is a pretty slick little headset and
shows the strong evolution from one of the first review unit products I ever received
for the channel – the Logitech G430 gaming headset. This thing has weird curves, blocky ear pads,
and new RGB lighting, but the ancestry is still clear. First and foremost, this is a flexible headset
– well, not physically. Connectivity-wise, you can hook it up via
the wireless USB receiver to PC or console. I’ve been using it quite heavily with the
PS4, myself. You can also hook it up directly via USB,
or via 3.5mm cable. It also supports multiple input sources, so
you can live mix USB and analog inputs from mobile devices, computers, game controllers,
and so on. This is pretty sweet. You can even hook it up to answer phone calls
while gaming. Battery life runs very long. Logitech’s estimate is about 8 hours with
LEDs on, and that sounds about in line with what I get. Unlike most wireless headsets, however, the
G933 can be used with analog 3.5mm connection without using the batteries at all! This is impressive. The G933 Artemis Spectrum has full RGB customization
for the LED strips around the cans and the G logo, as with their other “Spectrum”
products, or you can just turn them off. There’s also 3 programmable “G Keys”
or macro keys, along with a mute button and a volume dial on the back of the left ear
side. These and the LEDs are thankfully customizable
via their Logitech Gaming Software like most of their other devices. This is super handy. As much as I love Creative’s audio hardware,
needing separate bulky software downloads for every single product has become a nightmare
for me. Unified integration into Logitech Gaming Software
is a godsend for a reviewer. The faceplates for the cans, or the “tags”
are removable, revealing a storage location for the USB receiver, and the battery – which
is accessible and replaceable. It’s sad that this is a rare thing these
days. You can also order custom “tags” for the
headset, like in the old Astro A40 days. Neat for eSports teams and the like. I’ve noticed no significant audio latency
over wireless, and I don’t hear any of the light electrical hiss or staticky noise when
powered on as I do with most wireless headset. Kudos. The headset is fairly comfortable – plenty
of padding for the sides of your head, though the material the used to cover it does rub
my beard uncomfortably at times. I didn’t like the material used in the G430
headset back in the day, either. And it’s a heavy, solid-band style headset
so for me, the weight on the top of my head can get uncomfortable at times. I’d kill to see a suspension band wireless
headset some day. But it’s still fairly comfortable for its
form factor. For my average gaming sessions, it does quite
well. The microphone folds up into the left side,
but it can be a huge pain to pull the mic back out and position it while you’re wearing
the headset. It’s a little too tight, and positioning
is a little too limiting. Here’s what the mic sounds like. [mic test] I have no major complaints with the quality
of the headphones, either. Sound channel separation is great in my movie
and TV show testing, and they pack a serious punch for gaming. Voice chats come in clear and crisp, and directional
audio is pretty solid for tactical games. They do have virtual surround sound options
via the software, but I really don’t like the echoey mess that turns into as I’ve
said in numerous reviews by now. For music, they sound really nice too. Highs aren’t too harsh while still being
present. There is a huge emphasis on bass and low-end,
however. It’s got a lot of oomph to it. The G933 is a gaming headset, after all, so
they want all the explosions and dubstep trailers to come through as impactful as possible. There There is a customizable EQ in the Gaming
Software settings if you really need to change it, however. I felt it was fine for my listening with my
basic music player EQ, but definitely not as flat as I’d normally keep things. The sound does have a certain richness to
it that I can appreciate, though. These are designed like closed-back headphones
– and I certainly can’t hear a lot of outside sounds while these are cranked up
– but there is definitely sound leakage from the headset at high volumes. At lower volumes there isn’t much. My biggest complaint with this headset is
honestly with how quickly it goes into standby or power-saving mode. I haven’t been able to properly time this,
but it feels like the headset turns off with just like 5 minutes of no audio being played. When gaming or hooked up to my PS4, this is
no problem. Even the menus play sounds. But when I’m using them for work – which
I prefer wireless headsets for, since they allow me to get up and walk around without
ripping cables out – getting focused on writing and not instantly choosing a new video
or song often results in extra time wasted trying to “wake up” the headset to get
it to play sound again. I wish I could customize this setting in the
software. Overall, this is a pretty slick little wireless
headset. It’s my new favorite for wireless solutions
for modern systems (the Steelseries H Wireless still has the advantage for retro consoles
due to its mixing station) and I will be using the G933 for years to come, most likely. I do prefer the swappable battery capabilities
with the charging dock for the H Wireless, but this is a close second. As always, product links will be in the description
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