This is the comparison between the Logitech G233 and Logitech G430 headsets. There are some positive and negative points on both of the headsets. Check out which one you choose.
|Great sound quality makes this good value for money.
Sturdy design that can easily withstand moving around from device to device.
Supports both PC and every console.
Smart physical design.
|Not really designed for music and movies, which is where the G233 begins to feel lacking.
Strangely the cable quality drops with the 3.5mm only jack.
|Limited software features. Music sounds unimpressive. Surround sound doesn’t deliver.
|Headphones Form Factor
|Sound Output Mode
|107dB at 1 KHz SPL 30 mW / 1 cm
|DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
|Gaming Audio Fit for Life – Take PC performance with you.
PROG-G Advanced Audio Driver – Patent-pending design for maximum performance.
Lightweight Comfort – Sports-mesh ear pads.
Incredible Audio and Voice Clarity – Officially discord certified.
Detachable, Transformable – Detachable Boom Mic and Swappable Cables.
Console Compatible – Every game deserves great audio.
|On-cable Controls Sound control close at hand.
Dolby Headphone 7.1 Surround Sound.
Rotating Ear Cups. Multi-positional ear cups.
Sports-performance Ear Pads. A soft touch goes the distance.
Lightweight Design. Take a load off.
Noise-cancelling Mic. Filters ambient noise.
I think I may have found the perfect entry level gaming headset and it’s called the Logitech G 233. It was also really cheap, it doesn’t exactly sound cheap but if you have ever tried shopping for a budget gaming headset this will be better.
It’s basically a G 230 but with upgraded Dolby 7.1 surround sound via a removable sound card that creates a very impressive virtual a 360-degree sound field.
This headset designed with the black and blue color combination, it looks very simple and entry level headset. This is specially made as a gaming headset and because of the bright blue color of the headset you can’t use this as regular headphones like for travelling.
The thing I like about the Logitech headset is that it isn’t advertised to work with any one device and it shouldn’t because it is essentially a regular pair of headphones. That being said, you should probably not use these for much more than gaming because of its large size and bright blue accents.
Design wise, I like this one to have a black and blue color theme and this matches with PC perfectly. Also, these are made with plastic to keep the weight down with metal on the frame and the band at all the healthy stress points to keep them durable.
Logitech also made the ear cups 90-degree rotatable to be able to lie flat for transport. The pads are of a breathable sport mesh material but I found even after using the headset for a long time straight, my ears didn’t heat up like they normally did with other over your headphones.
Logitech claims it as a very breathable material but it feels cheap and rough to the touch but is something I’ve gotten used to over time. The build quality is really good for the price though. It is plastic that feels nice because the ear cups are soft touch plastic. The build quality is decent.
The lightweight combined with the sport cloth ear cups and the memory foam headband make them very comfortable to wear even for long periods of time. The headband padding isn’t the widest but there’s just enough pressure from the band to keep them firmly on your skull without depressing so much you feel like your head is going to explode. The rotatable ear cups and highly adjustable band also help with comfort and fit.
My initial impressions were skeptical, I found that when listening to music at high volumes the left ear cup would make a weird buzzing noise. However, I haven’t heard the noise since so I assume that I didn’t plug the cable in properly.
It also comes with two cables, one is a shorter cable for using them as regular headphones although I once suggested, the other cable is braided and is longer. So, if you plug them into your computer, you should be fine in terms of length. Only the longer cable actually has inline controls, the longer cable also has a clip for your shirt which i think is a nice feature.
The problems for using these as regular headphones, first of all the headset is kind of bulky and as I mentioned previously the ear cups aren’t very comfortable. Second, the sound isn’t that great for music so that is just my personal opinion. Some people might enjoy the sound signature for music.
They added a nicely braided fabric cable that resists tangles and these headphones are a feature pack and include the above-mentioned cable including a cable management velcro tie, removable ear cups that can be washed, and a detachable USB adapter / sound card. The ear cups can be removed really easily just by peeling it off the plastic border of the ear cup and they can be washed in warm water and may be mild soap.
The detachable sound card adapter is something I think a lot of other gaming companies should take note of as it maximizes compatibility. If you already have a high-end sound card, you can just use the 3.5 mm plugs and get good 3D sound but if you’re only running a sub power on board solution plug in the sound card and you’ll get Logitech full 7.1 surround sound gaming experience.
The one thing impressed in this Logitech headset is the Logitech software. The software is fully integrated with any other Logitech gaming gear meaning you only need one program to control them all. You can control many things from headphone and mic levels as well as bass and trouble and if you want even more control, there’s a pull-down menu for a full equalizer. If you’re running the adapter with 7.1 surround, you can independently control the levels of each virtual speaker. Of all the gaming software I tried, I think Logitech does probably one of if not the best job for having great software to support it’s great hardware.
Solid microphone quality is super important in gaming for communicating with your team online, talking with friends or even live-streaming.
I can confirm that the Logitech G233 comes with a decent mic but it isn’t anything amazing. It’s fine for games and chatting but if you want a headset for live-streaming or making YouTube videos, you might want to opt for something a little more expensive.
The G430 probably isn’t the best for voice-overs. But, for gaming it should be more than good enough like the words were clearly heard and the volume was definitely loud enough. There wasn’t any pop filter in front of the headset mic.
I really only found one con and it’s the lack of auto mute when you put the microphone in up position. A lot of other gaming headsets these days have this feature and I don’t think it would be that much more of a cost if any at all to implement this as opposed to the way they have it right now, with the mute switch on the cord. The microphone is down, so you can use it for voice chat and should be automatically unmuted and turned on.
The stereo separation is really good for listening to footsteps from behind in pubg or gunshots and Call of Duty. There’s also a decent amount of bass to create a richer sound and more immersive experience. Things like explosions and gunshots sound good with this headset.
When connected with the USB and Dolby headphone surround sound technology is on, it sounds extremely immersive and I can definitely make out the enemy’s position a lot better than with conventional headset. With a normal headset, I do get shot in the back a lot. One really good feature is that you can independent crank up the levels of the sound behind you and lower the sounds in front of you which is what I use a lot since I rely more on visuals for what’s in front of me and really only use my headsets to detect footsteps.
Music wise, they obviously don’t have the instrument separation of like Sennheiser 558 or the big booming bass of Sony xb50 but those headphones were made for those uses and having big bass for gaming can actually hinder your performance, since a lot of the times the base would drain out the footsteps or other positional cues. Still, though they are an above average music performer for a gaming headset since the base is still present and since there are somewhat neutral sounding headset, the music is still fairly anchored to the source. If I would describe their stock EQ curve, they are on the bright side with a slightly higher emphasis on the highs.
If you’re looking for a quality gaming headset with a good value than the Logitech, G233 is one of the best options out there. It is really great for the price and I’m personally very happy with it but if you’re looking for a gaming headset with excellent sound in mic quality then you might want to look for a little more higher-end.
So, all in all I am very impressed with this headset. I think for its price it’s well worth it for everything you get. Its feature pack performs well in games is designed very well and has a great easy to use software system and if anything does happen to go wrong it has a generous three-year warranty. Logitech is well known to have some of the best support for PC products.