It’s sometimes hard to choose the right product for your needs. Do you prefer a corded cordless, a stereo or a surround sound? Set up? It is portability necessary? You know, those are some of the questions that need to be asked before making a decision. Why don’t you take already has headphones that fit nearly every single need, but now they’re adding a new set to their lineup. This is the G 533 wireless gaming headset and at $150, it is meant to offer an alternative for people who don’t want to spend nearly $200 on the expensive Artimus spectrum, yet still one virtual 7.1 surround sound. I’ve never owned a virtual surround sound headset, simply because the ones I’ve tried in the past failed to live up to my expectations, but can be G533 with it’s licensed Dolby DTS headphone X features changed my mind.
Wireless gaming headsets are slowly started to gain momentum within the gaming community because the convenience of cordless access to audio is so tempting. It isn’t an expensive bill and with a G533 retailing for about $150 it finds itself amongst some interesting competition. There’s these steel series Siberia 800 that retails for $300 the razor Medawar for $170 and logic takes on flagship headset, the G nine 33 wireless for $200 and let’s be honest here, the G533 is similarly priced to the wired 7.1 G six 33 but it’s lacking a few of that headsets. Aesthetic features are reviewed. Video link will be posted in the description if you’re interested by looking closer at the G533 it should be obvious. This is logic techs, entry-level wireless around Sal gaming headset. While it has many of the Jeannine 33 Artemis spectrums features like DTS, headphone X, pro G drivers, and a 2.4 gigahertz single band.
Things like RGB lighting and the programmable G keys have been removed. Basically, this is a simpler take on a proven formula that suits me just fine since I’m not a big fan of RGB lighting on a headset. The GFA 33 is mostly made out of plastic materials, which is not a bad thing because this maintains the lightweight structure that I prefer on any gaming headset. Although the glossy finish on the outside of the year cups attracts fingerprints like a champ, so be mindful of that. The sports mesh material on the iPads have plenty of cushioning to prevent your years from making contact with the drivers and it’s designed to circulate air rather than capturing it. The same applies to the headband, which was pretty comfortable during my testing. The pads are also washable, which is awesome, and over my course of testing the G533, I didn’t experience any sort of Hef fatigue because the [inaudible] was just perfect for my taste.
The ear cups can rotate 90 degrees. And if you know me well, I love this feature because when I’m resting these run my neck, having them laid out flat gives me more room to move my head around. The adjustable metal sliders are defined with 14 individual steps for precise adjustments so they can fit large size heads without a problem. The microphone is to attractable and it also features a slight extension for manoeuvrability. What’s interesting about this boom mic is that they’ve attached a small pop filter on top of the Mike to prevent it from picking a breath, noise and popping and it works. Excellent. Plus Logitech has also implemented noise-cancelling characteristics to eliminate background noise. And as you can hear, it does a pretty good job doing that. For example, when I’m typing on a mechanical keyboard, uh, my GDS are cherry Amex blue switches.
So they do exhibit quite a bit of noise. The mic barely picks it up without overpowering my voice, so that’s pretty cool. But judging the sound quality, it’s possible in my opinion. Uh, it’s not one of the best, but uh, if you’d pay close attention to the audio levels, my voice and the background noise sound almost similar. So logic hasn’t done anything to emphasize vocals, which is disappointing because I was expecting something closer to the revolver headset from HyperX, which has one of the best microphones that I’ve tried recently. The headset also features site tone that lets you monitor your voice as you’re speaking through the mic, which is pretty cool. Logitech hasn’t implemented a ton of macro buttons like what’s found on the G nine 33 and G six 33 but there’s a simple on-off switch to enable the wireless mode and a button that said to function as a new command.
By default, you can remap this button to perform other tasks through the driver’s software that I’ll get to in a moment. Right beneath is where you’ll find the volume dial that has very light steps for quick volume adjustments or if you’d like to perform that precisely. This dial does it in two-step intervals. One major advantage of not having 10 buttons behind the headset is that you don’t have to spend too much time figuring out controls and from my experience on the fly, adjustments were perfect. Logic has one of the best drivers software in the market. No questions asked. If you only launched at gimme peripheral, this would be a plug and play method for you because it’s a unified software for all of their peripherals. In my case, I’m greeted with a physical overview of the headset. The GKE can be programmed right here with any command of your choice.
Thankfully, Logitech has a handful of preprogrammed commands that users can take advantage of. You can monitor battery levels and if you’d like to play around with the equalizer, you’re more than welcome to do that inside the software. As you can see towards the left, you can choose between six different presets and finally the 7.1 surround sound tab lets you enable this feature, but do know that you can assign this to the Jiechi. Either way, this allows the user to adjust the volume levels of the seven audio channels. Plus there are certain presets for this run mode. Regular stereo mode is selectable too, and that’s an absolute necessity when listening to music. All in all great stuff. Logitech now moving onto sound quality, and I have to say distinctly surprised. Now, remember, headphone reviews are typically subjective, so opinions are purely from my perspective. With that being said, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with the G533 a few weeks back I reviewed a $100 gaming headset from cooler master and the seller terrible for the price, but men switching back to the G533 took a whole new turn.
Logitech has always been known for its fantastic pro G drivers and this one does not disappoint. I tested games by enabling the DTS headphone surround sound mode, and let me tell you, I have never experienced virtual 7.1 surround sound like this. A perfect example would be battlefield one which has a built-in sound preset, specifically designed for the Logitech project drivers. And it’s interesting how they were able to simulate a virtual three-D environment with just two drivers on the headset. I could hear gunshots a lot closer and given the excellent bass response from these drivers, the gunshots themselves felt powerful. Just walking through certain locations in the game gave me a clear representation of positional awareness, which is excellent because you can hear footsteps 10 to 20 meters behind you and if they happen to be your enemy, you can easily position yourself and target them instantly.
High frequency sounded fantastic without any distortions and honestly, I wouldn’t hesitate using these pair for listening to music. Uh, however, I would switch back to the stereo mode just for that purpose. But regardless, it was a beautiful experience, especially since I’m a newbie to proper virtual surround sound. Battery life was just as expected. Given the no RGB nonsense, I was easily able to get it throughout a day with continuous music listening and a little bit of gaming, expect just under 15 hours of usage, which should be more than enough to get you through a land party. The built-in battery is user-replaceable and it can be recharged through the micro USB port. Appropriate cables are provided in the box. The [inaudible] connects to your PC through a USB powered wireless receiver. And according to laundry tech, it’s supposed to offer a lossless digital audio transmission with up to 50 meters of range.
And I’m happy to report I had no issues with signal loss in my office. The range was very strong even at my kitchen downstairs considering my house’s about 1500 square feet. Unfortunately, the gaming headset can only be used in wireless mode. The included micro USB cable is only used for charging and updating the former on the headset. So be mindful of that. To conclude, the G533 from Logitech has delivered a fantastic wireless audio gaming experience in both a stereo and surround modes. Um, like I said in the beginning, wireless audio is a tempting yet expensive route to take. Um, however, given this exhibit and excellent soundstage, not just for gaming but also for listening to tunes. And if you have the money, they are a very good investment. Uh, unfortunately, the microphone is one of its weakest points. Uh, but it’s still possible. So just keep that in mind when you’re using the G533 for competitive gaming.