Logitech G733 wireless headset review
Logitech has a slew of gaming hardware for various platforms and we recently got our hands on the G733 gaming headset. After using the headset for about a month now I can tell you that it punches above its weight.
The fit and build
The G733 is all-plastic, meaning it is lightweight. The right pod houses the lithium-ion battery, while the left pod holds the plug-in mic and the switchgear for power and volume, and the weight distribution seems balanced. It also features a two-step height-adjustable suspension band that further reduces the weight that is felt on the head. The suspension band is available in multiple colours, but it's more of a feel-good factor as the onlooker will seldom see your choice of colour.
Contrary to what we reported in the Gears and Gadgets listicle in January, the G733 sold in India is only available in black, which is a bit of a downer since Logitech has many other vibrant colour options internationally, which look great on the angular design of this headset. That said, the black colour does make the otherwise slim and subtle RBG LED lighting stand out quite nicely.
Despite the all-plastic build, there are very few moving points on this pair and the overall build feel nice and sturdy. The earpads are made of a mesh material which most motorcyclists will relate with the lining typically found on their helmet's cheek-pad liners. The material is breathable and feels good to the touch. It also feels cooler around the ear compared to other synthetic lining and if it is built as well as the helmet liner, it is likely to last long too. These earpads are removable and replaceable too.
The audio quality of the G733 is crisp, to say the least. What you are likely to appreciate more is its ability to reproduce deep bass and thump without any awkward reverb. Music listeners will like the audio quality of this gaming headset, which honestly is comparable even to music-focused headphones from a higher price bracket. The G733 recreates a wide audio spectrum and on games like Dirt Rally, you can distinctly hear the transmission whines, gravel sounds and the crackles and pops without either of them drowning away in the radio chatter. The G733 can also produce DTS:X 2.0 virtual 7.1 surround sound through the G Hub app, and the performance is as advertised.
The G733 works well with the Mac too, but on the newer systems, you need to use a USB-A to USB-C converter. The installation is simple plug-and-play on all compatible ecosystems, while the aforementioned G Hub app opens the opportunity to fine-tune the audio and mic settings.
Speaking of which, the mic comes from Logitech's acclaimed Blue range. It works great for gaming comms as well as for recording audio when you need it. The G Hub app allows noise reduction and other such filters to improve the recording quality. We also tried using this setup with phone calls routed to the Mac through Apple's Handoff/Continuity feature, but the callers complained of an ambient hiss on both - regular calls as well as FaceTime video. Video conferencing on Zoom and Cisco Webex didn't pose any such problems, though.
Who is the Logitech G733 for?
The G733 is for PC/console gamers, game streamers and casual music listeners.
The G733 is compatible with the PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch too, but not with the Xbox. It also doesn't get active noise cancellation which could make many audiophiles shy away and look for other alternatives from the traditional brands. But if you are an avid PC gamer, the Logitech G733 is an impressive wireless headset that delivers on what it promises, including its long battery life. At Rs 15,495, the G733 might seem pricey at first but it is a good bang for the buck once you've used it with your favourite title, no matter what genre it belongs to.
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