Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless Headset Review




/ 7 years ago

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Performance


Setting up the G933 couldn’t be easier, just install the software which can be downloaded from the Logitech website, connect the USB dongle that you find in the side of the ear cup and it’ll pair up straight away. There was a glitch in Windows 10, which installed its own driver, but uninstalling this through sound manager instantly fixed that issue. The software is very nicely designed, with an interactive image of the headset to help you adjust features.

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The side buttons on the headset have preset functions, but if you don’t like them, you can change any one of them with what is essentially a macro engine. Want your favourite EQ, favourite colour scheme, profile or whatever at the touch of a button? You can do that with ease and this is certainly one of the most attractive features of the 933, as it means you have whatever you desire right at your fingertips.

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The RGB lighting engine is well equipped, with 16.8 million colours to pick from, as well as a range of effects that work independently, or synced with other RGB Logitech products.

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The EQ has a great range to it, personally I found the flat response was the best, but it’s a very subjective matter on what settings you prefer. The Drop the Bass profile was a lot of fun too, turning this on really thickens up the low-end, giving some bone shaking bass that’s a lot of fun for movies and gaming.

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The DTS and Dolby modes are simply mind-blowing. To hear the full effect, there’s a rather lengthy audio demo mode that lets you hear the directional processing as well as the frequency range using music, voice clips and other sound effects. To put it simply, it works REALLY well, and if you’re a movie fan, you’ll be glad to have this feature. I tested it out on Lord of the Rings Return of the King and was simply blown away by the quality and depth of the soundscape offered by the DTS Headphone X mode.

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On top of all that, there’s a whole host of little tweaks that can be set up, ensuring you always have the right profiles, shortcuts and updates when you need them.

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The RGB lighting on this headset looks amazing, not that I care much for how the side of my head looks, but in terms headset lighting, this is the best I’ve seen yet, especially the way the lights run up the edge of the drivers.

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Back to the audio performance for a moment. I knew I was in for a real treat with the G933’s, but I must admit that they still caught me a little off guard. Without a doubt this is one of the best sounding headsets I’ve ever had on my head, the sheer amount of detail in the sound is something to behold. The bottom end of the bass response gives many home cinema surrounds a run for their money, while delivering a huge amount of depth in the mid-ranges, and crystal clear and accurate treble. It doesn’t matter what you throw at them, action movies, thundering heavy metal or harmonious classical music, the quick wit from a few episodes of Archer, or a marathon gaming session on Fallout 4, you’re going to be blown away.

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Gaming and movies are certainly the strongest aspects here, as you can really get stuck into the surround features. The sound certainly has presence, with a powerful maximum volume and its free from distortion, meaning you can turn it up in confidence. However, the real big star of the show, aside from the virtually studio grade audio delivery, is the microphone. Pin sharp audio both ways on offer here, and when it comes to gaming, Skype calls, phone calls, or any other chat/voice function, you’re going to love it, but not nearly as much as the person listening to you, as they’ll benefit greatly from your crystal clear voice.

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