Flexible yet affordable.
For savvy online shoppers, the Logitech G233 can be picked up for under $90, which puts it right in the middle of the range tested. The headset is wired only, but uses a removable cable and comes with both a dual and single 3.5mm cable, and inline controls. This means the G233 can be used with a PC, console or smartphone, for flexible gaming audio.
The Logitech headset uses large mesh covered pads that sit entirely over the ear, and are removeable for cleaning. The ear pads also rotate, so can be folded flatter into your gaming bag. Combined with the padded and adjustable headband, comfort is excellent, and the headset is not too tight on a large head. For those who like marathon gaming sessions, the headset is also fairly light at 259 grams. The microphone is detachable, so the G233 can be used as headphones without looking out of place. The mobile version of the cable even has a microphone, so the G233 can still be used for making calls when paired with a smartphone.
The G233 uses typical 40mm drivers rated at 32 Ohms, and with a 20 – 20,000 Hz frequency response. Thanks in part to the excellent noise isolation, the headset packs a decent amount of bass, with nice clarity in the mid-range, and slightly anemic highs. Still, overall the sound quality is great, and the G233 handles both gaming and music well. The microphone recorded crisp audio, and is well set up for voice chat.
$90 | WWW.GAMING.LOGITECH.COM/EN-AU Detachable mic; 40mm drivers; Dual removable cables $130 | WWW.RAZERZONE.COM Dual 50mm drivers; Frequency response: 12 - 28,000Hz; Virtual 7.1 surround sound