Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should...
Logitech has earned itself a legacy against which very few others in the PC peripherals market can compete. However, here we have a prime example of when things don’t go quite right.
Simply put, we cannot recommend the G231 headset. Let’s start with the good: from a distance, it looks great. Now the bad!
The G231 lacks any definition in the upper end of the treble. The muffled cries of artists feel hidden, almost smothered by the dominating thrum of overpowering bass notes. Definition of sound is lost for the sake of gaming prowess and awe, if you can call it that.
As a whole, the design isn’t actually too bad and it follows Logitech’s somewhat meticulous styling. The problem is the materials employed. The plastic feels cheap, with a soft sheen and a sense of snappability. Couple that with a very similar feeling microphone boom mechanism, and the G231 simply doesn’t sing itself any praises.
We’re not just saying this because we’re used to tripledigit priced cans. The G231 doesn’t even hit the mark compared to products at the same price point. Take SteelSeries’ Siberia 150, for instance. The cheaper 150’s soundscape is clean, refined, with no heavy emphasis on bass. There’s less material there, too, but what there is feels flexible and strong, and the more abrasive finish on the headband feels more premium.
In the end, if all you’re after is a headset purely for gaming, and your budget is tight, the Logitech G231 is fit for purpose. It’s not the best, but it does the job.