Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum
In the world of immersive audio, we've managed to boil down the spectrum of headphones to two categories: headphones that are the ideal accompaniment to the music lover, and gaming headphones that are designed to digitally enhance the overall surround sound gaming experience. For this issue, we'll be taking a look at a pair of surround sound headphones of the latter category: the Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum.
The design of the G633 is everything you would expect from Logitech. It features a clean-cut and mechanical design. The materials used to manufacture it are a mix of hard, matte black polycarbonate and glossy plastic covers. Holding it all together is Logitech's signature black metal band, which can (obviously) be adjusted to suit the comfort of the user.
On the comfort note: the earcups on the G633 are exceptionally comfortable to wear over your head, and we're not just saying that for the sake of it either. When we were testing the headphones over long periods of times, not once did we remove it from our head for being tight or uncomfortable (except for those couple of times that we needed to go for a break or two).
To reference a modern theme, the G633 also got its own 'bling' to it. When connected via its accompanying USB cable, the headphones actually lights up in the iconic blue hue (by default) that Logitech is known for. Of course, you can easily change the color of the lights on the G633, provided that you have actually installed the required Logitech Gaming software.
The G633 is not short on functions and features as well.well If the headphones are connected via its accompanying 3.5mm cable, you can easily control the headphone's volume and microphone feedback from the attached audio controller. The USB cable doesn't have an audio controller attached to it, but no matter. Behind the left earcup, Logitech has conveniently installed a volume scroller and several other buttons, one of which mutes the microphone when activated.
Logitech's built-in 7.1 surround sound feature isn't just a gimmick either. In games with dynamic environments like Fallout 4, the surround sound feature actually helped us pin-point the exact direction of firefights and events. Sound staging and sound placement isn't too shoddy either, being able to discern between a gunshot in a distance, and a monster breathing heavily behind your back,back right before it strikes you dead.
Listening to music on the G633 is an equally positive experience. This pair of headphones offers both a very nice midrange and high-range balance, which makes it perfect for tracks with plenty of acoustic and string elements.