Design: why the cable tidy?
One thing that's rather surprising when you first unwrap the G930 is that it's supplied with a fairly large cable tidy. Needless to say, it's quite an unusual accessory for a wireless headset! However, it's actually a well thought-out addition (see insert). The USB dongle is quite long, but shouldn't cause too many problems if your USB ports are already cluttered as its width and depth have both been kept in check.
The outer casing of the left earphone is covered in a selection of buttons, including volume controls, microphone mute and macros. The bendy microphone stick can be positioned with great accuracy, and when you flip it into the vertical position it automatically cuts out. There's room for improvement though, as once you've pushed it up to the vertical position, a red light comes on showing that the mic has been muted, but you can't actually see this if you're wearing the headset. We think it would have been more useful for this light to be on when the microphone was active and off when muted.
Audio Quality: good Dolby mode
The G930 takes up the same basic audio quality and effects as the G35, although here, sounds can be accurately positioned in space—even in stereo. We're very pleased to see Dolby handled so well, as it's really very rare in this type of product!
Unfortunately, an over-accentuation of the bass and treble impacts the overall accuracy of the sound in all types of output. It ends up sounding hollow and dry.
The noise-reducing microphone is as effective as ever, and shouldn't cause you many problems at all. You can even play around transforming your voice with loads of special effects, if you feel the need ...
The G930 isn't really all that different to the G35 and it's a shame that Logitech hasn't taken the opportunity to correct a few of its minor flaws. However, it's been very well-designed and wireless technology really brings something new to this model. Strictly on audio quality, the G930 isn't the best gaming headset out there, but it has plenty of other qualities that definitely shouldn't be overlooked.
- Very accurate sound reproduction
- Good spatial positioning
- Easy-access controls
- Cable tidy / charging station
- Overall output lacks neutrality
- No volume level or mic on/off lights
Although wireless isn't usually a feature of gaming headsets, the G930 is a good product. It's based on an older, wired model that was already an excellent headset, and the addition Wi-Fi makes for freer, more flexible handling. The G930 is definitely worth checking out.