When playing on the console, headsets are an essential accessory. Logitech is a brand often chosen by gamers for the quality it provides. And we have already had the Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset in our hands. Today we decided to review the gaming headset in the range: the Logitech G933 Wireless.
These powerful Logitech-branded headsets are versatile enough to work on PC and media devices as well as PS4, PS5 and Xbox One gaming consoles.
It is a device that has two RGB lighting zones that can be customized and that has a range of up to 16.8 million colors, to give the user the greatest number of possible options.
It presents an operating system through a smooth 2.4 GHz wireless connection with an autonomy of 12 hours if used without lighting. It can reach to 8 hours if the user prefers to activate the lighting system of the headset. Lets see the complete details of this headset together.
Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Headset: Pros and Cons
- Quality of sound reproduction.
- Beautiful stereophony.
- Minimal distortion.
- Low communication latency.
- Quality wireless connection (3 sources, USB key with mini-jack).
- Comfortable, airy.
- Shortcut buttons.
- Comprehensive, intuitive software.
- Coherent accessories.
- Chassis creaks a bit, massive helmet.
- Durability issues for pads.
- The realization and usefulness of virtual surround.
- The equalization settings, not musical enough.
- Microphone signal a bit too weak.
- The microphone is not suitable for streaming activities
Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Headset: Design & Ergonomics
The Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum is a rather imposing circum-aural headset that presence is underlined by RGB lighting effects.
You can recognize the futuristic look of the manufacturer’s new keyboards and mice. Covered in shiny plastic – sensitive to fingerprints – and matte, this wireless headset remains light. The arch headband is on an aluminum base, solid but rigid.
The finishes are nice and smooth, but we could have expected better: we can clearly see a few assembly screws at the headset/headband junction.
In addition, we noticed premature and significant wear on the pads. It is therefore necessary to take special care of it.
The notched headband, easily deployable and folding, has upfront markers to memorize and quickly find a setting.
Its long stroke allows it to adapt to all heads. A large, thick mesh pad provides contact with the skull.
Often used at Logitech, this coating is not the softest, but it has the merit of being very airy and comfortable.
The circum-aural earpieces have the same pads, this time removable.
They make it possible to very effectively limit the feeling of heating, are easily removable, can be washed, but they are much less insulating than those in leather/imitation leather, for example.
The ear cups pivot flat on the horizontal axis (90°) and more slightly on the vertical axis.
The comfort provided is very good and wearing the helmet is pleasant. This one arises quite naturally on the head and the pressure points are well distributed on most of the morphologies that we have in writing.
The gigantic size and shape of the ear cups, however, is confusing and they therefore protrude far around the ear. The pads sit very broadly on the temple. The helmet is worn without problems for many hours; no particular discomfort is to be reported. The maintenance is good. Only detail that is not really problematic, the helmet slips and takes to their heels when you tilt your head back.
Another point that can be a little unpleasant when listening at a low level or not at all, the pivoting headset/headband junction tends to creak a little with head movements. After two weeks of use, the phenomenon has still not faded and does not improve over time.
The ear cups are somewhat the nerve center of the G933. Logitech has placed LEDs on it, the color and animation of which can be chosen (off, fixed, pulsation or scrolling colors). These settings are made via the Gaming Software or directly using the programmable buttons on the left atrium.
Easy to access and easily recognizable, they also allow you to choose from different EQs and activate/deactivate the surround mode . A volume control wheel, which looks like a mouse wheel, is also in the game. It works in “discreet” mode, which allows very precise and easy volume control; a much wiser choice than a notched wheel.
The headset can communicate wirelessly up to an average range of 15 to 20 m. Significant point is that it is fully compatible with PC, PS4,PS5 and Xbox One as well as with smartphones. The autonomy of the G933 is announced at 8 hours with the games of light, 10 hours without. The promise is respected here, we measured from 8 to 9 hours with the play of light, and from 10 to 11 hours by deactivating them.
Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Headset: Software quality
The G933 comes with Logitech’s famous software suite, the Gaming Software application. As with most devices, this application is very comprehensive and offers a number of customizable settings.
Personal configurations can be integrated directly into the headset and then accessed via the shortcut buttons. The settings relate to RGB light shows, which can be synchronized with other compatible Logitech equipment, equalization profiles and surround
We simply disliked that this set offers a disappointing passive isolation. As for the quality of the wireless signal or the software support, they will not spoil the enthusiasm that shines through in this test: with a wireless connection that will have held up despite the twenty meters that separated us from our PC, the G933 will be the one of the best in this comparison at this level.
As for the Logitech Gaming Software, it is as complete as the product it accompanies, making it very easy to configure all aspects: backlighting, function assigned to each button, EQ, choice of surround mode, and so on.
Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Headset: Sound Quality
The Logitech G933 offers a very good overall sound reproduction. The sound, colorful and musical, is delivered with a soft V signature. The exercise remains controlled and the G933 does not lack precision.
In Flat mode, the most balanced mode offered by the headphones as standard, we obtain a nice V-shaped signature. The bass is boosted, especially in the extremes, which provides a nice base and space for instruments that operate in this register. . We think in particular of certain percussions, including the bass drum and the bass, for example.
Low frequencies are no less defined, but perhaps lack a bit of richness in the low mids/mids. The mids benefit from a good balance. The voices, clear and well defined, are very finely highlighted. No whistling is heard.
A little higher in the spectrum, we feel the good proximity to the stage and the very sharp sounds. String instruments, especially crunchy electric guitars/ saturated, are clear, even crisp, without being too aggressive. We clearly perceive the timbre and the structure of the distortion/ overdrive .
The high frequencies benefit from a small subtle boost . The cymbals, especially the hi-hat, are a little more advanced. However, there is a somewhat tighter concentration in this area (between 6 and 8 kHz), which brings a bit of a marked shine. A wider Q — the bandwidth around the center frequency — might have been even more musical. However, this area is less boosted than the measurement might suggest.
The G933 is therefore more sensitive to external noise. Once the game or the music has started, it’s still hard to get distracted by the outside environment. Sound leaks remain acceptable to those around them; our test at high listening volume did not particularly bother the members of our editorial staff, who were nevertheless located between 2 and 3 meters from our position.
It is possible to slightly compensate for the overweight in the bass and the small bump in the treble thanks to the application. Unfortunately, the Q is relatively narrow. It is therefore difficult to find a slightly wider musical setting.
Some modes offered by the software are quite interesting, in particular the FPS and Communications modes which refocus listening and reproduction on the voice, with a small boost in the mids and a slight attenuation of the bass. Cinematic mode accentuates the V signature while giving a little boost in the midrange. However, the bass eats up the rest a bit. The other modes, such as MOBA or Drop The Bass, are unusable. The first is way too aggressive, while the other accentuates the bass way too much.
Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Headset: Microphone
The Logitech G933’s microphone is cleverly concealed in the shell of the left earpiece. It unfolds and stores easily. Its telescopic end allows the capsule to be positioned correctly. A small red led indicates when it is in mute mode.
The capture focuses more towards the mids, which allows it to focus well on the voice. The latter tend to be a little nasal, however, but at least there is no problem with plosives or sibilants (the “p”, “s” and “f”). The tight directivity and noise reduction make it possible to dissociate the voice from the surrounding noise. On the other hand, the signal lacks power and it is often necessary to speak loudly to be heard.
Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Headset: Conclusion
The Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum is a fine achievement. This headset is comfortable on, with controlled wireless communication, quality sound reproduction and first-class comfort. A more careful construction or even a more efficient microphone would have allowed it to be placed among the very best. There’s also the G533 if you’re looking for an affordable wireless headset and play on PC/PS4-PS5.
Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Headset: Specs
- Wired & Wireless Connectivity
- 40mm Drivers
- 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound
- Customizable RGB Lighting & Tags
- Programmable G-Keys
- Custom Sound Profiles
- Multi-Source Audio Mixing
- USB-Powered Mix Adapter
- Built-In Boom Mic
- Compatible with Multiple Platforms