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Topic: Is the Logitech G935 worth it?
charlie
Posts: 1
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

Hi all,
I have recently been looking at the new Logitech G935 headset and think I want to buy it. Although, pretty much the only place I can get it in Australia makes come in at over $300 when it is retailed for just over $200 (because of limited availability in Australia and shipping).
Does anybody have the Logitech G935 and if so, is it worth it? Would it be better to just wait for it to become more available and cheap in Australia and then buy it?
If not, do any of you have suggestions for headsets that have good sound quality and a good microphone (for gaming only)?
Thanks heaps.
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TiT
Posts: 6642
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

my answer is no. Decent DAC and nice headphones wins anyday!
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 39770
Location: Other International

I picked up a Plantronics RIG 500 recently after my last pair of Plantronics broke (the frame cracked). They were under $100 and are pretty good so far.
IVY_MiKe
Posts: 2185
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

I was using some Logitech G930's for a while... then the frame of the headset broke.

I got 'em for a steal too (<$100).

They're not a 'flawless' wireless headset (they still desync every now and then... they pick the signal back up automatically, but it sometimes occurs at inopportune moments) and there are a few design flaws in them (the brackets which hold onto the earcups, even when treating the headset like a baby, break after about 18-24 months. And the 'pleather' ear muffs perish in a similar timeframe... you can get cloth replacements...

Short version, I did what I could to breathe every inch of life into my first set of Logi G930's... and then when they broke, I looked around for replacements... on face value there's a lot of 'variety' in the market. Though I wound up just buying another set of G930's that JB HiFi was quit-stocking... I paid $140ish for the 2nd pair.

If I had to choose a headset again today, I'd either go the audiophile set of stereo cans and a separate mic if I wanted to throw cash at it, or simply something like trog mentioned. An ~$80ish set of corded 'gaming' cans.

I can't recommend the G935's, they're really, REALLY chunky, have buttons all over them (I couldn't help but press buttons when trying to put them on/off... I'm sure you'd manage that quickly enough) and the quantity of plastic on them, their bulk, and weight don't give me any confidence that they'll last as long as the G930's.
charlie
Posts: 2
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

I was using some Logitech G930's for a while... then the frame of the headset broke.

I got 'em for a steal too (<$100).

They're not a 'flawless' wireless headset (they still desync every now and then... they pick the signal back up automatically, but it sometimes occurs at inopportune moments) and there are a few design flaws in them (the brackets which hold onto the earcups, even when treating the headset like a baby, break after about 18-24 months. And the 'pleather' ear muffs perish in a similar timeframe... you can get cloth replacements...

Short version, I did what I could to breathe every inch of life into my first set of Logi G930's... and then when they broke, I looked around for replacements... on face value there's a lot of 'variety' in the market. Though I wound up just buying another set of G930's that JB HiFi was quit-stocking... I paid $140ish for the 2nd pair.

If I had to choose a headset again today, I'd either go the audiophile set of stereo cans and a separate mic if I wanted to throw cash at it, or simply something like trog mentioned. An ~$80ish set of corded 'gaming' cans.

I can't recommend the G935's, they're really, REALLY chunky, have buttons all over them (I couldn't help but press buttons when trying to put them on/off... I'm sure you'd manage that quickly enough) and the quantity of plastic on them, their bulk, and weight don't give me any confidence that they'll last as long as the G930's.


So, apart from the size and weight, the plastic and the buttons, do you have any other main negatives about the headset?
Do you have any headsets which have worked well for you?
IVY_MiKe
Posts: 2186
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Do you have any headsets which have worked well for you?


Yeah an ancient set of Phillips cans which had a 6ft cable were pretty good. I ran them with a separate Lapel mic I picked up from a local 'computer market' (It used to be a thing in the ACT, I'm not sure if they still run).

It was cheap as chips and 'worked as advertised'. No RGB nonsense, no pleather which perished, and cheap enough that I could have bought a new release title for more than the pair cost.

Sorry, I don't recall the model, though you might start by looking @ some of the 'basic' Sennheisers that quite regularly go on sale.
E.T.
Posts: 5184
Location: Queensland

No, the G935 is NOT worth it. After using Logitech headsets for more than 10 years, I finally got jack s*** of their constant drop outs and flimsy construction. I have 2 G935 in the cupboard in various states of broken.
About 4 months ago, I took a leap of faith and purchased a Steelseries Arctis 7. Absolutely love it. The sound is amazing and it has separate volume controls on the headset for the game and for chat. This is great because I can tune out discord a bit more so easily if someone is being too loud.
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 39772
Location: Other International

The sound is amazing and it has separate volume controls on the headset for the game and for chat. This is great because I can tune out discord a bit more so easily if someone is being too loud.
I would use that all the time! I sometimes end up in long Internet meetings where I don't really need to pay attention so I fire something up in the background to muck around with and being able to quickly mute the noise from that would be super helpful.

How does it know what the 'chat' application is? In one week I can have calls on Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, and Slack.
Khel
Posts: 24082
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

I have Astro A50's and they do the same thing. If it works the same as those it actually shows up in windows as two separate sound devices. So you set one device as your default sound device so all the game sound comes out of that, and you set one as your default comms device and setup discord, skype, etc to use the comms sound device for output, then you can balance between the two on the fly using the buttons on the headset. Its super handy
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 39773
Location: Other International

Nice. Now if anyone can recommend a wired pair that is about half the price of those two options...
Dan
Special Text
Posts: 15632
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

I would use that all the time! I sometimes end up in long Internet meetings where I don't really need to pay attention so I fire something up in the background to muck around with and being able to quickly mute the noise from that would be super helpful.
Might not need custom hardware for that if the sounds are coming from separate application processes. Check out EarTrumpet, app made by MS devs that gives per-application volume control, and ability to assign apps to specific playback devices. https://github.com/File-New-Project/EarTrumpet

Only downside is it's UWP only, so have to grab it via the microsoft store.
E.T.
Posts: 5185
Location: Queensland

I would use that all the time! I sometimes end up in long Internet meetings where I don't really need to pay attention so I fire something up in the background to muck around with and being able to quickly mute the noise from that would be super helpful.

How does it know what the 'chat' application is? In one week I can have calls on Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, and Slack.


Windoze knows, shrugs. I don't have to adjust any windows settings at all. I just have the chat volume rocker on the right side and the everything else volume rocker on the left.
It works great though. Love this headset. I think it was about $240 at JB's. They will run for about 24 hours before needing a charge.
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