Wireless gaming headsets are becoming a whole lot more common, and for good reason. While there was once a time when gaming with a wireless headset meant dealing with a world of latency, these days wireless tech allows for imperceivable or no latency. One of the more recent gaming headsets is the new Logitech G935 headset.
Logitech is no small company, but the gaming headset world seems to be largely dominated by the likes of SteelSeries and HyperX. Is the Logitech G935 worth keeping in mind? We put the headset to the test to find out.
The first thing to notice about the Logitech G935 is its design, and it’s clearly built for gamers. The headset is super bulky, and it’s built from a black plastic. That said, while it is plastic, it doesn’t necessarily feel cheap — we never felt like the headset would break during use.
The headset is pretty angular. The ear cups have a rectangular shape, and there are buttons lining the back of the left ear cup that follow that design style. Even the retractable microphone curves up to a point at the end.
Buttons aren’t the only thing you’ll find on the left ear cup. The ear cup can actually be opened, which is where you’ll find the wireless dongle. There’s also a power button, a volume wheel, an aux port for wired use, and a MicroUSB port for charging. We would have liked a USB-C port here. As mentioned, there are a few other buttons too — one if which mutes the microphone. The other four are actually programmable, which is a nice touch.
It would have been nice, perhaps, if Logitech split the buttons and controls up between the two ear cups. Having so many buttons accessible at once can make it a little confusing, especially when you’re wearing the headset and don’t necessarily know which button you’re pressing.
Still, generally speaking, despite being bulky the headset doesn’t look all that bad. When switches on, it’s more colorful than it looks out of the box too, thanks to the light-up “G” logos.
The Logitech G935 headset may be bulky, but it’s not overly heavy — and that definitely plays into the comfort-level of the headset. There’s also plenty of padding, both in the ear cups and under the headband — and as a result we were able to wear the headset for hours before they got uncomfortable at all.
The fit is slightly awkward, but ultimately the headset is comfortable and isn’t too heavy to wear, which is definitely helpful.
Ultimately, the most important thing to consider is the sound, and the Logitech G935 headset sounds great, both for gaming, and for listening to music.
The bass response, for starters, is nice and heavy, without going over the top. Kick drums easily punch through a mix when necessary, while things like explosions and the rumble of a car engine get a little extra oomph when gaming.
The mid range is nice and natural, and that’s something that we appreciate here. There seems to be a slight dip in the high mids, but it doesn’t have a negative impact on the overall sound quality, and in some cases, even helps things sound a little better. Vocals still get plenty of attention, both in the case of music and in the case of teammates voices.
Highs are clear and detailed, and as a result, the headset sounds a lot better than many cheaper headsets. It can’t be understated how important high end is in gaming headsets. Often, headsets do away with higher frequencies, but gaming suffers as a result. That hasn’t happened here.
The headset offers 7.1 surround sound too, and we found that it was able to produce surround sound pretty well. On a headset, surround sound isn’t always that much better than basic stereo — but it’s a cool feature and sounded good here.
The Logitech G935 connects through a wireless dongle and as such it offers a strong wireless connection. We found that under normal circumstances, the headset never skipped or lost connectivity.
The battery life on the headset sits in at 12 hours with no lightning, and eight hours if you turn the lighting off. That’s actually pretty unimpressive — most wireless headsets offer a lot more than even 12 hours, and we would have liked to see a much longer battery life here. Thankfully, you can use the headset while charging it over USB.
The Logitech G935 is a super solid gaming headset. It may be bulky, and the design won’t be for everyone, but the headset is very versatile thanks to its customizable buttons, plus it’s comfortable, and sounds pretty great too.
In fact, if you like those customizable buttons and the design, this is probably the headset to go for. That said, if you’re looking for the best wireless headset out there, the SteelSeries Arctis 7 is still the way to go, thanks to the fact that it’s that little bit more comfortable and better designed.
Still, considering the range of awesome features on offer here, we’re awarding the Logitech G935 the Headphone Review Silver Medal.
|Frequency response||20Hz – 20kHz||Active noise cancellation||No|
|Driver size||50mm||Noise attenuation||Unknown|
|Driver type||Dynamic||On-ear controls||Yes|
|Rated impedance||39Ω||Magnet material||Unknown|
|Total harmonic distortion||Unknown||Water resistance||No|
|Rated input power||Unknown||Battery life||12 Hours (without lighting), 8 Hours (without lighting)|
|Maximum input power||Unknown||Wireless distance||15m (49ft)|
|Wireless connection||2.4GHz||Cable length||1.2m (4ft)|
|Wired connection||Yes||Case type||N/A|