Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum

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The Logitech G933 is the wireless version of the G633 - both products are called Artemis Spectrum - and they are similar in almost every aspect except that the G933 is wireless and costs $70 more.

They are both packed with features that will make gamers happy, such as RGB lighting and programmable macro keys.

As the G933 is wireless, the headset now also supports three inputs simultaneously - digital, analog and wireless - which may come in handy if you need to pick up a call while in-game.

Pairing the headset with your gaming rig should be a breeze, as there is a USB receiver tucked away behind the left ear cup, under a magnetised cover. Plug the receiver into a PC, console or home theatre system, and it will automatically sync with your headset.

  • TECH SPECS

  • PRICE: $299

    OPERATING PRINCIPLE: Closed

    DRIVER TYPE: 40mm

    FREQUENCY RESPONSE:20Hz to 20,000Hz

    WEIGHT: 374g

    BATTERY LIFE: Eight hours with default lighting; 12 hours with no lighting

  • RATING

  • FEATURES: 4/5

    DESIGN: 5/5

    PERFORMANCE: 3/5

    VALUE: 3/5

    OVERALL: 4/5

However, this means that the G933 cannot pair wirelessly with a smartphone or tablet, as there is no Bluetooth connectivity.

The G933 is furnished with the same dapper good looks as the G633, sporting snazzy chrome accents and softly glowing insignias.

They both weigh in at a pretty hefty 374g. But for me, the fit of the swivelling ear cups and the comfort afforded by the foam-padded headband were sufficient to mitigate the extra weight, even after long periods of use.

Both Artemis Spectrums face the same problems of awkwardly positioned macro keys on the back of the left ear can that most gamers will never use, and a volume scroll wheel positioned just below the macro keys that is easily accidentally activated when putting the set on or taking it off.

Fortunately, the construction and design of both headsets feel very polished and their sound profile is dynamic yet delicate, and without the overwhelming bass that characterises many a gaming headset. The 7.1 virtual surround sound feature is also competent, though not spectacular.

As for the $70 top-up just for wireless connectivity, I would say that the G933 is very much on the pricey side. Unless wireless convenience is very important to you, the G633 is a more reasonable buy.

Lisabel Ting

  • Verdict: A polished, high-endheadset that some gamers may find a bit too heavy. At $299, it is also one of the more costly headsets out there. If you want an Artemis Spectrum, the G633 ($229) is more value for money.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 20, 2016, with the headline 'Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum'. Print Edition | Subscribe