I showed my friend the Logitech G733 Wireless and he asked me if it’s a headset from the future.
I specifically asked for the G733 in lilac as I found that the most attractive out of the four color variants. Needless to say, I fell in love with it within seconds. I was as impressed with the can’s design as I was with the graphic image I came across on the site.
The G733 sports a beautiful body that’s all plastic, hence considerably lighter than most headsets these days, which come with the inclusion of metal. Despite being plastic, it doesn’t come off as cheap from any angle. The plastic is sturdy and looks pretty high-quality and reliable. In spite of its $129 price tag, the G733 feels like an expensive headset when it’s in your hands. It’s minimal in its design with just a silver ‘G’ logo stamped on the exterior of both of its earcups. The earcups match the rest of the body and stays true to the color scheme.
The G733 comes carefully packaged with a USB-C charging cable, a USB-A mini adapter and a detachable mic. Gaming headsets are rarely used for other purposes because of their bulky designs and mics that don’t always detach. The G733 is an exception. With a mic that detaches and a body that’s lightweight, attractive and sleek, it can be used for almost every sound-related purpose. Its highly striking RGB lights are a feature typical of gaming headsets. However, no one would mind their charm complementing their everyday headphones.
A feature I wish the G733 could’ve avoided is its soft-suspension headband that works as its extender. In order to provide a snug fit that’s also comfortable, the headset hosts a cloth headband beneath the plastic headband at the top. The secondary headband, being made out of cloth, feels very flimsy and gives off a cheap feel. To me, it spoiled the look of the robust-looking headset. It’s not stiff and keeps shifting its place. Hence, it seems like a temporary make-shift solution someone added to ensure comfort. I would’ve much rather preferred a plain leather or foam cushion that the majority of headsets host.
Decent Fit with Room for Improvement
The G733 provides an overall comfortable, soft and snug fit. Since its earcups are foam and not leather, they’re extra soft and prevent heat generation as well. The interior of the earcups have quite hard walls though and I wish there could have been more padding there. The cartilage of my ears kept touching the walls which, as you can imagine, was less than ideal.
Additionally, and more importantly, the G733’s extender settings had much more room for improvement. Logitech tried to take an alternative route with the extension settings on this one by providing the aforementioned soft-suspension headband that clips onto the inner band of the headset. The cloth headband has only two extension settings. And, unfortunately, even the smaller one was not tight enough for my small head. The process of changing the headband’s extension settings was finicky and a bit too time-consuming. I wanted to give Logitech points for attempting to be unique with its extender settings but the lengthy changing process and a less than snug fit ultimately proved subpar.
The controls on the G733 are great. Even though all the controls are on one earcup as opposed to being distributed on both, the layout is still intuitive in such a way that it was fairly easy to get used to it. The band of the left earcup has an on-ear mute button, an on/off switch, a volume control dial, a USB-C port and a detachable mic port. Even though five controls are splayed on the same band, it doesn’t feel clustered like the controls on higher end devices like the Sennheiser’s HD350BT. The layout is strategic with the power button being separate from the rest. Additionally, the volume control is a dial so it stands out from the switches.
Good Positional Audio with Room for Improvement in Low Frequency
Headsets such as these are primarily designed for gaming and if they provide 360 degree positional audio along with sufficiently good bass and treble, it should be enough. However, the Logitech outdoes itself with phenomenal audio each time. The G733 provides excellent positional audio that I verified not just from an insane gaming session but also by doing a positional audio test. It made me rotate 360 degrees around a fountain to see what affect my movement has on the sound of the fountain. Every single second while rotating was different from the last, all thanks to the incredibly spacious soundstage the G733 offers. The audio was layered and the wide soundstage made sure the sound didn’t feel cramped together.
The bass didn’t blow me out of my seat but didn’t disappoint either. It was sufficiently good and didn’t leave me wanting for more. While the low frequency was decent, the high frequency was a little too tinny instead of being warm and bass-heavy. This didn’t ruin the sound of gunshots for me though, which carried good treble with them. The earcups, despite being pretty big, didn’t offer much noise isolation. And I could quite clearly hear the sound of typing on my keyboard.
All in all, the sound was pretty good especially considering the price range. The connection was seamless and absolutely lag-free. The voices of teammates were quite enhanced and could be heard separately from the game audio. There was great clarity in both the voice of my partners and my voice that was transmitted to them.
For just $129, you get an exceptionally great battery life, lasting around 25 hours with on and off usage without RGB lighting and around 16 hours with it. I enjoyed an immersive gaming session on a very low-latency connection. Apart from a couple of flaws that didn’t really get in the way of the G733’s performance, it managed to impress in almost every other area.
Is it Hardcore?
The G733 sure had its share of flaws. Overall, however, it sports brilliant aesthetics, a reliable body, pretty great audio and an impressive battery life in a very reasonable price.