Sunday, January 24

a comfortable and efficient helmet

Introduction

The Logitech G733 gaming headset aims to offer players lightweight ergonomics by offering convincing sound performance. We tell you everything in this complete test!

Logitech G733 gaming headset review

Offered at a price of 150 euros, the helmet gamer Wireless Logitech G733 features a lightweight dual-hoop design and is equipped with 40mm drivers that should deliver excellent audio performance.

Logitech sent us a rather original electric blue model, but the helmet is also available in other more classic colors. It remains to be seen if it has other advantages than this simple originality and that is precisely the aim of this test.

A very light and comfortable toy

When taking the helmet out of its box, its lightness strikes immediately since it weighs only 278 grams. A very reasonable figure if we compare it to other models already tested in the past such as the Pro X Wireless and its 380 grams. For comparison, the G733 is barely heavier than a Sony 1000XM4.

Logitech plays the originality card

Logitech plays the originality card // Gamesdone: Edouard Patout for Frandroid

Very logically, the helmet is completely made of plastic and cannot get rid of this very “toy” aspect, especially in this electric blue color. We can bet that the other colors offered by the brand mitigate a little this feeling all the same very present here.

The G733 adopts a double hoop that we generally find on models of competitor SteelSeries, but also recently at Roccat. The main arch is made of a matte plastic that probably houses two metal rods to stiffen the whole thing. The helmet is fairly resistant to twisting and can be abused without fear of breaking it.

The very flexible hoop provides significant comfort

The very flexible hoop provides significant comfort // Gamesdone: Edouard Patout for Frandroid

An elastic fabric headband takes place inside the hoop and it is this which will therefore be in contact with the top of the skull. The objective here is therefore to distribute the weight on the helmet on this headband so that it is forgotten and that works pretty well ! Note that the headband is removable and has two positions to adapt to the size of the user’s skull.

A setting is present on the atria

A setting is present on the atria // Gamesdone: Edouard Patout for Frandroid

The headband is attached to the atria thanks to a clever system allowing on the one hand to slide vertically to adapt the size of the helmet, but also to orient them in all directions by a few degrees. The idea here is obviously to place the flags perfectly around the ears. On the other hand, the ear cups cannot be rotated 90 °, which prevents the helmet from being placed comfortably around the neck when not in use.

The ear cups feature an angled plastic shell with a shiny bezel. The frontal part of the latter is adorned with a rgb light strip that will be possible to customize within the G Hub pilot. As often, the interest of such a feature, moreover on a helmet, is more than questionable.

RGB lighting is present on each headset

RGB lighting is present on each earpiece // Gamesdone: Edouard Patout for Frandroid

The well-padded memory foam is covered with a pleasant fabric that lets the ears breathe, even after hours of use. Combined with the well-designed hoop and the lightness of the whole, we benefit from a helmet particularly comfortable who will be able to accompany us without problem during long gaming sessions.

All buttons take place on the left atrium

All the buttons are placed on the left atrium // Gamesdone: Edouard Patout for Frandroid

All the connections and the buttons of the G733 are grouped together on the edges of the left atrium. There is an ignition button which also allows you to know the battery level of the helmet with a short press. A customizable button is also present and allows by default to mute the microphone. Finally, a volume control dial joins the party even with notches marked just right. All buttons are easily accessible and practical, but it will take a little time to adapt before knowing their position perfectly.

Logitech G733 - Test complet

The G733 only works wireless // Gamesdone: Edouard Patout for Frandroid

In terms of connectivity, here we take advantage of a USB type C port which will unfortunately only be used to charge the headphones. Indeed, the G733 only works with its wireless connection 2.4 GHz and therefore using the dongle USB supplied which is also compatible with PlayStation 4.

Finally, we will note the presence of a small jack connector on the front part where we will connect the removable microphone supplied in the box. This microphone is the only “ergonomic” disappointment of the whole since it is a little too short to be positioned close to the mouth. In addition, its shape memory rod does not serve its purpose. Pity.

Built-in microphone disappoints with its design

The integrated microphone disappoints by its design // Gamesdone: Edouard Patout for Frandroid

Apart from this small hitch, the Logitech G733 is – in terms of design and ergonomics – a real success. We benefit here from a very light and particularly comfortable helmet. If its very plastic appearance is a bit stain, the overall experience offered by the device is more than convincing.

Comprehensive audio options

Once the Logitech G Hub driver is installed, there are many options available to customize the audio options of the headset. The first tab is dedicated to the audio output from the headphones and offers adjustment for bass and treble. It is also possible to activate a more complete equalizer associated with different presets.

Logitech G Hub - G733

Just like the Pro X Wireless tested previously, the microphone integrated into the G733 incorporates Blue Vo! ce improvements which, as we shall see, greatly improve the performance of the latter. Again, there are different presets available, but it is also possible to customize the voice equalizer to our preferences.

Logitech G Hub - G733

Beyond the options related to audio, the tool allows you to customize the operation of the action button on the back of the helmet. If by default, it allows the microphone to be muted, it can be assigned a completely different function, whether or not linked to the headphones.

Logitech G Hub - G733

Finally, let’s not forget that the G733 is equipped with a rgb lighting which is obviously customizable. If it lights up red when the battery is low, the headset can also display various customizable effects. Finally, and as always, the various settings can be saved in profiles to associate with your games and applications.

On the autonomy side, Logitech announces almost 30 hours of continuous use with RGB lighting off and up to 20 hours with default lighting. In practice we were able to use the headset for 3 to 4 full days before having to charge it. Note that a discreet audible indication sounds every 15 minutes when the battery runs out.

A convincing sound performance

The transducers PRO-G 40 mm used by Logitech in the G733 are up to what we are used to finding from the manufacturer. Although it is a headset intended for gamers, its sound performance is very balanced and will ultimately allow the headset to be used for all types of content.

Logitech G733 - Test complet

The G733 benefits from 40 mm transducers // Gamesdone: Edouard Patout for Frandroid

Beyond the sound rendering that we discuss just after, it should be noted that the fabric horns provided by Logitech do not provide significant sound insulation. This should therefore be taken into account if you plan to use the headset in a noisy environment. Also note that the headset goes very high in volume, it is even almost dangerous since during our test, we did not need to go beyond 30% of the volume.

Logitech G733 - Test complet

In game, the helmet is doing very well // Gamesdone: Edouard Patout for Frandroid

The sound rendering, tested on some demanding musical titles does not suffer fromno major defects. The bass is present, but remains reasonable and the reproduction of the treble is done in a clear and defined way. Music lovers will therefore find their account there although the whole lacks a little precision on very dense pieces. In the same way, the soundstage is a bit narrow and can taint the mood of some songs somewhat.

In game, the helmet fulfills its function perfectly and allows a correct immersion. Spatialization is convincing and allows a good localization of sounds. Sound activation surround virtual accentuates the latter a little more, although the overall sound experience is in fact much less natural.

Logitech G733 - Test complet

The 2.4 GHz wireless connection works perfectly // Gamesdone: Edouard Patout for Frandroid

Regarding wireless connectivity, we have no complaints about the latter. The range is still appreciable and we have not noticed any notable latency if no cuts during these few weeks of testing.

Finally, let’s take a look at the sonic performance of the G733 microphone. Just like on the Pro X Wireless, the default rendering is rather disappointing with a very low voice and a rather low overall volume. Lucky for us, activating improvements Blue Vo! It really changes things and in one click.

Indeed, it will suffice to activate the Broadcaster 1 preconfiguration (the default one), to enjoy a sound that is more than convincing and overall superior to what is generally found on headphones. gaming. As always, we have some sound clips for you to make up your own mind. These clips were recorded via Adobe Audition with the microphone volume set to 70% on G Hub and without any editing.

Sound sample without Blue Vo! Ce enhancements

Sound sample with Broadcaster 1 profile

Logitech G733 headset pricing and availability

The Logitech G733 headset is available at the suggested price of 149 euros.

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