The Logitech G930 are a good gaming headphones with an above-average sound and low latency that also great for watching movies and videos. They have a good microphone that filters a lot of noise, and they're fairly well built and comfortable. However, they're not versatile enough for outdoor use. They're also less breathable than the G430, but they're wireless and have better software support.
- Above-average sound quality.
- Low latency for gaming and home theater.
- Good active features and app support.
- Above-average mic performance.
- Subpar noise isolation.
- Bulky and cumbersome design.
The G930 are decent-looking gaming headphones with comfortable and spacious ear cups but a slightly plasticky build quality. They're durable enough to not break from a couple of accidental falls, but they do not feel as sturdy or as premium as some of the other gaming headphones within their price range. They're also not designed to be versatile headphones you can take outdoors and use with your mobile devices. This also means they're bulky and somewhat clunky, so they're not great for sports.
The Logitech G930 look like typical gaming headphones. Like the G430 and the G533, they have large and slightly square-ish ear cups with a wide headband and a semi-glossy finish. They're not as appealing as the G433, but they're also not meant for outdoor use. They're bulky and have a non-removable boom mic that makes them even less suitable for casual use. However, they're decent looking gaming headphones, and the red accents in their color scheme give them a bit more flare while remaining subtle and professional.
The G930 are decently comfortable headphones with large and spacious ear cups and a relatively loose fit that doesn't clamp your head. They're comfortable enough to wear for extended periods of time, and they're quite lightweight for their size. However, the padding on the ear cups is a bit stiff. It's not a major issue, but it does poorly distribute the pressure around your ears which could get tiring during long gaming sessions.
The G930 have a good but slightly confusing control scheme. They give you quite a few options for gaming with their button layout. You can mute the mic control the volume with an easy to use dial and switch between different EQ presets directly on the ear cup. They even have a Dolby surround sound switch on the side of the left ear cup. Unfortunately, since they're not made to be compatible with mobile devices, they have no call/music functionality which would have made their control scheme a little better.
These headphones are just tight enough to be stable under most casual conditions. They won't move much if you're just sitting on the couch gaming or walking around your home listening to music. Unfortunately, they're not at all designed to be stable while exercising or working out. They will easily fall off your head under strenuous physical conditions, so they're not suitable for sports.
The G930 like most headsets in the gaming category are not meant to be highly portable headphones you can carry around on your person. They're bulky, cumbersome, and do not fold into a more compact format. They're also limited by the range of the USB transmitter and do not come with a pouch or case to carry them in, which is a little disappointing.
The G930 are better built than the G533 and the G433. They have a flexible headband that is reinforced with metal frame, and the ear cups feel dense and durable enough to not get damaged by a few accidental drops. Unfortunately, their design is mostly plastic and looks a bit cheap considering their price range. The hinges holding the ear cups are also hollow and creak from minimal pressure. That and the non-retractable mic are the most susceptible parts of the G930's design.
The Logitech G930 is a decent sounding pair of closed-back over-ear gaming headset. They have an excellent and deep bass, a good mid range, and an average treble. However, their bass delivery is prone to inconsistencies, their mid range sounds slightly boxy, and their treble is on the warm side. Additionally, the G930 doesn't have an open and spacious soundstage, and the L/R drivers of our test unit were not very well-matched.
Excellent bass range performance. Low-bass is extended down to 14Hz, which is excellent. The rest of the range is virtually flat and only about 1dB above our target. This makes the bass on these headsets deep and strong.
Good mid range performance. The response is mostly flat throughout the range, however, mid shows more than 3dB of overemphasis bringing vocals/leads slightly to the front of the mix. This makes them overall sound of the G930 slightly boxy.
Average treble range performance. The overall response is relatively inconsistent and on the warm side. Additionally, the dip around 4KHz will have a small but noticeable negative effect on presence and detail of vocals/leads.
Poor consistency. The G930 shows decent consistency in the treble range across multiple re-seats. However, in the bass range, we measured a maximum of 15dB of variance at 20Hz across our human subjects, which is poor. Also, as it is common with most closed-back headphones, wearing glasses could break the seal on them and cause a drop in bass.
Mediocre soundstage performance. Due to the closed-back design and relatively shallow ear cups, the G930 won't behave similar to loudspeakers in a room and therefore won't have an open and spacious soundstage.
Poor imaging performance. Phase error is relatively high, especially in the higher frequencies. We also measured significant L/R mismatch in both phase and frequency response, which negatively affects the stereo imaging of them.
Below-average distortion performance. The THD performance in the bass and mid ranges is slightly elevated, but within decent limits. However, the peaks in distortion in the treble range are rather high and could make the treble of these headphones slightly harsh and brittle.
The G930 do not block a lot of noise. They won't be ideal if you game in a loud, noisy environment as they can only block some high-frequency noise with the seal the ear cups create around your ears. Unfortunately, it won't be enough to block conversations or ambient chatter from seeping into whatever you're listening to. They also leak at higher volumes so in quieter situations the leakage level may be distracting to those around you.
Poor isolation. The G930 isolates passively, using their ear cups and because of that do not isolate in the bass range. In the mid range, they achieve 7dB of reduction which is poor. In the treble range they reduce outside noise by about 26dB, which is decent.
Below-average leakage performance. The significant portion of leakage sits between 500Hz and 1KHz, which is not a very wide band. However, the overall level of leakage is moderately loud.
Decent microphone performance. Speech captured using the G930 will sound noticeably thin, and slightly lacking in air and brilliance. However, it'll be neutral, low in distortion, and quite easily understandable. In noisy situations, the microphone in G930 will be able to separate speech from noise quite well, making them a good choice even for loud environments such as a bus or subway station.
Average recording quality. Low-frequency extension of 380Hz is just below average, but LFE is not a huge factor in speech comprehensibility. On the other hand, HFE plays a significant role in speech intelligibility and the value of 7.2KHz is decent. Additionally, the response of the microphone between LFE and HFE is pretty flat and neutral.
- 100% SpNR
Good noise handling. The G930 achieves a speech-to-noise ratio of 26dB, which is a good value. It should be noted that SpNR is calculated between LFE and HFE of the microphone.
The G930 have a good set of active features, a great wireless range and very low latency which is great for gaming and watching videos. The Logitech Gaming software is even better with G930 than with the G430 with more customization options and button mapping which is not available on most gaming headsets. However, they have a 10hr battery life which is decent but could be better, but at least they have a lot of power saving features which allows them to last quite a while if you don't have really long gaming sessions.
The G930 have a good wireless range. They do not reach as far as some of the best performing Bluetooth headphones in direct line of sight but when the signal was obstructed they reached up to 50ft without any major connection drops. This makes them a suitable gaming headset with enough range so that you can use them to listen to music while walking around in your home.
The G930 have 21ms of latency which excellent for gaming and watching video content. They perform even better than some home theater headphones which makes them a good choice for watching movies too.
These headphones have a decent battery life that delivers up to 10 hours of continuous playtime. They take quite a bit of time to charge when compared to more recent Bluetooth headphones but compared to some of the other gaming headsets they have a decent performance. They also automatically turn off if there's no audio playing to save power and can be used while charging which is great for gaming marathons if you're close to a power source.
The Logitech Gaming Software is the most customizable when paired with the G930 headset. You get access to a great equalizer and surround sound effects you can personalize, microphone and volume levels you can set directly from within the software as well as swappable profiles with saved personal settings. Also, the G930 has 3 additional buttons that you can map to trigger specific commands, which is great and not available for most gaming headphones.
In the box
- Logitech G930 Headphones
- USB transmitter
- USB dongle and charging adapter