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Logitech G432 Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Review updated Oct 18, 2023 at 03:03 pm
Logitech G432 Picture
7.6
Neutral Sound
4.7
Commute/Travel
5.5
Sports/Fitness
6.0
Office
5.7
Wireless Gaming
7.4
Wired Gaming
6.7
Phone Calls

The Logitech G432 are straightforward wired gaming headphones with a boom mic for online games. While they lack higher-end features like virtual surround sound, they work with the G HUB app and are fairly customizable. Also, you can use them with practically any platform, and they offer great value overall.

Our Verdict

7.6 Neutral Sound

The Logitech G432 are good for neutral sound. Their bass is punchy, extended, and accurate, while their mid-range is well-balanced and even. The treble range is also very good. However, their bass is slightly light on thump and rumble and ever so slightly boomy. Some may also find them too mid-rangy and forward-sounding, while their treble also lacks a bit of detail. They also don't have the best frequency response consistency, so their delivery can vary significantly across users. Overall, these headphones are still fairly versatile for a wide variety of music genres and will also be great for video games.

Pros
  • Graphic EQ and presets in companion software.
  • Comfortable fit.
Cons
  • Sound delivery varies significantly across users.
4.7 Commute/Travel

The Logitech G432 are poor for commuting. These headphones barely block any noise, which means a lot of ambient noise will seep into your audio on public transit. They don't do much against the deep rumble of bus and airplane engines. Also, their bulky design won't be ideal to carry around, and their wired design makes them even more cumbersome on the go.

Pros
  • Comfortable fit.
Cons
  • Plasticky build quality.
  • Poor noise isolation.
  • Sound delivery varies significantly across users.
5.5 Sports/Fitness

The Logitech G432 are sub-par for sports. They aren't designed for this use and won't be ideal for physical activity due to their bulky over-ear design. They sway around a lot and won't be great for running or any type of sports. Their bulky design traps heat inside their ear cups, making you sweat more than usual. Also, you'll constantly have a wire in your way if you decide to work out with these.

Pros
  • Comfortable fit.
Cons
  • Plasticky build quality.
  • Sound delivery varies significantly across users.
  • Not stable enough for workouts.
6.0 Office

The Logitech G432 are mediocre for the office. They don't isolate much noise and leak a bit, but their audio reproduction is pretty good if you want to enjoy your favorite tracks at the office. Also, they're comfortable to wear for a while, and you won't have to manage a battery life, which some may prefer.

Pros
  • Comfortable fit.
  • Good microphone performance.
Cons
  • Poor noise isolation.
  • Sound delivery varies significantly across users.
5.7 Wireless Gaming

The Logitech G432 Gaming Headset is wired only; you can't use it wirelessly.

7.4 Wired Gaming

The Logitech G432 are decent for gaming. These simple, wired gaming headphones have a good microphone for online games, and their wired connection offers no latency issues. They also have a USB dongle, which offers low latency, so your audio and visuals stay in sync. You can customize their warm sound profile using their companion software's graphic EQ plus presets if you prefer a different sound. They're comfortable to wear for a while and are versatile enough to be used with pretty much any platform.

Pros
  • Graphic EQ and presets in companion software.
  • Comfortable fit.
  • Good microphone performance.
Cons
  • Plasticky build quality.
  • Sound delivery varies significantly across users.
6.7 Phone Calls

The Logitech G432 are alright for phone calls. The mic has a good overall performance, so your voice is clear and understandable over the phone, even if you're calling from a moderately noisy place. Their default sound profile reproduces accurately so you can hear the person you're talking to. However, they have poor noise isolation, so you may have trouble hearing a call you take in a noisy environment.

Pros
  • Comfortable fit.
  • Good microphone performance.
Cons
  • Poor noise isolation.
  • Sound delivery varies significantly across users.
  • 7.6 Neutral Sound
  • 4.7 Commute/Travel
  • 5.5 Sports/Fitness
  • 6.0 Office
  • 5.7 Wireless Gaming
  • 7.4 Wired Gaming
  • 6.7 Phone Calls
  1. Updated Oct 18, 2023: Made minor edits to the text to bring it up to date.
  2. Updated Sep 11, 2023: Updated the PC Compatibility and PlayStation Compatibility results to reflect that you can use the USB dongle to connect to PCs and PlayStation consoles.
  3. Updated Jan 10, 2023: We've renamed these headphones from Logitech G432 Gaming Headset to Logitech G432 across the site.
  4. Updated Sep 09, 2022: We've added a small disclaimer to the App Support test which highlights some of the most commonly reported issues users online have encountered with Logitech's G HUB companion software.
  5. Updated Mar 11, 2022: Retested 'Recording Quality' and 'Noise Handling'.
  6. Updated Oct 14, 2021: Converted to Test Bench 1.5.
  7. Updated Dec 04, 2020: We've updated the USB Audio test results.
  8. Updated Mar 27, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.4.
  9. Updated Nov 21, 2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.1.
  10. Updated Nov 21, 2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.
  11. Updated Jul 23, 2019: We've updated the Base/Dock section of the review, for comparison consistency with similar headsets, untill the next testbench update.
  12. Updated May 10, 2019: Review published.
  13. Updated May 08, 2019: Early access published.
  14. Updated May 07, 2019: Our testers have started testing this product.
  15. Updated May 06, 2019: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  16. Updated Apr 29, 2019: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Logitech G432 Gaming Headset comes in one colorway, 'Blue/Black'. If you encounter another variant, let us know in the forums, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Headphones

The Logitech G432 Gaming Headset are wallet-friendly gaming headphones that set themselves apart by their customizable sound and good microphone performance. Their performance is pretty good for an affordable headset, and they offer solid value.

See our recommendations for the best budget and cheap gaming headsets, the best gaming headsets under $100, and the best gaming headsets.

Logitech G335

The Logitech G432 is slightly better than the Logitech G335. The G432 have a slightly better-balanced sound profile, block out more ambient noise, leak less audio, deliver better overall mic performance. They're compatible with the Logitech G HUB companion software too, which allows you to adjust their audio reproduction with a graphic EQ as well as mic sidetone and virtual surround sound. Meanwhile, the G335 are more comfortable, have a superior control scheme, deliver audio more consistently, and feel better-built.

Logitech G430

The Logitech G432 are slightly better gaming headphones than the Logitech G430. They also come with a USB dongle that gives you access to the new G HUB app for great customization, although the older Logitech Gaming Software had similar options. Their sound quality is pretty similar, and you can use a 10-band EQ on both headphones inside their app. The only noticeable difference is that the G432 ear cup padding is now pleather and feels better on the skin than the mesh-like fabric of the G430, but it isn’t necessarily much more comfortable.

Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED Wireless

The Logitech G432 and the Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED Wireless have different strengths, and you may prefer either one. While both headphones are comfortable and have similarly fair build qualities, the G432 are wired gaming headphones with a significantly better overall boom mic performance. They also have a companion app that offers a graphic EQ and presets so that you can adjust their sound to your liking. However, the G435 are wireless gaming headphones designed for users with smaller heads. They support Bluetooth, which is good if you want to connect them to your smartphone. 

Logitech G433

The Logitech G433 feel better made than the Logitech G432 and they have a more accurate sound out-of-the-box. However, you can EQ both headphones easily inside their app. There’s not much of a difference between these two headsets other than their style, as they perform fairly similarly across our testing procedure.

Astro A10 Gen 2

The Logitech G432 are better wired gaming headphones than the Astro A10 Gen 2. The Logitech's boom mic makes your voice sound more natural and does a better job of separating it from background noise. They work with a companion app that has a graphic EQ and presets for sound customization. However, the Astro A10 feel well-built, while the Logitech have a plasticky, somewhat cheap feel. 

HyperX Cloud Stinger

The Logitech G432 is a better gaming headset than the HyperX Cloud Stinger. While the Stinger are slightly better-built headphones, the G432 have a more neutral sound profile and their USB dongle gives you access to the G HUB app, which allows you to EQ them easily. You also have access to a few level sliders for your volume and microphone. The G432 also has a surround sound feature, which the Cloud Stinger is lacking.

Razer Kraken V3 X

The Logitech G432 are better wired gaming headphones than the Razer Kraken V3 X. The Logitech are more comfortable and have a more neutral sound profile, which some users may prefer. They also have a graphic EQ and presets available in their companion app, and come with a couple of different audio cables, so you're able to connect via analog or wired USB to PC, PS4, and PS5 with full compatibility. Their boom mic has better noise handling too. You can also use them with Xbox One and Xbox Series X consoles with full compatibility via an analog connection. However, the Razer's boom mic has a better recording quality.

HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II

The Logitech G432 are more customizable gaming headphones than the HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II. The Logitech have a more neutral sound profile, which some users may prefer, and they're compatible with G HUB software, which allows you to adjust their sound to your preferences using the graphic EQ and presets. However, the HyperX are more comfortable and better built. They also have a better overall mic performance.

Corsair HS50

The Logitech G432 are better gaming headphones than the Corsair HS50 thanks to their boom  mic's very good recording quality. The Logitech have a companion customization software, which the Corsair doesn’t have. On the other hand, the Corsair is noticeably better built and more durable than the Logitech, on top of having a slightly more accurate sound right out of the box. You can’t EQ the Corsair, but you can detach their microphone, which makes them a bit more outdoor-friendly.

Turtle Beach Recon 70

The Logitech G432 are better gaming headphones than the Turtle Beach Recon 70. They have a more comfortable, stable fit, and it's easier to get consistent audio delivery from them. They also have a more balanced sound overall that can be further tweaked to your liking via the companion app. However the Turtle Beach are available in more color variants, so you can pick a color scheme that works with your aesthetic. 

Razer Barracuda X Wireless 2021

The Logitech G432 is better for wired gaming than the Razer Barracuda X Wireless 2021. The Logitech have a somewhat better microphone performance and companion software with a graphic EQ so you can customize their sound. Also, they leak less audio. However, the Razer also support wireless gaming, which some users may prefer. They're also better built and more stable.

Razer Kaira X

The Logitech G432 is a slightly better-wired gaming headset than the Razer Kaira X. While both headphones are comfortable, the Logitech have a more neutral default sound profile, which some users may prefer, a virtual soundstage feature, and their boom mic has a better noise handling performance. They also have a companion app that offers a graphic EQ and presets so that you can tweak their sound on PCs. However, the Razer are better built and their mic has a better recording quality.

Beats Solo Pro Wireless

The Logitech G432 and the Beats Solo Pro Wireless have different strengths, and you may prefer either, depending on your needs. The Logitech are gaming headphones with a more comfortable fit and a mic with a much better overall performance. They can be used wirelessly or wired with the included 1/8" TRRS cable, and you can customize their sound profile with a graphic EQ and presets in a companion app. On the other hand, the Beats are more versatile on-ear headphones with a great ANC feature. They have a more stable fit, a better build quality, and more onboard controls, including call and music control.

RUNMUS RGB K1 Gaming Headset

The Logitech G432 is a much better wired gaming headset than the RUNMUS RGB K1 Gaming Headset. The Logitech are more comfortable headphones, easier-to-use, and have a much more balanced, neutral sound. Their boom mic has better noise handling too, which is handy if you're talking to teammates from a busy environment.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Type Over-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless No
Transducer Dynamic

The Logitech G432 Gaming Headset is very similar in style to the Logitech G430, although the blue accents are less bright and flashy. Compared to the G430's fabric covering, the pleather ear cup covers lend a sleeker look. The mic is also foldable if you want it out of the way when you're not using it. They're not overly attention-catching but still look like gaming headphones.

7.5
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.67 lbs
Clamping Force
1.2 lbs

They have a comfortable fit. The ear cups are spacious, and the pleather ear cup cushions feel nice against your skin. However, they have a tight fit, so depending on the size of your head, you might find that they squeeze it a bit too hard.

5.4
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Good
Feedback Okay
Call/Music Control No
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control Mute/Unmute
Channel Mixing
No
Noise Cancelling Control No
Talk-Through
No
Additional Controls No

Their control scheme is pretty lackluster and doesn't offer many options. You only have a single wheel for volume control on the cups, and you can mute your microphone when flipping it up. On the upside, this means they're very easy to use, and the wheel doesn't infinitely scroll, which is good since you can easily know when you're at maximum or minimum volume.

6.5
Design
Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference 5.8 °C

These headphones, like most over-ears, aren't the most breathable. They get a bit warmer than the Logitech G430 since the cups aren't covered in the same porous fabric. However, it won't be an issue when you're sitting down gaming.

5.5
Design
Portability
L 7.5" (19.1 cm)
W 8.0" (20.3 cm)
H 2.9" (7.4 cm)
Volume 174.00 in³ (2,851.34 cm³)
Transmitter Required No

Like most gaming headphones, they're pretty bulky and not very portable. That's not an issue if you just plan to leave them at your desk, but if you need to carry them around, it's disappointing that they can't fold into a more compact format and don't come with a case or pouch. However, the cups lay flat, which makes it easier to slide the headset into a bag or wear them around your neck.

0
Design
Case
Type No case
L N/A
W N/A
H N/A
Volume N/A
6.5
Design
Build Quality

The build quality is okay. They have a metal frame that reinforces the headband, but the overall build of the headphones doesn't feel premium. They're very plasticky, and the joints don't feel very solid. Pricier headsets from Logitech, like the Logitech G533 Wireless, are often sturdier.

6.5
Design
Stability

These headphones are reasonably stable. Their tight fit helps them stay on your head even if you move around a bit. However, the cups are big and can sway around if you make intense movements. Also, their wired design means you have to ensure their cable doesn't get hooked on something, which could easily yank the headphones off your head. Still, they won't slip around when you're on the couch gaming.

Design
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Design
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Design
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Design
In The Box

  • Logitech G432 headphones
  • USB dongle
  • PC cable splitter
  • Manuals

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
-2.54 dB
Treble Amount
-2.47 dB

They have a warm sound profile. They don't have a thumpy, rumbly sound, but audio has body and enough boom to bring out sound effects like footsteps. Instruments and vocals are present and clear but are also a bit veiled, with somewhat dull sibilant sounds. However, they have inconsistent audio delivery, so their sound depends on the headphones' fit, positioning, and seal. On the plus side, their companion software includes a graphic EQ for sound customization.

6.0
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.92 dB

They have mediocre frequency response consistency. These headphones are prone to consistency issues throughout the range. Wearing glasses can break the ear cups' seal against your head and cause a drop in bass. Their mid and treble delivery is also dependent on the headphones' fit and positioning, so it's important to adjust them with each use to get a more consistent sound.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
7.4
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
3.36 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
89.8 Hz
Low-Bass
-5.37 dB
Mid-Bass
-3.58 dB
High-Bass
0.42 dB

They have very good bass accuracy. The low to mid bass ranges are underemphasized, so audio has less rumble and punch. However, the high-bass response is very neutral, so instruments sound warm and full, and sound effects like footsteps and explosions feel lively.

Their bass delivery also varies noticeably across users and is sensitive to the quality of fit, seal, and whether you wear glasses. The response here represents the average bass response, and your experience may vary.

9.3
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
1 dB
Low-Mid
0.43 dB
Mid-Mid
0.26 dB
High-Mid
-0.5 dB

They have fantastic mid accuracy. The response is flat and well-balanced, which results in present, clear, and accurate instruments in soundtracks and dialogue in cutscenes.

7.4
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
3.87 dB
Low-Treble
-3.84 dB
Mid-Treble
-2.25 dB
High-Treble
-7.49 dB

Treble accuracy is decent. The range is underemphasized, so the upper harmonics of instruments are somewhat veiled. Sibilants like S and T sounds also sound somewhat dull.

8.1
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
1.2 dB
Dips
0.99 dB

They have a great peaks and dips performance. In general, they control their sound profile well. However, a dip in the low-treble range (particularly in the left driver) veils vocals and instruments. A peak in the high-treble makes sibilants like cymbals sound piercing. There's a shorter but wider peak from the high-bass to low-mid that adds boom and makes instruments sound cluttered.

7.5
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.35
Weighted Phase Mismatch
15.33
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.69
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
3.09

They have a good imaging performance. This is typical for the Logitech products we've tested, which indicates the brand's ergonomics and quality control. The group delay falls below the audibility threshold for most of the range, resulting in tight bass and transparent treble. The L/R drivers are well-matched in phase and frequency response. However, there's a significant mismatch in their phase response. This can make the stereo image a bit weak in the higher frequencies and give the sense that there's a hole in the stereo field. However, imaging varies between units.

6.0
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
1.59 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
5.78 dB
PRTF Distance
9.68 dB
Openness
6.3
Acoustic Space Excitation
3.1

The Logitech G432 Gaming Headset's soundstage is mediocre. The soundstage sounds wide but closed-off. Audio seems to come from inside your head rather than the room around you, which is normal for closed-back headphones.

2.0
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
On/Off
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
Yes

These headphones support DTS Headphone:X 2.0, a virtual surround sound feature accessible in the companion software. It's meant to give the soundstage a more 3D feel, which can help you hear sound effects like footsteps accurately and make audio seem more immersive.

7.9
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.267
WHD @ 100
0.099

There's some distortion in the bass range at normal listening volumes, but it's mostly present in the left driver and isn't that noticeable with regular listening. The rest of the range falls within good limits, resulting in clear audio reproduction.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
Unknown
Power
On
Connection
USB
Codec
PCM, 24-bit, 48kHz
EQ
Default
ANC
No ANC
Tip/Pad
Default
Microphone
Boom

These are the settings used to test the Logitech G432. Our results are only valid when used in this configuration.

Isolation
3.7
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-10.4 dB
Noise Cancelling No
Bass
0.3 dB
Mid
-6.42 dB
Treble
-25.55 dB

These headphones don't have ANC, so they don't isolate against bass-range noise like rumbling traffic outside your window. They do a better job with higher-pitched sounds like voices or a computer fan but still aren't a good choice if you want to block out ambient sound. However, this is typical for gaming headphones.

7.3
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
37.7 dB

The leakage performance is decent. They leak some audio in the mid-range, but the loudest leakage is concentrated in the treble range, so it sounds thin and tinny. If you're gaming in the living room, other people will hear a bit of your audio if you crank up the volume, but it won't be that loud.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
No
In-Line
No
Boom
Yes
Detachable Boom
No
Mic Yes
7.5
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
479.46 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
1.22 dB
HFE
10,240 Hz
Weighted THD
0.343
Gain
21.79 dB

The boom mic has a good recording quality. Your voice sounds bright and natural, although lacking in body. Your teammates won't have much of a problem hearing you clearly.

7.8
Microphone
Noise Handling
SpNR
25.91 dB
Noise Gate
Always On
Speech + Pink Noise Handling
8.0
Speech + Pink Noise Audio Sample
Speech + Subway Noise Handling
7.5
Speech + Subway Noise Audio Sample

The mic's noise handling performance is very good. It can separate your voice from moderate ambient noise. If you're chatting to teammates near a window with traffic outside, they'll still hear you clearly.

Active Features
0
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
No Battery
Continuous Battery Life
N/A
Additional Charges
N/A
Total Battery Life
N/A
Charge Time
N/A
Power-Saving Feature
No
Audio While Charging
No
Passive Playback
Passive Headphone
Charging Port None
7.5
Active Features
App Support
App Name Logitech G Hub
iOS No
Android No
macOS Yes
Windows Yes
Equalizer
Graphic + Presets
ANC Control
No
Mic Control Adjustable Level
Room Effects
No
Playback Control
No
Button Mapping No
Surround Support
Yes

These headphones are compatible with the G HUB software, but it doesn't have the same amount of customization as some other Logitech products. With these headphones, you get a nice 10-band EQ, volume, mic, and sidetone levels, on top of surround sound customization. There are a few EQ presets that you can't modify, but you can create and save your own, which is nice. You can't map buttons like on the Logitech G933 Wireless and the Logitech G935 Wireless, as these headphones don't have additional buttons for it. There have also been several user reports of problems trying to use this software, including startup issues, freezing, and connection issues with some devices. We didn't encounter these problems during testing, but if you'd like to share your experience using Logitech G HUB with this product, please comment in the forums.

Connectivity
0
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
No Bluetooth
Multi-Device Pairing
No
NFC Pairing
No
Line Of Sight Range
N/A
PC Latency (SBC)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX HD)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
N/A
iOS Latency
N/A
Android Latency
N/A

These headphones aren't Bluetooth-compatible. For gaming headphones with Bluetooth connectivity, look at the HyperX Cloud Mix.

0
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line Of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A
8.1
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
Yes
USB Audio
USB Type A
Detachable No
Length 6.80 ft (2.07 m)
Connection
1/8" TRRS
Analog/USB Audio Latency
52 ms

These headphones are very versatile, and you can use them with any platform for mic and audio support. With the USB dongle, they have low latency, so your game's audio and video stay in sync. However, you can't use the dongle on Xbox One, so you need to use the 1/8" TRRS connection with a controller. On PC, you have to use the included Y-splitter to use both the mic and headphone ports.

Connectivity
PC Compatibility
Analog
Audio + Microphone
Wired USB
Audio + Microphone
Non-BT Wireless
No

Using the analog cable, you can get full mic and audio support on PCs. They're also fully compatible with PCs using the analog to USB-A adapter that comes included.

Connectivity
PlayStation Compatibility
PS4 Analog
Audio + Microphone
PS4 Wired USB
Audio + Microphone
PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No
PS5 Analog
Audio + Microphone
PS5 Wired USB
Audio + Microphone
PS5 Non-BT Wireless
No

The USB dongle is compatible with PS5 consoles. You can also connect to PS4 or PS5 with full mic and audio support with the analog cable.

Connectivity
Xbox Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
Audio + Microphone
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Non-BT Wireless
No
Xbox Series X|S Analog
Audio + Microphone
Xbox Series X|S Wired USB
No
Xbox Series X|S Non-BT Wireless
No

You can't use the USB dongle with Xbox consoles, but you can plug the analog cable into a controller for full mic and audio support.

3.4
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
Wired USB Dongle
USB Input
Yes
Line In
No
Line Out
No
Optical Input
No
RCA Input
No
Dock Charging
No
Power Supply
USB

Their USB dongle is compatible with PC and PlayStation consoles but doesn't work with Xbox. You can also set your EQ inside their app on PC and have the settings apply when you use the dongle with your PlayStation.