The Logitech G432 are straightforward wired gaming headphones with a good microphone for online games. They have a warm sound profile that can help emphasize sound effects like footsteps in gameplay. They're also comfortable to wear during long gaming sessions, although some may find them a bit tight. They also don’t isolate against ambient noise though and won’t be very versatile for uses other than gaming. On the upside, they're compatible with the G HUB app and are fairly customizable. Also, you can use them with practically any platform and offer great value overall.
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 lacks a bit of detail as well. They also don’t have the best frequency response consistency, so their delivery may 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.
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 in 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 you won’t have the freedom of a wireless headset.
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, which will make you sweat more than usual. Also, you’ll constantly have a wire in your way if you decide to work out with these.
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.
The Logitech G432 are a wired gaming headset that you can't use wirelessly.
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 too, 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 too, and are versatile enough to be used with pretty much any platform.
The Logitech G432 are very similar in style to the Logitech G430 Gaming Headset, but the pads aren't as colorful. The coating is also made of pleather, which gives the headset a better overall look. However, the build is similar and is mostly made out of cheap plastic. The cups are large and there’s a small cyan accent, common to Logitech’s designs. The mic is also foldable if you want it out of the way when you're not using it. These are gaming headphones, and their look shows it.
The Logitech G432 are fairly lightweight headphones and are comfortable to wear for a while without feeling too much fatigue. However, they can be a bit tight on the head, especially for people with bigger ones. On the upside, the cups are large and spacious and should fit most ear sizes and shapes. The padding material is now pleather instead of mesh fabric, which feels better on the skin.
The control scheme of the Logitech G432 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.
These headphones, like most over-ears, aren't the most breathable and trap heat inside the ear cups. They get a bit warmer than the Logitech G430 Gaming Headset since the cups aren't covered in the same porous fabric. This shouldn’t be an issue during casual gaming sessions, but they aren’t designed for sports and you should feel a noticeable temperature difference. This will make you sweat more than usual.
Like most gaming headphones, the Logitech G432 are pretty bulky and not very portable. Their cups can’t fold into a more compact format, but the cups do lay flat, which makes it easier to slide the headset in a bag. Also, they don’t come with a case or pouch to help you carry them around. However, you shouldn’t be on the move too often with a gaming headset, so this might not be an issue for most.
These headphones do not come with a pouch or a case to protect them.
The Logitech G432, build-wise, are almost identical to the Logitech G430 Gaming Headset. They have a metal frame that makes the headband somewhat durable, but the overall build of the headphones isn’t great. They're very plasticky headphones and the joints don’t feel very solid. The cups are somewhat dense and could survive a few drops without too much damage, but it isn’t as solid as other gaming headphones we’ve reviewed so far.
These headphones are fairly tight on the head, so they're somewhat stable. However, the cups’ large design sway around with head movement. This shouldn’t be an issue when gaming, but they won’t be suitable for sports. Also, their wired design means you have to make sure their cable doesn't get hooked on something, which could easily yank the headphones off your head.
The Logitech G432 have a mediocre frequency response consistency performance. These headphones are prone to consistency issues throughout the range. The maximum variance measured across our five human subjects was more than 10dB at 20Hz, which is noticeable. We also noticed that certain types of glasses could break the seal on these headphones and cause a drop in bass. In the treble range, the maximum amount of deviation below 10kHz is about 11dB around 4kHz, indicating that these headphones' treble delivery is rather sensitive to positioning.
The bass performance of the Logitech G432 is very good. LFE (low-frequency extension) is down to 10Hz, which is excellent. Low-bass, responsible for the thump and rumble common to bass-heavy music like EDM and dubstep, is under our target curve by about 2dB. This shouldn’t be too noticeable for most people. Mid-bass, responsible for the punch and body of bass guitar and the kick drums is only 1.5dB under our target curve, while high-bass is over the curve by the same amount. This might add a bit of boominess to the bass, but it won’t be too noticeable.
Also, their bass delivery 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.
The Logitech G432's mid-range is great. The response throughout the range is fairly flat and well-balanced, but it's slightly overemphasized by just over 2dB. This will result in a clear and accurate reproduction of vocals and lead instruments, but they might sound a bit too forward and mid-rangy.
The treble of the Logitech G432 is also very good. The response throughout the range is fairly flat, with some small underemphasis. The broad 5dB dip in low-treble will have a negative effect on the detail and brightness of vocals and leads, while the small bump around 10kHz might make some sibilants (S and T sounds) a bit sharp and piercing. Also, not everybody will experience the treble frequencies at the same intensity, so your listening experience may differ.
The imaging performance is good. Weighted group delay is at 0.35, which is within very good limits. The GD graph also shows that the entire group delay response is below the audibility threshold. This ensures a tight bass and a transparent treble reproduction. Additionally, the L/R drivers of our test unit were well-matched in frequency and amplitude. This is important for the proper placement and localization of objects (voices, instruments, video game effects) in the stereo field. However, we measured a significant mismatch in their phase response. This could make the stereo image a bit weak in the higher frequencies and give the sense that there's a hole in the middle of the stereo field. Note that these results are only valid for our test unit, and yours may perform differently.
The Logitech G432's soundstage is mediocre. The PRTF graph shows a good amount of pinna interaction, with a decent degree of accuracy. This results in a soundstage that sounds large, but their closed-back design and the fact that there is no 10kHz notch present will make it sound unnatural and positioned inside the listener’s head as opposed to in front.
The Logitech G432's noise isolation is poor. Although their enclosure design is closed-back, these headphones don’t block a lot of ambient noise and won’t be suitable for noisy environments like your commute or a large gaming event. Since they don’t have the same porous pads as the Logitech G430 Gaming Headset, they isolate a bit better, but they don’t do a great job. They do not achieve any isolation in the bass range, important for cutting out the rumble of airplane and bus engines. In the mid-range, occupied mostly by speech, they reduce outside noise by about 6dB, which is barely noticeable. In the treble range, occupied by sharp S and T sounds, they achieved about 26dB of isolation, which is decent.
The leakage performance is decent. A significant portion of their leakage is between 1kHz and 7kHz, which is a relatively broad range. This means their leakage will sound fuller than that of in-ears and earbuds, but not as full-bodied as that of open-back headphones. Also, the overall level of their leakage isn't very loud. At 100dB SPL and 1 foot away, the leakage averages 38dB SPL and peaks at around 51dB SPL, which is just about the noise floor of most offices.
Update 03/11/2022: We received user comments saying that the microphone scores weren't reflective of real-life usage. We retested 'Recording Quality' and couldn't match our original testing. As a result, we have updated our results with new passes that better reflect the mic's performance. The scoring of this box has changed.
The boom mic has a good recording quality. Your voice sounds bright and natural, although lacking in body. Your teammates shouldn't have too much of a problem hearing you clearly, though.
Update 03/11/2022: We received user comments saying that the microphone scores weren't reflective of real-life usage. We retested 'Noise Handling' and couldn't match our original testing. As a result, we have updated our results with new passes that better reflect the mic's performance. The scoring of this box has changed.
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 should still hear you clearly.
These headphones do not have a battery.
The Logitech G432 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. Also, you have a few EQ presets that you can’t modify. However, you can create and save your own EQ settings, which is nice. You can't map buttons like on the Logitech G933 Wireless Gaming Headset and the Logitech G935 Wireless Gaming Headset, as these headphones don’t have additional buttons for it.
These headphones aren't Bluetooth-compatible. For gaming headphones with Bluetooth connectivity, take a look at the HyperX Cloud Mix.
Thanks to their wired connection, the Logitech G432 doesn’t have any latency issues, which means you won’t have any audio delay. This is great for gaming and watching video content.
Update 10/14/2021: These headphones were updated to Test Bench 1.5 and their latency value has changed. Our previous Test Bench 1.4 measurements reported 'Analog/USB Audio Latency' at 80 ms. However, our new test bench uses an average of three measurements instead of one, resulting in a measurement of 52 ms, which is great. We have updated our review to better reflect these changes.
These headphones are very versatile, and you can use them with any platform for mic and audio support. However, you can't use their USB 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 if you aren't using the USB dongle.
Their USB dongle is compatible on PC and PS4, but won’t be usable on Xbox One. You can also set your EQ inside their app on PC and use the dongle on PS4, with your settings still in use.
The Logitech G432 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, which means they offer solid value. See our recommendations for the best gaming headsets under $50 and under $100, and the best PC gaming headsets.
The Logitech G432 Gaming Headset 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.
The Logitech G432 Gaming Headset are slightly better gaming headphones than the Logitech G430 Gaming Headset. 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.
The Logitech G433 Gaming Headset feel better made than the Logitech G432 Gaming Headset 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.
The Logitech G432 Gaming Headset 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.
The Logitech G432 Gaming Headset 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. However, their non-Bluetooth wireless latency is somewhat high, which can cause your audio and visuals to be out of sync.
The Logitech G432 Gaming Headset 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.
The Logitech G432 Gaming Headset 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.
The Logitech G432 Gaming Headset 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.
The Logitech G432 Gaming Headset is better for wired gaming than the Razer Barracuda X Wireless. The Logitech have a somewhat better microphone performance, and they have 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.
The Logitech G432 Gaming Headset 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.
The Logitech G432 Gaming Headset is a slightly better-wired gaming headset than the Razer Kaira X for PlayStation. 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.
The Logitech G432 Gaming Headset 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.