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The Logitech G433 are a good gaming headset, with a well-balanced sound, and a versatile design for everyday use. They have a detachable mic, a regular aux cable, as well as a USB/headset dongle for PCs. They're a lot more practical to use outdoors than other gaming headsets, and the boom mic is great for gaming and making calls. They're comfortable and decently well built but are not the most portable since they don't fold. They also do not block a lot of noise.
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- Negligible latency.
- Good sound and microphone quality.
- Comfortable and breathable design.
- Mediocre build quality.
- Poor noise isolation.
- High leakage.
The Logitech G433 have a versatile design that's good for gaming and casual listeners. They come with an additional cable that has an inline remote for mobile devices. They're a bit less cumbersome than typical gaming headsets, and you can remove the boom mic. They also have a decent build and a comfortable fit and come with a little pouch to carry them in, which is a nice touch. Unfortunately, the soft fabric on the ear cup may wear and tear and not look as good over time, and they're a bit unstable for sports with a somewhat limited control scheme for mobile devices.
The Logitech G433 7.1 have a more casual design than most of the gaming headphones that we've reviewed so far. They have a sleek-looking headband with a comfortable layer of padding. The ear cups are also covered in a soft fabric that matches the padding detail on both the headband and the ear cups. You can remove the mic, which combined with their casual design, makes them quite practical to use outdoors unlike flashy, gaming-only headsets that can be some what of an eyesore.
The Logitech G433 are comfortable headphones with decently sized ear cups that fit well around most listeners' ears. They're lightweight and well-padded, although the padding material does not feel quite as soft and smooth on the skin as some of the other gaming headphones that we've reviewed. Also, they're a bit tight out of the box and the ear cups, though decently large, are a little shallow. This may slightly irritate the tip of your ears over time and the tightness may cause a bit of fatigue during particularly long gaming sessions.
The Logitech G433 gaming headset has a simple control scheme for gaming. You can adjust the volume level with a dial that's easy-to-use and responsive but doesn't have distinct notches so that you can set an exact volume level you prefer. They also have a very basic on/off switch for the microphone. They also have another cable with an inline remote for mobile devices, which makes them a pretty versatile headphone. The second cable has a multi-function button, but no volume controls.
- 100% Avg.Temp.Difference
The G433 have a somewhat breathable design, thanks to their slightly porous ear cup pads. They will still make your ears fairly warm during long listening sessions and would not be suitable for more intense workouts, especially if you switch to the second set of pads included in the box. On the upside, they're decently breathable compared to other closed back over-ears.
The Logitech G433 are not particularly portable headphones. Like most gaming headsets we've reviewed so far, they do not fold into a more compact format for easy transportation. The ear cups do lay flat but do not save much space. This makes them slightly too cumbersome to carry around on your person unless you have a bag.
In our Logitech G433 review, we've found the build quality to be decent. The headband is decently flexible and reinforced with a wide metal frame that should be capable of withstanding a couple of drops and twists without getting damaged or deformed. The ear cups are also well-made, decently dense, and covered in a soft fabric that gives it a distinct look. But the fabric will wear and tear over time, which won't look as great. On the upside, the cable is detachable and replaceable.
These headphones are decently stable thanks to their detachable cable that will disconnect easily if it gets hooked on something. They have a relatively tight fit. However, they're still not meant for sports and the big ear cups will sway if you use them while doing physical activities like running and working out.
The Logitech G433 is a very good sounding pair of closed-back over-ear gaming headsets. They have a well-extended and balanced bass, a nearly flawless mid-range, and a very good treble. This makes them quite versatile and suited for a wide range of genres and video games. However, their bass delivery is prone to inconsistencies across different users, especially if they wear glasses. Their mid-range is a bit forward and overemphasized on vocals, and their treble could sound a bit sharp on overly bright tracks. Additionally, they image very well, but like most other closed-back headphones, they don't have a speaker-like soundstage.
The Logitech G433 have an excellent bass. Low-frequency extension is at 22Hz, which is great. Low-bass, responsible for thump and rumble, and mid-bass, responsible for body and punch in the bass range, are reproduced within 1dB of our neutral target. However, high-bass is overemphasized by more than 2dB, adding slight boominess to the sound.
The mid-range is excellent. Low-mid and high-mid are nearly flawless, which means vocals will sound full and clear. But mid-mid shows a 4dB bump centered around 700Hz, which brings vocals/leads slightly to the front of the mix.
The treble range performance is very good. The response is rather inconsistent from 4KHz to 7KHz, negatively affecting the balance of detail and presence in vocals/leads. The 6dB peaks around 10KHz could make these headphones a bit sibilant on overly bright tracks(sharp and piercing on S and Ts). Overall though, the treble is well-balanced and within 2dB of our neutral target.
The Logitech G433 have sub-par consistency performance. The maximum variance in bass delivery across our human subjects is about 15dB at 20Hz. We also noticed that having glasses on could negatively affect the bass delivery even more. However, the consistency in the treble range is less than 6dB for the most part, which is decent, especially since it happens in a narrow range.
The Logitech G433 have very good imaging. Weighted group delay is at 0.44, which is within good limits. The GD graph also shows that except for the area around 70Hz, which could sound a tad loose, the response is below the audibility threshold. This suggests a bass that is tight for the most part, and a treble that is transparent. In terms of driver matching, our test unit was very well-matched, which is important for accurate localization and placement of objects (voice, instruments, video game effects) in the stereo image.
The Logitech G433 have an average soundstage. Their PRTF response shows a high amount of pinna interaction and activation, but low accuracy, and a shallow 10KHz notch. Therefore, their soundstage may be perceived large, but unnatural and located inside the head. Also, due to their low isolation, they may feel more open sounding than highly isolating headphones.
The harmonic distortion performance is very good. The overall amount of harmonic distortion is very low, across the spectrum. However, the lower amount of THD at 100dB SPL compared to 90dB SPL. suggests audible amounts of self-noise when the headphones are used with its USB dongle.
The Logitech G433 headset does not block a lot of noise. These headphones have a more outdoor-friendly design than most of the other gaming headsets we've tested but unfortunately, their closed-back ear cups do not prevent noise from seeping into your audio. They perform a bit worse than other casual passively isolating headphones due to their slightly more breathable pads. This also means that they're also quite leaky at higher volumes, which may be distracting to those around you. They won't be ideal for the subway and may be a bit too leaky for the office. However, changing the pads to the other ones included in the box should improve their isolation a bit more.
The isolation performance is sub-par. In the bass range, occupied by the rumble of airplane and bus engines, they achieve no isolation. In the mid-range, important for blocking out speech, they achieve about 9dB of isolation, which is about average. In the treble range, where sharp sounds like S and Ts sit, they isolate by 23dB, which is above average.
The Logitech G433 has a sub-par leakage performance. The significant portion of their leakage sits between 300Hz and 4KHz, which is a broad range. The overall level of the leakage is relatively loud too. With the music at 100dB SPL, the leakage at 1 foot away averages at 48dB and peaks at around 62dB. This is a little above the noise floor of most offices.
The Logitech G433 has an excellent boom microphone. In quiet environments, speech recorded or transmitted with this mic will sound full, detailed, and present, but will lack a bit of airiness. In noisy situations, they can separate speech from background noise even in most demanding environments, like a subway station or a gaming competition.
The boom microphone has great recording quality. LFE (low-frequency extension) is at 20Hz, which is excellent. This means speech recorded/transmitted with this mic will sound full-bodied. However, the bump in low-bass makes it prone to pops and rumbling noises. The HFE of 7.3KHz is above-average, resulting in a speech that has a good amount of detail and presence, but lacking airiness. The response between LFE and HFE is very flat and even, resulting in a natural voice.
- 100% SpNR
The microphone is excellent at noise handling. In our SpNR test, it achieved a speech-to-noise ratio of 42dB, meaning it will be able to separate speech from ambient noise to a great degree even in very loud environments.
The Logitech G433 support the Logitech Gaming software when you use the USB headset adapter. This gives the headphones a couple of customization options lacking in most wired gaming headsets. They also benefit from having negligible latency thanks to their wired connection, which makes them suitable for gaming and watching movies. Unfortunately, they do not have the best range since the audio cable is relatively short and they do not have any wireless capabilities.
These headphones are passive and have no battery life.
The Logitech gaming software offers different options depending on the headphone. With the G433, you get a good parametric equalizer as well as mic control with a sidetone feature so you hear your own voice. You also get a good surround sound menu which overall makes for a pretty customizable software. However, you have to use the USB dongle as the regular aux or headset cables will not be recognized by the software.
- 10% Bluetooth
- 32% Wired
- 10% Base/Dock
- 22% Wireless Range
- 25% Latency
The Logitech G433 are not wireless headphones and do not come with a base or dock. They only connect via a wired audio cable but on the upside, they are compatible with most consoles, they have negligible latency, which is good for gaming and watching movies, and they have a USB adapter that offers more control and software support when plugged into your PC. They also have a regular audio cable to use with your phone.
- 79% Multi-Device Pairing
- 20% NFC
- 0% PS4 Compatible
- 0% Xbox One Compatible
These headphones are wired and do not have a Bluetooth connection. If you want a gaming headset that supports Bluetooth, check out the Turtle Beach Stealth 700.
- 13% Analog
- 9% USB
- 26% PS4 Compatible
- 26% Xbox One Compatible
- 26% PC Compatible
The Logitech G433 have a wired connection that provides volume control and microphone compatibility support for consoles as long as you plug them into the Xbox One or PS4 controllers. They also come with a USB adapter for PCs that give them a bit more control over the microphone and audio.
- 4% Optical Input
- 22% Line In
- 4% Line Out
- 22% USB Input
- 4% RCA Input
- 9% PS4 Compatible
- 9% Xbox One Compatible
- 9% PC Compatible
- 2% Power Supply
- 13% Dock Charging
This gaming headset does not have a dock. If you need a headset with a dock that also has a wired connection for gaming or watching movies, then consider the SteelSeries Arctis 7.
These headphones do not have a wireless range since they're wired. If you want a good wireless gaming headset, check out the Astro A50.
The USB wired connection of these headphones has negligible latency which is suitable for gaming and home theater.
In the box
- Logitech G433 Headphones
- USB headset adapter
- Y splitter headset adapter
- Additional Pads
- Carrying pouch
Compared to other Headphones
The Logitech G433 have a versatile casual design that makes them a lot more suitable to use outdoors with your phone than most gaming headsets. They have a good mic and a surprisingly well-balanced frequency response that also makes them a good choice for critical listening. They won't be as convenient as some of the wireless gaming headsets but for their price, few headphones can match their performance.
The HyperX Cloud II are a well built and comfortable gaming headset with a casual design that you can also use outdoors like the Logitech G433. They have a more durable and sturdier build quality and look a bit more high-end. However, the Logitech sound a lot more balanced and also benefit from the Logitech gaming software that makes them more customizable on PC. The HyperX Cloud II are a better-built alternative to the G433, but they're also a bit more expensive. If you want a low budget headset that you can also use with your phone outdoors, get the Logitech instead.
The HyperX Cloud Stinger are an affordable gaming headset with a good mic, a decently durable design, and an above average sound quality. They do not sound quite as balanced as the G433, and you can't remove their mic, so they're a lot less practical to use casually outdoors with your phone. The Logitechs are the better option in this case with a more versatile design and software support on PC but both headphones are compatible with most consoles and would be a good choice for gaming. However, the Hyper X will not be as suitable for more casual uses.
The Logitech G430 are an affordable option for gaming with a good enough sound quality for more critical listeners. They're not as versatile as the G433 and have a more gaming-focused design with a non-detachable mic and not additional cable to use with your phone. Their build quality also feels a bit cheaper than the G433 although they should be decent enough to last you a while. If you need a budget headset strictly for gaming then the G430 are a good choice, however, the G433 performs a bit better for everything else and they have a versatile design for outdoor use.
The Astro A20 are a decent gaming headset with a good sound and a better build quality than the G433. They come with a base that's limited to the console variant you purchased but does provide a wireless connection which makes them a bit more convenient than the Logitech but only if you're gaming on one console. The G433 sound a lot more balanced than the Astros and since they're wired, they will work with both the PS4 and Xbox One when you plug the audio cable into the console controllers.They also have a more casual design that you can use with your phone outdoors. If you want the more versatile of the two headsets, then go for the Logitech G433. However, the A20 are a solid option for gaming, especially if you game mostly on one console or on PC.