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Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Review updated Jul 13, 2023 at 01:27 pm
Latest change: Writing modified Jul 13, 2023 at 01:27 pm
Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Picture
Neutral Sound
Wireless Gaming
Wired Gaming
Phone Calls

The Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED Wireless are low-cost gaming headphones designed for younger users, though they'll still fit most adult heads. They have an adjustable volume limiter that can switch between 85 or 100 dB settings to help you protect your hearing. While they support Bluetooth and come with a proprietary wireless dongle, some users have noted issues connecting the headphones via their dongle and updating them to the latest firmware.

Our Verdict

7.8 Neutral Sound

The Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED are very good for neutral sound. There's a touch of extra warm bass for a full-bodied sound. Voices and instruments are also accurately reproduced, though sibilants feel dull. Unfortunately, they're prone to inconsistencies in audio delivery, meaning you need to take the time to adjust their fit, seal, and positioning each time you use them to get consistent sound delivery. They also lack customization features like an EQ or presets.

  • Lightweight and comfortable design.
  • Very good battery performance.
  • No EQ.
6.3 Commute/Travel

The Logitech G435 are mediocre for commuting and travel. They're comfortable, lightweight, and last nearly 20 hours on a single charge. However, they lack active noise cancelling (ANC) and can't passively block out the low rumble of bus and plane engines. They also don't fold into a more compact size, meaning they'll take up space in your bag when transporting them. They also don't have controls to answer and end calls, which limits their ease of use.

  • Lightweight and comfortable design.
  • Very good battery performance.
  • Poor noise isolation.
  • Not very portable.
6.9 Sports/Fitness

The Logitech G435 are fair for sports and fitness, although they're not designed for this purpose. They're meant for stationary activities, like gaming indoors. As such, they're likely to move around with moderate movement, if not fall off entirely during intense exercise. Fortunately, they're very light on your head and comfortable, so you won't experience any fatigue if you're listening to music while jogging on a treadmill.

  • Lightweight and comfortable design.
  • Not very portable.
6.5 Office

The Logitech G435 are just okay for office use. These headphones have a lightweight and comfortable fit and last nearly 20 hours on a single charge. However, they don't block out much mid-range office-type noise, like ambient chatter, and they leak audio at high volumes, likely disturbing coworkers nearby.

  • Lightweight and comfortable design.
  • Very good battery performance.
  • Poor noise isolation.
  • Not very portable.
6.9 Wireless Gaming

The Logitech G435 are alright for wireless gaming. They have a comfortable fit, last nearly 20 hours on a single charge, and their integrated mic offers reasonable overall performance. However, when connected via their USB-A dongle, they have somewhat high latency, which could disrupt your gameplay. They also lack customization features like an EQ or presets.

  • Lightweight and comfortable design.
  • Very good battery performance.
  • Alright recording quality.
  • No EQ.
  • No multi-device pairing.
  • High non-Bluetooth wireless latency.
5.5 Wired Gaming

The Logitech G435 are wireless gaming headphones, and you can't use them wired.

6.1 Phone Calls

The Logitech G435 are mediocre for phone calls. Their integrated mic can capture your voice clearly. However, the mic struggles to separate your voice from moderate ambient noise, so you're likely to have trouble being heard when calling from a busy street. The headphones also don't block out much ambient sound, so it's harder to clearly hear your phone call while out and about.

  • Alright recording quality.
  • Poor noise isolation.
  • 7.8 Neutral Sound
  • 6.3 Commute/Travel
  • 6.9 Sports/Fitness
  • 6.5 Office
  • 6.9 Wireless Gaming
  • 5.5 Wired Gaming
  • 6.1 Phone Calls
  1. Updated Jul 13, 2023: We've rewritten this review to better align with current writing methods and standards.
  2. Updated Jun 30, 2023: Users have reported issues connecting their units to the Nintendo Switch. As a result, we've retested Bluetooth" and updated our text. However, there hasn't been a change in this test's scoring.
  3. Updated Jun 02, 2023: We originally reported that these headphones didn't support audio while charging, but this was a mistake. We have updated Battery and have updated our review.
  4. Updated Nov 18, 2021: Review published.
  5. Updated Nov 15, 2021: Early access published.
  6. Updated Oct 18, 2021: Our testers have started testing this product.
  7. Updated Oct 08, 2021: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  8. Updated Sep 26, 2021: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED come in three color variations: 'Black & Neon Yellow', 'Blue & Raspberry', and 'Off-White & Lilac'. We tested the 'Black & Neon Yellow' variant, and you can see our model's labels here and here. If you encounter another variant, please let us know in the forums.

Compared To Other Headphones

The Logitech G435 are cheap wireless gaming headphones. They suit smaller heads best, and like most headphones designed for younger users, like the Puro JuniorJams Wireless, they have a volume limiter that you can set to 85 or 100 dB, which helps protect your hearing. However, for gaming headphones, they don't offer much in terms of extra features. They support Dolby Atmos, which creates a virtual soundstage to help games feel more immersive, but you need to buy a license for this separately. They support Window Sonic Spatial Audio, which is free to use.

Looking for more gaming-friendly headphones? Check out our recommendations for the best gaming headsets under $100, the best gaming headsets, and the best wireless gaming headsets.

Logitech G535 LIGHTSPEED Wireless

The Logitech G535 LIGHTSPEED Wireless are better gaming headphones than the Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED Wireless. While both headphones are lightweight and comfortable, the G535 are better-built, they have a longer-lasting continuous battery life, and their boom mic has better noise handling. They're also compatible with Logitech G HUB software, which offers a graphic EQ plus presets to help you customize their sound to your liking, and they have lower non-Bluetooth wireless latency. However, the G435 support Bluetooth, so you can connect them to your smartphone.

Logitech G733 LIGHTSPEED Wireless

The Logitech G733 LIGHTSPEED Wireless are better gaming headphones than the Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED Wireless. The G733 feel better built, have a boom mic that performs better overall, and can be used while charging. Their companion software also allows you to customize their sound to your liking using a graphic EQ and presets. However, the G435 fit smaller heads better and have a significantly lighter design. They support Bluetooth as well as come with a proprietary wireless dongle, although you can't use them both simultaneously.

Razer Barracuda X Wireless 2021

The Razer Barracuda X Wireless 2021 are better wireless gaming headphones than the Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED Wireless. The Razer are better built, have a better mic performance, and longer continuous battery life. You can also use them passively or while charging, which is handy in a pinch, and they have lower non-Bluetooth latency. However, the Logitech are significantly lighter, have a smaller fit and more neutral sound profile, and support Bluetooth, though they don't support multi-device pairing.

Logitech G335

The Logitech G335 and the Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED Wireless have different strengths, and you may prefer either one. The G335 are wired headphones that are more comfortable, better-built, and have more consistent audio delivery. Their boom mic also offers better overall performance. However, the G435 are wireless gaming headphones designed for users with smaller heads. They have under 20 hours of continuous battery life and a more neutral sound profile. They also support Bluetooth, which is nice if you want to connect them to your smartphone. However, their non-Bluetooth wireless latency is high, and your audio and visuals may be slightly out of sync.

Logitech G432

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. However, their non-Bluetooth wireless latency is somewhat high, which can cause your audio and visuals to be out of sync.

Razer Opus X Wireless

Depending on your usage, you may prefer either the Razer Opus X Wireless or the Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED Wireless. The Razer are better built, and have ANC, although it only does an okay job of blocking out background sound. They also have a better battery performance, a low-latency 'Gaming Mode' for mobile gaming, and have EQ presets to help you adjust their sound to your liking. However, the Logitech fit better on users with small heads and they support non-Bluetooth wireless, meaning you can game on PlayStation consoles. However, the latency via the dongle is high and can make audio and visuals fall out of sync.

SteelSeries Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless

The SteelSeries Arctis 3 2019 Edition Wireless and the Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED Wireless have different strengths, and you may prefer either one. The SteelSeries are wired gaming headphones that feel better built, have significantly better microphone performance, and have longer-lasting continuous battery life. However, the Logitech are wireless gaming headphones that support Bluetooth and non-Bluetooth wireless, although you can't use both connections at once. They also suit small  heads better than the SteelSeries since they're designed for younger users.

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Test Results

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Type Over-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Yes
Transducer Dynamic

These headphones have a sleek and minimalist design. They have coiled audio cables that lead from the ear cups into the headband, giving them a slightly more gamer-centric look. In the 'Black & Neon Yellow' variant, they don't stand out from the crowd. However, if you want to make a statement, they come in two more eye-catching color variants: 'Blue & Raspberry' and 'Off-White & Lilac'.

Weight 0.35 lbs
Clamping Force
0.6 lbs

These headphones have a comfortable fit. They're extremely lightweight and have a light clamping force, so you can wear them for long periods without feeling too much fatigue. They also have memory foam ear padding, which feels nice on your head. However, they have a limited range of motion, and since they're designed mainly with younger users in mind, they may not fit on extra-large heads.

OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Decent
Feedback Good
Call/Music Control No
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control Mute/Unmute
Channel Mixing
Noise Cancelling Control No
Additional Controls Volume Limiter + Sidetone

These headphones have sub-par controls. The command buttons are all found on the ear cup and can be combined to enter a large number of inputs. However, this interface isn't always intuitive, and they still lack the ability to answer/end calls, play and pause music, or control the voice and sound mix. These headphones don't come with a manual either, though Logitech provides a digital copy here. There are beeps for many commands, like reaching max volume, as well as muting and unmuting the mic. While there's nothing to indicate when you've reached the minimum volume, the buttons have good tactile input feedback. There's also a multicolor LED you can use to check their battery level as well as their connection setting.

On/Off button:

  • Single press: Indicates battery level.
  • Hold for 1.5 seconds: Turns the headphones on.
  • Hold for 3 seconds: Turns the headphones off.

Volume button:

  • Single press: Raises and lowers the volume.
  • Mute Mic button:

    • Short press: Mutes and unmutes the mic.
    • Hold for 5.0 seconds: Switches the connection between Bluetooth and their wireless dongle.
    • Double press: Activates mic sidetone, which allows you to hear your own voice over a call.
    • Single press (while holding the 'volume up' button): Raises sidetone.
    • Single press (while holding the 'volume down' button): Lowers sidetone.
    • Hold for 3.0 seconds (while holding the 'volume up' button): Sets the volume limiter to 100 dB.
    • Hold for 3.0 seconds (while holding the 'volume down' button): Sets the volume limiter to 85 dB.

    L 7.0" (17.7 cm)
    W 6.6" (16.8 cm)
    H 2.8" (7.1 cm)
    Volume 128.84 in³ (2,111.30 cm³)
    Transmitter Required No

    The Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED aren't very portable, but this is to be expected for gaming headphones. While they're a bit smaller in size than other Logitech products, like the Logitech G733 LIGHTSPEED Wireless, they don't fold or swivel inwards to help reduce their footprint. They also don't come with a carrying case to help protect them when you're on the move.

    Type No case
    L N/A
    W N/A
    H N/A
    Volume N/A
    Build Quality

    These headphones have an alright build quality. The frame is made of fabric and lightweight plastic, while the ear cups have cloth-covered memory foam padding, which feels good on-head. However, the plastic frame and cloth cover both feel cheap and prone to breaking over time. The hinges may also wear down over continuous use.


    They're reasonably stable. They don't move around if you're gaming from your couch or desk, but they can fall off your head if you move around a lot during an intense match.

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    In The Box

    • Logitech G435 Headset
    • Wireless USB dongle
    • USB-A to USB-C charging cable
    • Logitech sticker
    • User documentations

    Sound Profile
    Bass Amount
    -1.65 dB
    Treble Amount
    -2.17 dB

    The Logitech G435 have a slightly warm sound profile that delivers a touch of extra bassy boom to sound effects and footsteps. Dialogue and instruments also sound present and clear, though a bit bright. However, they lack an EQ to help you customize their sound to your liking.

    These headphones have a volume limiter that you can set to either 85dB or 100dB. When set to 85dB, we could reach a max volume of 91dB, which isn't ideal if you're trying to protect your hearing. Note, though, that we conducted all of our sound tests with the volume limiter turned off.

    Frequency Response Consistency
    Avg. Std. Deviation
    0.86 dB

    These headphones have mediocre frequency response consistency. You'll notice a drop in bass if you have a lot of hair or wear glasses. They're also prone to inconsistencies in treble delivery, so it's important to take the time to adjust their fit and positioning to ensure a more consistent sound.

    Raw Frequency Response
    Bass Accuracy
    Std. Err.
    2.29 dB
    Low-Frequency Extension
    36.15 Hz
    -3.24 dB
    1.33 dB
    2.39 dB

    The bass accuracy is good. They lack a bit of thumpy low-bass, but the rest of the range is well-balanced and will give sound effects and footsteps ample boom and body.

    This measurement represents the average bass response, and as bass delivery can vary across users, your experience may vary.

    Mid Accuracy
    Std. Err.
    1.87 dB
    1.45 dB
    -2.27 dB
    0.03 dB

    Their mid accuracy is excellent. While the mix is fairly neutral across the whole range, an overemphasis from the high-bass to low-mid makes the dip in the mid-mid feel a little more exaggerated. While the dialogue and music in games like Fallout: New Vegas sound very clear and detailed, they feel somewhat nudged to the back of the mix.

    Treble Accuracy
    Std. Err.
    3.82 dB
    0.87 dB
    -3.06 dB
    -8.14 dB

    These headphones have decent treble accuracy. Dialogue and soundtracks have adequate detail thanks to the well-balanced low-treble, but the underemphasized mid-treble makes sibilants like S and T sounds in dialogue sound dull.

    This response represents the average treble response, and as treble delivery can vary across users, your experience may vary.

    1.74 dB
    1.38 dB

    Their peaks and dips performance is decent. A wide peak between the low-bass and low-mid adds extra thump, punch, and boom to sound effects and footsteps. A dip in the low-mid pushes vocals and lead instruments to the back of your mix, while a large peak in the low-treble makes their upper harmonics sound harsh. An uneven mid-treble range also makes sibilants, like cymbals, alternatingly dull and piercing.

    Weighted Group Delay
    Weighted Phase Mismatch
    Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
    Weighted Frequency Mismatch

    These headphones have great imaging. Logitech's headphones typically have good quality control and ergonomics, resulting in consistent imaging. The group delay falls below the audibility threshold, resulting in tight bass and transparent treble reproduction. Our unit's L/R drivers are also well-matched in amplitude and frequency response, but there's a substantial imbalance in the phase response's mid to treble range. This especially affects the accuracy of high-mid range sound, like voices, which waver between the L/R drivers, creating a hole in the stereo image. It's audible with real-life content, but keep in mind, however, that imaging varies between units.

    Passive Soundstage
    PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
    2.26 dB
    PRTF Size (Avg.)
    5.03 dB
    PRTF Distance
    6.48 dB
    Acoustic Space Excitation

    The Logitech G435 have a passable passive soundstage. They're closed-back headphones, so while the soundstage feels wide and natural, content sounds like it's coming from inside your head rather than from all around the room.

    Virtual Soundstage
    Head Modeling
    Speaker Modeling
    Room Ambience
    Head Tracking
    Virtual Surround
    Windows Sonic Spatial Audio

    These headphones are compatible with Dolby Atmos, PS5's Tempest 3D AudioTech, and Windows' Sonic Spatial Audio, all of which virtually reproduce an open-sounding soundstage to make your game feel more immersive. However, some of these kinds of programs, like Dolby Atmos, require a separate paid subscription.

    Weighted Harmonic Distortion
    WHD @ 90
    WHD @ 100

    These headphones have a very good weighted harmonic distortion performance. There's a small peak at normal volumes in the low to mid-treble, but this can be hard to hear with real-life content. As a result, the rest of the frequency range falls within acceptable limits, resulting in clean and pure audio reproduction.

    Test Settings
    Wireless (Proprietary)
    PCM, 16-bit, 48kHz
    No EQ
    No ANC

    These are the settings used to test the Logitech G435, and our results are only valid when used in this configuration.

    Noise Isolation
    Isolation Audio
    Overall Attenuation
    -10.19 dB
    Noise Cancelling No
    0.02 dB
    -4.16 dB
    -26.55 dB

    The Logitech G435 have poor noise isolation. They don't have ANC and can't passively block out bass-range noise, like the low rumble of bus and plane engines. They also struggle to cut down mid-range ambient chatter but do a better job reducing the high-pitched noise from an AC unit or PC fan.

    Leakage Audio
    Overall Leakage @ 1ft
    46.29 dB

    These headphones have a sub-par leakage performance. Leakage is concentrated between the mid to treble range, so escaping audio sounds somewhat full-bodied. Even in noisier environments, like a busy office, you're likely to bother your colleagues when listening at high volumes.

    Microphone Style
    Detachable Boom
    Mic Yes
    Recording Quality
    Recorded Speech
    182.21 Hz
    FR Std. Dev.
    6.17 dB
    7,136.96 Hz
    Weighted THD
    13.06 dB

    Their recording quality is fair. Their integrated mic can't pick up on your voice as well as a flexible boom mic can, but you still sound bright and clear, though somewhat thin and unnatural.

    Noise Handling
    14.2 dB
    Noise Gate
    Always On
    Speech + Pink Noise Handling
    Speech + Pink Noise Audio Sample
    Speech + Subway Noise Handling
    Speech + Subway Noise Audio Sample

    The microphone's noise handling performance is mediocre. The mic struggles to separate your voice from moderate ambient noise, so you're not likely to be heard by your team if someone is vacuuming nearby. If you're talking near an open window with a lot of traffic outside, your voice can be drowned out entirely.

    Active Features
    Active Features
    Battery Type
    Continuous Battery Life
    19.8 hrs
    Additional Charges
    Total Battery Life
    19.8 hrs
    Charge Time
    1.7 hrs
    Power-Saving Feature
    Auto-Off Timer
    Audio While Charging
    Passive Playback
    Charging Port USB-C

    The Logitech G435 have excellent battery performance. The manufacturer advertises them to last 18 hours on a single charge, and we measured just under 20 hours. They have an auto-off timer to help conserve battery life, but they lack an AUX port, meaning you can't use them passively when they run out of power. Fortunately, you can still use them while they're charging. Keep in mind, though, that battery life varies depending on use.

    Active Features
    App Support
    App Name No App
    iOS No
    Android No
    macOS No
    Windows No
    ANC Control
    Mic Control No
    Room Effects
    Playback Control
    Button Mapping No
    Surround Support
    Bluetooth Version
    Multi-Device Pairing
    NFC Pairing
    Line Of Sight Range
    324.15 ft (98.80 m)
    PC Latency (SBC)
    105 ms
    PC Latency (aptX)
    PC Latency (aptX HD)
    PC Latency (aptX-LL)
    iOS Latency
    91 ms
    Android Latency
    82 ms

    These headphones have decent Bluetooth connectivity. They have low latency on PCs, Android, and iOS devices, making them well-suited for wireless gaming. That said, some apps compensate for latency differently. However, they don't support multi-device pairing, so you can't listen to audio on your phone while gaming simultaneously.

    Some users have also reported issues connecting their headsets to the Nintendo Switch via Bluetooth. The headset doesn't seem to appear on the Switch's 'Pair Device' list, and there have been issues updating the headset via the Logitech Update Tool. At first, we couldn't pair our unit to its USB dongle, even though the PC recognized it. We had to perform a hard reset by using a pin to press the button located within a small hole in the left ear cup. After this, everything worked normally, and we could update the headset by connecting them via wired USB and using the update tool. Once you complete this update, you can connect your unit to your Nintendo Switch by holding down the 'Mute' button for three seconds, allowing you to alternate between Bluetooth and the USB dongle.

    Non-Bluetooth Wireless
    Non-BT Line Of Sight Range
    128.94 ft (39.30 m)
    Non-BT Latency
    92 ms

    The Logitech G435 have satisfactory non-Bluetooth wireless connectivity. Latency is a bit high via wireless USB dongle, which can cause your game's audio and visuals to fall out of sync. If you're looking for wireless Logitech headphones with lower dongle latency, check out the Logitech G535 LIGHTSPEED Wireless.

    Analog Audio
    USB Audio
    Detachable No
    Length N/A
    No Wired Option
    Analog/USB Audio Latency

    These headphones come with a USB-A to USB-C cable for charging the headphones. You can't use it for audio.

    PC Compatibility
    Wired USB
    Non-BT Wireless
    Audio + Microphone

    These headphones have full audio and mic compatibility with PCs via Bluetooth or the included wireless dongle.

    PlayStation Compatibility
    PS4 Analog
    PS4 Wired USB
    PS4 Non-BT Wireless
    Audio + Microphone
    PS5 Analog
    PS5 Wired USB
    PS5 Non-BT Wireless
    Audio + Microphone

    These headphones have audio and mic compatibility with PlayStation consoles via their wireless USB dongle.

    Xbox Compatibility
    Xbox One Analog
    Xbox One Wired USB
    Xbox One Non-BT Wireless
    Xbox Series X|S Analog
    Xbox Series X|S Wired USB
    Xbox Series X|S Non-BT Wireless
    Wireless USB Dongle
    USB Input
    Line In
    Line Out
    Optical Input
    RCA Input
    Dock Charging
    Power Supply

    These headphones have a wireless USB-A dongle that works on PlayStation consoles and PCs. It delivers full audio and mic compatibility.