Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset Headphones Review

Updated Sep 05, 2018 at 02:37 pm
Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset Picture
Usage Ratings - Version 1.3.1
6.1
Mixed Usage
7.1
Neutral Sound
5.6
Commute/Travel
5.2
Sports/Fitness
6.1
Office
7.6
Wireless Gaming
6.0
Wired Gaming
6.7
Phone Call
Type Over-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Yes
Noise Cancelling No
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The Logitech G930 are good gaming headphones with an above-average sound and low latency. They have a good microphone that filters a lot of noise, and they're fairly well built and comfortable with programmable buttons that gives them a lot more customization options than other gaming headsets. However, they're not versatile enough for outdoor use unlike some of the other gaming headphones we've tested. They're also less breathable than the G430, but they're wireless and have better software support.

Our Verdict

6.1 Mixed Usage

The Logitech G930 are primarily a gaming headphone. They have an above average sound and low latency. They're a decent option for critical listening and great for watching movies. However, they do not block noise well and are not portable enough for commuting or sports.

7.1 Neutral Sound

Above-average for neutral listening. They have a decently balanced audio reproduction with a pronounced bass range that doesn't overpower instruments and vocals. However, there is a dip in the high frequencies that results in a slight loss of clarity, especially for some lead instruments. Their frequency response also varies a bit from user to user and may lose a significant amount of bass if your glasses break the seal, the ear cups create around your ears.

See our Neutral Sound recommendations
5.6 Commute/Travel

Mediocre-at-best for commuting. They have to be within range of the USB transmitter which is very limiting for commuting. They also do not block much noise and aren't made to be used with mobile devices. However, on a plane, train or a long bus ride, you may be able to use them with your laptop or tablet.

See our Commute/Travel recommendations
5.2 Sports/Fitness

Below-average for sports. The G930 are bulky and not as breathable as headphones specifically made for sports. They also have to be in range of their USB transmitter which means you won't be able to use them outdoors effectively.

See our Sports/Fitness recommendations
6.1 Office

Decent for office use. The Logitech G930 headset has great customization features, and these headphones are comfortable enough to wear for long hours. They can also charge while in use. However, they leak a bit at higher volumes and, unfortunately, do not block a lot of noise, so they won't be ideal if you have a lively or noisy office environment.

See our Office recommendations
7.6 Wireless Gaming

The G930 are good gaming headphones. They have a great software for Windows and MacOS that gives them a lot of customization options. They have very low latency which is essential for gaming, above-average sound, and a decent mic that filters a lot of noise but doesn't always accurately reproduce your voice. However, they're not the most breathable headphones so your ears will get a little hot after a couple of hours of gaming.

See our Wireless Gaming recommendations
6.0 Wired Gaming
6.7 Phone Call
  • 6.1 Mixed Usage
  • 7.1 Neutral Sound
  • 5.6 Commute/Travel
  • 5.2 Sports/Fitness
  • 6.1 Office
  • 7.6 Wireless Gaming
  • 6.0 Wired Gaming
  • 6.7 Phone Call
Pros
  • Above-average sound quality.
  • Low latency for gaming and home theater.
  • Good active features and app support.
  • Above-average mic performance.
Cons
  • Subpar noise isolation.
  • Bulky and cumbersome design.
  • Bass delivery varies significantly across users. Sensitive to glasses.
  1. Update 11/21/2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.1.
  2. Update 11/6/2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.
  3. Update 2/16/2018: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.

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Test Results

Design
Design
Style

The Logitech G930 headset looks like typical gaming headphones. Like the Logitech 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.

7.5
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.7 lbs
Clamping Force
1 lbs

The Logitech 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.

6.3
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
N/A
Ease Of Use Okay
Feedback Okay
Call/Music Control No
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control Yes
Channel Mixing
Adjustable
Noise Cancelling Control N/A
Talk-Through
N/A
Additional Buttons Presets

The Logitech 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. On the plus side, the buttons on the Logitech G930 are not overly sensitive like on the Turtle Beach Elite 800.

6.5
Design
Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference 5.6 C

The G930, like most over-ear headphones, are not very breathable. They create a fairly good seal around your ears so they will obstruct quite a bit of airflow. They also have slightly less breathable pads than the G430 which means they will make your ears a little warmer than the lower end model during long gaming sessions. They won't be the best headphones to use in hot and humid conditions and they are meant to use while doing physical activity or moving around a lot but the should be fine for gaming and casual/critical listening.

2.6
Design
Portability
L 8 "
W 7.6 "
H 4 "
Volume 243 Cu. Inches
Transmitter Required USB

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.

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

These headphones do not come with a case or pouch.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The Logitech 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.

6.5
Design
Stability

In our Logitech G930 review, we've found that 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.

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In The Box

  • Logitech G930 Headphones
  • USB transmitter
  • USB dongle and charging adapter
  • Manual

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
-1.17 db
Treble Amount
-2.3 db
5.6
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
1.14 dB

The Logitech G930 have a sub-par frequency response consistency. In the bass range, we measured a maximum of 15dB of variance at 20Hz across our five human subjects. At 100Hz, we measured more than 6dB of variance, which is quite noticeable. Also, as it is common with most closed-back headphones, wearing glasses could break the seal on them and cause a significant drop in bass. Their treble delivery, however, is a lot more consistent and within decent limits.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
8.8
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
1.67 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
14.14 Hz
Low-Bass
1.13 dB
Mid-Bass
1.26 dB
High-Bass
0.5 dB

The Logitech G930 have a great 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 well-balanced, deep and strong. However, due to their inconsistent bass delivery across multiple users, the bass you get from these headphones may vary from what is described here.

7.8
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.94 dB
Low-Mid
-0.66 dB
Mid-Mid
3.46 dB
High-Mid
1.34 dB

The mid-range is good. The response is mostly flat and even throughout the range, however, mid shows more than 3dB of overemphasis bringing vocals/leads slightly to the front of the mix. This makes the sound of the G930 slightly boxy. Also, the dip around 250Hz thins out the vocals and lead instruments a bit.

6.8
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
4.49 dB
Low-Treble
-3.28 dB
Mid-Treble
-1.51 dB
High-Treble
-1.86 dB

The Logitech G930 have an average treble range performance. The response throughout the range 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.

7.0
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
1.66 db
Dips
2.29 db
7.8
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.35
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.35
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
3.85
Weighted Phase Mismatch
8.7

The Logitech G930 have a good imaging performance. Weighted group delay is at 0.35, which is within good limits. Also, the GD graph also shows that virtually entire group delay response is below the audibility threshold. This results in a tight bass and a transparent treble reproduction. Additionally, the L/R drivers of our test unit were decently matched in frequency, amplitude, and phase response, which results in an accurate placement and localization of objects (voices, instruments, video game effects) in the stereo field.

6.0
Sound
Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
3.48 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
4.29 dB
PRTF Distance
9.75 dB
Openness
5.3
Acoustic Space Excitation
4.7

The soundstage of the Logitech G930 is mediocre. The PRTF graph shows a decent amount of pinna interaction and activation, which is good, but it has low accuracy. There is not a notch present around the 10KHz region either. This results in a soundstage that may be perceived as relatively large, but unnatural and located inside the head.

7.3
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.419
WHD @ 100
0.180
Isolation
4.5
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-10.79 dB
Bass
0.99 dB
Mid
-7.62 dB
Treble
-26.44 dB

The isolation performance is sub-par. These over-ear headphones don't have active noise cancellation (ANC) and therefore, don't isolate in the bass range. Therefore, they let in all the low-frequency rumbles, like the sound of the airplane and bus engines. In the mid-range, important for blocking out speech, they provide about 8dB of isolation, which is about average. In the treble range, occupied by sharp sounds like S and Ts, the achieve 26dB of isolation which is above average.

6.3
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
43.66 dB

The G930 have a below-average leakage performance. The significant portion of these headphones' leakage is concentrated in the mid-range between 400Hz and 2KHz, which is not very broad but they leak in the treble range too. The overall level of their leakage is not very loud either. With the music at 100dB SPL, the leakage at 1 foot away averages at 44dB SPL and peaks at 57dB SPL, which is noticeably louder than the noise floor of an average office.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
No
In-line
No
Boom
Yes
Detachable Boom
No

The Logitech G930 have an above-average microphone. In quiet environments, speech recorded or transmitted with this mic will sound relatively thin, and slightly lacking in air and brilliance. However, it'll be clear, detailed, and quite easily understandable. In noisy situations, it is able to fully separate speech from background noise for most use cases.

7.1
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
380.55 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
1.63 dB
HFE
7240.77 Hz
Weighted THD
5.34
Gain
34.21 dB

The G930's microphone has a decent recording quality. The LFE (low-frequency extension) of 380Hz suggests a recorded/transmitted speech that is relatively thin. The HFE (high-frequency extension) of 7.2KHz means that speech will have a good amount of detail and clarity to it, but will lack a bit of airiness and brilliance. The response between the LFE and HFE points is very even and balanced.

7.8
Microphone
Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise
Speech + Subway Noise
SpNR
26.13 dB

The boom microphone of the G930 is good at noise handling. It achieved a speech-to-noise ratio of 26dB SPL in our SpNR test indicating it is able to fully separate speech from ambient noise in most situations. However, they may struggle a bit in very loud environments like a subway station.

Active Features
7.3
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
10 hrs
Additional Charges
0
Total Battery Life
10 hrs
Charge Time
3.5 hrs
Power Saving Feature
Yes
Audio While Charging
Yes
Passive Playback
No
Charging Port micro-USB

The Logitech G930 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.

8.5
Active Features
App Support
App Name Logitech Gaming Software
iOS N/A
Android N/A
macOS Yes
Windows Yes
Equalizer
Graphic + Presets
ANC Control
N/A
Mic Control Level
Room effects
No
Playback Control
Yes
Button Mapping Yes
Surround Sound Dolby 7.1

The Logitech Gaming Software is highly 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, headset has 3 additional buttons that you can map to trigger specific commands, which is great and not available for most gaming headphones.

Volume and Mic Level

Button Mapping

Surround Sound

Connectivity
0
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
N/A
Multi-Device Pairing
N/A
NFC Pairing
N/A
Line of Sight Range
N/A
Default Latency
N/A
aptX Latency
N/A
aptX(LL) Latency
N/A

These headphones do not have Bluetooth connectivity. If you want a gaming headset that also supports Bluetooth, check out the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 or the Elite 800.

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.

8.9
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line of Sight Range
127 ft
Non-BT Latency
21 ms
0
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
N/A
USB Audio
N/A
Detachable N/A
Length 3.9 ft
Connection USB
Wired Latency
N/A

These do not come with an audio cable.

Connectivity
PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC / PS4 Analog
No
PC / PS4 Wired USB
No
PC / PS4 Non-BT Wireless
Audio + Microphone
Connectivity
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
No
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Wireless
Audio Only
3.4
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
Wireless USB Dongle
USB Input
Yes
Line In
No
Line Out
No
Optical Input
No
RCA Input
No
Dock Charging
No
Power Supply
USB

The base/dock is a small USB dongle transmitter with that provides audio and microphone support for the PS4 and PC but not the Xbox One. However, it does not have an AUX input like the G933.

Compared to other headphones

Comparison picture

The Logitech G930 are a good gaming headset with lots of customization options. They have an above average mic, low latency and a well-balanced sound that you can EQ via the Logitech gaming software. They have a couple of connection options that make them a suitable choice for watching movies although they do not come with a 1/8TRS audio cable in the box even like the G933. They're decently comfortable and sturdy enough to last you a while although their mostly plastic design isn't as durable as some of the other gaming headsets compared below. On the upside, they have programmable buttons that let you quickly switch between settings and modes which sets them apart from the competition. See our recommendations for the best PS4 headsets and the best wireless gaming headsets.

Logitech G933 Wireless Gaming Headset
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Amazon.com

The Logitech G933 are a better gaming headset than the Logitech G930. The G933 have a better-balanced default sound, more customization options, and a longer battery life than the G930. The G933 also have a better, more stylish-looking build quality with better, more responsive controls. The 933 also have more connection options, which makes them a bit more versatile for watching movies or using them outdoors. On the other hand, the G930 have a slightly more understated design that some may prefer over the G933. They also come with a USB extension cord which may be a bit more practical for some users on PC.

Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset
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Amazon.com

The Logitech G930 are a slightly better gaming headset than the Logitech G533. The G930 have more programmable buttons on the ear cups which gives them a bit more flexibility when mapping functions and customization options via the Logitech Gaming Software. The G533, on the other hand, have a slightly more premium-looking build quality. They also have a longer battery life and a greater wireless range than the G930, with a more balanced default sound quality out of the box.

HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II
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Amazon.com

The HyperX Cloud II are a better gaming headset if you prefer a wired design that you can use with your console controllers. However, if you want a wireless option for gaming, then the Logitech G930 are a better choice. The G930 have a lot more range thanks to their wireless connection. They also have a lot more customization options, thanks to their software support and programmable buttons. The HyperX Cloud II, on the other hand, have a much better build quality and comfort level. They're also wired with a detachable mic so they more easily pass for casual over-ears that you can use outdoors.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017
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Amazon.com

The SteelSeries Arctis 7 are a better gaming headset than the Logitech G930. The G930 are slightly more customizable thanks to the Logitech Gaming Software and programmable buttons on the ear cups. On the other hand, the SteelSeries have a much better build quality with better breathable pads and a more ergonomic layout for their buttons. They also have a better default sound quality and more connection options, so they're a bit more suitable for home theater. They have a casual design you can use outdoors with the provided audio cable, unlike the G930.

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