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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These headphones do not come with a case or pouch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These do not come with an audio cable.
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.
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.
The Logitech G933 Wireless Gaming Headset are a better gaming headset than the Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset. 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 G933 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.
The HyperX Cloud 2/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 Wireless Gaming Headset 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.
The Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset are a slightly better pair of gaming headphones than the Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset. 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 longer battery life and a greater wireless range than the G930, with a more balanced default sound profile out of the box.
The SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 2017 are a better gaming headset than the Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset. 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.