The Logitech G933 deliver on all the essentials that make a great gaming headphone. They have very low latency, a great mic, decent sound quality, and lots of customization and connection options. They're comfortable, decently sturdy and come with a regular and an RCA cable, so they will work with your phone, console controllers, and home theater setup. Unfortunately, they won't be the most versatile headphones to use outdoors unlike some other gaming headsets.
The Logitech G933 look premium and well-made but have a slightly plasticky build quality. They look like a hybrid of the G930 and G533, which results in large square-ish ear cups that seal the ear fairly well and should be comfortable enough for most listeners. They're not too tight on the head and they're decently lightweight for their size although they are a bulky headset that won't be as practical to use outdoors. Their mic is not detachable and they won't be stable enough to use during more strenuous physical activity but overall they have a good design with neat little features like the USB dongle and battery compartments hidden behind removable backplates.
The Logitech G933 Artemis look somewhat like a cross between the G930 and the G533. Like the rest of the Logitech lineup and most gaming headphones, they're a little bulky and have large and slightly square-ish ear cups with a wide headband and a cool two-tone color scheme that looks great. However, they're not the most outdoor friendly headphones, since like most gaming focused headsets they have a bulky design and a retractable mic instead of a detachable one. So while they're one of the better-looking gaming headsets we've tested, they will not be the ideal option to use outside even if they do come with a standard audio cable that will work with your phone.
The G933, like the G930 and G533, are decently comfortable headphones that come with removable and breathable pads. They have large and spacious ear cups and a relatively loose fit that doesn't clamp your head as much as some of the other gaming headphones we've tested. They're comfortable enough to wear for long gaming sessions. However, the padding on the ear cups is a bit stiff and doesn't feel as nice on the skin as the microfiber or pleather coating of some of the other gaming over-ears.
The Logitech G933 have great but slightly confusing controls. They provide two control schemes; one when wireless with the default button layout on the right ear cup, and another when wired with the 1/8" TRRS audio cable that has an in-line remote. The in-line remote has a typical button layout, with a play, pause and call management button, a small volume dial and a microphone mute switch. The wireless layout, however, provides a bit more control over the headphones functionalities. Here you have a volume dial with better feedback, a mute mic button, and the power switch. You also get 3 programmable buttons that you can set to different settings and functions via the Logitech gaming software. The default setup will cycle through different EQ modes, enable surround sound and switch between different light patterns for the LEDs. All the buttons feel well made and a bit reminiscent of console controller d-pads with excellent feedback. Unfortunately, since there are so many options on one ear cup, it can be a bit confusing at first, especially during a heated multiplayer game. You do get used to it eventually thanks to the slightly raised notches on the buttons, but it does take a bit of time.
These headphones have an average over-ear design with decently breathable ear cup pads. They create a fairly good seal around your ears so they will obstruct a good amount of airflow. But on the upside, the slightly breathable pads make them a bit cooler than typical over-ear headsets. They won't be the best headphones to use in hot and humid conditions and they will make your ears a bit warm after a couple hours of listening but on the upside, they should be fine for gaming and about average for other use cases.
The Logitech G933, like most gaming headsets, are not very 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, if you want to use them wirelessly, but since they come with a good mobile-friendly audio cable, you do not have to. Unfortunately, they do not provide a case and a pouch in the box which is slightly disappointing even if you're not going to be carrying them around very often.
The Logitech G933 feel more premium than the G930. They have a fairly similar mostly-plastic build quality but the subtle design tweaks of the G933 makes for a better built and more premium looking headset overall. They have a decently flexible headband that is reinforced with a metal frame. The ear cups feel dense and decently durable with removable backplates that cleverly hide the USB dongle and battery in each ear cup. The mic design is a relatively short plastic hinge with a retractable and flexible boom mic. It is sturdy and looks decent but won't be as durable as the mic designs of other gaming headphones we've tested. On the upside, the ear cup pads, the cables, and the battery are replaceable which makes them bit more durable than most headsets in the long run.
These headphones are not stable enough for running and doing physical activity but should be okay for more casual uses. 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 for exercising or working out. They have slightly larger and heavier ear cups than the G930 so they will easily fall off your head under strenuous physical conditions. They're not a suitable option for sports.
The Logitech G933 is a good sounding pair of closed-back over-ear gaming headphones. They have a well-extended and powerful bass, an even and flat mid-range and a well-balanced treble. However, their bass suffers from inconsistent delivery across multiple subjects and could sound a bit overpowering for some and too weak for others. Their mid-range is a little underemphasized, which weakens the vocals and instruments. They also lack a bit of detail in their treble range. Overall, these headphones are versatile and suitable for a variety of genres. However, the user could experience a drop in bass if the seal between the headphones and the ears are broken, by wearing glasses for example.
The bass is very good. LFE (low-frequency extension) is at 10Hz, which is excellent. Also, low-bass is above our target by more than 3dB. This indicates a deep and extended bass with a bit of extra of thump and rumble, which some users may like. Mid-bass, responsible for the body of bass guitars and the punch of kick drums, is also overemphasized by more than 3dB. High-bass, responsible for warmth is better balanced and is hyped by about 1dB. Also, their bass delivery varies significantly 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 G933 headset has a very good mid-range. The response is relatively flat and even, which is good for reproducing clear and well-balanced vocals/instruments. However, it is consistently recessed by about 2.5dB, which nudges vocals towards the back of the mix by giving more emphasis to the lower frequencies.
The treble performance is very good. The frequency response in the treble range is a bit uneven, but overall well-balanced. Low-treble is under our neutral target by 0.6dB, which along with the dip around 6KHz, will have a small negative effect on the detail and brightness of vocals and lead instruments. These headphones could also sound slightly sibilant (sharp on S and Ts) due to the peak around 10Khz. This will be mostly audible on vocals and cymbals.
The frequency response consistency of the Logitech G933 is sub-par. These headphones are a bit inconsistent in their delivery across multiple subjects, especially in the lower frequencies. In the bass range, they show more than 6dB of variance below 100Hz across our five human subjects, especially on the subject who wears glasses. In the treble range they perform better since the inconsistencies occur in narrower bands.
The imaging performance is about average. Weighted group delay is at 0.4, which is good, but the GD graph shows that the response crosses the audibility threshold around 60Hz. This could result in a bass that is a tad slow, but it's subtle enough that most people won't notice it. Additionally, the L/R drivers of our test unit were very well-matched in amplitude, frequency, and phase response. This is important for the accurate localization and placement of objects (like voice, instruments, and video game effects) in the stereo field.
The soundstage 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. Therefore, their soundstage may be perceived as relatively large, but unnatural and located inside the head.
The Logitech G933 have a very good harmonic distortion performance. The overall amount of THD is within very good limits throughout the range even at 100dB SPL. The response is even and smooth too, which is good.
The Logitech G933 do not block a lot of noise so they won't be the ideal option if you game in a particularly loud environment. The slightly porous pads help with breathability but also let noise seep into your audio which may be bothersome if you're at a competitive event and need to focus on the multiplayer voice chat or in-game audio. Unfortunately, they're also a bit leaky at higher volumes, so they may be distracting to anyone next to you in quieter conditions. They won't be the ideal headphones to game at night without distracting your friend, roommate or partner.
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 7dB of isolation, which is about average. In the treble range, where sharp sounds like S and Ts sit, they isolate by 20dB, which is decent.
The Logitech G 933 have 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 a bit loud too. With the music at 100dB SPL, the leakage at 1 foot away averages at 46dB and peaks at around 58dB. This is a little above the noise floor of most offices.
The Logitech G933 gaming headset has a good boom mic. In quiet environments, speech recorded or transmitted with this microphone sounds natural and detailed, but it may be a bit thin and airless. In noisy situations, it is able to separate speech from background noise to a good degree even in loud environments, like a subway station or a game competition.
The Logitech G933 has a very good microphone. The LFE (low-frequency extension) of 281Hz indicates a recorded/transmitted speech that sounds a little thin. The HFE (high-frequency extension) is at 6.3KHz, which results in a clear and detailed speech, but it may lack a bit of airiness. The response between the LFE and HFE points is quite flat, resulting in a natural voice capture.
The boom microphone of the Logitech G933 is excellent at noise handling. It achieved a speech-to-noise ratio of 25dB in our SpNR test. This indicates that they can separate speech from ambient noise to a good degree in most situations.
The Logitech G933 have a decently long battery life and a great app that offers a lot of customization options and mappable settings. They will last up to 12.5 hours when the RGB lights are off and take roughly 3.8 hours to charge. It's quite long but about average for most gaming headsets. On the upside, they support the Logitech gaming software which gives them a wealth of customization options and settings that you can map to the programmable buttons on the ear cups. They provide an excellent parametric equalizer, mic and surround sounds settings as well as different profiles that you can quickly switch depending on the game.
The Logitech G933 headphones have a decent battery life that delivers up to 12 hours of continuous playtime. They take quite a bit of time to charge when compared to more recent Bluetooth headphones but compared to some gaming headsets, they are about average at 3.8hrs. They also automatically turn off if there's no audio playing after 5 minutes which saves a lot of power. Also, they can be used while charging which is great for gaming marathons if you're close to a power source, like when gaming on PC.
The Logitech Gaming Software is highly customizable when paired with the G933 headset. You get access to a great equalizer and surround sound effects you can personalize, microphone and volume levels, as well as swappable profiles with saved personal settings and and an adjustable audio off timer you can set directly in the app. Also, the G933 like the G930, has 3 programmable buttons that you can map to trigger specific commands, which is great and sets them apart from most for most gaming headsets.
The Logitech G933 have a lot of connection options which set them apart from most gaming headphones. Their USB dongle also acts as an audio mixer and has a line input that will mix the in-game audio with an auxiliary source like your phone, console or TV, thanks to the regular 1/8" TRRS or RCA audio cable provided in the box. They also have a fairly good range so you will be able to comfortably game from your couch no matter your game/home-theater set up and they have low latency when used wired or wirelessly which makes them a suitable option for gaming and watching movies.
The Logitech G933 come with a 1/8" TRRS audio cable with an in-line remote and mic that will work with your phone consoles and PC. However, the cable works best with iOS devices and only has partial support on older android phones.
Update: 23/01/2019: The Logitech G933 do not have audio over USB on PC or on consoles. The review has been updated to reflect this.
The base/dock is a small USB dongle transmitter with a line-in. It also act as an audio mixer that has a line input that will mix the in-game audio with an auxiliary source, like your phone, console or TV. It's compatible with the PS4 and PC but only provides audio for Xbox One. However, since it's just a simple USB stick, it will not provide dock charging which isn't as convenient as some of the other wireless headsets we've tested.
The Logitech G933 Artemis headphones have a great wireless range. They reached up to 48ft when the USB transmitter was obstructed by walls and in another room and up to 125ft in direct-line-of-sight. They will rarely drop any audio if you're gaming directly in front of your TV and perform about as well as most typical Bluetooth headphones.
They have only about 22ms of latency which is great for gaming and watching movies.
The Logitech G933 are great gaming headsets with lots of customization options. They have an excellent 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. They're also comfortable and sturdy enough to last you a while although their mostly plastic design isn't as durable as some of the gaming headsets. On the upside, they have programmable buttons that let you quickly switch between settings and modes which sets them apart from most of the other gaming headphones compared below. See our recommendations for the best gaming headsets for PC and the best PS4 headsets.
Both Logitech wireless models are great for gaming, but the Logitech G933 is slightly more customizable, has programmable buttons, and has a better microphone performance, which can be useful if you often play online or with friends. Also, you’ll be able to use it wired on consoles even if the battery is dead, which can’t be done with the Logitech G533. On the other hand, the G533 has a more low-profile look, and its sound quality is more accurate. You’ll also get a slightly longer battery life with the G533. It also offers channel mixing, which the G933 doesn’t.
Both headsets are great for gaming, but the Logitech G933 offer a bit more customization and have a great companion software, while the HyperX Cloud Flight are a simple wireless headset without any app. The G933 also feel slightly better-built and more durable than the Cloud Flight. However, the HyperX have twice the battery life of the Logitech headset, and have a more accurate audio reproduction. It also have a great microphone that outperforms the G933. If you prefer great performance right out-of-the-box, get the Cloud Flight. If you like having gaming software to customize your sound, lighting, and programmable buttons, get the G933.
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.
The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless are much better gaming headphones than the Logitech G933. They sound better, have a better control scheme, a more stable fit, a better microphone, and a quicker charging battery. That said, the Logitech G933 are more breathable and are also compatible with the Logitech Gaming Software, which has more customization features than the SteelSeries Engine. Though the Pro Wireless are better headphones in general, fans of the Logitech Gaming Software should consider the G933 since it’s still a very good gaming headset at a fraction of the price of the Arctis Pro Wireless.
The Audeze Mobius are slightly better gaming headsets than the Logitech G933. The Logitech have great connection options, a low latency wireless connect for PS4 and PC, and an excellent app that offers a lot of customizable settings. They also have programmable buttons, which comes in handy, if you like to play a lot of different games since you can easily switch profiles to better fit what you are playing. The Audeze, on the other hand, offers a unique experience thanks to their 3D feature. they're also Bluetooth headphones with a more casual design that you can use outdoors with your phone. They have a better-balanced default sound but do not come with a proper EQ like the G933 which may be addressed in a future update.
The Astro A50 are a better gaming headset than the Logitech G933. The base station of the A50s offers them more connection options and dock charging. There's also a way to make them work with all consoles wirelessly (explained better in the A50'S review). They have a more premium looking build quality, a better mic, and they're a bit more comfortable than the G933. However, the Logitech have a better control scheme and are a bit more versatile thanks to their wired connection option and regular audio cable. The G933 are not the ideal headphones for outdoors, but they're a bit more portable and practical for other use cases than the A50s apart from gaming and home theater.
The SteelSeries Arctis 7 have a slightly better performance overall than the Logitech G933. The Arctis 7 have a better build quality, a longer battery life and a more balanced sound out of the box. They also have a more outdoor-friendly design although their audio cable isn't as versatile as the G933's. The G933, on the other hand, have a bit more customizable options, programmable buttons and extra accessories that make them a better option for watching movies.