Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Snow 7.1 Wireless Gaming Headset

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The best of the best headsets. A great all rounder.

Elegance comes to mind when I look at the finish and crisp white snow color of the Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum headset along with some very impressive features, such as programmable G keys and the left ear cup under the magnetic cap, housing the wireless USB dongle, (clever idea Logitech) just to mention a few.

Before we go any further lets talk RGB, because well, why not? With approximately 16.8M color possibilities and two customisable lighting zones on the logo and the ear pieces that can be synced with the Logitech software to light up your life.  Add a set of back lit custom tags to enhance your look even further.

So now I have my favorite subject, the RGB side of things out of my system, lets focus on the audio, setting up the G933 I found on the first test the sound to be echoing quite a lot, after playing around with the software I discovered the equalizer and was able to set it to a much deeper, richer tone.

Logitech’s own trade marked advanced PRO-G™ audio drivers are made with a hybrid mesh material providing a performance gaming sound the likes of which gamers have been demanding for decades. Thank you Logitech for delivering!

7.1 Surround sound requires Logitech Gaming Software.

Listening to your media just the way you prefer is so easy with the Equalizer in the Logitech software, giving you the option to create personal sound profiles which i delighted in exploring.

I found the battery life to be excellent, getting approx 7-8 hours with the lighting on, to a whopping 11-12 hours with it turned off.  Not having to charge wireless headsets constantly is a great feature. Logitech have made the battery accessible in the right ear cup which I believe to be easily replaceable.

 

Multi-platform compatibility (MPC) for PC, mobile, home theater devices, and game consoles including PS4 and XBOX One, means that you need just one headset for everything, this is a concept I praise highly. Having multiple headsets for devices in this day and age doesn’t sit well with me, so I was extremely pleased to discover MPC with the Logitech G933.
The foldaway noise cancelling microphone provides crystal clear communication so your team mates can hear just HOW excited you are when shooting the enemy or smashing that goal in sports games.

Headphone:
Driver: 1.6 in (40 mm)
Frequency response: 20Hz-20KHz
Impedance: 39 Ohms (passive), 5k Ohms (active)
Sensitivity: 107dB SPL/mW

Microphone (Boom):
Microphone Pickup pattern: Cardioid (Unidirectional)
Size: 4mm
Frequency response: 100Hz-20KHz

In my personal experience I found the material on the ear pads to be a little scratchy causing slight irritation, however in saying that I do have sensitive skin so not entirely a downside for everyone, these are also easily removable for washing to keep your headset in top condition.

I would highly recommend this headset especially for those looking for wireless connectivity, I wouldn’t say that the microphone is of a studio quality but for gaming, more than suitable.

Price: $209-$300 AUD

What’s In the Box

  1. Gaming Headset
  2. Wireless USB Dongle
  3. USB Charging Cable (3m)
  4. 3.5mm Cable (1.5m)
  5. RCA to 3.5mm Cable (1m)
  6. 3.5mm to 2.5mm Adapter
  7. Documentation

Pros

  • Wireless
  • Excellent sound
  • Custom EQ capabilities
  • Programmable lighting
  • 8-12 Hours of battery life
  • Great background noise cancellation

Cons

  •  line noise on the microphone
  • on the heavier side (374gms)

 

 

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Updated: 25/07/2018.

This is the first time we have had to write an update review. But there are some pretty substantial issues to discuss.

So sometimes it is a real advantage to OWN the products you review, and not just get them on a short-term basis from a company to review. I witnessed this advantage first hand when my up until now fantastic Logitech headset stopped being “Fantastic”.

 

So this is what I was getting. Not a big deal right? just turn them on. It WAS a big deal, because this is when they were on……and being used! The headset would randomly turn off. sometimes 1 minute in, sometimes 10 minutes in. Totally random, and FULLY annoying.

So the checklist started…..

  • Battery…is it dead? no..fully charged.
  • Software update?….updated to the latest version
  • Is it just because it is being used wirelessly?..plugged it in (which I shouldn’t have to do, since they ARE a wireless headset) but done..still turned off randomly, even though it was plugged in.
  •  Checked online for options…SO MANY posts about the same issue! Here were the suggestions, check the Logitech website for info. So I did that.

The first thing they recommend is a hardware reset:

SO I did that. No change.

The second thing they recommend was a Firmware update, which was supposed to be done through the Windows Command Prompt. This does not work with Windows 10, and produces an error message when it is tried.

So failing all of that, and generally being annoyed that my headset was simply not working as it should, I returned it to the shop I got it from.

I was quite shocked to hear from the salesperson that they had only ever had problems with the WHITE version of this headset. They had never had a black headset returned. In fact, he said one particular customer had bought 4 headsets, 2 white, 2 black. The white ones were returned with this exact issue within a month.

Strange.

So I was really disappointed that my headset was simply no good, as I had mostly enjoyed using it. But since we are looking at it in a different light now, I may as well mention the other issues I had with it over time. This is where the advantage of continued use comes to play.

Using this headset with an Xbox One S was useless. My team mates couldn’t even hear me. Was great if I was playing solo and didn’t need to use the microphone, but otherwise I would just switch to my trusty Astro A40s.

I have relatively small ears, and found that if I wore this headset for longer than about 40 minutes I would get “hot-spots” under my ears from them, which was very uncomfortable, but I acknowledge this would not worry everyone.

So with all of this considered, I would probably NOT recommend this headset now. There is always the chance that there was a “bad batch” but I can only go by personal experience using this headset.

I would no longer recommend this particular headset.