Logitech is a household name when it comes to gaming peripherals. The company has long withstood its competitors to refusing back down and over the years Logitech has carved its own following in the gaming industry niche. Bearing this in mind, Logitech’s G933 Artemis is no pushover. It is a wireless headset boasting RGB illumination, compatibility with both PC and console, extensive EQ customization, user profiles, up to 12 hours of wireless audio, great comfort and of course incredible sound quality.
Known to be succeeding one of the best wireless headsets out there in the market, the highly respected G930, the Logitech G933 looks to be an even better headset than its predecessor.
Of course all things come at a price and the Logitech G933 is no different. Coming in with a price of $299, it’s not the most affordable headset out there so can it still convince us that it is worth that price tag?
Logitech G933 Review – Whats in the Box?
The Logitech G933 comes packaging in the familiar Logitech packaging. On the front of the box there is the famous Logitech logo along with a nice big product shot of the G933.
On the side of the box are the technical specifications of the product. The other side lists the contents of the box itself.
At the back has more general information about the product.
Inside the box is the actual headset which is safely put in a plastic to prevent it from moving.
Next are the USB cable, 3.5mm and an RCA adapter. You can tell that Logitech wants the users to able to use the headset in different devices.
Lastly is the manual that comes with most devices.
Logitech G933 Review – Does it Deserve to be Called Zeus?
This thing looks so futuristic with its style and it’s not even turned on.
Let’s start things off with the surface. It has a light textured black plastic surface and chrome-like effect fitting. It looks professional with its stylish and futuristic look. It looks massive too, like the ones you see being worn by people working in the airline industry. Despite its size, it doesn’t feel heavy at all. And the ear cups and padded headband are a nice snug fit that ensures that it doesn’t slip off and will sit comfortably on your head.
The extender on each side is durable and will most likely be able to fit any head size. Both ear cups have a removable panel on the side. The panels on each side of the ear cup are magnetically attached. Each panel covers the rechargeable battery and the other one a USB adapter that you can use during transport. It’s a very practical solution for people who easily and clumsily misplace things.
It also easily connects to almost any device. All you have to do is connect the USB to any USB powered device and the headset will automatically pair itself with the device. Also if you take out the USB, you’ll see a translucent plastic that shows what the device looks like on the inside.
The headset itself has an abundance of controls from both ear cups. The left side includes the power switch, a volume rocker, three programmable and customizable ‘G’ buttons, a mic mute on or off button, the mic itself, a 3.5mm jack and a USB slot for recharging the headset. You can easily reach these controls after you get used to it. At least for me, I’m able to easily remember by instinct where the buttons roughly are. Although at the beginning you will probably click the wrong button, it takes a while to get used to but they did put the volume rocker at the best place which is at the bottom. It’s the easiest to find on the first try.
Some of you probably won’t need the ‘G’ buttons especially if you already have a gaming mouse that includes customizable buttons or a keyboard loaded with an abundance of macro keys or even both. Having that much buttons for quick access, at least from the games I played, is already a lot. Your keyboard alone already has a number of buttons. However, if you don’t have a gaming keyboard and mouse that does have those features, it does help. One feature I can see with this is programming it to talk to PUGs on your team in Overwatch. I know what you’re going to say, “but you already have a mic mute on and off!” Discord has gotten tremendously popular after its launch I can use the ‘G’ buttons to only mute my mic on Overwatch while still maintaining my voice comms with my friends at discord. Using your global mute button would obviously mute your voice on both programs. Another situation I can use this in is programming the ‘G’ button again to mute but this time only on my Twitch stream. These programs having their own mute programs are indeed handy although I don’t see most people being able to use all three except streamers, one for discord, the stream and the game. Another situation would be using all three buttons for pause, play and stop for your multimedia controls. This is a neat feature if you intend to use this headset for watching your TV shows or movies on your home theater setup. However, I wouldn’t recommend using the ‘G’ buttons for your crucial in-game commands since it really does take some time to find the buttons at the beginning and if you do get used to it, it still takes time to actually press it and you would require to let go of your keyboard or mouse to press it. These take seconds to actually press it and seconds, even milliseconds are crucial in-game especially PVP ones.
The boom mic can be tucked away conveniently on the edge of the left ear cup. It has decent sound quality for a gaming headset but not the best when compared to actual mic peripherals. Another thing to add is you can actually mute the mic just by tucking it back in.
The LED lights are quite impressive but sadly you obviously can’t see them when you’re using the headset. Obviously, they too drain the battery but Logitech really made it gorgeous, especially when you’re gaming in the dark. The G logos on the side of the headset also glow alongside the strip. The lights are customizable using Logitech’s software. However, it only works for Windows only. The software allows you to customize the colors as well as the various effects like the “breathing” effect.
A cool feature that a lot of people may not know is that they integrated the LEDS to your game. These LEDs actually change color depending on what happens to you in certain games. In CS:GO, it’s your health status bar. When you’re taking hits in the game, it will pulse red and when you eventually die, it becomes red altogether.
The 3.5mm has quality braiding. There’s a controller which also has a mic mute switch, the volume wheel and a control button. On the other side is a toggle for controlling the headset’s volume between headset and microphone.
Driver: 1.6 in (40 mm)
Frequency response: 20Hz-20KHz
Impedance: 39 Ohms (passive), 5k Ohms (active)
Sensitivity: 107dB SPL/mW
Microphone Pickup pattern: Cardioid (Unidirectional)
Frequency response: 100Hz-20KHz
Indoor: 15 meters
Outdoor: 20 meters
Connection Type: USB
LCD Display: No
Battery Life (rechargeable):
- No lighting: 12 hours
- Default lighting: 8 hours
- Tested at 50% volume
Audio Controls: Yes
Microphone Type: Cardioid (Unidirectional)
Noise Canceling: Yes
The headset offers a number of connectivity options for both PCs and game consoles. The USB works with a PC or a PlayStation 4. You can also connect it to the Xbox36, PlayStation 3 or even a home theater device. The 3.5mm cable can also connect to a smartphone or tablet. The 7.1-channel support requires a PC connection. With that in mind, you can connect all these audio into the headset. You can take calls from a different device will still playing your game without having to pause it. You can connect up to three devices for a multi-source audio.
The 7.1-channel Dolby and DTS surround sound is supported by the Logitech G933 and each channel can be adjusted through the Logitech software once the headset is connected to the pc. The different channels are able to simulate positional imaging. The 7.1-channel also helps give the user a more realistic sound positioning. Let me warn you though, that surround sound is not available for game consoles so please keep that in mind.
The Logitech Gaming Software is what you’ll use to customize your headset. The UI is pretty clever. The home tab shows the headset itself with its main buttons. It also shows the battery life of the headset.
You can click the ‘G’ buttons on the actual picture of the headset and it will take you to the commands and profiles menu. You can also click the button next to the house which is a button with a ‘G’ on it. Here you can program the customizable ‘G’ buttons. You can program the buttons to do pretty much anything, from controlling your multimedia to turning on/off push-to-talk, trigger in-game commands, etc. The default commands for each button are cycle EQ, surround sound options and cycle effect. At the top of the menu, you can see the profiles. Here you can add new or load different profiles with various customized button keys.
The next tab is for the custom lighting. This is where you can customize the color and lighting effect of the headset. It has over 16 million colors to choose from and combine that with different lighting effects and you have an endless combination of colors to give to your headset.
Next is the custom equalizer tab. You can change your EQ depending on what game you’re playing, music you’re listening to, movie you’re watching, etc. There are a few presets like FPS or MOBA which obviously adjusts the sound to suit these types of games. There’s a Drop the Bass which is obviously for music. Of course you can also make your own EQ setting.
The Surround Sound Mixer lets you turn on the DTS surround sound for when you’re watching movies or FPS games. If you love watching movies, definitely take advantage of this. You’ll be blown away by the quality that the DTS Headphone X brings.
The last three buttons are general software options such as settings and help.
Using the Product
Setting up the Logitech G933 is quite easy. Download the software from the Logitech website and install it. Connect the USB dongle that’s located on one side of the ear cup and the software will immediately recognize it.
You can definitely start enjoying the quality of the sound brought to you by the Logitech G933 with its presets but you can further customize things on the software to ensure you have the right settings. This will only take a few minutes and you’ll be able to further enjoy your headset.
If you go on the settings menu on the general tab, you can find the start up options, quick macros, illumination, graphics and scan for games.
The Logitech G933 tab allows you to turn on or off the device startup effect when connecting the device. It also shows the firmware version.
The profile tab lets you choose the default profile which activates when there’s no match between the bound application and profile. The persistent profile lets you choose an ‘always active’ profile. No matter what application you use, this profile will always be active. The profile cycling allows you to create a hotkey to cycle through your profiles that belong to the same game.
The last tab allows you to enable mobile service and to automatically discover new mobile services. You can also check which devices are paired to your headset. If the device doesn’t seem to automatically detect and pair up with your mobile device, you can manually connect to it here.
The Logitech G933 delivers excellent performance with its core features. Plus it adds a bunch more features than your average headset. One of which that I would like to highlight is the personalized game RGB lighting effects that adds more character to the headset as opposed to having the same lighting effect to every game.
The build is high quality and clever. The battery and USB are cleverly tucked away inside the ear cups covered by a magnetic panel. This ensures you won’t accidentally misplace the two.
However, the ear cups are massive and this might not be a preference to some people. You should definitely wear them first before purchasing.
Where to Buy
If you are interested in stepping up your game and want to get your hands on a kickass headset, you can grab the Logitech G933 for $299 over at the official Logitech store.