Logitech G733 Review
The Logitech G733 takes part in the test and is available in several color variants to meet as many gamers’ tastes as possible. You can choose between black, white, blue, and purple, each with a color-matched headband – it can also be turned around or exchanged for other, optionally available bands. Logitech sent the white version to the test.
- High wearing comfort
- Four color variants available
- Stable, fast wireless connection
- Precise 7.1 surround sound
- Haptics just okay
- Somewhat flat audio experience
- Mediocre microphone quality
Logitech G733: designer headset with eye-catching RGB
The Logitech G733 is made entirely of plastic and therefore doesn’t precisely convey the most pleasing feel. But, on the other hand, the gaming headset is relatively light at 278 grams. There are also soft ear pads covered with breathable fabric, a stretchy, colorful headband, and easily movable ear cups. So the Logitech sits tight but still comfortably on the head.
For the Logitech G733, In addition to the colorful ribbons, you can also order funny pop filters for the microphone, which, among other things, have the shape of a mustache or a heart. As you can see, the gaming headset offers many customization options, which we rate positively. The whole thing is underlined with the forward-facing, programmable RGB lighting on the two auricles to be able to put yourself in the “right light.” Streamers, in particular, should be happy about this. But watch out: if you wear glasses, the light from the RGB strips could be annoying.
Wireless connectivity and battery life
The communication of the Logitech G733 takes place via the in-house Lightspeed radio technology. So all you need to do is plug a USB dongle into the PC. In addition to Windows, macOS and Playstation 4 are also supported, but you have to do with the latter without the equalizer and surround technologies.
The integrated battery is charged via a modern USB Type-C and should last for 29 hours with deactivated RGB lighting. When the lighting is activated, it should then only be 20 hours. In the test, we got around 17 hours with active lighting (pulsating color change). Not bad with switched on RGB!
Equipment and features
The controls (microphone mute, volume control, and power button) of the Logitech G733 are all located on the back of the left auricle. They can also be operated blindly thanks to a partially structured surface and intuitive positioning. In addition, the microphone can be removed entirely and bent very flexibly. Finally, Logitech offers a function collection called “Blue Vo! Ce, ” which comes from the company’s streaming microphone brand to improve voice transmission. It is an extensive equalizer. There are also finished profiles.
In addition to pure stereo reproduction, the gaming headset also supports the DTS Headphone: X 2.0 surround sound virtualization, enabling 7.1 sound. The surround mode can be activated again in predefined profiles, but you can also adjust each sound channel yourself.
Sound of the Logitech G733
The sound in the Logitech G733 is provided by two 40 millimeter wide Pro-G type broadband drive coils. These consist of a hybrid mesh material that is less distorted and therefore supposed to offer a more precise, clean sound. In practice, we actually couldn’t find any distortion. But we always found the sound to be a bit flat and would have liked more volume, i.e., a wider soundstage. The depths, in particular, could have used a little more pressure, which is particularly evident in music and films. The virtual surround sound, on the other hand, is convincing. We can locate sources very well. But here, too, we lack some pressure.
The microphone quality is also only mediocre despite the many setting options. The voice sounds a bit busy, and there is a lack of dynamics. The background noise suppression cannot filter out all unwanted noises. One sounds incomprehensible with that Logitech G733 but at no time.
Microphone & software – Blue Voice is perfect
Usually, I would have integrated this section into the “In everyday life” part. Still, with more and more online meetings unnecessarily horrific due to average microphones, I would like to praise and criticize the microphone of the Logitech G733 mainly.
Without ever turning on G-Hub, your voice through the microphone sounds average and even a little pale. There is a lack of bass and abundance. In addition, hissing sounds are very emphasized.
The Logitech G733 offers Blue Voice for a bit of boost of your voice. This is a technique that Logitech is using in their new microphones. It complements effects such as a compressor, de-esser for the hissing sounds, etc. This increases the quality of your voice immensely with the Blue Yeti X (test) that convinced me very much.
You can set exactly how much the compressor or noise suppression should work in the G Hub app. The fact that Logitech hides the better sound quality of your voice behind additional software is at least a questionable decision. Blue Voice was deactivated when it was first started and could only be activated in G Hub. Annoying and a little unnecessary.
After testing the Logitech G733, it is clear that the manufacturer has mainly focused on the design. Of course, the wireless connection is always stable, the battery life is not bad, and it is also very comfortable to carry. However, we would only have expected a little more in terms of sound and feel for 130 euros. The bass lacks pressure, and the overall sound is a bit flat. The mediocre microphone quality makes things even more difficult.