Logitech G935 Wireless is a spatial sound champ in an old crackling casing - review

Despite the purchase of Astro, Logitech does not intend to give up its own series of headsets for players. Wireless Logitech G935 Wireless is the latest, most expensive and theoretically the best headset in the company's offer. I spent almost two months with him, during which disappointment mixed with delight.

First disappointment, then delight. This is how you can describe two months with the Logitech G935 Wireless. I felt it when I took it out of the box, as if I stepped back a few years. The headphone casing is similar to the old Artemis, which has been on the Logitech offer for a long time. This is not good information at all. Artemis were never overly light and comfortable headphones. G935 Wireless obviously repeats their construction sins. At least partially.

The Logitech G935 Wireless has been replaced by a fatal sports mesh for earflaps and foam.

Ear muffs made of a sports mesh is one of the most stupid, unjustified trends in the gaming industry. The use of such a material makes sense in the headphones for athletes. However, in the case of players sitting in front of televisions, it borders on stupidity. Fortunately, Logitech's engineers realized this, turning the Artemis grid into a solid, not too loose, not too compacted skin. Thanks to this Logitech G935 Wireless fits better to the ears, better isolates the sounds and is nicer to the touch. A good change.

Unfortunately, the indulgent LEDs remained in place. LEDs flicker by millions of shades, adapting to game events thanks to Logitech's proprietary Lightsync technology. The problem is that the player can not see it at all. The LEDs were placed in the back of the housing. If anyone can look at them freely, then only the person standing behind our backs (?!). For this diode drain the battery of wireless headphones, which is unforgettable. Fortunately, the LEDs can be permanently turned off in the options of the G Hub program. Thanks to this I gained an additional 2 hours of wireless work.

When Artemis appeared on store shelves a few years ago, their design was already archaic at the time. Today is even worse. Without blinking, I would replace the stiff, sliding headband of the Logitech G935 Wireless with the braces used in the SteelSeries and HyperX headphones. A dozen or so grams - a few dozen grams of weight would certainly have a positive effect on the comfort of use during marathons with games. It must be said that the Logitech G935 Wireless is definitely not the most convenient set under the sun. Fortunately, thanks to the additional hinges at the shells, the headphones do not press. Migrants like me are a great and important advantage.

The G935 uses the DTS Headphone: X 2.0 standard. It's the best that has happened to these headphones.

Of course, it all depends on the quality of the transducers and software, but as a rule I prefer DTS from Dolby Digital. Standard Digital Theater Systems uses a less invasive method of sound compression, and it also offers a much, but much better, scene of digital surround sound. When competitive Dolby Digital operates on the basis of rigid directional sources, DTS Headphone: X 2.0 offers dynamic directions. Fully using a 360-degree spatial ring, and susceptible to strong editing.

DTS is usually more natural and more dynamic. Despite the common ring, the directions are perfectly isolated, and really well curled. Typical stereo headphones will tell you that the enemy is straight, left or right. Most Dolby Digital models let you specify precisely the northwest or southeast. In turn, correctly configured DTS Headphone: X 2.0 sets will make you feel both direction, distance and position change. In video games this is of fundamental importance.

Logitech G935 Wireless is one of the best configured, if not the best DTS headphones I had on my mind. In terms of digital surround sound, the G935 is nearly twice as expensive as the Razer Nari Ultimate. Logitech has done a great job in digital tuning, and its 50-mm drivers do real wonders on virtual battlefields. The G935 is one of those models in which "you can see the sound", which means you can actually shoot blindly. For example, towards characters behind the player.

Great for video games ... but unfortunately bad for everything else.

Like a mantra, I repeat that there is a reason why headsets for gamers are in a different store location than headphones for music lovers. Headsets are devices that are supposed to debris sound. Such headphones conquer the lower layers, pull out directional sources and put on earthy, cinematic basses. Mountains are marginalized, at the expense of better representation of space and sharing of lower ranges. All this makes most headphone players suitable for listening to music on average. This is not the case with Logitech.

On the G935, you can listen to your favorite bands the most, but the cheaper music headphones will give you twice as much effect. Especially when instead of pop you prefer rock or metal. That's why I immediately point out: these are not universal headphones. Thanks to the Logitech G935 Wireless, the player has to know that behind the concrete wall two floors above the opponent runs. In this role the headset is doing absolutely sensational. G935 gives you a real advantage on the battlefield and makes you always better prepared than your opponent.

Being on rock and metal, the G935 is shockingly quiet. The maximum volume is one of the lowest I have tested in the last few years.

2.4 GHz connectivity, 10 hours on charging, wireless operation with PC, PS4 and Switchem.

The headphones connect to the source device using a large USB dongle. Logitech focused on 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity, which I think is a very good move. More and more sets use the newer, faster standard 5 GHz, but there is not much wisdom in it. 5 GHz frequencies are much less resistant to interference and obstacles. The older standard does not have this problem, being a more reliable and stable solution.

A nice addition is that the USB adapter can be hidden inside the headphones, removing the left cover of the earpiece. Underneath the right cover there is a replaceable battery. Unfortunately, the G935 is not a marathon runner. Just over 10 hours of operation (in addition without LEDs) is a relatively average result. More and more wireless sets are approaching the 20-hour barrier. Fortunately, there is nothing to prevent you from connecting your headphones with the included cable, while continuing the game and recharging the battery.

I was disappointed in the cooperation with the PlayStation 4 console. Logitech G935 Wireless can operate wirelessly with this platform, but then we lose all the benefits of the DTS Headphone: X 2.0 standard. The set for almost 700 zlotys turns into regular stereo headphones with the correct, but not the best microphone on the flexible feeder. The same effect is achieved by connecting G935 to Nintendo Switch or Xbox One using traditional cabling.

Detriment. If the DTS would not only run on the PC, but also on the PS4, this set would be an absolute keel. An unexpected advantage is the wireless operation using a dongle with a console ... Nintendo Switch. I was also very surprised with the support for listening to two sound sources at the same time - one with a 3.5 mm cable, the other wirelessly via a USB adapter. A great thing when you combine the sound of the game on the Switch with voice chat (Discord) running on your smartphone or laptop. Fire! I did not think that these headphones would be so versatile.

Better, more comfortable, more accurate than Artemis. But is it enough for you?

Logitech G935 Wireless is a great evolution of the set, which was not the most successful one. Digital surround sound is a real cosmos. In this field, Logitech embarrasses producers of much more expensive headphones. On the other hand, the G935 cultivates the sins of its predecessor, such as an unnecessary LED spectacle, a massive construction or a stiff headband. If we were to get rid of the diodes, put on the harness structure and slightly lower the price, we would have hit the hits. The undivided higher-level hegemon with emphasis on spatial sound.

The biggest advantages:

  • Great surround sound on my beloved DTS Headphone: X 2.0
  • Removable battery, place for USB adapter in earpiece
  • Replacing the sports mesh for pleasant skin
  • Rich support from the G HUB software
  • I love the microphone feeders constructed in this way
  • Works wirelessly with PS4 and Nintendo Switch ...

The biggest drawbacks:

  • ... but losing a great spatial scene
  • Massive, with a stiff bar and a strange center of gravity
  • Shockingly silent
  • Save these LEDs
  • The microphone on Windows 10 works by default under technical capabilities

Unfortunately, the high price combined with the old design make the Logitech G935 Wireless a bit like an ugly duckling; headphones have a wonderful interior, a sound of great quality, great versatility, but hardly anyone will find out about it. Players frightened with Artemis will prefer to bet on Turtle Beach, SteelSeries, HyperX or Astro. It would be a shame, because this time Logitech has created a really solid, recommendable product from the audio category.

It does not happen to them often.

Logitech G935 Wireless is a spatial sound champ in an old crackling casing - review


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