PROS / This PC gaming headset is very comfortable.
CONS / The shorter range of frequencies results in some loss of audio quality.
VERDICT / Although you will lose some audio definition, the low price tag makes the Logitech G330 an attractive option.
Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been replaced by another product. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.
Logitech is a well-known manufacturer of gaming peripherals, and they know how to build quality products that can catch the interest of their gamer audience. In our experience, they are most well known for their high-end and more expensive products. However, the Logitech G330 is part of their PC gaming headset lineup, and with this set, they did not go the expensive extravagant route. In fact, this is one of the least expensive headsets we have seen that is still considered a gaming peripheral. Products that are any less expensive end up categorized as something more generic.
The most obvious difference between this PC gaming headset and the others that we have reviewed is the overall design. All the others are regular circumaural, over-the-head headsets, but not the Logitech G330. Rather than sitting atop your head, the headband wraps around the back of your head and the supra-aural earpieces sit flush against your ears. For those you that have not ever worn headphones with this type of design, it may take some getting used to.
Past headphones with the behind-the-head fit have commonly been uncomfortable for many. This is due to the weight of the headset being on your ears as well as the pressure on the ears when they are pinched between the earpieces and the headband. The Logitech G330 has countered these problems with a few different design solutions. The first is that this PC gaming headset is light, so the weight is less of an issue. The second are the pivoting earpieces that adjust to your specific ears without pinching them. The third is the rubber padding around the band so that everything touching you is padded. The final piece of the solution is the adjustable headband. This adjustment helps you angle the whole apparatus to better fit to your head.
What you lose in this compact, comfortable design is in the audio performance. The Logitech G330 microphone, despite being uni-directional, still captures some ambient sound and only reproduces your voice passably clear. Sound reproduction for your own listening pleasure is also flawed, mostly because of the narrow frequency response range of 40 to 18,000 hertz. The average human ear can ear beyond the highs and lows that this PC gaming headset is capable of outputting. Audio that utilizes those frequencies will be poorly reproduced.
The Logitech G330 PC gaming headset has a few features that help tip the balance more in its favor, though. The microphone can rotate out of your way, and it will flex to your ideal, preferred chatting position. There is a simple inline audio control unit for muting the microphone and adjusting the headphones' volume. Then finally, you have the connectors. The primary connectors are two 3.5mm jacks, one for the microphone and one for the headphones. If you have a high-end soundcard to plug straight into, you will be able to enhance the audio. Without one, your other option is to use the USB adapter that this PC gaming headset comes with. The adapter should enhance the audio, but to a lesser degree.
For the price, you cannot beat the Logitech G330. Once you get used to the over-the-ear headband style, you will find that this one of the more comfortable PC gaming headsets on today's market. You do unfortunately have to deal with less than ideal audio quality, but it may not matter to any but the most discerning audiophiles.