I got my hands on the Logitech G733 wireless headset, which boasts LIGHTSPEED quick connect technology, RGB backlighting, light weight, and a bright design. It also has great sound, so let’s take a closer look at the headphones.
The Logitech G733 went on sale in mid-2020. The model is not the most affordable, so the manufacturer collected in it a lot of interesting plushkas. They worked well on the ergonomics, came up with a bright appearance, and did not forget about the sound, which, of course, excites users most of all. Running ahead, I can say that I liked the headphones, but read about it in the review.
- Diffuser: 40 mm
- Frequency range: 20 – 20000 Hz
- Impedance: 39 Ohm
- Sensitivity: 87.9 dB
- Weight: 278g
- Connectivity Technology: LIGHTSPEED via USB
- Range of functions: 20/29 hours
- Backlight: Yes, RGB
- Supported devices: PC with Windows 7 or MacOS X 10.12 and higher, PS4
- Directionality: unidirectional
- Frequency Range: 100 – 10000 Hz
- Size: 6mm
PACKAGE AND ACCESSORIES
The Logitech G733 headset is packaged in a gray cardboard box with various information listed. The front shows the device, the sides and back show the features and specifications.
Inside the box hides another box with headphones, as well as a small mini box that hides a USB receiver, detachable microphone, documents and a long cable USB-C – USB-A, used for charging.
Everything is packed neatly, in separate bags, in general, as it should be technical equipment from a famous brand.
APPEARANCE AND ERGONOMICS
In the description of the key features of the headphones, you can see that they are very light. As a rule, this information dissolves somewhere in the head, so when I took them in my hands for the first time, I thought – are they even real? The second thought was – how can they hold up? I will tell you right away, they are real and they hold up great.
The device is made entirely of plastic. It is matte, so it does not collect fingerprints, dust and other nasty things. The model is available in four colors, in my case it is lilac. The color is pretty pale, so it doesn’t look overly flashy. The whole design is spacey – sharp edges of the cups, similar design of the fasteners. On the one hand it is clear by the appearance that this is a gamer’s headset, but at the same time the design and colors are not screaming. I like it.
Under the headband there is elastic cloth stretched over the headband – it is responsible for the fit and it is in contact with the head from above. So you don’t feel any pressure. It’s easy to remove, wash and change, and it has two positions which can be made even tighter. The basic version is quite enough for me.
The cups are not too big, the removable ear cushions are filled with memory foam and made of breathable fabric for ventilation. Your ears don’t get hot, even during long gaming sessions.
The cups are equipped with RGB backlighting. It is placed in the front and is very visible, but unobtrusive and will hardly bother anyone, if the user is not alone in the room.
On the left cup is a 3.5 mm jack for the microphone. It connects very easily, the foot is flexible, you can give any direction. On the back side there is a power button, a volume control wheel and a microphone power button.
For me, the design of these headphones is perfect. Because of the small size the first ten minutes it seems that the cups are small, the headphones are light and will not fit well, but then some kind of magic happens and you just forget about them. In 5-6 hours of use I felt no fatigue or pressure, I was not hot. I should note that the noise isolation is also fine.
The only thing I did not like a bit was the location of the buttons. I’m always grabbing them when I want to take off/on the headset or just want to fix it on my head. And when I need to press them, they slip out from under my fingers in a tricky way. Although they are not a small size, and the wheel and the microphone button have a ribbed surface.
CONNECTIVITY AND AUTONOMY
Logitech G733 headphones have a proprietary connection using LIGHTSPEED technology. The receiver connects to the USB connector and provides a connection distance of up to 20 meters. The manufacturer promises that this technology eliminates delays and is characterized by stability.
Once connected, it takes a few seconds to prepare the device for work and no additional software is required to start using it.
The quality of the connection is excellent. I walked around the apartment with the headphones, went out on the balcony and did not feel any signal delays, also during the use I did not notice any disconnects or other failures in the connection.
The headphone battery lasts 29 hours with the backlight off and 20 hours with it on. You can find out the battery capacity in the proprietary application or by briefly pressing the power button – a voice in English will inform you about the remaining battery. Charging is done via USB-C cable; the headphones do not work through it, but you can use them while charging. The cable is long, so there should be no problems. Charging takes about 1.5 hours.
The autonomy according to the feelings it corresponds to the declared, although a lot depends on the level of backlighting and volume. Among the settings in the application, by the way, there is an opportunity to set the shutdown of headphones or backlighting with inactivity after some time, for example 10-15 minutes.
SOUND AND MICROPHONE
The Logitech G733 has support for DTS Headphone:X 2.0, which provides 7.1 surround sound. It’s turned on and off in the settings, so users can decide for themselves whether they need it or not.
I started my acquaintance with the headphones without the volume creation function enabled and I can note that the sound is excellent even so. You can hear absolutely everything – frequencies are well pronounced, do not blend into a single mess and there is no question about the volume settings. What creates the background sound is quieter, the main sounds are more highlighted and the harsh ones literally make you shudder.
The spatial environment only enhances the impression, you have an even better understanding of where what sounds from – where the enemies are, where they are shooting from, or where explosions are going off.
Somewhere in the reviews I came across that the surround sound should be turned off, because it manages in a quiet environment, but if the action starts, it all turns into a cacophony and interferes with the game. I did not notice anything like this, but the sound is always perceived individually, so here to judge for yourself. In my opinion, the surround sound in the Logitech G733 is useful and allows you to fully immerse yourself in the game.
You can also use the headset for music, but you cannot feel all the shades and nuances. The headphones sound just fine and are suitable for any genre, but no more than that.
It’s worth noting that the app offers a lot of opportunities to customize the sound – from ready-made presets (movies, games, entertainment) to an advanced equalizer. If you like, understand and are willing to take the time to customize, I’m sure you’ll be able to achieve great sound that will definitely satisfy you.
The microphone sounds clear and the voice is excellent, but if for some reason something doesn’t suit you, you can activate the BLUE VO!CE feature. It has several pre-made filters, and also allows you to make your own – again, you can get the sound of your voice you want if you’re willing to take the time to do it. That said, I and my interlocutors were quite happy with the default microphone.
The only thing I didn’t like was the maximum volume. Let me tell you that I like to listen to music very loudly. And here I was a little short. But usually what is quiet to me is loud to others, so this point will not be taken as a minus. However, if there are other fans of maximum sound among the readers, take this point into account.
G HUB APP
Logitech headphones can be used without installing software, but if you want to get the maximum, you should download the proprietary application G HUB. To describe all of its features, you can write a full-fledged separate manual, but I will try to tell you briefly.
After installing and starting the program automatically displays the company’s connected devices. Their backlighting can be synchronized, by the way. Imagine that headphones, mouse and headset are pulsating as a single organism, I think it looks nice.
But back to the features of the software. On the main page at the bottom there are three tabs, which will allow you to go to the manufacturer’s site, see the latest backlight effects and popular profiles for games. At the top of the page you can toggle the profiles (you can customize the desktop, each of the games and even individual characters). In the upper right corner there is a gear. It gives access to the settings of the application itself (automatic update, autorun, etc.). In the central part you can see the connected devices, click on one of them to go to the settings.
Then it is possible to adjust profiles separately, and it is possible to adjust literally everything – the work of the headphones, microphone, button actions (on my headset the button controls the microphone), and there are both ready-made options, and the ability to create your own macro, of course, here is also set up backlighting.
It is divided into two parts – top and bottom, so you can set the same glow for both parts, disable top or bottom, set their different brightness, colors and even options for glow. For example, apply “breathing” to the bottom and “cycle” to the top.
To summarize, G HUB is a serious utility that opens up a lot of possibilities for device customization, but at the same time it requires an understanding of what you are doing and what you want to get.
If the fine-tuning is not for you, then don’t feel bad, the headset works fine without it, and its use is not obligatory at all.
With the Logitech G G733 you get cool sound, cool design, great ergonomics and decent battery life. The G HUB app completes the picture and is sure to please enthusiasts, allowing them to optimize the headset for their preferences.