Review: Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum
AUGUSTMAN RATING: EXCELLENT
Great sound quality
Flashy yet sleek design
Seamless wireless capability
Does not come with a carrying case
Volume wheel position could be better
Most gamers tend to steer clear of wireless peripherals like mice, keyboards, and headsets because of the preconception that they are less stable. For most cases, this can be true. Lucky for Logitech, the G933 Artemis Spectrum (which retails for S$299) provides far more than just seamless wireless capability. Its comfortable fit, stunning sound quality (both gaming and music), and multi-platform compatibility makes it a contender for the best gaming headset in the market right now.
Gaming headsets are known to be futuristic-looking but Logitech takes it to a whole new level with the G933. Its sleek black body, programmable G-Keys, and customizable RGB lighting make it look like something straight out of a science fiction movie like Tron. The ear cups are lined with a breathable sports mesh material, making it comfortable for those long hours of grinding. Of course, these ear cups also come off easily for washing (Cleanliness is next to godliness!).
Unlike its predecessor, the G930, the G933 has a fit that is not overly snug. The programmable G-Keys have also been moved towards the rear of the ear cups from the sides, making the headset slightly more ergonomic. However, the volume wheel now poses a minor inconvenience because it’s positioned in such a way that you might accidentally turn it up (or down) while handling the headset.
Another extremely cool design feature of the G933 is the storage space of the wireless USB dongle and battery. Both of these are housed behind removable panels on each ear cup of the headset, reducing the possibility of losing the dongle when it’s not being used.
The most important function of the G933, its wireless capability, far exceeds my expectation. The headset synced to my computer within seconds, and the connection never dropped – even when I stepped out of my room. Although, if you’re still sceptical about this, Logitech also includes a 3.5mm audio cable that you can use to connect to your computer, PlayStation or Xbox.
As I’ve mentioned, the G933 is excellent where sound quality is concerned. I tried the headset with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO), Rise of the Tomb Raider and Tom Clancy’s The Division (TCTD), and I have to admit I was thoroughly impressed. The surround sound supported by the G933 provided an interesting experience on all three games. With CS: GO, while I wasn’t able to pinpoint the exact direction a bullet was fired from, the surround sound was effective enough to give me a general bearing. This also worked with footsteps, so it can be particularly useful in-game.
On Rise of the Tomb Raider, I was more impressed with the ambient sounds (wind blowing, wolf howling, leaves rustling etc.) The difference when I switched to this headset from my HyperX Cloud was very noticeable. If you enjoy an immersive experience, this may just win you over.
I tested the headset with TCTD mainly to have an idea about how well the mic performed, and to my true to its advertisement, my friends assured me that my voice sounded clear and crisp.
The G933 also performs pretty well for music. While it obviously won’t match-up to top-of-the-line competitors, this headset will provide you with a decent audio experience. Personally, I would prefer it if the bass was more robust. Other than that, I’m perfectly happy with listening to music on the G933.
The G933 is, without a doubt, one of the best wireless gaming headsets you can buy right now. Its ergonomic design, stylish lighting, stable connectivity, and brilliant sound make it worth every cent of its S$299 price tag. Alternatives like the Astro A50 may seem to be of higher quality, but with an exorbitant price tag of S$409, we’re not biting.