Sound and Performance
The G433‘s USB soundcard does more than just simply grant DTS Headphone: X 7.1 surround sound to the headset. It also allows the G433 to be customized via the Logitech Gaming Software (LGS). With the LGS, you can make tweaks to the G433’s EQ settings, letting you ensure that those Pro-G drivers work the way you want them to.
Connected via USB, the G433 did not disappoint. The G433 came across loud and clear, producing accurate sound placement with a rich sound presentation. Gun shots and steps were crisp while explosions were powerful and fulfilling. Spoken word from both in game and player chat came across quite clearly as well.
Not to mention, mic side tone, which is only available when the G433 is connected via USB, had a nice presence. Having a booming voice myself, the mic side tone helped me be more aware of my volume, and helped curb my potential yelling. It was also one of the best side tones on a gaming headset that I have experienced. Through LGS, you’re able to tweak the side tone potency from lower than a whisper to being able to hear every breath you make. I was able to bring the side tone to the perfect level for me with the simple use of a slider bar.
Teammates on the other end of game chat reported loud and clear chat from my side of the mic. The mic did its job well and was pretty straightforward in its usage. It also did well to keep the focus on my voice and not the background despite my gaming PC being five feet away from my living TV.
When using the G433 without the USB soundcard, I was sure to listen to some high-res music in FLAC format to make sure I get a good grasp on the kind of listening quality these Pro-G drivers can provide. Percussion sounds like drums come across crisply and vocals come across nice and clear. The bass was especially impressive. The bass is very vibrant, warm and easy, while not being muddy or overbearing at all. So as a headset marketed as a fashionable one to take outside and show off, it definitely exceled in the music listening department.
Overall, the Logitech G433 headset brought forth an enjoyable sound experience, both inbound and outbound. Logitech didn’t sacrifice performance for style when they made this headset. You will get the level of performance that we’ve come to expect from Logitech, which is a boon considering the G433’s very digestible price point.