For a short interval in 2016, the Logitech G933 sat atop our suggestions for wi-fi gaming headsets. Retailing for about $100, lower than half the value of premium choices just like the Astro A50, the 933 nonetheless was a great-sounding headset with an ingenious hidden microphone and a fancier look than the G930 it changed.

But then Logitech put out the G533—cheaper, higher wanting, extra snug, and constructed particularly for the PC. Yes, Logitech dethroned itself, and the G533 has sat on our suggestions listing for almost two years now. 

Can it occur once more? It’s time to search out out, as Logitech lately launched the G935, rightful successor to the G933—and maybe a brand new inheritor to the throne.

Note: This evaluate is a part of our roundup of best gaming headsets. Go there for particulars on competing merchandise and the way we examined them.

Familiar face

Or maybe not. Again, one of many causes we gave the nod to the G533 was as a result of it appears to be like nice. For years Logitech’s been steadily dialing again the “gamer” nob, so far as its design language is anxious. Keyboards, mice, headsets, they’ve all develop into steadily sleeker, extra minimalist, ditching jagged edges and brilliant blue highlights for curves and piano black. The G533 was, so far as headsets go, the fruits of that.

To its credit score, the G935 is a little more restrained than its predecessor. The aggressive horizontal slashes on the G933’s ears have been changed with a flowing S-curve, which supplies it a barely extra fashionable look. Also, by no means underestimate the worth of leatherette. The G935 makes use of that as an alternative of sports activities mesh, and it immediately lessons up the general impression.

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That’s about it, although—barely completely different accents, and using leatherette. Otherwise this is similar design because the G933. It’s not dangerous by any means, however the G935 does appear barely dated with its boxy silhouette and showy angles. For some motive Logitech stored the bizarre triangular engravings inside the headscarf as effectively, which I actually don’t perceive. So superfluous, and so completely different from Logitech’s present minimalism.

On the opposite hand, the G935 retains plenty of options I beloved from the final mannequin—and ones that weren’t current on the G533, for that matter.

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