Software upgrades are sometimes more important than hardware, and that might just be true of Logitech's latest audio gear. The company has unveiled four G-series gaming headsets (the G935, G635, G432 and G332) whose common thread is G Hub, a new software front-end for customizing device profiles on a per-game basis. While Logitech isn't diving into details, it vows a "clean and modern interface" -- the earlier software was a bit confusing, so this could improve the experience across the board. The headsets themselves have improvements, of course. The $170 G935 and $140 G635 are the first to use a new Pro-G 50mm driver that Logitech claims will combine serious bass with a "round sound profile."
Take a moment to imagine your perfect gaming setup. We reckon you've got a really comfortable chair, plenty of drinks and snacks, and maybe some moody lighting. You'll also have your console and controller of choice, obviously. You might also have imagined a quality gaming headset, and for this we applaud you. The gaming headset is so often forgotten about, and that's a shame because these devices make such a difference.
If you're going to be playing Fornite for hours at a time, you need a headset that not only sounds good, but is also super comfy. Alienware revealed its Wireless Gaming Headset last week ahead of E3, but today I got to briefly test its merits. I'll admit when I first saw it last week, I wasn't blown away with the overall design. But as I would find out on the show floor, the company built a solid and capable gaming accessory here. Like a lot of gaming headsets, Alienware's latest looks big and bulky.
The G230 from Logitech is designed to enhance gameplay with clear, rich sound. Its soft earcup covers are adjustable, remain comfortable even after hours of use, and can be removed for easy cleaning. The mic is noise-cancelling, and folds away when not in use. Volume and mic controls are conveniently located, and reviewers indicate that the long 10-foot cord length is convenient as well. The unit averages 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon from over 1,800 reviewers (read reviews).
The replaceable leather-like earcups have vents that open to let air in and twist to sit comfortably on your shoulders. It also has active noise canceling (4 mics listen to your environment) and an especially clear microphone with adjustable features like mic monitoring and mic gain. The downside is the cord. It's rubbery, thick, and has a AA battery-powered controller on it that's helpful, but takes some getting used to.