We’ve reviewed a lot of gaming headphones over the years, and we’ve drawn a conclusion that there just aren’t many good headsets for gamers. There are some really good sets for music listening, but they can cost hundreds of dollars. PC and console gamers have usually gotten the short end of the stick: a soon as you add a microphone onto a headset then they immediately have mediocre quality. Adding a microphone adds maybe a few dollars to the cost of producing the set, so why do manufacturers pair a microphone with mediocre-sounding drivers?
The tale of wireless headphones is also a woeful piece of scripture. Even “audiophile” brands of wireless headphones have produced lackluster quality, are heavy, and usually rather expensive.
And don’t get me started on “surround” headsets, even if they do have a Dolby logo on them.
The aforementioned reasons made me skeptical when I came across Logitech’s new G930 Wireless 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset. Not only does Logitech feel confident that the G930 is better than other PC headsets, but they’ve added just about every technology you could want into the product. It has a retractable auto-muting noise-cancelling microphone, wireless digital communications, programmable buttons, on-board controls, memory foam pads, voice-morphing software, and Dolby Headphone surround sound.
That sounds like a very ambitious promise, indeed.
Let’s start our review on the next page…