Many of Logitech’s earlier wi-fi gaming headsets price greater than $100, however its newest is a relative discount with out compromising an excessive amount of on consolation or options. The G435 Lightspeed prices $80, is available in three colorways, and may join wirelessly to a PC or PlayStation console by way of its USB dongle, and to a telephone, pill, or different gadgets by way of a low-latency Bluetooth connection (Logitech didn’t share particular millisecond latency specs in time for publication). The headset will probably be accessible someday in September 2021 from Logitech’s web site.
Its design picks up the place the G733 Lightspeed left off, with plenty of shade, breathable mesh cloth, and plastic throughout. There are some variations, each beauty and purposeful. Logitech says the G435 Lightspeed was designed primarily for smaller heads, because it’s angling this mannequin to a youthful technology. Though, it nonetheless suits my large-sized head simply. The ear cups are on rails that permit for straightforward adjustment, whether or not you need to make them match a greater or smaller head.
The G435 Lightspeed seems to be like a conventional wi-fi gaming headset, apart from one main omission: a increase microphone. That’s to not say it doesn’t have a mic in any respect. Instead of getting a bodily mic, Logitech employed twin beamforming microphones constructed into the left earcup that purpose to attain related outcomes with out having a mic proper in entrance of your mouth. During my week of testing, it did a good job selecting up my voice and leaving out the sound from my noisy window air conditioner.
This would be the lightest gaming headset that I’ve worn but, weighing 165 grams. The body and headband are principally plastic all through, however Logitech nailed two necessary facets about match: ensuring the headset doesn’t really feel prefer it’s weighing down in your head or clamping round your ears too exhausting. Impressively, there’s barely any cushioning across the headband, simply a skinny piece of breathable cloth wrapped round it. Yet, there have been no points relating to consolation throughout my time with the G435.
It’s comprehensible that for $80 the G435’s construct supplies may come into query. And sure, with the headset in hand, it feels well-constructed however a little on the chintzy aspect. To Logitech’s credit score, the sound high quality is fairly a bit higher than I anticipated from a headset at this worth, to the purpose the place I didn’t actually care about any quibbles I had with the construct supplies.
Rounding up a few extra specs, this mannequin costs by way of USB-C and claims to succeed in as much as 18 hours of battery life per cost. To change between getting audio from the included USB dongle and Bluetooth, the G435 requires you to manually swap sources by holding the mute button.
If you’re available in the market for an reasonably priced wi-fi gaming headset, the variety of choices price trying out is rising, fortunately. With Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless Headset and the Razer Barracuda X launching for $100, and this mannequin coming in at $80, it’s simpler now to search out a console-friendly headset that received’t break the financial institution.