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Logitech G432 and G935 Gaming Headset Combined Review

By Christopher Bowman on February 05, 2019 | Hardware Reviews | Comments

Logitech G432 and G935 Gaming Headset Combined Review

Not long ago, I had the privilege of reviewing Logitech’s new HERO series mice, the PRO G, PRO G Wired, and G502 HERO. Today, we’re looking at their latest and greatest in the way of headsets with the G432 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset and the G935 Wireless LIGHTSYNC Gaming Headset. Do they bring your game to the next level of awesome? Find out in our full review.

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Specifications

  • Model: G432
  • MSRP: $79.99 USD
  • Headphone:
    • Driver: 50mm
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz
    • Impedance: 39 Ohms (Passive), 5K Ohms (Active)
    • Sensitivity: 107dB SPL/mW
  • Microphone:
    • Microphone Pickup Pattern: Cardioid (Unidirectional)
    • Condenser Size: 6mm
    • Frequency response: 100Hz-10KHz
  • Physical Specs: 6.77IN (L) x 3.22IN (W) x 6.77IN (H)
  • Weight: (W/O Cable): 9.14oz (259g)
  • Cable Length: 6.5ft (2m)
  • Warranty: 2-year limited hardware warranty
  • Model: G935
  • MSRP: $169.99 USD
  • Headphone:
    • Driver: 50mm Pro-G
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz
    • Impedance: 39 Ohms (Passive), 5K Ohms (Active)
    • Sensitivity: 93dB SPL/mW
    • Battery Life: 12 Hours
  • Microphone:
    • Microphone Pickup Pattern: Cardioid (Unidirectional)
    • Condenser Size: 6mm
    • Frequency response: 100Hz-10KHz
  • Wireless Range:
    • Indoor: 15m
    • Outdoor: 20m
    • Connection Type: USB 2.0
    • LCD Display: No
  • Physical Specs: 3.43IN (L) x 7.67IN (W) x 7.40IN (H)
  • Weight: (W/O Cable): 13.4oz (379g)
  • Charging Cable Length: 6.56ft (2m)
  • Mobile Cable Length: 4.92ft (1.5m)
  • Warranty: 2-year Limited hardware warranty

Logitech is one of the premiere peripheral companies on the market today and they’re always trying to raise the bar on quality and innovation. Both the G935 and G432 tackle this in different ways. Both are lightweight and fit comfortably on your head for the ultimate gaming experience. The G432 is a wired headset and the G935 is wireless, but both sport some nifty features, so let’s get into some of the details.

Quality of Life Features

Both headsets also offer high-quality sound that’s improved from their prior versions, the G933 and G430. Both sets of drivers have been enlarged to 50mm, but the G935 takes it to the next level with the Pro-G drivers giving you even deeper bass and cinema quality audio. They’ve re-built their proprietary drivers from the ground up to deliver tight, controlled bass that doesn’t overwhelm but instead fills out the soundscape. The G432 also features exceptional audio but admittedly lacks some of the preserved detail of its bigger, more expensive brother. That said, most gamers won’t be listening to each side by side and will find either option very satisfying.

Both headphones also support DTS Headphone: X 2.0 surround sound technology allowing for the best in positional audio. Compared to the initial version, the algorithm has been refined to preserve positionality of audio cues better than ever before.

Having used both headsets I can tell you that the positional audio needs for battle royale games are high (which is the target genre for the G432, in fact), and the directional audio in these headsets is far above other headsets I have used. Having the ability to hear everything around you is essential for competitive gamers. I will go so far as to tell you that I didn’t know there were flies in PUBG. That’s right, I said flies. I was playing just today with the G935s and I could hear the buzzing of flies in my ears to the point where I thought they were in my house.

Another improvement comes with the microphones on each headset. The capsule on each has been increased 6mm from the original 4mm. They offer a flip-to-mute feature which is game changing for someone like me who plays a lot of multiplayer games. Say you are talking to your teammates but have a phone call, or your wife walks into the room and asks you a question. Normally you look for your in-line mute button or fumble for the button on the side of the headset. Now, all you have to do is flip the microphone up and you are instantly mute. Hear the mics on both headsets here:

Also improved are the earpads. They’re made from premium leatherette to make the G935 the most comfortable headset I’ve experienced since my Astro A40s. The G432 fit a little more snugly which I found could almost be too isolating. When I was playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, I felt like I would talk to my duos partner and they could hear me fine, but I couldn’t hear myself speaking without turning up the sidetone. The G935, on the other hand, have a bit less grip and are more comfortable on my head. The earpads are also a bit deeper and fit better around my ears.

Physical Design

When you look at the headsets side by side, you’ll see that the size is similar but the G935 is slightly bigger with deeper earcups. The G935 is also heavier at 379g versus the G432’s 259g. With it being wireless they had to add the battery, which is hidden under the backplate of the right earcup (and is removable if you ever need to replace it). They’ve also added a compartment for the USB dongle behind the left ear plate for easy transport.  You can definitely feel the weight difference wearing one versus the other.

Another difference between the two is the inclusion of LIGHTSYNC RGB into the G935. The RGB wraps around the earpieces near the inner edges of the headphones and is able to be modified through the Logitech G HUB upon software updates. Right now, I have all of my Logitech gear set to a rainbow effect where it goes through the entire spectrum just for the looks. You can also make it breathe, act as an audio visualizer, or ever sample the colors on your screen and change with the events of your game, movie, or website.

The G935 also features three programmable buttons on the left earcup. These default to cycle through your audio equalizer settings, enabling or disabling surround sound, and changing your lighting preset or disabling RGB all together to save on battery life (Logitech quotes 8 hours with RGB and 12 hours without). Inside the G Hub software, you can completely customize these buttons to launch macros, control your media, launch programs or Windows shortcuts, or even perform actions in Discord, OBS, or Overwolf. Want to hotkey beginning your stream or muting everyone in your channel? It’s fast and easy to do.

Not having to have a cord for the G935 is also freeing. Being able to talk while you walk, and not tripping over your cords when you stand up from your desk, which I so often do, is excellent. This saves on the headset’s cords and you from breaking your neck!

Final Thoughts

Logitech has once again raised the bar. With their newest updates to their wired and wireless headsets, you’ll experience a new level of gaming, especially if you’re coming from a different headset. The pricing is good for both, too, for the quality they’re delivering. The G432 is good for the budget gamer who doesn’t need the frills but still wants a great headset. The G935 is more expensive but still fairly priced in the premium bracket. No matter what camp you fall into, these headsets stand ready to deliver.

Pros

  • Improved Audio Quality
  • Great Microphone Response
  • Lightweight and doesn’t hurt your neck
  • Fairly Priced

Cons

  • G432 – a bit too tight for gamers with larger heads
  • G935 – too pricey for gamers on a limited budget

The products described in this article were provided by the manufacturer for the purpose of review.

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