I’ve had many headsets, but never had the chance to review a wireless one. The Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset is the one the that breaks that mold. This sleek entry to Logitech’s line of high quality gaming peripherals turns the volume up to 11. The G533 is the headset for the pro gamer, with its professional grade wireless technology, 7.1 surround sound, and Logitech’s very own Pro-G audio drivers. All the gears that make up the G533 really provide the best in audio performance, battery life, and comfort. Weighing in at 350g, its a very lightweight but durable headset. With it’s DTS Headphone: X 7.1 surround sound, everything sound so clear and crisp. I’ve so far watched movies, and listened to music while streaming and every sound is distinct. Of course for gaming, it definitely works like a charm and sounds coming across with accuracy.
Something that stands out for the G533 is its great battery life of 15 hours, for those long play sessions. The battery is both rechargeable and replaceable. I also do love that it alerts you to when its running out of juice. You can also use the Logitech Gaming Software to also give notifications on your computer on when the headset runs low. The digital audio transmission was flawless, even with 3 extra wireless devices connected, the G533 had no loss of connection. I would think the audio would end up choppy as I walk away to grab something from my closest, but it still maintains its excellent connection and clarity.
Choppy signals occur infrequently and usually for farther distances or when walking past walls, like when I grab a snack from the kitchen. Other than that, the G533’s lag free performance definitely is a big quality of life improvement for all gamers.
The mic is of very high quality and the noise cancelling and voice pickup is very precise. With my previous headset, my friends during Overwatch matches hear my cats as they play around, which understandably became annoying in those longer sessions. Now with the G533 they claim to only hear my voice, with usually every other background noise being nonexistent. Also according to them, my voice is as clear as day, which is a good indication on how effective the pop filter is.
The design for the headset is ergonomically sound with good button and control placement. All of the controls are set to the left of the headset: a volume dial, a power switch, and a mute toggle. The ease-of-access for all of the G533‘s controls allow for constant gaming without slow-down, which I do appreciate. The Logitech Gaming Software can help you set profiles for individual games, adjusting basically every audio setting per game. I found it useful to also set the “mute” button to play/pause when I’m just listening to music.
The Logitech G533 headset is a solid addition to any gamer’s arsenal. Its lightweight design is perfect for marathon sessions of any length and its clear audio will keep you immersed. I personally do enjoy the quality of life a wireless headset brings, and I will probably never look back to wired headsets. This fine headset is available here at the MSRP of $149.99. If you care to up the ante with class, the Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset will provide you with the edge you need.
†Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset provided by Logitech for review.