Ears don’t get tired in a lightweight headset. Logitech G435 Review

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The challenge is to create the lightest wireless headset with wrap-around cups and fabric inserts. The answer is the Logitech G435 weighing only 165 grams with Bluetooth or its own USB transmitter.

Specifications

  • Headphone type: Full-size, gaming headset with over-ear cushions.
  • Emitter membrane diameter: 40 mm.
  • Sound scheme format: 2.0.
  • Impedance: 45 ohms.
  • Sensitivity: 83.1dB SPL / mW.
  • Frequency response of headphones: 20 – 20,000 Hz.
  • Microphone: yes, double for noise reduction, non-removable without a boom.
  • Frequency range of microphones: 100 – 8000 Hz.
  • Headset connection: wireless via proprietary USB transmitter or Bluetooth.
  • Autonomy: up to 18 hours, charging via USB-C.
  • Weight: 165 grams.

Appearance and ergonomics

The novelty develops the Color Collection series, whose feature is bright periphery with unexpected color combinations. Recognition is achieved without extravagant forms and additional bells and whistles like RGB backlighting only by skillful play with color. In my case, deep blue and crimson are combined. The design is fully versatile and suitable for listening to music on the street. This is due to the built-in microphones, which do not stand out in any way on the body.

This full-size wireless headset with over-ear cushions weighs just 165 grams. The lightweight body does not press on the top of the head at all, and the headband as a whole does not squeeze the ears. The ear cups and headband are very flexible for a precise fit. It is enough to adjust the height, and the headphones will clearly press against your ears. I once spent an entire eight-hour day in the Logitech G435, and my head was not tired at all.

Ears that day were not hot due to the fabric ear cushions. I raised the cups 2-3 times throughout the day. Pay attention to the lack of fabric mesh on the speakers, they fell victim to total relief. I have no discomfort from skin contact with plastic.

The body is made of matte plastic, small glossy inserts are located in places that do not touch your fingers. There is no metal even in the headband, from which we can conclude that it is flimsy. But a real acquaintance erases all doubts: a very flexible and pliable structure does not emit squeaks, even with strong bends.

I got the blue and crimson version. However, I prefer a white headset with lilac accents for an excellent combination of light shades. Conservative gamers will opt for the black option with bold yellow accents on the buttons and wires.

Connection and management

The wireless headset works via the proprietary LightSpeed ​​protocol using a USB dongle or via Bluetooth. In the first case, it is enough to connect a large receiver with a full-size USB to a computer, PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 4. The use of old-fashioned USB is saddening, because symmetrical USB-C has much more prospects. The quality of the connection is excellent: there are no listening delays, and no interference appears even through two concrete walls.

Bluetooth support significantly expands the compatibility list and is not made for show. The wireless interface supports the optimal AAC codec and displays the charging level. The stability and range of Bluetooth is comparable to LightSpeed, but there are noticeable delays. There is no desync in videos, but tens of milliseconds are critical for mobile games.

A full battery lasts 18 hours. No wired connection is provided. There is no audio jack, and the symmetrical USB-C is used exclusively for charging. The wireless interfaces continue to work after connecting the power supply.

On the left cup there are a pair of keys and a volume rocker. All of them are easily groped blindly, thanks to the dispersion and tactile notches. Volume buttons adjust the system level when connected via USB and Bluetooth. “Pause” is not the most demanded key for a gaming headset, but for comfortable listening to music it is sorely lacking.

The headset is not compatible with the G Hub utility. You have to manage additional options with buttons and their combinations. Feedback in the form of a winking indicator is clearly not enough – there is not enough clarity. Thus, you can switch between interfaces, limit the maximum volume and broadcast the microphone through the speakers. I don’t want to retell all the tricky combinations, so I’ll give you some excerpts from the manual.

Sound and microphone

It is based on 40mm dynamic emitters. The main thing for games is positioning, with which there is complete order. In shooters, it is very easy to determine the direction of movement and the distance of opponents. Otherwise, the characteristics are universal without an emphasis on any frequency range. The soft bass doesn’t get much attention.

The G435 has two built-in microphones that do not require a pop-up boom. The first picks up the voice, and the second picks up extraneous sounds for noise cancellation. Double-clicking the microphone button turns on the mode of broadcasting sound to the headphones. A useful option helps to control the tone of speech and the quality of communication.

The company claims the high quality of immersive voice transmission. In fact, the sound is not very natural. The problem is the complete absence of low frequencies that saturate the voice.

Feedback after two weeks of use

The Logitech G435 has plenty of strengths, and the key is lightness. It is beyond words how pleasant it is to spend long hours in the headset without fatigue and fogging of the ears. Hopefully, the Logitech G435 will set the trend for lighter headsets, and we will see other similar models weighing up to 200 grams. In terms of style, the novelty is perfectly combined with computer peripherals from the Color Collection series – the G915 TKL keyboard and the G305 mouse.

How much does a lightweight wireless headset from a famous brand with a bold design cost? Exactly 7,000 rubles! This is only 500 rubles more expensive than a wired Logitech G335 with a conventional audio jack. As for me, the choice is obvious, especially considering the uncompromising ergonomics of our heroine. As a result, the Logitech G435 fully deserves 10 points, despite the discovered shortcomings.

Pros:

  • uncompromising lightness and ergonomics;
  • bright design without pretentious details;
  • lack of squeaks and unnecessary backlash;
  • neutral sound for games and music;
  • built-in microphones do not need a boom arm;
  • stable wireless connection.

Minuses:

  • incompatibility with the G Hub utility;
  • poor quality microphones.

May not like:

  • lack of a pause button.

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