The Logitech G435 costs $79.99 (official site), grand given its two wireless connection options. Black and Neon Yellow, Blue and Raspberry, and Off-White and Lilac are offered three attractive colors. Initially, I attempted to get the white and lilac version, but I ran into a minor issue with the packing.
The headset comes in an environmentally friendly cardboard box. However, there is no buffer area between the headset and the container walls. The first item I received had a hole punched in the back of the box and two minor chips in the plastic on the left ear cup.
I was able to return it, however, be wary if the box is destroyed when purchasing a headset because it isn’t as durable as other headset boxes. The headset itself, a smart Lightspeed wireless USB-A dongle, a reasonably long USB-C charging cable, and basic instructions are all included in the small packaging.
I’m ecstatic that Logitech used USB-C here and included a long enough connection to reach my PC. These are just a few products in their whole product range that uses this current connection standard, which is a welcome shift after years of high-end Logitech gaming mouse and keyboards using an antiquated micro-USB connector design.
Whether using Lightspeed or Bluetooth, the headset offers an 18-hour battery life. It can’t play both at the same time. However, you can switch modes by holding down the mute mic button for a long time. Although this headset weighs a mind-bogglingly low 165g, it has a feature set and performance that surpasses more costly competitors.
This small headset has a great sound. Its 40mm speakers (rather than the sophisticated mesh Pro-G drivers found in some of Logitech’s other headsets) generate a lively, intense, and pleasurable sound. The bass is slightly enhanced, while the midrange and treble offer plenty of detail without muddiness, fatigue, or sharpness.
I had a terrific time listening to games, movies, and music. When compared to a “neutral” tuning, vocals come out clear and natural, with a subtle coolness. The Logitech G435 sounds far better than the Logitech G335 I previously evaluated, yet it’s only ten dollars more expensive. The lower-cost model has a disagreeable harsh edge to its upper midrange and treble that isn’t present here, and if I had to choose between the two, I’d choose the 435 every time.
This meticulously crafted sound profile won’t wow die-hard audiophiles, but it’s excellent for any listening work, and the added low-end thud helps make games more immersive. Although the soundstage and treble are spacious enough to make identifying adversaries fun, I believe the engineering focus here was more on providing excellent solid multi-purpose listening than turning you into an adept finder-of-enemies.
This is one of the most comfortable headsets you can get right now to get it to fit on your head. The earpads are made of a velvety, slow-rebound memory foam that fits well over my spectacles. Isolation is adequate, albeit the usage of sports cloth over leatherette dulls the room rather than blocking it entirely. There’s no cushioning or material inside the ear cups, leaving only an empty plastic plate between your ear and the drivers.
On the other hand, the drivers are angled and do not come close to touching my ears. The headband appears to be the only potential weak link at first appearance, and it is the source of my few minor comfort problems. The cloth does an excellent job of fitting to my head, but the headband’s support structure does press into my scalp on occasion during a lengthy gaming session. With a brief re-adjustment, the initial comfort of first putting them on is restored.
I believe that the small weight and precisely adjusted clamp more than compensate for the headband’s lack of cushioning. Despite being designed for smaller skulls than the ordinary gaming headset, it fits my larger-than-average spherical with a little more adjusting room.
This headset has a sleek, modern, and attractive appearance, and I believe the many color options are a lot of fun. Because the construction isn’t something to get excited about, that eye-catching style comes in handy.
That isn’t to mean it looks or feels cheap. Despite straining the size adjustments with my head, the plastic frame is comfortable to grasp, and I haven’t heard any squeaks, creaks, or other symptoms of frailty after a week of wear.
The adjustment sliders are a touch looser than on other gaming headsets, but this makes it quite simple to get the headset on my head once it’s on. The adjustment sliders are a touch looser than on other gaming headsets, but this makes it quite simple to get the headset on my head once it’s on.
Even if I didn’t like the design, I’d be happy to see Logitech use USB-C for the first time. This year, I’ve complained about Logitech’s usage of an archaic massive forked prong micro-USB monster cable after multiple product evaluations, yet this headset defies the pattern altogether. As Logitech’s second headset to achieve this, the Logitech G435 can proudly stand beside the more costly Logitech G733. The 733, on the other hand, can stick its tongue out at it because it costs $50 more but lacks Bluetooth.
Despite its low price of $80, the G435 is jam-packed with features. Its standard connection option uses Logitech’s incredible Lightspeed wireless technology, which provides minimal latency and high-quality audio transmission. They claim a wifi range of at least 10 meters. However, I was able to reach a bit further within my flat before experiencing some dropouts.
Bluetooth is also included, but any especially interesting codecs do not power it. Nonetheless, I was blown away by how fantastic this headset sounded when linked to my phone. It’s also great to see Logitech combine a good-sounding gaming headset with Bluetooth headphones at such a low price.
There’s no choice for a wired connection, but that’s a minor price to pay at this pricing point. A variety of features are controlled using the physical buttons on the back of the left ear cup. You may adjust the volume, manage your phone in Bluetooth mode, switch on a sidetone monitoring mode for the mic, and activate an optional 85dB output limit to safeguard your hearing. This is the kind of feature set I’d expect from a headset that costs twice as much.
The microphone is, to put it mildly, “okay.” Rather than using a typical boom arm, the G435 has twin beamforming microphones incorporated into the left cup to keep with the lightweight motif throughout the design. These employ a digital technique to concentrate the vocal pick-up on your voice while filtering out background noise.
When I initially speak, the beam takes a second to create, but as the mic fades to full power, it’s at least loud. Regrettably, the voice quality isn’t great. My voice is audible, but it’s muffled by digital compression noise and has a tinny overall sound as if I’m yelling into a microphone on the other side of the room and yelling at it, And there’s a lot of background noise as well. If you use them with a PC configuration with a loud mechanical keyboard, your friends will hear it.