Lightweight, comfortable and vibrant, with amazing mic features.
- Manufacturer: Logitech
- Platforms: PC
- Reviewed on: PC
- Supplied by: Logitech
The G733 is a lightweight wireless headset recently launched into Logitech’s Colour Collection, aiming to be comfortable, light and vibrant. The colour range is a nice, refreshing new look for Logitech, and having used a substantial amount of Logitech products it’s nice to see these flamboyant coloured products in the mix amongst the usual black peripherals. It’s not just the colour setting the G733 apart from the rest of the G lines; the headset is unique in its entirety.
Rather than the usual adjustable sides to the headset frame, the G733 has a solid reinforced minimal headband with a stretchy fabric head strap. This strap has two settings, and as such, the band is removable and has two slots to be attached on each side, so that it can accommodate most head sizes and provide a consistently comfortable fit.
I was never a fan of this style of headband, and have always been drawn more to the common style with adjustable sides. The G733 has forced me to reconsider my previous bias. I have put the G733 through more use than most of my headsets, and every single time I pop it on it’s perfect, with no adjustments needed; it always finds its perfect fit on my head.
The clamping force is also just right: just enough that it does not move around, yet not so much as to make it uncomfortable. It just perfectly holds itself in.
Moving down to the cups, these are a fairly unique shape that seems to be moulded to be almost ear-shaped, leading to a really comfortable fit. They do not have the conventional swivel features but do have a certain amount of play on the join which allows them about a centimetre of play either way. This is usually one of my red flags, my having always found that headsets that have fixed flat cups don’t quite fit, but the play in the G733 has proven to be enough to accommodate my needs. It’s just enough that it avoids extra pressure towards the temple and in front of your ears.
The cup cushions are plush and comfortable, being made of dual-layered memory foam with a sports-wear-like fabric over them. If I could buy a bulk-load of these cup cushions and attach them to every headset I use, I would. I have always favoured fabric cups over leatherette, and to this day the only part of my Astro Mod kits that have never been used is the leather cups. There is usually a compromise in terms of noise isolation, but in recent reviews featuring more fabric cushions, this has been less of an issue, and the G733 does not seem to suffer in any significant way when it comes to noise isolation.
On the cups themselves not only will you find all of your on-board controls, but also a couple of RGB zones. The controls all sit on the back and bottom of the left cup, and on the back you will find a crosshatch textured button that acts as your mute button as standard. Below that is a scroll wheel that controls the PC audio. On the bottom you will find a smooth button that acts as on/off when held down, or if clicked as a prompt to tell you the battery percentage. Lastly, you will have a USB C port (thank you, Logitech) for charging purposes.
Moving on to the RGB zones, the G733 features a strip on the front of each cup, with two addressable lighting zones per side (top and bottom). This is both the coolest and one of the most lacklustre features of the G733. The lighting looks awesome and has a couple of extra purposes. Super diffused and extremely vibrant, the lighting on the G733 adds an element of style to the headset, and what’s more, they will flash red to indicate that the mic is muted, and when battery levels reach 10% they will breathe almost randomly to indicate the low battery level.
Unfortunately, where the LEDs are fully customisable in the G HUB software, this is where the G733 falls short. You can address each section individually, syncing it with other G HUB compatible peripherals or setting custom colours. This is where I feel like there is something missing, as you can only select from cycle, breathe, fixed audio visualizer or screen sampler.
These are some good options, but I wish there were more. The cycle is the coolest effect, but it’s completely non-customisable. I would like to be able to set custom colour cycles and have reactive effects like waves that could flow from the keyboard to the mouse and on to the headset. We have seen effects like this before, and compared to other software out there, the G HUB just lacks customisation in terms of its lighting. I find that to be a real shame because Logitech G has some of the best products I have used, but the lighting options leave much to be desired.
There is, however, a lighter note to take from this, though, as Logitech are placing a bigger emphasis on expression and customisation, and more freedom should soon be added to G HUB for lighting.
Speaking of customisation, the colourful new range does not end there. Logitech is fully embracing customisation, making alternate coloured straps and funny title mic covers available to purchase separately. Colourful straps will set your G733 apart from the rest, with a fair few colours and designs available. The mic covers really are a funny little add on. Fancy a little purple thumbs-up or a green moustache to act as a pop filter on your mic? Logitech has them available.
Inside the cups is a set of G-PRO 40mm drivers, not the usual 50mm drivers you find in high-end gaming headsets, but the G733 still packs a punch. The sound stage is surprisingly wide, especially with DTS surround-sound readily available and fully customisable, with the ability to boost any one of the seven zones in the surround-sound setup.
The sound quality is amazing, with rich low end and sharp high end. I never once experienced any muddiness, whether listening to KDA way too loud or playing any number of games that I would adjust my audio profile for with the advanced EQ. You can create your own presets and save a huge amount of them, tuning the EQ to each game’s needs. Overall, this makes for a great experience all around in terms of audio for the G733.
Last on the list is the microphone, which is detachable and connects with the left cup as standard. Clarity-wise, the mic performs admirably well with a good pick-up range despite the mic only just reaching the corner of your mouth.
The real standout feature for the G733 mic is the ability to use the Blue Voice software. This is the exact same software available on the Pro headset and the Yeti X microphone. This really does add a huge amount of value to the G733. The Blue Voice software adds features that nearly no other onboard mic has, and you would usually have to rout through external software to gain half of what Blue Voice offers.
Inside of the Hub you can activate Blue Voice, and then you have the ability to take full control of your microphone quality, letting you adjust your vocal EQ. l make use of de-essers, noise gates, noise suppression, limiter and a compressor.
With all of that available, you can perfectly dial-in the sound of the microphone, and it’s an amazing addition.
The G733 is an amazing headset all around, and despite the limitations that the G HUB imposes on lighting, with everything else considered the G733 is an enticing bundle for only £129.
Not only will you get a good headset that lasts up to 20 hours even with an on-head light show, but you’ll also get an amazingly clear and customisable mic. Perfect for gaming and general voice comms, it’s also a pretty good start for aspiring streamers.