Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Headset Review: Stylish, Lightweight,

April 1, 2022 0 Comments

Judgment

Priced at Rs 7495, the Logitech G435 is a solid wireless gaming headset offer from Logitech, suitable for anyone who wants to wear headphones all day without feeling tax-free. The all-plastic build may feel a bit clumsy and cheap, but it’s easily overlooked for the comfort you get from the G435. We’re a bit disappointed with the lack of support for the G-Hub, but the headphones are still quite featured. On the audio front, these headphones have an accurate sound profile, making them ideal for general listening and gaming purposes, and on a single charge they will easily last you a day.

Detailed Review of Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Headset

Since the Logitech G733 was released in 2020, we’ve seen Logitech branch out with their gaming headsets. While they’ve still got the Logitech G Pro X that still looks great and feels like a conventional gaming headset, including the G733, G335 and now the G435, Logitech has gone for a more stylistic approach. With bright colors and a lot of light weight, these headsets are targeted at a more casual user base who may want headsets for more than just gaming.

Logitech G435

Logitech G435: construction and comfort

Like the G335 and G733 before, Logitech has gone with the G435 to make an all-plastic. In addition to the more muted black with the neon yellow option we got, they also got some very bright and vibrant color variants. Logitech makes it very clear that these headphones are aimed at younger gamers, and the ability to express themselves through color is all part of the package with the G435.

Logitech G435 construction and comfort

The standout feature of the Logitech G435 is that it is incredibly lightweight. At just 165g, this is one of the lightest headsets we’ve reviewed. It certainly brings a lot of benefits in terms of comfort. Even after hours of extended use, these headphones do not feel taxing your ears at all. Unlike the G733 and G335, the G435 does not have a floating headband, but instead has a hollow plastic frame wrapped around the fabric. Although it was very uncomfortable with conventional gaming headsets that tend to be much heavier, with the G435, you will feel almost nothing. The mesh-covered, memory foam ear cups apply enough clamping force to secure the headset without feeling uncomfortable and use very breathable fabric which definitely contributes to why you can wear these headphones for hours without feeling anything. Earcups, of course, are smaller, so larger ears may not fit them

Logitech G435 headband

Logitech G435: Features

When using the Logitech G435, things can get a bit complicated. Easy to use headset wirelessly with a PC via 2.4 GHz USB dongle; All you have to do is plug in the dongle and press the power button to turn on the headset. The Logitech G435 has just 4 buttons in total, including a power button, a mic mute button and volume up and down buttons. However, by using a combination of pressing and holding this button, you have gained access to a number of features. Unfortunately, the only way to access these features is through these button combinations because the G435 is not supported by Logitech’s G Hub companion software.

Logitech G435 Features

With the combination of buttons, you can mute and hold the power button for 3 seconds to start Bluetooth pairing. You can switch between Lightspeed and Bluetooth connections by holding down the mic mute button for just 3 seconds. Mike enables mic observation by double-clicking the mute button Pressing the mic mute and volume up buttons together increases the mic monitoring level, and the mic monitoring level decreases instead of the volume down button. Holding down the Mike Mute and Volume Down buttons limits the volume to 85dB and instead resets the volume up button to 100dB. According to Logitech, the volume limitation argument is that listening to audio outputs above 85dB for more than 8 hours is known to cause hearing loss, and here it is hoped that this will not happen.

We can’t be sure if the G435 actually limits the volume to 85dB, but there is definitely a noticeable difference in volume if the limit is active.

Logitech G435 Dongle

It should be noted that the Logitech G435 has no wired connection option, but Bluetooth support should cover most platforms where the USB dongle will not work. Xbox users should probably give it a pass for obvious reasons. There is no support for Bluetooth Multipoint, so you cannot connect to multiple devices at the same time. Similarly, you cannot keep the G435 connected via USB dongle and Bluetooth at the same time.

Logitech G435: Performance

For a headset that Logitech wants you to wear everywhere, the Logitech G435 offers moderate isolation at its best. It may be related to the build or earpads, but overall, you will hear outside noises while wearing these headphones.

The Logitech G435 comes with a 40mm driver, it is Discord Certified and it is compatible with Dolby Atmos, Tempest 3D AudioTech and Windows Sonic.

Coming to the sound profile, we got a pretty perfect sounding headset with the G435. There is a slight boost in the high-base and mid, while the sub-bus is actually toned down a bit. There is enough clarity in instruments, voices and other detailed words that are not overwhelmed by higher sounds. However, the less stressed sub-bus means super low, the rumbling bass sound has no effect. This eliminates sounds like explosions and gunfights that seem less effective during gaming, but we would further argue that it allows you to play longer because these words usually hit our ears over time.

Logitech G435 performance

The Logitech G435 uses two embedded beamforming microphones intended to mimic a boom microphone. While it’s certainly not as good as a boom microphone, what we have here is still pretty decent. Definitely better than the other embedded microphones out there. The voice sounds clear, and there’s no problem with the headphones adding extra bass and giving you loud or jerking while you talk. However, the mic will pick up the sounds around you very easily, so remember.

Logitech G435: Battery life

Logitech G435 Battery Life

When it comes to batteries, the Logitech G435 brings an advertised battery life of 18 hours on a single charge. However, we found that the G435 lasted quite a bit longer than the ad time and managed to get a few extra hours out of it. Then again, we tend to keep the volume fairly low. The device comes with a USB-C cable in the box for charging.

Logitech G435: judgment

Priced at Rs 7495, the Logitech G435 is a solid wireless gaming headset offer from Logitech, suitable for anyone who wants to wear headphones all day without feeling tax-free. The all-plastic build may feel a bit clumsy and cheap, but it’s easily overlooked for the comfort you get from the G435. We’re a bit disappointed with the lack of support for the G-Hub, but the headphones are still quite featured. On the audio front, these headphones have an accurate sound profile, making them ideal for general listening and gaming purposes, and on a single charge they will easily last you a day.

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