G933 Artemis Spectrum Snow 7.1 Wireless Gaming Headset Review
Step aside wannabe brands. Put these on and drown in the comfort and quality sound we know Logitech G so easily accomplishes!
We all know that sound is very important to a person in general. In terms of gaming, whether it be casual or competitive, it’s even more important to have a good headset to be able to satisfy the needs of the gamer as well as the demands of the game being played. The Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Limited Snow Edition meets these demands in more ways than I initially expected.
The G933 Artemis Spectrum Snow 7.1 Wireless Gaming Headset is the limited white variant of the classic black Wireless Headset distributed by Logitech, and it has majorly impressed me with it’s sound performance. I tested the sound quality listening to multiple dance remixes and instrumental songs and was amazed at the clarity of the frequencies and, especially, the depth of the bass. The headset offers 7.1 Dolby or DTS Headphone-X Surround Sound with Pro-G drivers to deliver clear sound quality and to help immerse you into your game. The frequency response is 20Hz – 20kHz, which is the range that the human ear is able to detect and process. The shape of the earphones are square; a closed over-ear style, with detachable ear-cushions made from soft and breathable sports material, which can be washed.
The earphones fit comfortably around the ears and did not give me any form of discomfort over hours of playing or listening to music, despite it being ever so slightly heavier than what I am used to, with a weight of 374 grams. There is also a foldable boom mic tucked (or should I say hidden?) away in the left earphone with a frequency response of 100Hz-20KHz. I was impressed as I listened to a playback of my own voice to find how effective it’s noise-reduction was and and the clarity of the playback. And as usual, the headset is adjustable to fit a wide range of different sizes of heads. (No matter the ego!)
I really enjoyed how customisable this headset is. You are able to choose from a spectrum of 16.8 million colours and select the best glow pattern for your rig. There are two lighting zones: The logo and light strip. The boom mic also has an indicator LED so you know when your microphone is on mute. The headset also offers 3 programmed G-keys and a volume control-wheel on the left-side earphone. The G-keys can be customized to enhance gaming experience by setting them to in-game macros for instant command combinations, or to control your music and audio profiles without leaving the game, and it worked every time I used them. And speaking of sound profiles, you can listen to music, both in-game and general, with preset audio preferences. By installing the Logitech Gaming Software, you can use it to program the audio equalizer, to customise audio settings for music and for every genre of game in your library. (Talk about freedom, huh?)
As a side-note, I was impressed by the pre-made profiles when I installed the Gaming Software for the headset. Each game has a pre-made profile that activates as soon as you enter a game. These profiles are well constructed, and I was pleasantly surprised when it activated by changing the lights while I was playing Sid Meier’s Civilizations VI.
And if that hasn’t gotten your jaw to drop yet, this headset has Multi-Platform Compatibility, meaning it’s a headset for all gaming platforms! It can go wherever you want to go. It works on PC, Mobile, and Game Consoles; including PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Just plug the wireless adapter in either of the two and you’re set to go! The headset comes with a 3.5mm audio cable and a USB-cable as well, for charging purposes (naturally), which can connect and disconnect from the headset as you please. You can even have audio playing from two devices at the same time through the headset! If you have it plugged in to your PC or Gaming Console and you want to listen to music on your phone, just connect the 3.5mm audio cable and you can have sound playing from both devices at the same time. I couldn’t believe it when I first tried it out! Although, the volume couldn’t go loud enough when I plugged the 3.5mm jack into the PS4 or Xbox One controllers, despite maxing out the volume wheel on the cable, which was a bit of a disappointment. There is a switch on the left earphone to enable wireless or disable it. While disabled, you can still plug in the 3.5mm audio jack and comfortably listen to music, just without the pretty light-show, unfortunately!
The range on these headphones are great too. It promises lag-free performance on 2.4GHz wireless, so I walked from one side of the house to the next with music playing on my laptop with no interference or disappearance of sound. So I decided to see where it’s limits were, and it’s limits were the outside of the house, (go figure!) which is still quite amazing. It’s specs say indoor range is 15m and outdoor range is 20m, which I can happily confirm! It also promises 12 hours of battery life per charge, but this is with the lighting off. You get 8 hours per charge with the lighting on, which is still good so… Good job Logitech!
This headset has greatly surpassed my expectations and has allowed me to experience music and gaming the way I love it with great sound quality and clarity. This headset receives a really big thumbs up from me. It goes for roughly R2,600.00 from Best Buy, which is the same price as the standard colour headset. Act fast though, as other retailers are already out-of-stock, and will not be getting any new ones ever again.