Logitech G is a leading manufacturer of gaming accessories like mice, keyboards, speakers, and headsets.
Its gaming headsets, including the G933 Artemis Spectrum, stand out from similar products in a crowded market.
However, it is in the G533 Gaming Headset that Logitech managed to hit the right notes when it comes to simplicity. Additionally, the G533 is way cheaper than the G933 and produces excellent sound quality while maintaining long battery life.
It also fits comfortably over your head, making it great for avid gamers who like extended sessions. If you are tired of wired gaming headsets, then the G533 sounds like an excellent deal for you.
What’s In the Box?
When you open the box, the first thing you will notice is the Logitech G533 gaming headset. To connect to a PC, it requires a USB wireless adapter, which is in the package.
Once the USB wireless adapter is in its slot, it automatically connects to the headset making it possible for you to start playing your favorite video games. The box also contains a USB cable for recharging the unit and a detailed user manual.
Logitech G533 Features
Because of its impressive features, the Logitech G533 stands out from a crowded field of similar products.
It compares favorably with the newer Logitech G933, even though it is also better in many ways. Here is an overview of the features that define this particular gaming headset:
Logitech Gaming Software
The Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset works together with the standout Logitech Gaming Software, a one-stop hub for all Logitech gaming peripherals.
After installing the software onto your Windows PC, you can use it to change settings, including creating custom sound profiles.
Furthermore, you can fine-tune the volume levels in each of the seven audio channels in the 7.1 virtual surround sound. The software also helps you monitor battery life and link specific sound profiles with your video games.
DTS 7.1 Surround Sound
We have already seen how you can control your 7.1 virtual surround sound using Logitech Gaming Software. Specifically, the DTS 7.1 surround sound comes with a large variety of built-in or customizable equalization options.
For example, you can choose anything between Cinematic Gaming, MOBA, FPS, and some game-specific options.
Thanks to its noise-isolating microphone, the headset picks up your voice and transmits it clearly through the built-in pop filter.
Thus, it eliminates unwanted endings of “p” and “s” sounds, helping you sound more natural. The only drawback is that the transmitted sound is somewhat quieter than you would expect.
However, you can get the best results by positioning the mic close to your mouth or speaking up.
Pro-Grade Wireless Audio
The headphone provides professional-grade wireless audio with low-latency, loss-less transmission. In addition to getting a high-fidelity sound, you won’t experience any loss in signal transmission in the middle of playing a video game.
Besides, the wireless connection is wide enough, covering a 15-meter radius. That’s wide enough for you to use it in a sizeable building without breaking the link.
Another impressive aspect of the gaming headset is its battery, which lasts for up to 15 hours on a full charge.
No matter how long your gaming session lasts, the battery is sure to take you all the way.
Logitech G533 Design
The G533 measures 7.8 x 7.4 x 3.3 inches, which makes it reasonably large. Also, it weighs 12.5 ounces, making it heavier than usual.
It is a plain, all-black, functional gaming headset without additional knick-knacks. Each of the black, glossy ear cups features a Logitech G symbol, the only visible decoration.
Overall, its minimalist design looks much better than some devices with a unique “gaming look.”
It has a standard notch system for adjusting the fit around your head and mesh fabric over memory foam padding for holding onto the ears. Thus, it is comfortable to wear over your head and on the ears, making it an idea for long gaming sessions.
There is a flexible mic, a volume wheel, and a programming button on the left ear cup.
Even though the volume wheels sit slightly higher, it has a coarse texture that makes it extremely easy to use. The left ear cup also has a power switch and a mute mic button just above the volume wheel.
Close by, facing downward, is a micro-USB port for recharging the headphones when the power gets depleted.
Given that it is a wireless gaming headset, the G533 lacks a 3.5mm audio jack. That’s a drawback because the headset ends up being great for nothing but PC gaming.
It is hard for such an expensive device to fathom that you cannot use it with PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox One S, or Nintendo Switch. It is also useless when it comes to playing music on your mobile phone or tablet.
Logitech G533 Gaming Performance
The G533 comes with stereo, surround sound, and UQ settings, ideal for playing various games.
It performs in different ways when tested against video games like Marvel Heroes, The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch.
While you may want to try various settings, switching between stereo and surround sound gives you a pretty good picture of what to expect from this device.
When playing Overwatch, the surround sound setting works exceptionally well. It not only points out the incoming enemy footsteps but also helps you anticipate incoming gunfire.
However, surround sound in the Witcher 3 provides engrossing dialogue, inspirational music, and believable in-game immersion. Thus, the experience you get depends on the video game as much as it does the audio setting in use.
On the other hand, the stereo setting is excellent for Marvel Heroes and Heroes of the Storm on the Flat and MOBA EQ settings.
The gaming headset gives a believable depth to the sound no matter the scene in the two video games.
When it comes to its role as a gaming headset, the Logitech G533 outdoes itself no matter the video game genre or the settings you choose.
Logitech G533 Build Quality
Overall, the Logitech G533 has a good build quality with a flexible, well-padded, metallic, thin headband. Thus, it provides the best possible support during those long gaming sessions with little or no pressure over your head.
However, the ear cups seem a little denser than you would expect. Since they feature a plastic material, they look like they could break when dropped more than once.
Also, its hinges feel loose and less sturdy out-of-the-box. With the narrow headband and large ear cups, the hinges look like they would break almost without warning.
Logitech G533 Comfort
Avid gamers have no qualms sitting in front of their computers for long hours, playing their favorite games.
For such individuals, the Logitech G533 is one of the most comfortable gaming headsets around. Even though a little on the heavy side, you hardly notice you have something on your head after wearing it for a long.
Its ear cups have a soft memory foam padding and a mesh cover that feels rough at first but quickly adapts to your ears. Overall, the G533 is comfortable to wear during those marathon gaming sessions.
Logitech G533 The Final Verdict
The Logitech G533 is one of the gaming headsets under $100. It is a comfortable gaming headset capable of handling different video game genres from what we have seen. Given its wireless connectivity, the headset is more convenient than hard-wired devices.
Once you slot the USB adapter into your PC, the headset will automatically connect and start providing you with the high-quality audio you need. On a PC, the headset produces great sound (albeit not quite great) when playing music.
When it comes to the build quality, this is generally a durable gaming headset. However, you have to be careful with the somewhat flimsy headband-to-ear-cup joint. Without proper care, the headset could easily break down.
As we have already said, the price is affordable. It lacks a 3.5mm auxiliary audio jack and cannot connect to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox One S, and Nintendo Switch.
Therefore, if you are looking for an affordable gaming headset that’s also great for playing music on a PC, then you should purchase this particular product.