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Logitech G35 7.1-Channel Surround Sound Headset

100% Positive Reviews

Posted

Pros: Good sound, 7.1 surround sound, good noise isolation, handy controls on side of headset

Cons: Poor build quality/design, quite heavy to wear

The Logitech G35 headset one of Logitechs gaming range that offers alot of features in an affordable package. Unlike its competitors it has 7.1 surround sound and lots of programmable buttons something logitech seem to like. Underneath all of these nice feature though lay a couple of key set backs that hold this headset back from being one of the best in the market.

Pros

7.1 Surround Sound
One of the key selling point for this headset is obviously the 7.1 surround and i can say its not bad. It comes into its own in gaming where you can fully immerse yourself and in games like Battlefield you all of a sudden get a whole new appreciation for the games audio. For things like music and voice chat though it makes it sound bad so I recommend turning it off and luckily there is a simple button to do this

Noise Isolation
The G35 is a bulky unit which means you get very good noise isolation with them. This works well with the 7.1 to mean almost no outside noises get in and means music and gamin is made better.

Programmable Buttons
If you look at most of Logitech's gaming range they feature a multitude of programmable buttons. This headset follows that trend with 3 on the side and also a volume dial, mic mute and 7.1 switch. This are nice if you keyboard doesn't have any or you just want to set up some unique commands. I feel though that these buttons are most useful on the wireless version of this headset (G930) as you can use it for push to talk buttons or track scrolling if your AFK but still nice to have

Cons

Poor Build Quality
This is where the headset falls apart literally. Overall the build quality inst bad with a matt black and red finish though the black is prone to finger smudges. The main problem with this headset is the connection to the ear cups from the headband. Its a very small thin piece of plastic that rotates and holds alot of the stress when you are wearing them. For people like me with large heads that means they easily snap at this part. You can RMA them but after doing it once with mine the next time it happened the headset was out of warranty so goodbye headset.

Heavy
If you are someone that wants to use these for a long period f time well they might not be the best choice. Although they are comfortable they are heavy and can be hard to wear for long period especially if you have come from wearing light headsets. After a while you get use to it though.

Overall this could be a great headset with good sound and features but due to the fact that they will likely break after a year or so they fall short. Logitech has re launched their gaming headset range and hopefully fixed this so maybe look into the new version of this headset. If you are looking for a headset of this type though I would actually recommend the in investment into the wireless version the G930. They have all the same features but the wireless is so nice and they don't suffer the design flaw nearly as bad as the G35's.

Posted

Pros: Emulated 7.1 surround sound, comfortable.

Cons: Build quality issues.

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Overview

The Logitech G35 7.1 headset is a gaming USB headset which is meant for use on the PC. If you are looking to use this headset on a Xbox 360 or PS3 you should look else where because while the microphone will work for the PS3 it will however not receive any sound because the headset needs drivers installed for the sound to work. I should also note that this headset includes volume control on the left ear-cup along with a mute microphone button and three assignable hot keys.

For PC gaming I found this headset great. The G35's emulated surround sound works great in games like battlefield 3 with explosions and gun fire sounding immersive. The bass on the G35 really brings its game with explosions shaking your head while you play. While the G35 is not for someone who wants to use it for listening to music. I will say that while listening to music the G35 isn't all that bad. It isn't the best tool for the job, but it will get the job done.

Some things I have found that I dislike about this headset are that the build quality for the G35 is questionable at best. I have had to RMA this headset three times in the past two years because the right ear-bud continually breaks off because of normal wear and tear. Now that my G35 is out of the warranty period if they were to break again I would have a hard decision in deciding whenever to buy this headset again because of the build quality issues.

While talking about how comfortable this headset is I would have to say while using it, it is comfortable for about the first four hours of wearing it. After that point you may start to notice your ears starting to hurt. This headset may not be the best headset for long gaming sessions because of this.

The last issue I have had with the G35 is that the USB cord while ten feet long seems to tangle on itself which means I have to untangle the cord every two or three weeks.

Conclusion

While I do enjoy using the G35 for gaming, I would warn you that you will most likely experience the headset breaking because of normal wear and tear because they are flimsy around the ear-cup region. Because of this I give this headset a rating of 3.5/5.
Logitech G35 7.1-Channel Surround Sound Headset
Description:

The Logitech G35 headset. Game-changing immersion with 7.1 surround sound powered by Dolby technology for a detailed soundfield. Featuring three swappable headband pads; three customizable G keys, on-ear audio controls and an adjustable, noise-canceling microphone.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandLogitech
EAN0097855057716
FeatureThree swappable headband pads let you choose the best fit, for long-lasting comfort
FormatCD-ROM
Hardware Platformpc
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Height9 inches
Length10 inches
Weight1.85 pounds
Width4 inches
LabelLogitech
LanguagesEnglish
List Price$129.99
ManufacturerLogitech
Model981-000116
MPN981-000116
Operating SystemWindows
Package Quantity1
PlatformWindows
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameCOMPUTER
PublisherLogitech
SKU93060
StudioLogitech
TitleLogitech G35 7.1-Channel Surround Sound Headset
UPC097855057716
Number Of Items1
Models:
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