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Logitech G933 Wireless Design
When turned off and folded, the G933 looks like an imposing, futuristic set of over-ear headphones. The earcups and headband are entirely black plastic, with foam padding on the ears and under the headband covered in black cloth.
The earpads are roughly rectangular, with the backs of the earcups shaped like uneven pentagons to create a stark, sci-fi appearance. The right earcup holds all of the controls and connections, including Mic Mute, Power, and three programmable G buttons, along with a volume wheel, a micro USB port, and a 3.5mm aux port.
A flip-down boom mic sits hidden along the front edge of the left cup, flush against the rest of the earcup when it’s not in use. The pentagon-shaped panels on the back of each earcup are magnetically attached, and can be removed to reveal the RGB lights that illuminate each panel’s translucent G logo.
The left panel also hides the headset’s wireless USB receiver, while the right panel hides the removable battery.
When you turn the Artemis G933 on, the headset looks a bit friendlier and much more Tron-like. The G logos on the outside panels glow, along with otherwise invisible lines of lights that run along the back edge of each earcup.
These lights are programmable with Logitech’s software (for Windows machines only), letting you light them up with your favorite color or rotate through various colors with different color-shifting animations.
If you have other Logitech G-series peripherals with RGB lighting, you can synchronize your lighting schemes across them.
The G933 includes a micro USB cable for charging the headset, a four-pole 3.5mm audio cable with inline mic and one-button remote for using the headset with your smartphone or the headset connectors on the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One controllers, a stereo RCA-to-3.5mm cable for hooking up the headset to your Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or any other audio source with RCA outputs, and a 3.5mm-to-2.5mm adapter for connecting the headset’s mic input to your Xbox 360 controller. Unfortunately, no case or stand is included.
Surround and Gaming
The G933 supports 7.1-channel Dolby and DTS surround sound, and the channels are individually adjustable through the Logitech G app when the headset is connected to a PC (these options are disabled when connected to a game system, though the headset will still light up).
Audio mixing can produce some very compelling effects, but the G933‘s surround sound (and any surround sound on any gaming headset) won’t be mistaken for a full 7.1-channel speaker system; without the space for the sound to bounce around to produce the proper acoustic effects, the different channels can only produce a general sense of direction at best.
The left/right, left/right surround, and left/right rear channels all produce a subtly different effect to the ear that can give the impression of positional imaging, but it’s not a sound where you can readily pick out a bullet fired from your two o’clock or your five o’clock.
These headphones are not stable enough for running and doing physical activity but should be okay for more casual uses. They won’t move much if you’re just sitting on the couch gaming, or walking around your home listening to music.
Unfortunately, they’re not at all designed for exercising or working out. They have slightly larger and heavier ear cups than the G930 so they will easily fall off your head under strenuous physical conditions. They’re not a suitable option for sports.
Finishing in the lower half of the group, the G933 Artemis Spectrum by Logitech is far from being one of our preferred headsets. This wireless product is decently comfortable and quite convenient, but it falls flat in our other tests, with both sound and microphone quality that are lacking. On top of that, this headset has one of the highest price tags of the entire group, firmly cementing our lack of enthusiasm for it.