• SPECIFICATIONS
  • Driver Size: 40mm
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ohms
  • Connector: 3.5mm connectors
  • Pros:
  • Immersive Audio
  • Lightweight
  • Cons:
  • No G-Key customisation
  • Does not feel comfortable for long durations

Surround Sound Gaming For Less

Logitech has not spared any expense at creating gaming audio peripherals for their user base and with the Logitech G430, they continue to bring the best quality their brand can offer and yet at a more attracitive price point.

The headset's noise cancelling mic ensures that your game commands are met with clear precision

The headset’s noise cancelling mic ensures that your game commands are met with clear precision

The headset comes in the standard Logitech trademark colours of deep pulsating blue, and it comes with a lightweight design. It has a retractable microphone located on the left earcup and it is fitted with sports performance earcups designed for easy wash and maintenance. However, the earcups prove to be rather uncomfortable after you wear it for long periods of gaming as it clasps on tightly on to your head. This pair of headphones also has on-cable controls to set the volume and trigger the microphone on the fly.

Feature-wise, this device keeps it simple and efficient for gamers providing just the bare essentials and some bonuses. The headset comes equipped with a Dolby 7.1 Surround sound system to give your games that extra bang for their buck, while communicating in-game with your friends is made painless with the noise cancelling available on the mic to dole out your commands clearly and precisely.

As a way to free up the audio jack, the USB digital audio adaptor allows you to enjoy surround sound quality with this headset via USB

As a way to free up the audio jack, the USB digital audio adaptor allows you to enjoy surround sound quality with this headset via USB

When you get down to the audio performance this device has to offer, it definitely gives gamers the performance that they are looking for. The surround sound plays out beautifully within the device and every sound can be heard accurately and with deep surround sound. It has good bass and acceptable treble even when watching movies and videos. The headset however does have one downside in the form on unavailable G-Key customisations which may be inconvenient for gamers who love to tinker with extra in-game macros.

CHIP CONCLUDE: When a gamer is in need for surround sound headphones that are affordable, the Logitech G430 should be on their shortlist as it provides gamers with the performance that they require and gamers will definitely find this headset to be worth every penny.

(previously published in issue December 2014)

Logitech G430