♦ Brief ♦
Logitech's G35 headset will deliver a great experience to PC gamers who are striving for not only high-quality sound, but also comfort for those long gaming sessions.
This headset offers 7.1 Dolby surround sound for all those audiophile needs, a high quality microphone, three easy access & customisable buttons as well as three different sized headband cushions to optimise comfort.
♦ Box Contents ♦
G35 Headset (wired - USB) | Headband cushions: thin (already attached), medium & thick | Instruction manual.
♦ First Impressions ♦
When first handling the headset, I got a real sense of quality from the whole headset, be it from the braided wire, the ultra soft cushioned headbands/ear-cups, to the whole exterior which has a really nice feel to it.
After trying on the headset, I felt the default thin cushion on the headband was sufficient padding, so after trying them all out, I went for the medium sized one which made wearing the headset extremely comfortable.
♦ Set-Up ♦
For best results, you will want to download the 'Logitech Gaming Software' program which can be found on Logitech's official website.
Once on there, go to the "Support" tab, click on "Support + Downloads" > "Gaming" > "G35 Surround Sound Headset" > "Downloads" > "Download Software".
Downing this software takes up 55MB worth of space, and the installation process is extremely straight forward.
Once you've installed the software (by the end of this you should have the headset plugged in), you can load up the software to customise many things such as:
1) Customise buttons 'G1', 'G2' & 'G3': Settings can be from toggling music tracks, to game specific actions such as returning to base.
The software actually scanned my computer to see what games where installed to optimise the settings available, which is pretty awesome.
Also, the buttons seem to have no latency at all.
2) Sound adjustment: Here you can adjust your microphone & audio volumes as well as opening an advanced mixer for those who know their audio.
3) Surround sound mixer: Test the surround sound and adjust to your needs.
4) Voice avatars: Basically, you can adjust what your voice sounds like.
♦ Comfort, Controls & Sound ♦
Probably the longest session I've used these for was around three hours and I had very minimal discomfort by the time I took them off, and I believe this is down to a few factors; first, the ear-cups go completely OVER my ears, so nothing is pressing down on them. Next would have to be the ear-cups & headbands pads, they're really soft which add to the extra comfort. Finally, they're very lightweight.
The controls on the headset are easily accessible so it doesn't take much time at all to know exactly where they are. All the controls are located on the exterior of the left ear-cup, these range from the three customisable command buttons, followed by a volume-wheel, a mute button and a surround on/off slider.
To test the microphone quality I had used it's own software to test the output which sounded really crisp, however unfortunately I've had no one on the other end to tell me what the quality sounds like to them.
As for the sound, utterly pleased with the quality, absolutely top-notch! Not only for gaming, but music too!
♦ Overall Opinion ♦
Logitech's G15 really is a solid piece of kit, it's been a real pleasure using these and it's definitely something I would recommend to people.
Whilst the headset may seem a little pricey, I honestly believe you're getting your money's worth.