Logitech has manufactured many excellent gaming headsets over the years. However, many of the company’s more colourful plastic headsets have needed an update for some time. Logitech addresses the lack of updated functionality with the Logitech G733 Lightspeed.
The Logitech G733 Lightspeed is the epitome of a gaming headset in every respect. This headset is designed to be noticed. There are three color options for the wireless headset, including white, blue, purple, and black. A brightly colored, all-plastic device with an angular headband strap, coloured LEDs, and a somewhat odd shape is on display here.
Many of these elements of the Logitech G733 Lightspeed are quite attractive because of its simplicity. However, the plastic is flexible, there are very few places of tension or movement. In addition, there are very few LED lights (they only cover the narrow strips on the front of the headphones). Despite the ostentatious appearance of the G733 Lightspeed, it is very comfortable.
The suspension band on the headset gives it a lightweight feel, requiring little change. Mesh fabric is used for the ear pads in order to allow them to breathe easily and prevent the buildup of heat. With this combination of features, the Logitech G733 Lightspeed is exceptionally comfortable.
The Logitech G733 Lightspeed is quite user-friendly. It is primarily designed to be used on a PC, but can also be used with consoles such as the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch (when docked). A USB dongle is used to connect the Logitech G733 Lightspeed to your computer, and while there is not a wired option, it is pretty much plug and play.
The headset is also compatible with Logitech’s G Hub software, and you may wish to install it, however it is not required for basic operation. A power button, volume control, and a mute button are found on the left headphone.
This headset sounds quite good right out of the box, with a balanced sound that does not rely too heavily on treble or bass. Specifically, Logitech has equipped it with 40mm “Pro G” speakers, which are extremely loud and keep quality at high volumes.
Besides excellent audio quality, the Logitech G733 has a long battery life and a great range. With the LEDs turned off, Logitech claims the G733 Lightspeed can last up to 29 hours on a single charge. The headset lasted well over 27 hours on a single charge with a consistent sound output, which is almost exactly what the manufacturer claims.
The advertised 60-foot range is a conservative estimate. I could walk beyond that distance before the audio stopped working. Depending on interference, your experience may differ, however I consider this to be one of the most impressive ranges I’ve ever experienced.
The Logitech G733 Lightspeed is a great wireless gaming headset that is full of features and has a long battery life. Logitech’s G733 Lightspeed offers the same performance and many of the same features as the company’s more hard-core-oriented G Pro X headset. As long as you will not need Active Noise Cancelling to block out any ambient noise, this should be adequate.
Similarly, this is not a one-size-fits-all gaming headset. If you are a console gamer, there are other, better alternatives.
Since a long time, Logitech has needed to update their more colorful gaming headsets. They clearly intend the new line to meet the needs of a new generation of gamers and games, and it does exactly what it should.