The Logitech G432 Headset is a wired 7.1 surround sound gaming headset, designed to offer the player a full range of sound to fully immerse them in games. It also advertises a high-quality attached mic to ensure you are heard during gameplay.
A good headset can make all the difference when it comes to ones’ gaming experience. I’ve found that a mid-range, 7.1 surround sound headset can be an ideal way to enhance the way to hear a game without having your speakers blasting – especially with the level of audio nuance and detail developers implement in their scores these days.
Therefore, a headset is an important part of a solid set up and finding the right one has been a particular challenge for me over the years. When it comes to headsets, like many peripherals, you get what you pay for and unfortunately, I have never invested heavily into a headset so have been met with a lot of cheap and nasty products. However, with the G432, Logitech seems to have struck that balance between a modest price point and a decent end product.
The G432 Headset
Logitech promotes three key features of their headset: 50mm audio drivers, DTS Headphone 2.0, and a 6mm mic for added clarity. Firstly, the audio drivers are actually really good. You’re given a full surround sound experience and every ambient noise or textured musical score is delivered to you in crisp detail. The drivers help to deliver on the main feature of a good headset: to immerse yourself in a game.
I used this headset to play a lot of Dark Souls III and heard things I had never noticed before from all directions. This really pumped up the atmosphere and gave me a fresh experience on a game I had put many hours into hearing it merely through my PC’s speakers. The difference was immediately noticeable and I have never gone back to playing on my speakers for larger, more textured games like the Souls’ series.
The mic, on the other hand, is just okay. Again, it definitely serves its purpose as a mic to heard and it does pick up sound very well considering. It is flexible and can be bent in all manner of directions to suit your set up and speaking style. However, I tried this microphone for another purpose, as I don’t play that many online multiplayer titles. I utilized it to record audio for my content on YouTube and I found that it wasn’t, on its own, enough to provide to the audio quality I was looking for. The sound was very high on the treble side of things and when I was using it I needed to rely on editing software to bring the sound up to scratch. The mic does what it’s supposed to, but nothing more.
The headset looks good though! Again, Logitech’s designers have put together something that definitely looks the part in a clean, black design with a metal core along the inside of the headrest and blue cushioning. It fits in perfectly with my predominantly blue and black PC set up.
The problem with this headset is that after a while, it becomes uncomfortable – especially along the top that goes across the head. When this happens, I’m reminded of the reasonable price point of this product: it certainly isn’t a high-end headset and I can’t expect it to feel as comfortable as one. But it is a real downside as realistically, we do not play games in short bursts, but in longer sessions and if your headset is becoming a tad painful or itchy to wear, you’re not going to have a good time.
The Logitech G432 is a solid headset – for the price! However, it has it’s problems, mainly down to the audio quality of the mic and comfort issues after a couple of hours of use. Other than those issues, the headset definitely sounds good and it is quite a decent product if you’re just looking for something to chuck on and dive into a few matches of an online multiplayer whilst not disturbing your family/housemates. All-in-all, I would recommend it but suggest investing in something higher end if you expect a lot of lengthy gaming sessions.
LOGITECH G432 HEADSET IS RECOMMENDED
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Damien (dkpriory) has grown up gaming, from the humble days of the Atari all the way through to modern PC gaming. Unafraid to let a game steal his life for a few months, he is passionate about playing something immersive but also yearns for something to take him back to his childhood. Sadly no longer a member of the NookGaming team or creating content, but check out his archives on Youtube here.