Something for gaming players - Logitech G432 headphones.
A while ago Logitech announced a new range of gaming headsets. Then four new sets appeared, including one wireless. Each of the models has been designed for players of various levels - we have G332 for casual player, G432 for intermediate player and G635 / G935 for hardcore player. That's not all, according to the manufacturer, the G332 and G432 models will be perfect for battle royale games and will not slim down the wallet - well ... you need to check it with the example of Logitech G432 headphones.
Now a little marketing gibberish. Logitech G432 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headeset headphones have 50mm membranes that are supposed to provide excellent sound - well ... In combination with DTS Headphone: X 2.0 surround technology this sound will become spatial.
Height: 172 mm;
Width: 81.7 mm;
Depth: 182 mm;
Weight (without cable): 280g;
Cable length 2 meters;
Membrane: 50 mm;
Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20kHz;
Impedance: 39 ohms (passive), 5 k ohms (active);
Sensitivity: 107 +/- 3dB;
Microphone Pickup Range: Kidney (unidirectional);
Dimensions: 6 mm;
Frequency response: 100 Hz - 20 kHz.
Construction and appearance:
The latest headphones from Logitech are a twin construction with "G430". G430 debuted on the market in 2013, and rebrending passed in 2015. The most noticeable change is that the design team has changed the blue accents for a more subtle black.
Almost all headphones are made of durable plastic alloy, which sounds quite empty after hitting. However, the entire structure is covered with a matt coating. The coating is quite resistant to fingerprints, and even if something remains, just wipe with a cloth. In fact, only the logo and border of the ear pads have a shiny finish. As it was mentioned, almost all the headphones are made of durable plastic alloy. The only thing made of metal is a headband.
Designers, however, changed the ear pads themselves. Previously there was a mesh, and now it is artificial leather. This change has no major impact on comfort. We gain some isolation of sounds from the surroundings, but it is still very average insulation compared to some other competitors. The earmuffs themselves have a very soft sponge in them, so they perfectly match the shape of the head.
The G432 connects in the same way as its predecessor, i.e. we have a mini-jack or USB. However, the cable itself is no longer covered by fabric and is shorter. It is also worth mentioning that the volume control knob has been moved directly to the headset. The microphone off button has also disappeared. From now it turns off automatically when raised, and activates when lowered.
Technology is never enough:
The very idea of using 7.1 sound in headphones is known for several years. Currently, there is a mass of such headphones on the market, which have a variety of technologies. One goes well, the other goes wrong - there is nothing in between. Logitech in G432 headphones reached for the proven technology "DTS Headphone: X 2.0". The most positive move. For example, Steelseries uses this technology in Arctis Pro headphones. It was created by Xperi (mother company DTS).
The principle of the technology is very simple. It gets the sound of the game and reassembles - that's all the philosophy. If we want to go deeper, the process consists of improved bass rendering and sound clarity, as well as the process has proximity signals. So, when games send audio objects to DTS, the Headphone renderer uses technology to convince the brain that the shot hit right next to the ear and was a few feet away or half a map away. This technology suits both games and movies.
Unfortunately, DTS Headphone technology in Logitech headphones is only supported on a Windows PC. It is also worth mentioning that the headphones must be connected via USB and you must use the "Logitech G HUB" software.
The new Logitech G Hub software is really friendly and intuitive. The interface has been completely redesigned and is even more enjoyable to use. Menu navigation is very smooth. There are usually control elements in the software - setting the volume and microphone, as well as not very obvious things such as activation / deactivation of noise suppression for the microphone.
The G432 maintains its lightweight design. The headphones offer good comfort of use, and the ears do not get tired quickly and we will not notice any "pinching" effect. It's all thanks to the right weight distribution. On the other hand, the regulating arch has hems and, although thick, it tends to soften over time. The foam used seems a bit too hard, but this does not preclude long playing.