The Logitech G533 proves to be a great affordable gaming headset that is equally comfortable and performs eminently. The DTS 7.1 surround sound helps provide the users with an immersive gaming experience that is better than many rivals at higher price points. While the headset is only compatible with PS4 and PC due to its non-Bluetooth wireless connection, we can’t complain about its performance. Even the boom mic works great in producing a clear voice for incredible multiplayer gaming. At the end of the day, this Logitech wireless headset is one of the best options for gaming with surround sound under budget!
- Great audio quality
- A lot of customization
- Comfortable fit
- Nice surround sound
- Bulky and heavy
- Poor noise isolation
- No BlueTooth and audio jack
Who doesn’t love an exhilarating gaming session without the hassles of wires and cables dangling around? That’s why wireless gaming headphones are gaining popularity among the gaming community. The Logitech G533 has become a favorite of many gamers offering a wireless gaming experience with excellent audio quality and performance. It boasts of being one of the best budget headsets which come with DTS 7.1 surround-sound technology. This Logitech wireless headset also comes with great software support called Logitech G HUB, where you can enjoy many customization options. Let’s dig in further on the features and performance of this gaming beast.
Logitech G533 Key Features
The Logitech G533 is specially designed to provide a seamless gaming experience with Pro G audio drivers and DT 7.1 surround sound. This enables recreation of the depth of in-game surroundings and details. These on-ear closed-back headphones also do a great job of noise reduction for crisp and clear game chat voice.
|Active noise cancellation||No|
|Frequency response||20 Hz-20 kHz|
|Battery life||Up to 15 hours|
|Special features||DTS 7.1 3D Positional Audio, Pro G™ audio drivers|
The Logitech G533 has a well-balanced audio profile that sounds crisp and clear. Upon testing with different game audio settings, it managed well with both stereo and surround sound. Also, the various customization options acted as the cherry on top! While it will take some time for you to adjust to different audio profiles, you will be able to select where to select stereo or surround sound wisely. For example, while playing multiplayer games like Overwatch, you can hear your enemies advancing towards you. Or, in fantasy games like Witcher 3, the surround sound can result in an immersive experience of dialogues and music. Meanwhile, the stereo audio profile can be great with games that have almost flat equalization.
If we talk about the music experience, it’s hard to make it your primary music handset due to the lack of an audio jack. However, with wireless connectivity, you can experience excellent sound quality in gaming and listening to music. All genres sounded clear and well balanced; however, the custom equalizations doesn’t do much for the music as it does for gaming. Overall, we can say that Logitech G533 lives up to the expectation as a gaming headset rather than for music purposes.
Just like most gaming headphones, the Logitech wireless headset comes with a foldable boom mic. However, it isn’t detachable but can be easily rotated away when not in use. The mic succeeds to reproduce a crystal clear voice with satisfactory noise cancellation. Thus, the mic works well during game chats, as we expect from a gaming headset. In addition, you also get a dedicated mute button for the mic, which is quite responsive. What makes it more interesting that you can customize the button to other functions through Logitech G HUB software. After all, the boom mic can be flip-muted easily.
Although the headsets don’t have anything remarkable in terms of design, that doesn’t mean it is plain boring. The earcups look premium with the combination of textures provided. The flat glossy panel over matte contours with more glossy edges around the ridges creates its own look. You can say that the headphones carry a typical gaming headset look due to bulky, square earcups and a large headband.
Though the headset isn’t very compact or light, weighing over 670 grams, it is quite comfortable. Also, the large earcups are well padded with memory foam which sits snug on the ears. However, many complain that the headband itself can be tight on the head but doesn’t exert too much pressure. Also, the closed-back design results in some heat-trapping, which can be bothering for long hours of usage. All in all, the headphones look premium and are pretty comfortable for short to medium-duration gaming.
The headset is compatible with PS4 and PC with a wireless USB dongle. Unfortunately, the lack of Bluetooth connectivity and wired option makes it incompatible with XBOX one, smartphones, tablets, and most handheld gaming devices.
The Logitech G533 is a wireless gaming headset without Bluetooth connectivity. Yes, the headsets operate through a USB transmitter, which is specially designed for gaming. You will be provided with a USB dongle, roughly the size of a regular USB memory stick, to create a proprietary wireless connection with the compatible devices.
Control & Comfort
As Logitech G533 is a non-Bluetooth wireless headset, they need to be controlled through USB transmission through a USB dongle. Once connected through a USB wireless transmitter, the headphones work well with Logitech G software, where you can enjoy a wide range of settings. Also, the whopping battery life of up to 15 hours is enough for various gaming sessions in one full charge.
The headset is comfortable with large earcups that are well padded with memory foam. However, the closed-back design results in some heat-trapping, which can be bothering for long gaming sessions.
Warranty & Support
The Logitech G533 comes with a 2-year limited hardware warranty.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Is the USB dongle provided with the headset?
Yes, a USB transmitter dongle is provided in the box.
2. Can I connect it to iPhone?
No, you cannot connect it directly. You will need a lightning to USB connector for that, which is also called a Camera adapter.
3. Is it comfortable for marathon gaming?
The headphones have a closed-back design and are a bit bulky. Although a few hours of gaming is smooth, after that it might get sweaty and uncomfortable.
4. How is the surround sound on these headphones?
The Logitech G533 supports DTS 7.1 Surround Sound which is decent for an immersive gaming experince.
5. Does it connects through Bluetooth?
No, it is a wireless headset that supports a USB transmitter.
6. Will it connect to PS4 and Xbox?
It is compatible with PS4 and PC but not with Xbox.