Logitech G935 review: A wonderful wireless gaming headset ... with a couple flaws

Logitech headsets have a lot of loyal users, and for good reason.

Logitech's flagship gaming headset has legions of fans, and the G935 is the company's latest. Logitech has taken an "if it's not broke, don't fix it" approach with the G935, simply making what it already had better rather than focusing on a fancy redesign.

Not everything will please everyone, but in the world of wireless PC gaming headsets, Logitech remains a top contender. The G935 shows you why.

What you'll like about the Logitech G935

Logitech G935

If you're already a fan of the Logitech G series of gaming headsets, you'll automatically be a fan of the G935. Everything that makes the company's headsets good is back again for 2019.

Starting at the top, the G935 is very comfortable. It's a little heavier overall than something like the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition, but considering the G935 is wireless it's not a big difference at all. You get a nice chunky foam pad on the headband and enormous cups that completely engulf your ears. They're trimmed in leatherette, which personally I prefer to a fabric trim, with some chunky foam behind it. The shape is important, too. Instead of being a perfect circle, the cutout is shaped more like an ear. As such, you get a really good fit right around your ear for comfort and solid sound isolation.

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Drivers50mm Pro G
Frequency response20Hz to 20kHz
FeaturesBuilt-in flip-to-mute mic,on-ear volume controlsCustomizable buttonsDTS 7.1 Surround
ConnectivityWireless (PC only)3.5mm wired (PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch, mobile)

The sound is where the G935 really shines, with Logitech's new generation Pro G 50mm drivers at the heart. While the headset looks a lot like its predecessor, the system underneath has been completely redesigned. Logitech boasts superior low-frequency performance over competitors and DTX Headphone X 2.0 positional surround sound. In less techy terms, you get some great low-end rumbles and bass in the G935, but it's not overwhelming so you can still enjoy the rest of the sound stage. Some may grumble at the inclusion of DTS over Dolby, but it does what it does very well. The virtual surround and positional audio effects work well, providing an immersive audio experience.

Wireless range is also very good. The G935 uses a USB dongle for connectivity, and I had no problem walking around both floors of my house and still being able to hear the PC audio. It's also a really nice touch that there's a slot on the left side of the headset for the dongle to live so you don't lose it if you travel.

Logitech G935

For consoles and mobile, there's an included 3.5mm cable to use with the headset, though, naturally, you miss out on the full feature set.

One of the top wireless gaming headsets on the market.

The microphone on the G935 flips up and hides away seamlessly into the body of the headset, and I like that it's pretty short. It doesn't come right across your face and get in the way. All volume and mute controls are found on the rear of the left cup, so there are no additional dongles or remotes required, and you've also got three programmable keys for custom functions.

The built-in lighting is controlled by the new G Hub application. The G935 is only compatible with the newest version of the software, so if you already have a headset you can't use it with your current version. The lighting is subtle and stylish, and while it looks good, you also have to consider the impact on battery life before you go turning it up nice and bright.

What you'll dislike about the Logitech G935

Logitech G935

The approach to the G935 was simply to improve on the formula and make what Logitech already had a little better. That part was a complete success, but the design is still dated. Next to products from competitors like Razer, SteelSeries, and Logitech's own Astro Gaming, the G935 just looks, well, old. And quite large. Comfortable it certainly is, but it's also chunky on the side of your head.

With wireless headsets, there are two power related issues to consider: battery life and how it charges. On both fronts, Logitech fell a little flat. Battery life on the G935 is up to 10 hours, which is OK, but it's still a good way short of the battery life on a number of comparable wireless headsets. If you have the lighting turned on, you can knock a full two hours off that. The G Hub app does a great job of telling you accurate battery levels, but if you're a regular streamer, for example, you're going to be charging it up quite often. It's also a little annoying that the G935 charges over micro USB. You get a charging cable in the box, but as the entire world is transitioning over to USB-C, gaming hardware needs to follow suit. It's only a mild inconvenience changing to a micro USB cable, but it's still an inconvenience.

Should you buy the Logitech G935?

Logitech G935

If you already own the Logitech G933, the predecessor to this headset, you're probably not going to gain a whole lot by upgrading. That's not to say it isn't a great headset, but it's not a massive leap forward in many areas.

Sound quality is where the Logitech G935 excels

If you're looking for a new wireless headset in general, however, the G935 should certainly be on the shortlist. Yes, the design is a little old-hat, but Logitech focused on making it sound good over what it looks like. That's where it excels and what makes it worth buying. Logitech refers to it as "sound science" and whatever it is the boffins have been doing is paying off. You'll have to charge it more often than some headsets, but when it's on and you're gaming, it sounds absolutely top drawer.

And that's what matters most.

Richard Devine
Managing Editor - Tech, Reviews

Richard Devine is a Managing Editor at Windows Central with over a decade of experience. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently, you'll find him steering the site's coverage of all manner of PC hardware and reviews. Find him on Mastodon at mstdn.social/@richdevine