Logitech G435 Review – Stylish and Lightweight
We are reviewing the headset in the Logitech g435 model. Although the design is very nice, it has some flaws.
The Logitech G435 is light as a feather and has good standard sound, but you’ll have to accept a weak mic for that.
Logitech has a great selection of mice, keyboards, and headsets. But in the latter category, it lacks a wireless mid-range variant. Until recently, the Logitech G435 fills this gap as the younger brother of the Logitech G733. The headset is a reasonable addition to the Logitech G-family, but sacrifices have been made to keep it competitively priced.
Sound Quality Looks Pretty Good
The Logitech G435 offers good standard sound to begin with. Low, mid and high frequencies are well represented during gameplay. Auditory details such as footsteps, explosions, and gunfire meet the specs you’d expect from a mid-range gaming headset. The sound quality is also fine when watching movies and listening to music. An interesting addition is an 85 decibel sound limiter to protect your eardrums. After all, prevention is better than cure. It’s up to Logitech to deliver an enjoyable listening experience in many areas.
The output is fine but the input is missing. Unlike many gaming headsets, the Logitech G435 does not have a microphone tree, but uses two built-in “beamforming” microphones on the left ear cup to best record your voice and reduce background noise as much as possible. The quality of the microphone is reasonable considering its price, but feels hollow with a slight ‘fish bowl feel’ as a result. In addition, despite the above technology, the microphone is quite sensitive to background noise, so mechanical keystrokes in particular provide the necessary noise. In terms of input, therefore, you need to make clear concessions.
Logitech G435 Looks Like It Fails To Filter Out Background Sound
Another hard point that connects directly to this is the lack of software provided. Most Logitech G-series devices use Logitech G Hub, but the G435 does not use headphones. So the hardware manufacturer itself offers no solution for manually dealing with sensitivity or noise – in which case it’s not an unnecessary luxury. Logitech won’t be able to help you with the basics, either, like checking the remaining battery or creating sound profiles. An unfriendly choice from the Swiss manufacturer who normally offers better service.
However, the above shortcomings are compensated by the high wearing comfort of the headphones. Weighing 165 grams, the Logitech G435 is one of the lightest headphones on the market. The thin fabric headband puts almost no pressure on the head. The fabric ear cups fit seamlessly over the ears and feel comfortable, yet offer surprisingly good isolation from background noise. With feather-light headphones, you’ll hardly notice they’re on your head. The other side of the coin is that the headset feels vulnerable. This is not a headphone that will leave you unknowingly. The headset is also not suitable for people with an above-average head size. But if you put comfort before durability, the Logitech G435 is the right choice.
In terms of coating, hard plastic was also chosen, which feels a bit cheap by mid-range standards. Plastic parts, on the other hand, consist of 22 percent plastic waste material. Additionally, both the headset and the packaging (with compensation) have no CO2 footprint. It puts the choice of materials, on which sustainability is an important basis, into a different perspective. The Logitech G435 is therefore an interesting option for those who want to contribute to the environment and climate.
Physical Appearance of Logitech G435
The headset comes in three color combinations: predominantly black “black and neon yellow”, fresh “off white and lilac” and colorful “blue and raspberry”. Tastes are different, and so the variety of colors is a welcome gesture from Logitech. The headset also has a minimalist design. In addition to logos and model names, the buttons are elegantly hidden. They are also operated intuitively. The curly wire between the ear cups and the band is playfully but modestly applied. So everything looks calm with the matte finish. The Logitech G435 is a great looking headset with a variety of color tones and little noise.
Finally, the headset does exactly what it promises in other areas. Thanks to its ‘plug and play’ feature, you can effortlessly connect the headset to your PC, console, smartphone or any other device via Bluetooth. A USB dongle is also included to keep latency to a minimum using Logitech’s Lightspeed technology. The manufacturer also promises 18 hours of battery life, which is more than enough for headphones in this price range. With the 2 meter long USB cable, you have enough length to listen or charge with an empty battery.
Logitech G435 is a robust and durable wireless earbuds with no bells and whistles. Wearing comfort, clean design and ‘you get what you hear’ sound quality are the mainstays. On the other hand, the headset sacrifices quality when it comes to durability and audio input. All in all, it’s a solid entry-level model, but you expect a little more from Logitech.