Welcome to my review of the Logitech G35 gaming headset. When reading reviews I always like to have a brief summary of the reviewer so you can put what they say into context. A bit about myself I am actually a professional PC gamer who plays in competition so therefore my main use for the G35 will be centered on gaming.
On to the review
The design of the G35 is very nice. It just looks and feels good and despite its size it is actually quite light. It does feel sturdy though therefore it does not feel like it will break easily. A nice design feature is the numbers on the side which measure how far you have adjusted the headband should you want to adjust it to the same length in future. The earpieces themselves are designed to fit over your ears so this is something you should be aware of. Also in the box are 2 interchangeable headbands which along with the default one makes 3 to choose from.
The adjustable microphone is located on the left earpiece. All the keys and buttons are also located on the left. I really like that Logitech did this. All the keys are in one place which is nice as you dont have to remember and mess about with keys on different earpieces its just good design. There are 5 buttons in all. The top 3 are the programmable G keys which can be configured with the G35 software. There is also a mute key and a scroll wheel which controls the volume. The Dolby Digital 7.1 Surround key is located on the back of the left earpiece.
The headset itself has 40mm drivers and boasts Dolby Digital 7.1 Virtual Surround sound. The sound is absolutely mind blowing. I was previously using the Creative Fatal1ty and the increase in sound quality is just phenomenal. Whilst gaming I was easily able to tell which direction enemy players were coming from which gave me the advantage. As I previously mentioned I game competitively and being able to communicate with my squad mates is essential. The Microphone quality is crisp and very clear. My friends commented on the increase in quality of my voice and I also found it was easier to understand people who I may have had trouble understanding in the past.
Along with the headset is the G35 configuration software. My software disc did not work which while not the end of the world did mean I had to go to Logitech's website and find the relevant files to download myself manually. This would not normally be a problem but this is a premium product. Its a lot of money and when you lay out that sort of money you want everything to be perfect.
The software itself allows you to control Sound and Microphone volume levels as well as bass and treble. You will also be able to utilise the G35 voice morphing software. There are 6 profiles in which you can morph you voice into. These are Robot Troll Giant Alien Mutant and Space Squirrel. You will also be able to configure the 3 G keys which support the following
Windows Media Player
G35 Voice morphing
Power DVD 8.0
Win DVD 9.0
Rather surprisingly is the lack of support for Teamspeak. Again for this sort of money you expect more functionality. I really don't understand this Ventrilo and Teamspeak are both popular VOIP programmes so to have one without the other is quite strange especially on a product specialised for gaming.
You should also be aware of that this headset is connected via USB.
Would I recommend this headset? Yes absolutely. There might be a few things lacking but you will be having so much fun whilst gaming that you wont really care.