The latest Logitech headset in the form of the G435 is designed specifically for younger users and women. All thanks to the combination of bold colors, freedom of use, high comfort and more modest than usual dimensions of the housing. Today we will check how this combination works in practice, so I invite you to the Logitech G435 test.
Box and accessories included
Logitech G435 comes to us in a box characteristic for the Logitech G brand, combining the already characteristic gray with the equally well-known blue shade. Inside you will find a Lightspeed USB receiver with the size of a traditional pendrive, a sticker, a warranty card and quite a long USB-A / USB-C cable only for charging, because the set does not support wired mode.
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However, when it comes to the way the Logitech G435 is packed, it is worth stopping for longer, as it is the company’s latest product that shows its commitment to reducing its negative impact on the environment. We see a manifestation of this in the case of the cardboard itself, which clearly looks as if it was the fruit of recycling. Additionally, the headphones are wrapped in paper, not foil, and the cable ties are made of some kind of cardboard instead of plastic.
Key features of the Logitech G435
- Predominant material: plastic
- Weight: 165 grams
- Closed circumaural headphones
- Adjusting the spacing of the shells
- Two Wireless Modes:
- Lightspeed via the included USB receiver
- Built-in rechargeable battery that lasts up to 18 hours
- Dolby Atmos and Windows Sonic Spatial Sound support
- Volume control and microphone built into the earcups
- No software
- Two microphones in the left earcup 100 – 8000 Hz
- Neodymium converters
- Diameter: 40 mm
- Passive Impedance: 45 Ohm
- Frequency response: 20 – 20 kHz
- Sensitivity: 83.1 dB
- Maximum volume 100 dB with an optional limit of 85 dB
Design, materials and workmanship
With all due respect to Logitech, the G435 looks… cheesy. I said it to myself when I unpacked the box and my partner said it as soon as she saw me with this set on her head. Indeed, in combination with my appearance, the Logitech G435 looks downright comical on my head and would probably cause me more problems, in worse city districts after dark than it provided fun. However, bold colors, at least in my opinion, should match the tastes of younger people, but do not take my words for granted – it is too easy to find a missed gift here.
The aforementioned impression of the Logitech G435’s cheesy is caused not only by colors, but also more modest sizes and the ubiquitous plastic. The shells and the element that connects the headband to them are mainly made of matte, hard plastic, which at times is visually enhanced by this “slippery” one. The two-piece headband is decorated with a thin material with edges finished with a delicate stitch, the color of which refers to the earpieces made of very pleasant foam and material, and the buttons themselves.
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Speaking of which, Logitech chose to combine three of them on the back of the left earcup. So we have an on / off button with a functional diode, a two-level volume control button and a button intended only for the microphone, but in practice also used to switch between Lightspeed and Bluetooth modes. The whole thing is complemented by a USB-C port on the base and a pair of directional microphones in the form of long black gaps in the front, which are to “focus on our voice and ignore the noise from the surroundings.”
The buttons themselves work quite … cheaply. They lack the certainty of a click and responsiveness, but at the same time they do not get stuck and always react to our intentions, so you cannot complain about them. Logitech is also worth scolding for explaining the functions of these buttons to users, because there are no instructions in the box on how to turn on the maximum volume limit mode or enter pairing mode.
So I hurry to help: the function diode lights up blue in Lightspeed mode, and navy blue in Bluetooth mode, the pairing of which is initiated by pressing the microphone button and the switch. The microphone button clearly plays a functional role here, because it is also its longer combination with turning up and down that causes the activation and deactivation of the aforementioned limitation.
Ergonomics i Logitech G435 battery
Although you may think that the cheesy feeling of the Logitech G435 is a bad thing for the first minutes, I’m reassuring. This is mainly due to the desire to keep the weight low, and voila, it was more than 165 grams. Combined with an airy headband and fabric earpieces, whose soft foam pleasantly wraps the area between the turbinates, embracing them completely, the Logitech G435 is very comfortable and it is easy to forget that you are wearing them on your head.
Personally, only a few models caused me pain after a long time, but my partner who helped me in testing stated that the Logitech G435 was the first over-ear headphones for her that did not cause pain even after several hours of use. From my observations, however, I must admit that despite the material upholstery of the foam, after some time the earpieces warmed up to a degree that required a short “airing out”. However, the low weight of this model is its key advantage.
Moving on to the built-in battery, a single charge of the Logitech G435, after which I used the set in both Bluetooth and Lightspeed mode, was enough for a really long time, over 15 hours, which corresponds to 18 hours announced by Logitech. Charging itself is also fast, so you don’t have to worry when you unload the G435 in a goofy situation.
Logitech G435 sound test
The Logitech G435 set is a great example of the saying with the book cover in the lead role. This model sounds great regardless of the selected mode and equipment, keeping the latency low, which was not present in both games and movies. Here, I must also admit that as the first headphones with a Bluetooth and Lightspeed module, the G435, as announced by the manufacturer, works great as an everyday companion connected to a computer and smartphone, between which the connection can be changed from briefly holding the microphone activation / deactivation button.
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The G435 itself sounds very nice. On the one hand, they do not throw you to your knees, but on the other hand, many hours of fun with them pass without any complaints about the quality of the sound, whether while listening to music (they offer high dynamics and good balance of tones with an emphasis on the midrange) or playing (good reproduction of sounds in space). does the job). As the earcups provide almost no isolation of background noise, the bass loses a bit of depth, but with entertaining, not too heavy music, the G435 does not lose much.
G435 microphone test
Logitech has for a reason abandoned the characteristic boom with a microphone in favor of built-in microphones, providing the G435 with much greater mobility and simplicity. How does it work in practice? Check it out below:
Logitech G435 test – summary
It’s true that innovation and everything new costs money and the Logitech G435 is a great example of this. Their MSRP price reaches $ 79.99, or about PLN 300, although in Poland we do not know the details of the official retail price at the moment. This is evidently elevated by Logitech’s first combination of Bluetooth and Lightspeed in the case of a headset, an unusual design for younger customers and a built-in battery. The materials used, although they seem to be of low quality, allowed the company to cut a lot of weight, and thanks to the combination with an airy headband and pleasant shells, the G435 has become one of the most comfortable over-ear headphones I’ve had in my life. Hence my appreciation and recommendation of this Logitech product.