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Advanced Audio Performance Patent-pending Pro-G audio drivers using hybrid mesh materials deliver audio performance normally only found in high-end audiophile headphones. DTS Headphone:X technology accurately replicates 7.1 speaker placement and audio positioning. G533 has a remarkable ability to recreate the in-game environmental effects and positional audio game designers intended you to hear. You can even tune the volume levels for each of the 7 audio channels?for example, to amplify game sounds coming from rear channels to hear what?s behind you. Pro Grade Wireless G533 has advanced lossless digital audio transmission, delivering wireless convenience and incredible high fidelity sound with up to 15 meters range. G533 is designed to maintain a strong connection even in noisy EMI environments such as when there are multiple competing wireless signals nearby. High Performance Design Don?t strain your neck. With the latest in materials and manufacturing techniques, G533 is designed to be a durable, yet lightweight headset that you can wear for hours. G533 has an over-the ear, lightweight design, which is comfortable for long gaming sessions. Sports mesh ear pads are designed to be breathable and can be removed for cleaning. 15 Hour Battery Life The rechargeable, replaceable battery in G533 Wireless Gaming Headset powers the headset for marathon gaming sessions - up to 15 hours non-stop on a single charge. Keep an eye on your charge level with Logitech Gaming Software so you don?t run out of juice in the middle of your game.* *Rechargeable batteries have a limited lifespan and a limited number of charge cycles. Fine-Tune Controls G533 features a noise-cancelling microphone on a folding, extending boom for crystal-clear voice chat and communications. Fold the boom up to automatically mute the microphone. An easy-to-reach volume control roller and microphone mute button on the left earcup make it simple to adjust your audio settings on the fly. For fine tuned settings, Logitech Gaming Software lets you set equalizer, surround sound, sidetone, and microphone levels globally or on a per-game basis. You can even reprogram the mute button to any function, like ?play/pause? to start/stop your media.* *Profile settings require Logitech Gaming Software
More than a "gaming headset"
This Logitech G533 wireless headset works well with all the services and formats that I need it for. It's classified as a Gaming Headset but has no limitations when used for listening to music or voice communication. The difference between a headset and headphones is the built in microphone on headsets. The G533 is compatible with DTS 7.1 and Dolby surround sound emulation. This gives the listener a sensation of being inside the 7.1 encoded movie or video game with moving effects instead of basic stereo. There is an adjustable volume control wheel and power switch on the left earcup.
Dolby Access (not required) is included in Windows 10 if you've kept your PC up to date but there's a $15 one time charge to enable it, which I did. This is a control panel app with software codecs to decode surround sound that is encoded into movies and computer games. I think that Access is worth the price to get the most out of the headset on newer movies and games. I sampled some Dolby and DTS 7.1 demonstrations and movie trailers online after activating Dolby Access. Impressive!
Sound quality is very satisfying to my ears and I consider myself to be picky about audio. Lows are balanced, not muddy, and highs are defined. Voices are easy to distinguish so this is a great headset to use with Skype, Google Duo, Zoom, and other VOIP (voice over Internet) services. I listened to Amazon Music for over an hour last night and thoroughly enjoyed that too. Today I tested the attached microphone by creating a short video with my webcam and the G533, then playing it back. On playback my voice was loud and clear. Also checked it with Skype call testing service, same result.
This is not a Bluetooth headset, meaning that it will not work with another device over it's built-in Bluetooth transceiver such as the PC I'm using. The headset comes with it's own thumb sized USB transceiver that communicates from your USB port on a PC or laptop to the headset. The advantage to this is that you don't have to pair it in software like you would over Bluetooth. The disadvantage is that I can't use it with my Bluetooth equipped tablet but I have a compatible headset for that.
When connected to my PC with the G533 I walked all over the upper and lower floors of our house and never lost communication with the PC. I tried using the supplied USB adapter with the headset on two flat panel televisions but it wasn't recognized by either one even though USB-A ports are on both TVs. The ports on the TV are obviously for media playback only.
The rechargeable battery is under the right earcup cover. I took the cover off for the sake of this review. The battery is not like rechargeable AAs, it's flat and I assume it will need to be purchased from Logitech when it gets old. The ear pads are replaceable also but take my word until you need to clean or replace them, it's tedious to put them back on.Whoami
I love these headphones!
The surround sound is terrific, I feel completely immersed in the movie, game or music, I'm watching or listening too. They have great range, I can walk all over my apartment without getting disconnected. They are very comfortable, can definitely wear it all day. The battery life is awesome. I also love that you can choose to extend the mic or retract it when not in use. The controls are all located on the left ear and easily accessible.
It was incredibly easy to install, literal plug and play, the computer does all the installing. Once it's installed, it links up automatically when you plug in the receptor.
My only suggestion would be to make them bluetooth-able as well.Malanda
To get the most honest review, I had my daughter's video gamer boyfriend test these out. He said the sound quality is excellent. Seem durable but only time will tell. He has already recommended them to his video gamer friends and they are a definite upgrade from his previous headphones. This honest review is given for the Spark reviewer program.Coffeelover