Given the high quality of wireless headsets I've used before, I was definitely interested to see how this one performed, including with the GHub software.
First, let's start by unboxing the product.
Once removed, look for the semi-circular piece of cardboard sticking up from the front of the box and pull it towards you. Pulling the tab down and towards you allows for the lifting up and away of the flap comprising the top of the box, and the folding sideways of the two pieces underneath as well as a final flat piece folding towards you.
Now we can see the internals of the packaging, grip the internal packaging with one hand and the outer box with the other and pull both apart. Disgarding the outer box, we can now turn to the contents of the package.
Reaching into the opening in the holder we moved prior to extracting the headset, we find two cables wrapped in plastic (a USB cable and a 3.5mm cable) wrapped in instructions that are rold up.
Unwrapping the cables was likewise just a matter of opening the bags they come in and unding the cable ties.
Moreover, the microphone, which I realised was only present after reading a review or two, is so well hidden that it took me a while to find it, tucked into the top of the left earcup near the main band of the headset.
Going to this page on the Logitech website solved pretty much all of my issues though as it turned out connecting the headset to the PC is actually achieved by a piece of hardware tucked away in the headset itself.
Using that strip I referenced earlier, pull what I now know to be the speaker tag away from the headset and look for a large, rectangular piece. At the top of this, under the guarantee that the headset is band-upwards, you should find a USB port that can be leavered downwards to gently retrieve the wireless adaptor.
Using the switch at the top of the same earcup (you'll hear a tone after moving this switch), then plugging in the adaptor will allow the headset to connect to the pc of its own volition, with no interaction from the end user being needed.
The aforementioned strip can just be pulled away from the speaker tag (carefully to avoid any residue), leaving it the same as the one on the opposing ear cup.
Using the headset for extended periods playing Gears Of War 4 and writing this review at the same time was no issue at all, other than the earcups feeling a little hot at times after prolonged use.
The audio quality and lack of any noticeable latency is certainly appreciated, given that it allows you to multi-task with minimal frustration including switching between sources etc.
The only issue I had was equalising the volumes of PC and 3.5mm sources which doesn't seem to be possible at present.
Unlike the Logitech Gaming Software (LGS) before it, this software is relatively accessibl with a screen reader other than a few issues that I hope can be resolved in a future update. If you figure it out, you'll be able to change the lighting settings and colour, though I haven't quite figured out how to adjust any settings relating to the 7.1 surround sound. All in all though, the main functionality (that is, utilising the headset for audio) is not impeded by any small issues with the software.
In fact, whilst I was writing this review, I was able to play the Mortal Kombat 11 pre-order beta whilst writing in between online matches, previously only possible by having a separate pair of headphones on whilst using my surround system for the game or the reverse. Being able to do this with one device is definitely a plus.
It might not currently be the most accessible headset on the market as 7.1 units go (in terms of both software and audio tones to indicate things like charging and mic mute/unmute state), but it certainly shows that Logitech are developing products that are worth their price in terms of functionality and design, which will hopefully be more and more accessible as time goes on.
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