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Logitech G930 USB Wireless Gaming Headset EXPIRED

shinrawr 29 February 22, 2013 at 03:53 AM in Video Games (5) More Newegg Deals
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Promoted 02-22-2013 at 09:01 PM View Original Post
Newegg has Logitech G930 USB Wireless Gaming Headset for $109.99 - $25 with promo code AFNJ0272 = $84.99 + free shipping. Thanks shinrawr

Amazon also has this deal for $84.99 + free shipping.

Review courtesy of Engadget

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Edited February 22, 2013 at 04:36 PM by shinrawr
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6826104399 Has the Logeitech on sale till 2/26.

Its 109.99 - $25 with the promo code AFNJ0272 and comes with Free SuperEggSavers shipping (or shoprunner for those who have it) to total to 84.99 shipped.

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wi...003VANOFY/ also has it for $84.99 Shipped - Credits to manofspade

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#76
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The wireless element is certainly nice, but at this price you are like $15 away from a serious set of entry-level audiophile headphones that won't break in the first 6 months of use.

In my experience, ALL "gaming" marketed headsets are overpriced piles of junk compared to their non-gamer counterparts. Poor sound quality and build quality. I don't have any firsthand experience with this particular set, but the reviews seem to lump it into the same category of style over substance.

For $15 more, you could get a set of Audio Technica ATH AD700s, which are widely known for having pretty much the best soundstage that money can buy as well as twice the general audio quality of these headphones. The wide soundstage means you can precisely pinpoint EXACTLY where your enemies are based on sound alone.

Sure, the AD700s aren't wireless (which I understand the appeal of), but they will last MUCH longer, be infinitely more comfortable, and sound way, waaaay better for $15 more.

If you are looking to drop $100 on a set of headphones for gaming, you are on the market for a high quality product. I'm not sure that I've ever seen a "gaming" marketed headset that was anything other than an overpriced pile of junk.
I think gamers are buying these because it's wireless and has a microphone. Plus playing games in surround sound vs stereo is quite a different experience as well.

But sure, for music there are much better options.
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Would of gone that route except BB PM change isn't official until March 3 Frown
ah my mistake.
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I think gamers are buying these because it's wireless and has a microphone. Plus playing games in surround sound vs stereo is quite a different experience as well.

But sure, for music there are much better options.
I think people are dramatically overestimating the "surround sound" headphone gimmick. The headphones I talked about, the AD700s, produce a wider soundstage than these "surround sound" headphones. Locational accuracy is higher with quality stereo headphones than gimmicky 5.1/7.1. I absolutely guarantee it, as would any review. There just isn't a comparison.

I have agreed many times that the wireless functionality is a big draw, and I understand that appeal, but any quality stereo headphone will destroy these not JUST for music, but ALSO for gaming. I am saying this speaking as a competitive first person shooter gamer who has owned countless sets of headphones over the last 15-20 years. Any time I've gone with anything "gamer" branded or 5.1/7.1, I have seriously regretted it. Sound quality and build quality were not up to par.

Do a bit of googling on headphones like the AD700s and you'll see that high quality stereo blows away "surround sound" headphones in every regard, including gaming and soundstage/audio location cues. I'm not making this up to crap on your headphones, I just want people to understand that the wireless functionality is the only reason to pick this up. For the money, the sound quality on these just isn't there.
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....I have agreed many times that the wireless functionality is a big draw, and I understand that appeal, but....
Although I understand where you're coming from, your rant would work better in a thread attracting people in the market for a wired set.


That aside, I received this in the mail today. My wired set does sound better than the G930, but after tweaking them a bit I find them good enough to make the G930 my primary set. Obviously preferences will vary, but if you're looking for a wireless set these are definitely viable. Very happy with my purchase.
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Although I understand where you're coming from, your rant would work better in a thread attracting people in the market for a wired set.


That aside, I received this in the mail today. My wired set does sound better than the G930, but after tweaking them a bit I find them good enough to make the G930 my primary set. Obviously preferences will vary, but if you're looking for a wireless set these are definitely viable. Very happy with my purchase.
This isn't just a wireless headset, though. This is also marketed as a gaming headset. My criticisms come from the perspective of a heavy PC gamer. As someone who depends on quality sound cues to compete in online video games, these headphones are not as up to snuff as many in the price range. Not even close.

So if you are a competitive gamer looking for a set of headphones in a $100 price range, you might be fooled into thinking these wireless cans are a dream come true. That is the kind of gamer that my comments are directed toward, because you are not going to get anywhere near $100 worth of soundstage out of these.

If you are only interested in the fact that these are wireless headphones, then yeah this is a good price for this particular set. But there are about a dozen sets of wireless headphones around the same price that would sound just as good, making this deal not as warm as the "gamer" marketing would have you believe.

But if you are a competitive gamer looking for wireless headphones specifically for competitive gaming (as these are marketed), then these only meet the wireless criteria and are actually quite lackluster in the gaming department. And, perhaps more importantly, their quality control is also under question as failure rates for the right earpiece and microphone are higher than they should be for a peripheral in this price range.
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I think people are dramatically overestimating the "surround sound" headphone gimmick. The headphones I talked about, the AD700s, produce a wider soundstage than these "surround sound" headphones. Locational accuracy is higher with quality stereo headphones than gimmicky 5.1/7.1. I absolutely guarantee it, as would any review. There just isn't a comparison.

I have agreed many times that the wireless functionality is a big draw, and I understand that appeal, but any quality stereo headphone will destroy these not JUST for music, but ALSO for gaming. I am saying this speaking as a competitive first person shooter gamer who has owned countless sets of headphones over the last 15-20 years. Any time I've gone with anything "gamer" branded or 5.1/7.1, I have seriously regretted it. Sound quality and build quality were not up to par.

Do a bit of googling on headphones like the AD700s and you'll see that high quality stereo blows away "surround sound" headphones in every regard, including gaming and soundstage/audio location cues. I'm not making this up to crap on your headphones, I just want people to understand that the wireless functionality is the only reason to pick this up. For the money, the sound quality on these just isn't there.

So I just got these, and the sound quality is really awful. I'm thinking about returning them.

Edit: flicking the surround swtich to off fixed it.
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Glad to hear you found an acceptable solution. My experience with "5.1" headsets (whether they claim it as a function of hardware or software) has been similar: stereo is just better at everything, including soundstage/positional accuracy. And now you have the added bonus of being able to listen to music/podcasts/have a conversation via VOIP while you take a dump! Niiiice.
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So I just got these, and the sound quality is really awful. I'm thinking about returning them.
Edit: flicking the surround swtich to off fixed it.
If you want to use the surround feature double check the source is putting out surround sound. If you turn on surround and the source is stereo the result will definitely sound bad.
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Glad to hear you found an acceptable solution. My experience with "5.1" headsets (whether they claim it as a function of hardware or software) has been similar: stereo is just better at everything, including soundstage/positional accuracy. And now you have the added bonus of being able to listen to music/podcasts/have a conversation via VOIP while you take a dump! Niiiice.
Haha, yeah all of this is true so far.

Quote from ChpByr View Post :
If you want to use the surround feature double check the source is putting out surround sound. If you turn on surround and the source is stereo the result will definitely sound bad.
I tried watching a movie with 5.1 DTS audio last night, and I still think stereo sounded better. Everything sounds really hallow with surround.
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