After a convincing G733, we find Logitech for a test of its little brother: the G335, which uses the same construction, but this time uses a wired jack connection. Will it be as convincing?
the helmet gamer Logitech G335, available at the suggested price of 69.99 euros offers an ultralight construction that we had appreciated on the G733 last tested. It benefits here from a 3.5 mm jack connection which makes it compatible with consoles, PCs and any other device equipped with this connection.
It retains the 40mm transducers of its big brother and will unfortunately be deprived of certain features due to its analog connection. Offered at an attractive price, it competes directly with the Turtle Beach Recon 500 that we recently presented to you.
Lightness above all
The G335 therefore resumes identical construction of the G733. It is built around a single piece of reinforced plastic that acts as a hoop and support for the ear cups. Resolutely modern in its design, this hoop splits in two above the head.
However, it is not this plastic part that rests on the user’s skull. Indeed, the helmet is supplied with a elastic fabric headband which offers a little latitude in terms of adjustment thanks to the two possible positions on the arch. We then find a similar comfort to the helmets of the Arctis range of SteelSeries.
The ear cup support, which is therefore installed directly at the ends of the headband, offers a slight 360 ° travel allowing a good installation around the ears. We also have a sliding height adjustment, similar to the one we are used to finding on helmets with more classic architecture.
Thanks to his light weight of only 240 grams and its intelligent construction, the G335 is logically very comfortable. Note that, like the G733, it is a little tight for big heads during the first days of use. The set relaxes a little with use and is a little more comfortable afterwards.
Available in 3 colors, we are testing here the black model built so completely plastic slightly rough black. A discreet strapping with a shiny finish is present on each of the ear cups and slightly sweetens the whole which is still very toy.
The foam that surrounds the atria is properly padded and covered with fabric. This characteristic favors the breathability of the whole, but will logically have consequences on the passive insulation of the helmet, as we will see later.
With its simple jack connection, the G335 is logically limited when it comes to its functionality. It does not take advantage of the Logitech G Hub driver and ultimately only benefits from a well-placed and easy-to-use volume control knob. The latter does not control the volume of the system, but only that of the headphones.
Gaming headset requires, the newcomer to Logitech has a microphone (not removable). This pivots on its axis and can thus be folded down in line with the arch. Interesting point: folding it down automatically cuts off sound capture, which replaces the usual dedicated button. The pole is unfortunately a bit short and it clearly lacks rigidity.
The non-removable cable offers an appreciable length of about 1.80 meters which will suit most uses. We regret, however, that Logitech did not see fit to equip the headset with a braided cable that would have been more durable. Unfortunately, at this price, you can’t have it all.
Unsurprisingly, the G335 is therefore a success in terms of ergonomics and comfort. Its intelligent construction and light weight make it particularly pleasant to use on a daily basis. However, its all-plastic construction gives it a very toy-like appearance that some may not like.
A receding sound rendering
Logitech seems to have kept the same 40mm transducers on this new model. However, switching to an analog wired connection logically has an impact on the sound reproduction of the headphones, both in output and in capture via its built-in microphone.
The G335 is unfortunately not a very balanced helmet. The low frequencies are present, but ultimately quite behind and it is logically not possible to correct the shot with software from the brand.
The high frequencies are a little too aggressive and make listening sometimes unpleasant on certain titles. More generally, the headphones lack definition and musicality and are not up to par when the pieces and soundscapes are too complex.
The piece Say Nada by Shakka clearly emphasizes all the flaws of the headphones with receding bass, trebles far too aggressive and a tight soundstage that breaks the immersion on the outro of the song.
If we do not recommend it for titles where atmosphere and immersion are essential, especially because of the relative width of its soundstage, the G335 will be very suitable for FPS players who will appreciate the relative presence of explosions and shots. The stereophony is also quite correct and will allow a rather efficient localization of the origin of the sounds.
The helmet may not be helped by its poor passive insulation. Indeed, the G335 does not manage to block the sounds coming from the outside and thus will not make you forget your mechanical keyboard. Logically, this is not a model to recommend if you plan to use it in a noisy environment or with other people around you.
Regarding the built-in microphone, the voice capture is of very good quality if we omit the low output volume (as often). The headset will therefore be logically well suited to discussing with your playmates. However, we noticed a slight parasitic and permanent hiss that you can hear in the sound example present just below.
Price and availability of the Logitech G335 headset
Logitech G335 headset is available at the suggested price of 69.99 euros.