Logitech G is doing it’s best at covering the whole range of gaming related products. The Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headset is no exception. The Logitech G633 is really jam-packed with features, but is it really the one Gaming Headset to rule them all?
Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headset
Before we delve into the design aspect, let me tall you that Logitech G really pays attention to the whole packaging too. Unboxing these Logitech G devices is already a great experience. Nice and sturdy packaging that shows you the product they way you would expect it.
When looking at the design itself, you quickly noticed that it’s different to other headsets! The main difference is actually the rectangular shaped ear cups. The Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum looks different to the other headsets in the room and has even a bit of a futuristic look. Exactly what real gamers might be looking for.
The left ear-cup has a set of buttons on it, which can be used for a lot of things. Yes … using the Logitech Gaming Software you can even program those buttons. Of course there is also a volume knob below the programmable buttons and a switch to … well … switch between PC sound and the 3.5 mm jack.
The microphone can be found in the left ear-cup as well. You might not spot it at first since it’s nicely stowed away. When you need the microphone, simply pull it down, and once you’re done using it, simply push it back up. Did I tell you that using the microphone in the upwards position also mutes the microphone’s sound? Handy!
One thing I have to add is that Logitech added some very long cables in the Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum box. Some people didn’t like that, but if you have your computer standing on the floor next to your desk, you will find that these long cables come in quite handy!
Once the headset it positioned properly on your head, it really feels comfortable. I had the feeling that my ears fitted nicely into the ear cups … and yes … I have rater large ears! The cushioned headband is adjustable and fits all head sizes. Even when wearing the headset for hours, I had no issues at all. So thumbs up on the comfort!
7.1 Surround Sound
The Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum offers 7.1 surround sound, and using the Logitech Gaming Software you can eve set up 3 different sound profiles. One for First Person Shooters, one for MOBA (League of Legends type games) and one for Cinematic Gaming. The difference is subtile, but is noticeable. While playing FPS games for example you could clearly hear the gunfire and even get an indication from where the gunfire was coming from using the 7.1 surround sound. The Cinematic Gaming setting places you more into the center of the game by boosting the music and voice acting a bit. At least … that was my impression.
Well … the name includes Spectrum, so the Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum offers you the same RGB Lighting options as with the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum and the Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Keybaord. Using the Logitech Gaming software you can adjust the color so it fits the color of your keyboard and mouse. While I think having RGB on the keyboard and mouse is a nice advantage, I didn’t see the point of having RGB in the headset. As a user, you will mostly have the headset on your head and won’t see the colours yourself. So … it’s only good for showing off, or having the beer delivered to the guy with the red flashing headset while at a LAN Party.
Programmable G Buttons
The logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum has 3 programmable G buttons, and using the Logitech Gaming Software you can set those up to do whatever you want. Might be nice for some things, but I don’t see a real use here while gaming. Who would want to remove his hand from the keyboard in order to trigger an action by pressing a button on his headset???
Ease of use and Performance
We have tried the Logitech G633 while playing games and listening to music. The sound quality is OK for a gaming headset. Most of the times gaming headset are good for one thing, and that’s gaming. When it comes to playing music, most gaming headsets do not perform all that well. We didn’t have that issue with the Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum. Even when listening to music, the sound was pretty good!
Although the Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum offers a good quality of sound while gaming and listening to music, the microphone can really be improved a bit. To me it sounded a bit too metallic and it was picking up a lot of background noise. I compared the microphone audio to my Hyper X Cloud II and it sounded like there was a bit more dynamic rang in the audio though.
3.5mm Jack and USB!
A nice addition is that the Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum comes with an USB Cable and a 3.5mm audio Jack. So, you can use the G633 with your computer, but also take it with you and use it to listen to music on your smartphone.
The Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headset surely has a lot to offer. But personally I’m not quite sure if the programmable G Buttons and the RGB colouring are all that useful for a gamer? The audio output is quite good, but the performance of the microphone is not what I expected at this price point. So, if you fancy having RGB Lighting on your headset, then by all means go ahead and buy the Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum, you won’t regret it. But if RGB Lighting is not what you are looking for, then there might be cheaper and better alternatives out there.