Last year we looked at a pair of wireless headsets designed for gaming, but recently we've concentrated more on the wired variety. We've looked at offerings from Razer and Turtle Beach--both of which were a bit on the pricier side. All in all, the G330 Gaming Headset from Logitech is an affordable, solid-performing, and extremely comfortable accessory for the PC gamer.
What separates the G330 from other gaming headsets is the design. Unlike conventional headband headsets, the G330 has a width-adjustable behind-the-head design that allows for a truly comfortable experience.
The headset itself is mostly made up of a gray plastic, while the underside (the side that touches your head) is filled in by a red rubberized material. The earcups are fashioned out of soft foam and can pivot in any direction. We were impressed with how comfortable the headset was to wear even during extended gaming sessions. It's one of the lightest accessories we've ever tested.
The headset's boom mic extends from the left earcup and does a decent job of eliminating outside noise thanks to its dual listening locations. During our trial runs with Counter-Strike, our teammates were not able to pick up any of the ambient noise on our end. When it came to voice chat, it took some trial and error to get the mic placed at an optimal listening point (which we found to be around 4 inches from your face). It can be bent and adjusted as well or rotated completely out of the way when not in use.
We used the G330 during a few Skype sessions and were really happy with our results. Our participating party reported a clear and audible experience.