Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Zahn Funk
Date: 09-20-2010
Provided by: Logitech
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Introduction

Logitech recently announced updates to their popular G-Series line of gaming products with the release of the Gaming Keyboard G510, Wireless Gaming Mouse G700 and Wireless Gaming Headset G930. The G510 replaces the G15 gaming keyboard while the G700 is the first wireless gaming mouse from Logitech since the G7 which is now over half a decade old. Today we will be taking a look at the Gaming Headset G930, which is essentially a wireless version of the G35 Gaming Headphones that we looked at last year. Although the two are very similar, there are a few subtle differences that Logitech have implemented.


The G930 arrived in Logitech's trademark green and black retail packaging. The front of the box has a clear cut-out that shows off the headset and wireless dongle while the reverse side lists some of the headset's features in multiple languages. Below is a list of specifications borrowed from Logitech's website.

Technical Specifications

Wireless

* Connection: 2.4 GHz RF
* Range: up to 40 feet (12 meters)*
* Audio stream: uncompressed 48 kHz
* Reception: dual antenna
* Interference resistance: forward error correction and dynamic channel selection

Battery

* Continuous playback time: up to 10 hours per charge**
* Charging connection: full-speed USB; charge-while-playing enabled
* Charge time: 2.5 hours or less (longer when in use)

Headphone

* Ear cup: up to 26 dB noise isolation
* Driver: laser-tuned; 40 mm diameter with neodymium magnet; 15mm diameter voice coil with ferrofluid damping
* Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz

Microphone

* Pickup pattern: cardioid (unidirectional)
* Type: pressure gradient electret condenser
* Frequency response: 100 Hz– 75 kHz

Durability

* Volume roller: 80,000 revolutions (minimum)
* Button: 50,000 presses (minimum)
* Headband slide: indexed stainless spring steel
* Ear cup rotation joint: aircraft-grade aluminum alloy

Looking at the specifications and comparing them to the G35, it appears that both headphones use the same driver, which isn't a bad thing as Keith noted that the G35 performed very well in his testing.

Let's move ahead and see what the new G930 has to offer.


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