February 5, 2019
7.8 x 4.3 x 9 inches
Logitech has been a mainstream brand for gamers, and that’s why it’s not really that surprising to see how popular the Logitech G432 gaming headset has become after its release.
You don’t really need to look very long to find it on the head of a streamer on Twitch. And even though it’s not really targeted to professional gamers, you can easily find one in gaming competitions.
Also, while the Logitech G432 gaming headset is a successor to the classic G430, Logitech didn’t change the formula that much. That made the gaming headset a perfect upgrade for those who started their gaming journey with the Logitech G430.
But there’s no denying that the Logitech G432 is quite old at the moment. That brings the question, does it still have what it takes to hold up against the current competition? You can get the answer by reading this in-depth Logitech G432 gaming headset review.
Logitech G432 Gaming Headset
Get pro-level sound without paying the pro-level price tag
The Logitech G432 gaming headset is a no-nonsense offering from Logitech. It comes with a good microphone, which will let you communicate with ease in both multiplayer gaming sessions and regular calls.
When it comes to the sound output, the Logitech G432 offers a warm sound profile. This profile emphasizes crucial in-game sound effects, such as the footsteps. Thanks to that, you get the upper hand over the enemies and can localize in-game sounds with complete precision.
The headset is also reasonably comfortable to wear. There’s a good amount of padding on the headband and the earcups, allowing you to easily go through long gaming sessions. Although, some gamers may find the fit a bit too tight.
While the sound performance is good, the Logitech G432 gaming headset struggles in terms of sound isolation. So, the headset isn’t really a great pick for gamers looking for a pair of versatile headphones.
On the bright side, the Logitech G432 bundles with the Logitech G HUB app, which makes it easy to customize the overall sound. And as it comes with a universal connector, you can use the gaming headset with practically any platform.
- Driver Size: 50mm
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Sensitivity: 107 +/- 3 dB
- Impedance: 5K Ohms (Active) and 39 Ohms (Passive)
- Microphone Type: Unidirectional
- Connectivity: 3.5mm
- Wire Length: 6.5 feet
What’s in the Box?
- Splitter Cable
- USB audio adapter
Stuff I like
- A wide range of EQ is available in the companion app
- Offers a decent and comfortable fit
- Great microphone performance
- The surround sound works reasonably great
- Easy to use
Stuff I like less
- The build quality feels a bit cheap
- Extremely poor noise isolation
Even though the Logitech G432 gaming headset is a pair of budget-friendly headphones, Logitech didn’t skimp too much in terms of the packaging. It sticks with the same packaging aesthetics and quality of the high-end products available for the lineup of the brand.
In addition to that, Logitech includes some extra goodies with the gaming headset. You get a USB attachment and a 3.5 splitter. Thanks to this, you can make this pair of gaming headphones work with all PC setups. On the other hand, the USB dongle makes it compatible with most of the consoles.
Nonetheless, it’s good to see Logitech include these extra accessories inside the box. Most of the budget-friendly headsets have very basic packaging content.
Build Quality and Durability
Build-wise, the Logitech G432 gaming headset is almost identical to the classic Logitech G430. But that’s not a bad thing. The Logitech G430 is quite popular among gamers for its build quality. And like the G430, the G432 has a reasonably durable build for the money.
To be specific, the Logitech G432 features a metal frame that makes the headset capable of handling a good amount of abuse. But besides the frame, everything else is plastic. And this mostly plastic build does make the headset feel a bit low in quality.
Moreover, the plastic portion of the headset does feel a bit flimsy. Of course, a few accidental drops won’t do anything to the headset. But other than that, the headset won’t be able to tackle excessive amounts of gamer abuse, such as rage throwing.
Comfort and Wearing Experience
The comfort level of the Logitech G432 gaming headset has a similar story to the build quality. In other words, it’s good, but it’s not great. The headset does offer a fairly tight fit, which makes it stay pretty stable on the head.
However, the earcups are large in size, which could make the headset sway around when you move your head. But the good news is that the headset is exceptionally light in weight. For that reason, you can keep it on for prolonged hours without feeling too much fatigue.
The large, spacious nature of the earcups is good for gamers with large ears. And as there’s a decent amount of padding that’s pleather, the earcups feel good on the skin.
But as the earcups don’t have mesh, there’s not much to say regarding the breathability level of the headset. As a result, the earcups tend to trap heat inside. This shouldn’t be a big deal for casual gaming sessions. However, you can feel a noticeable temperature difference during prolonged gaming in a fairly warm setting.
Overall Sound Performance
There are not many good things to say about the sound performance of the Logitech G432 gaming headset. And the main reason behind this is that the driver setup isn’t that consistent throughout the frequency range.
One important thing to note here is that the sound performance highly depends on the fit you’re getting from the headset. For example, if you wear glasses, the overall performance can seem below average.
However, even with a good amount of deviation within the range, the gaming audio performance of the Logitech G432 is more than good enough. You can have a pleasant gaming experience with it.
The overall bass performance of the Logitech G432 gaming headset is pretty decent. Its low-frequency extension, the range that’s responsible for the thumb and rumble in audio, can go down to 10 Hz. And that’s a respectable rating for a gaming headset.
Also, the bass performance of the Logitech G432 makes it great for listening to bass-heavy audio, such as dubstep and EDM. The mid-bass and high-bass responses can add a bit too much boominess to the sound. However, it’ll not be highly noticeable for most of the gamers.
You’ll be thoroughly pleased with the bass performance of the Logitech G432. The response of the drivers is reasonably flat throughout the entire range. This output eventually makes the mid-range frequencies of the audio playback sound well-balanced.
What’s more important is that the mid-range performance of the headset will make the voices in-game chats and vocals in music sound clear.
Like the mid-range performance, the Logitech G432 gaming headset is quite admirable. It’s flat throughout the entire range, with minor under emphasis in certain regions. But this dip shouldn’t negatively affect the audio playback to a large degree. So, the vocals and leads in music playback should feel full of detail and bright.
The imaging of the Logitech G432 is excellent too. Its left and right drivers match exceptionally well throughout the entire sound range. Thanks to that, you should get a proper idea of the placement of the sounds, allowing you to precisely locate footsteps and other in-game sounds.
Noise Isolation and Leakage
The noise isolation is one part where the Logitech G432 is quite average. It’s poor, even though the headset is closed back. The headset doesn’t block too much ambient noise, making it a bad choice for gamers who game in a reasonably noisy environment.
This eventually means you can’t comfortably use the headset in outdoor conditions. However, the leakage performance of the gaming headset is quite good. You don’t have to worry about bothering people around you while you’re playing your favorite competitive games.
Microphone Performance and Connectivity
The microphone of the Logitech G432 gaming headset is pretty good. It can capture your voice with reasonably higher levels of clarity and detail. And when it comes to controls, you can flip the microphone up to mute it.
Regarding connectivity, the Logitech G432 has a 3.5mm plug, making it compatible with pretty much all the devices. But it does come with a USB attachment, which lets you enjoy DTS:X surround sound. Also, as mentioned earlier, it bundles with a splitter to easily hook the headset with PCs with two separate ports.
In short, the Logitech G432 gaming headset is a good pick for the money. But it goes without saying that Logitech has skimped a little too much in some areas to keep the price tag low. Improvements in the build quality, sound consistency, and noise isolation would’ve definitely made it the best pick at this price range.
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