Excerpt: We use all of our senses when it comes to gaming and the overall experience is a combination of what we feel. Certainly, the sense of hearing cannot be set aside in gaming. After all, it is fun to hear the explosions and all the action in a game. Also, it is important to have loud and clear communication with fellow teammates in a game.
Summary: The Logitech G430 is worth every penny. Speaking of pennies, at $79.99, it is worth it. They are comfortable, quality, light, and they sound great. We didn't have much of anything to be negative about. It makes us wonder what their more expensive G35 or G930s are like. The Logitech Gaming Software was easy to use and helpful in adjusting settings on the G430. We also thought the audio quality was amazing for what you are paying for.
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Conclusion: Logitech did a great job with the G430’s. They stuck with what worked on their G35 and G930 headsets as far as shape and audio performance while making the headset something that more people could afford. Going with the bright blue trim and fabric won’t go over with everyone, but I really liked the look.
Excerpt: Logitech has been on the top of their game lately, especially in regards to their lineup of gaming products. I recently reviewed the Logitech G700s Gaming Mouse, and was extremely impressed with it. Furthermore, I’ve reviewed the Logitech G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, and the G930 Wireless Gaming Headset.
Conclusion: If you want the best positioning audio around i have to say that neither the G430 nor any 7.1 virtual surround sound headset can offer that and as a matter of fact in the case of some headsets i really suggest turning that option off when playing games. Logitech did do a good effort with the G430 but at least for us it didn't do the trick.
Summary: Immersion is a key part of the gaming experience, and the Logitech G430 delivers truly engrossing surround sound for just $79. If you want the same design in red and can live with basic stereo sound, you can find the G230 for as low as $39. However, considering that other 7.1 surround-sound devices, such as the Turtle Beach DPX 21 and ASUS Vulcan Pro, will run you around $149, the G430 offers tremendous performance for its price.
Conclusion: Overall, the Logitech G430 headset is a quality product, but is it worth the $80 price tag? Yes, it is very worth it. In fact, we think the headset is worthy of a $100+, so you’re definitely getting a bargain here. However, not every product is perfect, and the G430 comes with faults that could deter some gamers, including a really tight fit around the ears, an annoyingly long cable, and no full OS X compatibility.