For wireless gaming, the Logitech G733 LIGHTSPEED is adequate. They offer a highly customizable user experience thanks to their feature-rich companion software, as well as a well-balanced default sound profile that is suitable for a wide range of games and reasonably low wireless latency. Meanwhile, their detachable boom microphone does an excellent job of making your voice sound clear even in a noisy environment. Unfortunately, because they rely on a proprietary USB wireless dongle, they are incompatible with Xbox One consoles.
Everything about the Logitech G733 Lightspeed screams gaming headset from the start. This is a brightly colored, all-plastic device with a contrasting headband strap, colored LED lightstrips, and some unusual angles. Basically, this ticks every box on a checklist of characteristics, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
The Logitech G733 Lightspeed’s design has a restraint that makes many of these elements actually quite nice. Although the plastic is flexible, there are few points of movement or tension, so it feels solid. The LEDs are bright, but there aren’t a lot of them (they only occupy narrow strips on the front of the headphones). The G733 Lightspeed is as eye-catching as it is comfortable.
The suspension band on the headset gives the fit a lightweight feel and requires very little adjustment. Its ear pads are made of mesh fabric, which breathes well and prevents heat buildup. Taken together, these features make the Logitech G733 Lightspeed extremely comfortable, especially over long periods of time, though they don’t do much to establish a good seal.
Logitech claims that with the LEDs turned off, the G733 Lightspeed can last up to 29 hours on a single charge. In our testing, we discovered that the headset lasted 28 hours and 26 minutes on a single charge with a consistent output of 75dB, which is pretty close to what is advertised. If you keep the volume lower than that, you may do even better; however, keep in mind that the LEDs require a lot of power. If you want to keep the lights on, expect a few hours less battery life still nothing to sneeze at.
Overall, the Logitech G733 Lightspeed provides an excellent gaming experience. It’s simple to set up and extremely comfortable. Heat buildup and headband pressure aren’t an issue even after long, multi-hour sessions playing PC games like Spellbreak and Final Fantasy XIV.