The G535 are extremely comfortable, but at the cost of an underwhelming bass profile and subpar sound isolation.
With the gaming scene gaining popularity, hardware manufacturers are constantly developing new products that provide both quality and accessibility. Gaming headsets are a perfect example – we are seeing headsets come out delivering sound suitable for competitive gamers at prices that are accessible for new gamers.
- Extremely lightweight build
- Memory foam ear cups for extra comfort
- Adjustable suspension band for head size
- Well-balanced sound profile
- Low-bass is missing “punch”
- Limited volume potential
- Noise-cancellation is lacking
- Some noise leakage can be picked up by microphone
The Logitech G535 are best known for their incredibly lightweight build and superior comfort. Despite the fact that they are sometimes overshadowed by the G733, the G535 are a quality mid-range gaming headset.
Read on to find out everything you need to know about the Logitech G535 wireless gaming headset. Let’s dive in.
Logitech is one of the largest and most well-recognized manufacturers of software and computer peripherals in the world. They are headquartered out of Switzerland and focus their efforts on innovation and quality.Logitech G is their official brand for gaming peripherals dedicated to providing gamers with the best possible gaming experience through superior products and industry expertise.
Everything from gaming headsets, earbuds, and speakers to keyboards and a highly popular line of gaming mice, Logitech G has successfully solidified Logitech’s presence in the gaming peripherals space.
In 2022, Logitech reported total sales revenues of well over 5 billion dollars, largely thanks to its gaming sector generating upwards of 1.4 billion in that same year!
On top of that, Logitech brought in an additional 967 million in revenue from their keyboard and keyboard/mouse combo sales. Needless to say, the gaming industry is booming, and companies are capitalizing.
- Form: Closed-back, over-ear
- Drivers: 40mm neodymium
- Impedance (Ohm): 36 Ω
- Sensitivity (dB): 87.5 dB
- Frequency Response (Hz): 100 Hz – 10 kHz
- Removable cable: Yes
- Source Jack/Plug: USB 2.0
- Cup Connector Jack: USB-C
- Mic: Yes
- Weight (g): 236 g
- Compatibility: PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5
Packaging & Accessories
The Logitech G535 wireless gaming headset comes in a matte black box with a high-definition image of the headset on the front, as well as an infographic on the back that outlines some of the main features.
Inside, we find a reinforced cardboard insert box that slides out and houses the headset, which is nicely fastened into place to prevent movement. There is a separate box adorned with the phrase “keep playing,” inside of which we find the charging cable.
One thing I should mention about my unboxing experience is the minor struggle I had locating the USB receiver that facilitates the headset’s wireless connection. After about 10 minutes of searching, I found it fastened to the bottom of the box containing the charging cable – a little bit odd.
There isn’t much in terms of included extras, whereas other headsets come with replacement ear cups, a carrying case, and other nice add-ons. The accessories are lacking a little bit.
Aside from these relatively trivial issues, I am impressed with the overall design of the packaging. I like the simplicity of the black/blue Logitech branded color scheme and the overall aesthetic appeal of the box.
In the box:
- Logitech G535 gaming headset
- USB receiver
- Headset charging cable
The Logitech G535 are identical in design to the slightly higher-priced G733. They feature a slim, compact structure free of extra bulky parts or other unnecessary pieces. The black-coated plastic is subtle, and the lack of flashy RGB lights is actually something that I appreciate.
Despite a generally neutral color scheme, the purple and blue multicolored elastic suspension headband adds a bit of colorful flair to the headset, giving it what I think is a futuristic look.
One thing I find pretty cool is that the suspension straps are reversible, with a second style option available simply by flipping the strap around and reattaching it. Other colorway options can be ordered and swapped in for the default band – a neat feature that gives gamers an easy way to personalize their headset.
The headphone cups have a smooth slider that allows for size adjustments, and a notch system to adjust the suspension band as needed.
The microphone is compact and built with an easy flip-up mechanism that also serves to mute it. The controls are well placed with a power on/off button, and a volume control wheel found on the side of the left ear cup for easy access.
Comfort is one of the most important factors when it comes to gaming headsets, next to sound quality. The global average for “binge” gaming sessions is reported to be right around 5 hours long. With numbers like those, you can imagine ensuring comfort is a top priority for headset designers.
The Logitech G535 exemplifies the concept of comfort in a gaming headset. Whether you are settling in for some competitive Valorant with friends or diving into a solo play-through of Elden Ring, the last thing you want is to be bothered by an uncomfortable headset.
The G535 is the lightest headset in the Logitech G line, at a mere 236 grams (about half of a pound). Compared to other headsets that are excessively heavy and impose too much clamping power, you almost forget you’re wearing it after an hour or two.
I also enjoy the extra-soft memory foam ear cups that offer a nice sensory touch and keep my ears happy regardless of how long I have them on. The suspension band helps to protect your head from the plastic frame and can be adjusted for different head sizes.
For me, comfort is paramount, and this headset delivers despite a quite modest price point. As an avid gamer and someone who works from home, I wear my headset a lot, and the G535 is one that I can rely on for comfort.
When we take a look at the G535 build quality, there isn’t really much to rave about. The headset’s frame is made entirely of painted plastic, and I wouldn’t count on it withstanding too many drops. However, I can attest that it isn’t cheap flimsy plastic.
That isn’t to say that the build quality is poor, more like average, and is what I expect from a low to mid-range gaming headset. The frame is sturdy, and the headset is easy to stow away and transport when needed.
The plastic microphone is built to be very rigid, with little to no flexibility for gamers to position it as desired.
Some other headsets feature a microphone that can be moved and adjusted easily (made of flexible steel, for example). I find the G535 microphone build somewhat limiting, but it’s not a deal breaker.
Regarding microphone quality, the Logitech G535 have a mic that is average at best. It is responsive, and the voice reproduction is fairly clear. However, it seems to fall short when picking up the finer details of a voice.
I tested the microphone with a few friends in a Discord voice channel. They reported solid clarity and a natural-sounding voice but noted that it sounded like a headset microphone as opposed to a higher-quality boom mic.
I wanted to take it one step further so I ran the same test and compared the mic on a $25 headset I grabbed as a backup a few years ago to the mic on the G535. Surprisingly, my discord audio testers reported that the cheaper headset’s mic was a little bit clearer sounding!
The microphone is perfectly fine for all your in-game chat needs and has no feedback or fuzziness issues. The flip-up to mute feature is handy for yourself on the fly, and the power button/volume control wheel are positioned for easy access on the ear cup backing.
The Logitech G535 features full wireless connectivity by way of a plug-and-play LIGHTSPEED USB receiver that provides an unwavering connection. With a range of up to 39 feet, gamers can move freely around their area while staying connected to their chat and in-game audio.
The headset comes with a one meter, USB-C to USB-A charging cable long enough to be used while the headset is on if your USB port is reasonably close by. Battery life has never been an issue for me, as the 30+ hours of battery life on a full charge seems accurate.
The Logitech G535 are compatible with PC, Playstation 4, and Playstation 5.
The G535 deliver a solid level of sound quality performance with a nicely balanced neutral sound profile that represents all frequencies well. They are great for both PC and console gaming.
I tested the Logitech G535 with some high-intensity Valorant gameplay on PC. In this game, players rely heavily on accurate audio cues to zero in on enemy positions and gather other important in-game info.
These headphones are definitely up to delivering accurate sound reproduction that allows me to hear all the small in-game audio details clearly. From footsteps on a bomb site to a recon drone deploying in the other room, I can hear everything perfectly.
The G535 don’t offer much in terms of bass-boosting or excessive rumbling, which some may miss, but for these first-person shooters, the bass is just fine.
One thing I don’t like is the sheer lack of volume potential on these headphones. Even with them turned all the way up both on the headset volume wheel as well as my desktop volume interface, the maximum volume underwhelms me.
The sound-isolation is pretty sub-par on these headphones, as I can hear a good amount of noise from my surroundings while they are on. They seem prone to some noise leakage, which leads to the audio coming out of the headphones to spill out and be picked up by the microphone in certain instances.
Next, I tested the Logitech G535 on a Playstation 5 by jumping into some solo Fortnite gameplay and seeing how they performed on console.
The bass response on these headphones is good, although, as mentioned earlier, the lower bass notes don’t have the “punch” I would like them to. However, they still provide the balanced bass accuracy that I need for immersive explosions and gunshot sounds while playing.
The midrange and treble also sound good, blending well without letting one overpower the other. One thing I notice is that the higher treble frequencies seem to be a little bit dull, which causes some of the higher notes to fade out.
I encountered one big issue with the audio on the G535.
When I went to adjust the volume using the scroll wheel on the casing of the left ear cup a few days into using them, a faint but consistent buzzing sound started coming out of the left side.
I assume that the buzzing is caused by some sort of interference or issue with the volume scroll wheel, as a volume adjustment triggered it. I was able to fix the buzz by playing with the wheel until it stopped, but it has happened once or twice since then.
Where to Buy
My overall impression of the Logitech G535 wireless gaming headset is good, but not great.
They deliver all of the important aspects that a gaming headset should: a neutral sound profile, decent audio reproduction quality, detail, and a clear and responsive microphone.
I am somewhat disappointed with the lack of punchy bass on these headphones, as I enjoy bass impact when playing certain RPG and survival-style games. I am surprised by the lack of passive noise isolation from the ear cups and find the resulting noise leakage quite irritating.
Somewhat redeeming the G535 are the headset’s lightweight build, memory foam ear cups, and adjustable suspension band that come together to provide top-notch comfort. I wear my headset for 8+ hours a day, so comfort is crucial, and the G535 definitely do the job.