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Logitech G231 Prodigy Gaming Headset Review

Logitech G231 Prodigy Gaming Headset Review

Logitech came up with the whole Prodigy peripheral line up to help ease new players them into the sphere of gaming. They are trying to appeal to a new generation of gamers who just started out on their gaming journeys.

One of the products, the G231 was a result of this. A G230 with better sound and mic quality….and a higher price tag.

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Design

It’s kind of an upgrade from the G230 as both have the same washable ear-pads, same noise cancellation microphone and pretty much the overall same style.

The main difference between the G230 and G231 is the 3.5mm jack. It now has the combo microphone and headphone all in one. But it does come with the splitter in case you want to use it on the laptop. Specific to this model is the in-line controls through which you can turn your mic on/off and increase and decrease your volume.

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The ear cups automatically swivel to adjust to the user’s ear and can fold flat to make it easier to just throw into a bag. It’s aggressive design is negated by the fact that it is made entirely out of plastic, which can go either way depending on your preference.

Comfort

There is a lot of padding around the ear cups and head band which makes it comfortable to wear. The plastic build, in this case, works for the headset as it makes the product extremely light, in turn easier to keep on your head for long hours.

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Microphone

The headset has a sleek looking bendable microphone that you can slide back up along the body of the headphone if you just want to listen to music.

The mic seems to pick up a lot of static when I played back some of the recordings. It kept picking up that static even after I tried plugging it to the back of my PC and tried adjusting the microphone boost settings.

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This won’t be the ideal product for a person who streams a lot or even just uses it for recording his or her voice.

Music

When it comes to sound the headset does surprisingly well. It uses 40mm drivers with a frequency response of 20 hertz to 20 kilohertz. It has a good detailed range between highs and lows.

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However it doesn’t do terribly well when it goes low. So the bass extension or bass frequency isn’t the greatest, but by any means isn’t bad.

For Gaming

The headset does really well on the mid tones and higher frequencies with a lot of detail there, which is what you need for gaming.  As mentioned before, the ample padding and light-weight make this headset one worth considering.

It is also one of the more affordable headsets around, so if you’ve just started out gaming then this might be the one.

 

Specifications

Headphone

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Microphone (Boom)

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Conclusion

The headset is nothing spectacular. It has decent sound quality and an average microphone to go with it. The G231 doesn’t have a USB port which means you cannot mess around with the sound settings, which might be a good thing if you are new to gaming. It is at most a decent buy for a casual gamer.

Logitech G231

Logitech G231
6.86

Design

7/10

    Sound Quality

    7/10

      Microphone

      6/10

        Price

        8/10

          Value For Money

          7/10

            Pros

            • Aggressive design
            • Mesh ear pads
            • In line controls

            Cons

            • Mic
            • Not much of an upgrade from the G230

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            After undergoing the IB curriculum in Kodaikanal, Joash disciplined in English and Political Science at St. Stephens, Delhi. Then went on to do his post graduate diploma in Mass communication and journalism at Xavier Institute of Mass Communications, Bombay. He has a thing for motorbikes, cameras, drums & the lovely Jeniffer Piccinato

            1 Comment

            1. hey
              good review, it helped as i was going to choose between kraken pro and this g231.
              thank you

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