When I first started trying the Logitech G735 Wireless Gaming Headphones out, I had a few issues with it. But it wasn’t long until I found out that my qualms could be fixed—I just had to know where to look.
The Logitech G735 Wireless Gaming Headphones come from Logitech’s new aesthetically pleasing G Aurora Collection that you can see being hyped up on TikTok and other social media. Besides the headphones, we also unboxed the G715 Wireless Gaming Keyboard, and the G705 Wireless Gaming Mouse—which you can watch here.
As for the headphones, they have a creamy white exterior with a sort of blue-grey tinge that must be inspired by clouds. The headband is made of a soft faux-leather type material—the same material likely used for the headphones’ ear cuffs. As for the controls, the G735s have pastel blue buttons, several different ports, and even a volume control wheel.
But the coolest part about it is when you press the blue button to switch it on—RGB lights show up around the edges of the ear cuffs and even on the insides of the cuffs. Although you won’t be able to appreciate the lights all the time as you’re wearing them, the lights might look pretty cool on you anyway.
It seemed like something I was waiting for—a gorgeous and feminine pair of over-ear headphones that are also great quality. But as I spent a little more time with it, I had some trouble trying to find its appeal in the long run.
Not exactly for non-gamers
I was surprised at how flat I thought my music sounded with the headphones on. This isn’t a dig at my own music tastes—I just wasn’t able to hear the brilliant bass-y tones of the songs I enjoyed with my own headphones.
And it might be done like that on purpose. The less bass-y sound can help gamers focus on their surroundings in-game if they need to explore an area or find enemies, or… whatever you people do in games.
I also couldn’t for the life of me get used to memorising the buttons on the headphones. There are about three tiny buttons on either side of the cups, and they’re way too close together. Its volume scroll wheel is also so close to the buttons so when my thumb tries to feel for the buttons I end up accidentally adjusting the volume too.
Those buttons are probably useful for gaming, but completely useless if you’re using the headphones for anything else. At the end of the day, I just don’t end up using any of the buttons.
For a while after I tried on the G735s, I asked Izzy, a “gamer” colleague of mine, to try it instead and give his two cents. And his opinion was totally different from mine.
You need to know where to look
For Izzy, he did agree that the sound wasn’t as satisfying if you wanted to listen to music or if you wanted to edit sounds for a video. But he found that you can, in fact, tweak the bass levels to your liking through G HUB, which is like Logitech’s customisation software that you can download for free.
G HUB works a lot like Logi Options+, which are both basically the same thing except that G HUB is a lot newer with a sleeker and more modern UI. Through G HUB, you’re able to customise everything—from equalisers, to acoustics, to even the lightsync of the headphones. So if you’re more of an audiophile, you can tweak the headphones to sound like what you want them to sound like.
So, it does have the ability to make music sound good, and make your gaming experience sound good, too. You just need to know how to tweak it. There are just… a lot of options and as a casual user you might not know where to start.
How it pairs with the rest of the Logitech G Aurora Collection
So, how do the headphones complement the Logitech G715 Wireless Gaming Keyboard and the G705 Wireless Gaming Mouse? Are they absolutely necessary to get together as a set?
Besides matching well together, it’s not necessary for you to get them as a set. However, I’d reckon the keyboard would technically help heighten gaming experiences a bit for you.
The headphones have so many buttons and options that I found it difficult to find the option I wanted with just my fingers. This is where the G715 Wireless Gaming Keyboard came in handy.
The keyboard’s round and almost goofy-looking buttons at the top of the keyboard helped me mute audio, or skip, play, and pause songs and videos when I need. It also has a pairing button, a button to help me pick the different lightsyncs, and even a Game Mode button, which disables the Windows key—something I’m told gamers would get excited for.
But its pièce de résistance is the keyboard’s volume wheel, a fun toy to play with the purpose of raising or lowering the volume to your liking without needing to press a button a bunch of times. Every person I showed it to was as impressed with it as I was. The keyboard even comes with its own cloud-like palm-rest, and I love how it looks amongst the rest of the set on my desk.
As for the G705 Wireless Gaming Mouse, it didn’t exactly heighten any experiences with the headphones. But it did match remarkably well amongst the others as a collection. You can see it in action in our unboxing video above.
But… are they worth the money?
I had a mostly positive experience with the G735 Wireless Gaming Headphones after learning of the detailed customisation ability. Sure, I might not have appreciated it as much as someone who games more intensely.
But I am still so appreciative that Logitech has managed to make a good pair of headphones that are both extremely pretty and made for what they said they were made for—gaming. But like a lot of good quality items, they cost quite a bit.
The G735s currently retail at RM949. That’s a lot of money. If you’re looking for purely audio-focused headphones, you can spend about RM300 more and get yourself the Sony WH-1000XM5s (or even less during a sale). And those headphones are actually made for you to listen to music a lot more comfortably. Looking through a few gaming headsets also brought me to a few affordable kinds, although there are some pretty ballin’ ones for about the same price as the G735s.
I’m not sure if you’d want to spend that amount of money on these headphones, but the defining factor is their look. If I was a heavy gamer, I totally would be kissing a lot of money goodbye just to get the whole Logitech G Aurora Set… purely for the aesthetic. And coming from an iPhone user like me, are you even really surprised?