2019 Updated Long-term review: Logitech G430

Logitech G430 -garbage 430

A headset should withstand some abuse, but this headset can’t withstand normal use.


  • fabric cushions – your head won’t hurt after wearing the headset in  long periods,you will not be as hot as with leather or leather cessions.
  • will fit small heads and bigger heads,even if you are a hardcore head-banger(headbanging not advised) it wont fall off.
  • 3,5 mic speaker and mic plugs
  • microphone is easy to swivel away
  • cable does not kink
  • volume control wheel is good no super high change in volume its how it should be:-)
  • easy to take off the ear cup cushions


The head-set will break have dropped the head set few times,some times i have shaky hands and drop things so this headset is not for me, it will break!!!

  • it stink weird the first days
  • flimsy
  • microphone have rubber arm that its easy to scratch
  • the volume range is too small when connected via USB,
  • the wire to the ear cup is not unplug-able
  • the micro phone ON/OFF ,volume control is on the the wire, if would be better to have it on the ear cups instead. When I connected the headset via USB sound card, i tried the volume control wheel,and when I roll it closer to the end I got white noise(it might only be my USB sound car that is faulty but i don’t care) I maxed the sound and I got even more white-noise but no increase in sound, the white noise was there even when not listening to music. but when i plugged the headset in via analog 3,5 plugs i could increase
  • easy to scratch
  • after few weeks of use I noticed play in the headband adjustment from side to side

the USB plug got rubber grip

cable is rubber too

the USB sound card is very light I can barely feel it.

microphone is decent, but it will not sound like it would in person

the cession on the headband feels like it got a balloon inside,when you push with one finger the other goes up,I have not taken them apart so don’t know what’s inside.

do not use the USB sound card read why :I recommend using 3,5 plugs and use on-board sound-card or dedicated sound card, the USB sound wont be as clear , i have tested  the headset both via USB and via 3,5 plugs and using on-board sound broad on my ASUS z97 P, with the onboard sound it sounds much better in my opinion I can hear the other instruments than the bass better where i barely could with USB, bass sounds drums sounds more natural,guitar riffs do not sound as soft. I even hear sounds I never heard on Gary Moore’s albums

there is no real reason you should use USB sound card on a gaming pc, only if you got a cheap small mini pc

the headset I used before was Madcatz freq 7 and it was USB card only, there was a cable for phone use but that’s too short for pc use and you could use the controls on the headset, so that silly, so when you buy a headset remember to look for 3,5 plugs/inputs

Logitech G software allows you to tweak the sound but,that’s not the same as getting good sound without tweaking anything.



Much better audio with Equalizer

2018/2019 update:

after the headset fell off my head many times the microphone eventually snapped off at the last drop. I also Installed Mod Mic5 for much better audio input.


After coming back to this headset after the HyperX headset got ripped wire, I needed to get the sound better, so I tweaked them in the Equalizer:

I managed the audio to sound decent with Equalizer, these are the settings

G430 Equalizer

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Stay away from this headset, it’s fragile, built from wrong materials, horrible solutions. but if you already got them, tweaking the sound in Equalizer is a must. If you want a good and lifelong lasting headset this is not for you

Creative hs-950 review 1 year is complete garbage

this is a discontinued product,but might still be in stores.

Creative hs950:

longtermreview 1 year

the head band  broke on both sides on the headbandthe screws popped out, the headset was very unconfortable, my ears was hurting afther 1 h of use .

cons: unpresise volume adjustment wheel.

there are some other good headsets on the market,

the hs-950:

cons : unconfortable,,you ears will hurt aftehr a short time,

michrophone is very bad.

the adjustability is bad they sit very looks on your head,

mine cracked under 1 year of use. but you willhear the doorbell.

is worth the price? :NO!


 horrible ,waste of money!!!

thermaltake azurues mouse:

you can reduse the weightof the mouse with 3 steel weigts, they look similat to small batteries

ym hand is avarage in size and it feels confortable in my hand, its confortable any smaller mouse will be uncofortable for me.

i have used it over 2 years and had no issues


  • for some the the Tt logo that is flashing can be enoying
  •  cant turn of the red pulsing light ther is no driver to do so.  this is nto a big con if you dont mind the light.


  • semetrical so you can use for left or right hand
  •  long cable
  • cable strap
  • 1600 dpi for photomanipulation and fps games its a big pro

Review:Madcatz cyborg freq 7- 2 years review Don’t buy this !!! no 3,5 plugs

Madcatz cyborg freq 7: 

long term review: 1 year:

I used it ca 1 year.i read and watched reviews, but they did not tell about the durability, they are stronger than most of the headsets on the market,but i am sure its possible to make them even better.

its confortable,my ears are avarage size, the fit inside the earcups, the sound is good,but you can’t hear the doorbell.

there are 3 modes voice chat ,music, gaming.

music mode sounds like normal stereo, so if s if yo don’t install the driver, it will sound the same as music mode.

i  use music mode no matter what i do.

in the summer you will be hot on the ears and sweat alot with these headsets,

this headset use dolby surround,

there is one button on the left earcup,to turn it on and off.

you need to download the driver to use dolby surround.

the parts of metal are of course strong,

the headset should be build of metal nto onyl the arms holdign thte cups.the headbad must be made of metal or it will guarateed breake.

all common headsets peopel use are made of plastic and they will breake,

i want a headset that last lifetime.

virtual surround is made with software, and its not the headset hardware that makes it.

all stereo headsets can do virtual surround,

there is software that can make you able to use Virtual surround on any headset, like Razer Surrround

its free but the Advanced features are not.



the microphone makes my changes my voise so i dotn soudn liek me.

2015 january

the headband broke about in the middle.


  • no 3.5 plugs for mic and speaker,only single 3.5 plug for mobile devices,of course controllers/buttons do nto work then on pc,and its too short to use on pc anyway,so if you needd the best audio possible dont buy this junk
  •  plastick middle part on the headband, to make it even stronger they should make the whole top part in metal, it wil lbreak! aftehr oen year you wil lprobably get cracks  teh glue that the pad is glued with will be ruined by sweat. the need to make the next version of aluminium, i don’t care that it will be heavier. i am not bending the palstic, i carefully take the headset of my head, this is unaceptable,
  •  the headset-stand is usless. i’ts undessesary.
  • bad volum control on the ear cup,very unprecise too mutch volume change,
  • the pleather(synthetic leather is thin and wears off afther ca 1 year,
  •  the price
  • this is not a one size fits all headsets, avarage headsize but the headset do not stay the head when leaning backwards
  • the peace holdign the cusions can fall off some times
  • the head band cussion is way too thin and its glued to the plastic and the sweat will make ruins the glue, so you will get glue in your hair,the rubber will melt and fall apart because of sweat, a head cussion should be made of fabric on the otu side and foam inside. an NOT rubber
  •   the ear are too thin,they should be mutch deeper, so your ears would not toutch the plastic plate infront of the speakers, my ears are avarage size, but if oyur ears point outwards or are big  it will be unconfortable.
  • poor thread on the cussions so they rip apart,so washing them in wa washing machine is not a good idea.


  • all controlls are on the headset ear cups, so no need to finding the volume Control on a cable .
  • detachable and bendable microphone
  • over ear (the ear is inside the ear cup) so its confortable
  • long cable
  • 2nd cable with 3.5 plug
  •  detachable microphone,input cover plug so you dont get some dirt inside
  • comfortable for long gaming sessions
  •  the microphone is decent,
  •  color choise
  •  the cushion is easy to take off if you need to clean it
  • no unessesary lights
  • long cable
  • 3,5 mm plug cable for mobile devises


NOT recomend this headset. because of the materials used,and no 3,5 plugs for speakers and microphone

no body likes to buy New headset every year or 2.

even some so called high end headsets have some heakspots.i am not an engeneer but i can see this and udnerstand it.

thin plastic will breake even its its ABS plastic, anything will breake if its too thin.

the headset’s headband must be 100% aluminium.