2019 Updated Long-term review: Logitech G430

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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

Flickr album: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmupaHdo


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

Start making durable headsets : headphoens,headsets-my opinion,suggestions (updated 11.05.2016)

you might call it long but i post this anyway(ignore typos  and if i repeat my self i will improve it when i can if needed)

PLEASE  make ALUMINIUM  headphones,headsets

some people say don’t buy gaming-headset they suck,some say buy high end headphones instead but the truth is that most of them suck too, durability wise they do, sound wise they don’t. Beyerdynamic DT or Beyerdynamic T  series is a good example, the black plastic part breaks.

for me its unacceptable that headsets are so weak.
i do not abuse my headsets, i am careful like most of us are but they should make headsets so strong you could trow them  or drop them on the floor without breaking in half,not that i would do that intentionally.
some high end headsets are more durable than cheap gamin headsets and get much better sound and are much more comfortable but,they got few breakpoints like aerodynamic( metal parts but plastic parts that will break 100% sure, but they sell spare parts that is silly just make it with aluminium.
i am no genius and i don’t have a engineering degree, but i know that most of the headsets/phones are poorly made. you can see pictures of broken headsets even expensive high end headsets.

i will not pay for expensive headsets,that have faults in the contruction.
most headsets do these days.
gaming headsets are the worst, cheaply made and overpriced,usually uncomfortable and fall easily off your head,or are have too much pressure on your head so it hurts.
one of the most know gaming gear brand is Logitech they make headsets with just plastic (excluding speakers and cable  and cessions of course)
like most brands, they are know brands,and some people buy new headsets every year,
if you buy a headset for 100 us dollars every year that is mutch cash straigh to the toilet.
brands make more cash this way, but some people buy new headsets from other rbands btu that jsut silly they will break too.
you could send them in for under warranty but is who wants to do that every single year,soem do that, i don’t want to do that.
that’s just silly.
headsets should be durable and last a life time.

a good headset should have:

no silly tuned speakers for explosions,no extra strange bass,
we want to hear it as its really sounding.many headset do that but not all.
Good microphone so you can record your self and hear its your voice and not sound like someone else. like on my cyborg headset.
can hear me clearly but cant hear its me.
detachable microphone
detachable cable
volume control mute button on the ear cups
big and soft cushion on ear cup.
comfortable head band,no thing rubber that meals because of your sweat from hot summer days.
headband must be made of aluminium, or it will break
no thin pleather(synthetic leather) that falls apart and make a mess in your ears and the floor.
don’t make cheap plastic parts and cell spare parts just make them with aluminium so they wont crack and fall apart
real leather ear cession and fabric cession.

precise volume control
no unnecessary blinking lights or things like that

big ear cups to fit all ear sizes
some examples of broken headsets:

my own headsets:
koss porta headsets worst headset i ever had but the first headset,
then i got creative HS-950 gaming headset total garbage too,
i then purchased a freq 7 headset from Madcatz, the headband broke in several pleases the rubber ripped apart, this is very common with gaming headsets.

Reviews of headsets I got: Here is a picture of my Logitech G430 headset,as you can it is garbage. I almost cut my hand,luckily it was just a small red dot.26069727180_d81d836c2c_bhttps://mtbboy1993.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/logitech-g430-review/




You can get spare parts for the Beyerdynamic headset,but this is still silly, the part should be mate of metal, if they absolutely want the headset to have this look, same goes for the small part that holds the swingarm to the ear-cup.


Beyerdynamic DT-770 pro