Logitech G231 Prodigy Gaming Headset Review: We've Heard Better

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The Prodigy line of accessories from Logitech are meant to provide high-quality gaming gear for a lower price Logitech

Logitech has designed a new line of gaming gear with the casual market in mind. Called the Prodigy line, these new devices try to give high-end performance at a lower price. After putting the G231 headset through its paces, it seems money can be best spent elsewhere.

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The Logitech G231 Prodigy headset Photo: Logitech

There’s many great things about the G231. The headset is surprisingly light, meaning you can wear it for a long time without any strain or issues. Add the high-quality materials to the mix, and you have a comfortable headset that fits nicely over the ears.

Even better if you are a particularly sweaty individual like I am, the mesh covers for the earcups are removable and washable. Nothing worse than having to stew in your own sweat.

As for sound quality, everything worked as expected. Audio does seem to be pretty quiet, but turning up the volume is easy enough to do. Chatting with friends while playing games worked just fine, and the microphone attached to the headset can be repositioned to best fit your head.

While all this sounds great, the problems come after you’ve had the headset on for a short time. The squeaking and creaking from the joints of the headset we received from Logitech is overwhelming. Even making small motions (like looking to the side) while wearing the G231 can cause a loud creak to shoot straight into your ear.

Another big disappointment is the microphone cannot be removed. This headset was designed for gaming, not everyday use. This feels like a bit of an oversight, as the headset is aimed at the widest audience possible. No removable mic will make sure nobody uses this headset outside of a gaming situation, which seems like it would limit some appeal.

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The G231 comes with volume controls on the right on the cable, making it easy to mute yourself when you take a mouthful of snacks Photo: Logitech

At $69.99, it is cheaper than high-end headsets but priced well above many others. With as much squeaking as I experienced, and given the lower-than-expected volume when playing games, I would suggest looking elsewhere. Either up your price range to get something nicer with better build quality, or save some cash and get a less-expensive headset.

The G231 Prodigy headset is compatible with PS4, Xbox One and PC. The headset will be available in stores starting this month.

So what do you think? Are you interested in getting a new gaming headset? Will you consider the G231 when looking at your options? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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