If your gaming headset is excessively hefty, you'll strain your neck and head when competing, streaming, or simply playing a single-player game. The finest gaming headphones strike a good mix between weight and comfort. The Logitech G733 Lightspeed ($129.99) is the company's newest wireless headset, with a focus on light, soft materials this time. There's no metal here; instead, you'll find lightweight plastics with soft textiles that appear like they belong on a pair of yoga trousers.

Logitech G733 Lightspeed Wireless RGB Gaming Headset

Logitech G733 Lightspeed Design and Comfort

The Logitech G733s have an athleisure feel about them. You won't find these at Lululemon, but they do appear to be a little more sporty than some other gaming headphones. The changeable headband contributes a lot to the overall look. While the Logitech G733 I tested came in a black pair of headphones with a black "glitch" headband (with white and grey sports), it also comes in blue and a light lilac tint (shown below), with bands in mint, orange, and purple. Furthermore, the memory foam ear cups have the appearance and feel of performance fabric, such as that seen in weight lifting gloves or even a jersey.

I wouldn't call it the most high-end construction. The cans, as well as the top frame that carries the suspension band, are constructed of matte plastic. Although it is light (0.6 pounds), it lacks the durability of the Logitech G Pro X Lightspeed. Because the cups do not rotate, there are fewer pieces, but it is also less adaptable to fit your head and more difficult to pack up. These cans are rigid: they either fit you well or they don't.

The headband may be moved between two different size notches and the frame can be slid up and down against the cups to alter the size. My head is a little bigger than average, and I tend to wear my headphones loose, so I made it as big as I could, which was pretty comfy.

This isn't only for sports; it's also a gaming headset. There are two RGB stripes, one on each cup, with two lighting zones that may be controlled using the Logitech G Hub (see Features and Software, below). When you add the flexible microphone, the Logitech G733 becomes even more gamer-friendly.

The mute button (which may be set for various macros or instructions), volume wheel, and power button are all located on the left can of the Logitech G733 Lightspeed. The USB Type-C charging connector is likewise located on the left ear cup, so you won't need to check the right side of the headset. You'll need to adjust settings in the programme for anything more complicated, like as turning on Blue Voice or DTS HeadphoneX 2.0 surround sound. Logitech is selling four-packs of exciting, multicoloured pop filters for $9.99 if you want to spice up your stream. A moustache, thumbs up/down, lips, a star, and a heart are among the options.

Lightspeed Wireless

Logitech's own wireless technology is dubbed "Lightspeed," and the firm says it has the same latency and reliability as cable connections. The best way for me to test the connection was to wander about my flat and check if it dropped. The connection was nearly as good as my AirPods Pro, which had the finest Bluetooth connection I've ever experienced. 

My bedroom was the only location where the G733 Lightspeed suffered. My apartment isn't enormous – only a few hundred square feet – but it's in the kind of postwar New York City building plagued with who-knows-what in the walls, and my Wi-Fi connection there is likewise inconsistent. The link between the cans, on the other hand, was never totally broken.

While I don't have that much room in either direction from my game PC (though it did make it through a door a few steps outside of my apartment), I believe it's doable under the proper situations, but you'll need the appropriate setup.

The 2.4 GHz USB Type-A receiver is a large device that took up a lot of room on the back of my computer, but it was at least out of sight. It would stick out and perhaps obstruct other ports if I were using a gaming laptop or even a docking station.

Logitech claims a battery life of 20 hours with default illumination and 29 hours without. According to the G Hub software, I used the G733 Lightspeed for 6 hours straight with the preset illumination at 100 percent brightness, and it was left with 66 percent battery, indicating that it would last for around 15 hours following.

Logitech G733 Lightspeed Audio Performance

The Logitech G733 Lightspeed gaming headset performed admirably, especially when using the DTS Headphones X 2.0 surround sound compatibility. When I played Call of Duty: Warzone, for example, I could hear the direction bullets were flying and, in the gulag, the alarm going off next to my head when it was time to fight for my life.

Not all games benefit from surround sound in the same way. Even contrast, the frequent screams and coos of the small participants getting wacked around in Fall Guys, which is significantly less reliant on sound cues, sounded good to my ears.

The G733 Lightspeed's 40mm drivers are also excellent for music. They became louder than I could ever require and provided a pleasant, clear sound. The vocals on Billy Talent's "I Beg to Differ (This Will Get Better)" were smooth, and the percussion bounced well. Other instruments weren't placed on top of a single string guitar part, thus it wasn't overwhelmed. I did notice some advantages from the Bass Boost feature in the G Hub software's sophisticated EQ settings, as it added a lot of punch.

The removable, bending microphone isn't ideal. I heard myself play back with a bit of a crackling in the G Hub software that I couldn't fully get rid of with settings modifications, and coworkers said I sounded bad during conversations. They thought I sounded muddy or nasal, as if the microphone wasn't catching up the entire spectrum of sound (I was using the Blue Voice default functionality when this occurred).

Logitech G733 Lightspeed Features and Software

Yes, the Logitech G733 Lightspeed headset has controls for volume and muting. However, to use most of the more advanced functions, you'll need to download Logitech's G Hub software, which is available for free on both Windows 10 and macOS.

To begin, there are some very basic functions, such as volume control and small bass and treble changes. More complex equalisers, such as the aforementioned bass booster, can be used for more customization. With a press of a button, you may optionally enable an optional surround setting.

The software also allows you to manage the Blue Voice feature, which allows you to make whatever that comes through the microphone sound significantly better. There are other options available, but I found that the default is the best. Some of the radio-based sounds are amusing, but they also appear tacky and as if they were intentionally generating terrible audio.

Lightsync allows you to choose from a variety of preset patterns for your RGB lighting effects, as well as design your own colours. If you have additional Logitech peripherals that use G Hub, such as a gaming mouse or a gaming keyboard, you may use Logitech's app to easily sync them all to use the same RGB effects. There's also the possibility of remapping the mute button to various actions, many of which include sound adjustment on the fly.


For a mostly pleasant experience, the Logitech G733 Lightspeed blends athletic appearance with gaming-grade performance. The frame and suspension band of the headset are light, but this comes at the cost of the ability to alter the angle of each earcup.

More significantly, the Logitech G733 Lightspeed sounds great, and the G Hub software allows you to tune a variety of settings, like activating surround sound and tweaking various equalisers. Blue Voice and the microphone, on the other hand, aren't as good as they are on the company's more pricey Pro X series (like the Logitech G Pro X or wireless Logitech G Pro X Lightspeed).

For $20 extra, you may obtain the SteelSeries Arctis 7 in the wireless category. They have rotating ear cups and a suspension headband, resulting in a less rigid frame. If you're not a fan of RGB, the Arctis 7 doesn't have any. The HyperX Cloud Alpha, which is one of the finest gaming headset discounts, costs around $95, but it isn't wireless.

If you're already a Logitech user, the G733 Lightspeed is a good mid-level gaming headset with a lightweight design. The microphone isn't the finest, but the sound quality is adequate for the price, so if you value portability above all else, this is one to consider.