Logitech’s G332 is an entry level gaming headset aimed at those who are willing to forgo some of the fancier bells and whistles for a more affordable product that they can just plug in, forget about, and get straight to gaming.
I’ve previously covered one of Logitech’s other G series headsets, the G935; the 332 is similar in terms of design, but does without the high-end Pro G drivers and surround sound. You can pick up the Logitech G332 for $59.99 on on Newegg.com, GameCrate's parent site.
Design and Comfort
The G332 is all about simplicity over a wealth of features.
Some may call it bare bones, other minimalist, but one thing is clear – Logitech has gone with function over form. As such, the G332 isn’t the flashiest looking headset around – its plastic frame and headband is very utilitarian, and lacks that satisfying “wow” factor that a more expensive headset has. That being said, the cherry red trim on the earcups looks pretty spiffy against the all-black plastic.
The G332’s plastic frame bends a bit too much to my liking, but it did fit nicely. The headset is light enough that it doesn’t weigh down your head, and there’s enough padding on the headband to alleviate that awful “digging” feeling that is all to common in headsets in this price range.
The G332 was certainly comfortable enough. The leatherette earcups have a good amount of padding to them, and they’re large enough that even my big ears can fit snugly inside of them without a problem. However, to get that fit, you need to really make sure your ears are positioned inside the earcups. Otherwise, the edges of the earcups will clamp down on your ears. It’s just as uncomfortable as it sounds, and it takes a bit more adjustment to get it to fit right than I would have liked. It also doesn’t help that the earcups aren’t very breathable, and can cause some redness and irritation in your ears after extended use.
Still, I could use the G332 comfortably for a few hours without any soreness – not long enough for an all-night gaming session, but enough to play a couple dozen rounds of your battle royale game of choice.
One nice feature on the G332 that you rarely see on budget headsets is swiveling earcups. You can twist the earcups 90 degrees, allowing the headset to rest comfortably on your shoulders when not in use.
It might seem like a small thing, but sit helps the G332 stand out among other headsets in this price range.
Performance and Features
The G332 connects to your computer or gaming console via a traditional 3.5mm jack. You can use the G332 on your PC and all major gaming consoles, such as the Switch, Xbox One, and PS4. A splitter cable is included to plug the G332 into a microphone jack.
Just because this headset is entry level, doesn’t mean it doesn’t sound good. The G332 is powered by 50mm drivers. You often don’t see drivers this powerful on entry level headsets, so kudos to Logitech for squeezing these powerful guys in there.
When gaming, the G332 sounds pretty good. The mid-range frequencies are pushed forward in the headset, making things feel immediate and clear. Sound effects lack that explosive punch you’ll find in more expensive headsets, but action games and shooters still felt visceral enough. Higher frequencies can get a little tinny and thin, however, and you don’t get that wide, immersive sense that you do with the G935. Still, for this price range, it’s impressive. There’s not a lot of sound leakage, either, and the G332 does a reasonable job of blocking out outside ambient noise.
When it comes to listening to music or watching movies, the G332 sounds shockingly good. It’s warm, mid-range tone is great for most genres, though EDM and metalheads will want a bassier headset that packs more of a punch in the low end. The G332’s lack of features is actually a boon for music listening – you can a more natural soundstage instead of a swampy, over-corrected mess that some poorly designed virtual surround sound profiles on “better” headsets can cause.
In a world where so many expensive gaming headsets are bogged down with features that they’re practically unusable for serious music listening, it’s a breath of fresh air. Film and TV dialogue is up front and clear, and bigger action scenes come across well. You’re not going to get that raw power or pristine treble you’ll find in the G332 big brother, the 935, but you’ll get by. That’s kind of the theme of the G322 – it’s the kind of headset that you plug in and it sound good enough, and that’s that. You don’t need software to get critical features to work – you just plug in and get on with it.
The G332’s microphone is adequate. You won’t want to record a podcast with it, but for in-game chat, it does the job. It’s not detachable, but it can swivel up when you’re not using it. The microphone automatically mutes in the upright position.
High performance affordability
The Logitech G332 is a jack of all trades. It’s not the most attractive headset, but it’s serviceable. It’s not the most comfortable, but you won’t get annoyed and want to tear the thing off your head. It’s not the best sound quality, but less discerning ears will hardly notice, and for the price, it’s a remarkably good deal.
If you have several consoles and a PC and just want a straightforward audio experience without breaking the bank, the G332 is an easy recommendation.