Logitech - G430 Over-the-Ear Gaming Headset - Black

Intensify your game audio with this Logitech G430 981-000536 over-the-ear headset that features Dolby 7.1 surround to ensure an immersive soundscape. The noise-cancelling boom mic enables clear communication with your teammates.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Logitech G430 Over-the-Ear Gaming Headset
  • 3.5mm cable, USB adapter
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1993 out of 2160)

Features


Over-the-ear design

Allows for comfortable wear. Soft, breathable earcups with 90° swivel offer a custom fit.

40mm drivers

With neodymium magnets provide high-quality audio.

Sound isolation

Reduces background noise to help eliminate distractions.

Dolby 7.1 surround sound

Provides immersive audio to enhance your gaming experience.

Noise-cancelling boom mic

Promotes clear communication with other players during gameplay and folds up and out of the way when not in use.

On-cable sound controls

Enable you to alter the volume or mute sound entirely without interrupting your game.

Works with PlayStation 4 in stereo mode

So you can experience chat, voice interface and gaming audio in rich detail.

20Hz - 20kHz frequency response

Offers pure sound in both high and low ranges.

90dB/mW sensitivity

Delivers crisp, powerful audio.

32 ohms impedance

Efficiently conducts power.


What experts are saying

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 2158 reviews

93%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WORKS GREAT FOR PLAYSTATION 4!!!

    Posted
    Projectchaos

    I was immediately concerned when I bought this headset because the girl at the store said that the mic and headphone were in the same cord. I was planning on hooking it up to the PS4 controller like the headset that came with the PS4 system. I was about to pack it up and return it and then I took a shot and hooked up the 2 cords to the USB and then stuck it in the front of the PS4 and was like "what the heck maybe it will work" and it works perfectly! Furthermore, it hooks up plug and play with the PS4 and it doesn't put strain on the batery of the controller running directly into the system. VERY happy with this purchase they look amazing as well and like I said they are probably the most comfortable feeling on the ears I've ever felt on a gaming headset (especially for under 100 bucks) Great buy, I guess you could say it's the "Best" buy? rofl corny puns aside, I highly recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for long hours of gaming

    Posted
    RussianTux

    As a 14 year old gamer, I've had this headset for about half a year now, and it's still doing good to this day. Lets start with the box. It made a good impression on first glance, with the fancy x-ray of half of the headset. Inside the box is the headset, manual, and USB Audio Card. To start using it was very easy. Just plug it in to your audio ports, or if you want the 7.1 surround, use the USB audio card. The software is... not bad. It crashes sometimes on Windows 8 x64 Bit. Without the software running, you can NOT use the 7.1 surround sound. The UI for the software is good enough for beginners like me. Now to the headset itself. It feels quite nice, and it doesn't feel like bricks on your head when you're using for long hours. The pads are like memory foam (Excuse my english, it an't good, since I speak russian) and they are covered with a mesh that feels nice. The mesh makes it a breathable headset, so not a lot of sweat will build up. The pads are removable so they are easy to wash. The cable is VERY long, though this could get annoying at times. The sound quality is nice since it has 7.1 surround on it. Mic quality is pretty good since I use it for my YouTube videos, though I plan on using a different mic soon. Overall this headset is very good for long hours of gaming, its 7.1 surround sound, and how good it feels on your head. 4/5

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product for the money

    Posted
    Homer
    • Verified Purchaser

    For a little over a year I had been using a Turtle Beach X12 headset, until one day my dog messed up the microhpone cord and I could no longer use my mic to communicate when I was talking to my friends, gaming, etc. I decided to head to BestBuy to buy a replacement pair when I decided to look at some other options. I looked for awhile and was about to buy the X12 when I saw the G430 on display. I put it on and listened for a few moments until I heard some loud yelling behind me (it was playing a Borderlands 2 sound demo). I jumped and turned because I thought somebody in the store was actually yelling at me. As soon as I realized it was just the headphones, I made the decision that I was buying the G430. Everything works well and is comfortable. My friends never have any problems hearing me through the mic, and I never have problems hearing anything through the headset. I love the surround sound, on these, it adds a new layer to gaming (especially with atmospheric or horror games) and it has given me the advantage many times when playing games online (such as Battlefield). I also find them comfortable enough to not have any issues while wearing for long stretches of time when I'm talking to my friends, which is a nice contrast to the X12 which would give me a headache after awhile. I personally don't have any complaints about the product, it always works 100% and I couldn't be happier with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfort and quality

    Posted
    SOLIDAge
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I tried these at PAX East 2013 and have been waiting for their release since April. I use headsets all day long and when I get home I want to put on a comforable pair of 7.1 surround speakers and just play video games. These deliver! I can wear them for hours at a time with no issue (old logitech's were made from plastic ear cups and hurt after an hour) My ONLY observation is a pair of Turtle Beachs I use at work are much louder. Loud doesn't mean more quality, but some people might want that. The Logitech G430 blow my work headset out of the water when it comes to audio quality and so far the surround works great in Defiance, Warface, Neverwinter, SMITE, League, and Guild Wars 2

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High Quality Sound for price

    Posted
    JCFrazier
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I had purchased the Razer Tiamat 2.2 headset, and was happy with the bass, but the sound seemed right on my ears (if that makes any sense!). The set fit too snug on my head and made my ears hot. I had used the Carcharias from Razer as well, and they were very comfortable, but lacked the surround. This is easily the most comfortable headset I've ever used, with easily the best fidelity. The cloth ear covers allow for extended use with low heat buildup. The sound is very spacious and the separation of low frequency from high frequency is excellent. The addition of 3.5mm jacks allows me to plug into my X-Fi soundcard for extra volume, as the USB adapter sound output is lower in volume for music than I would like. The volume in gaming is spot on, and the 7.1 surround is very nice. The LFE on 7.1 is fantastic! The fella who says these don't work with voip is dead wrong - he's got a USB problem. I will be buying another pair for my son - these are mine!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeded Expectations

    Posted
    Raian
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Seeing a 7.1 surround-sound headset for the price made me skeptical of the quality, but it has proved me wrong. It's very comfortable, and it's very easy to switch from 7.1 surround to stereo if so desired. Microphone works very well too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent headset

    Posted
    JasonOi
    • Verified Purchaser

    The Logitech G430 headset is a fantastic choice. Amazing sound, a flexible microphone boom that can be moved out of the way, comfortable to wear, sturdy construction and all while remaining under $100. The only thing that I don't like is that the headset does not cancel out all other external sound. While this may not matter to some people, those who want the experience of complete immersion, external sound is a problem. That being said external sounds are dampened and muffled quite considerably. You will be hard pressed to find better quality sound output even in much more expensive headsets. The G430 delivers rich 7.1 simulated surround sound, you will hear sounds as if they are in front of you, behind you, to the either side, above you, below you, and any combination. For example you will hear the helicopter coming in from the top right front, cries for help from the front bottom left and a rifle being fired behind you while bullets whiz past your head...ALL AT THE SAME TIME! Of course to experience that sort of sound your media has to provide 7.1 channel sound. The G430 headset is made of durable plastic, comfortably padded over-ear speakers and headband. The headband itself also has wide metal extenders that provide a beefy sense of quality. One of the best features of the G430 is often overlooked, the wire has the typical rubber coating of any wired headset that can separate due to over extension causing a short in sound reception or delivery through the microphone. Logitech takes durability a step further by sheathing the wire in a woven/braided fabric cover that minimizes if not prevents the stretching of the wire, virtually eliminating the wire short out problem that most other wired headsets have. Speaking of wire the G430 has a very long cord with in-line volume control as well as mute switch for the microphone. Also the G430 can be used either with the dual audio in/out jacks or with the provided USB jack adapter. I prefer the audio jacks so that I have one less peripheral taking up a USB port. I paid $77.99 plus tax for my Logitech G430 headset which is a stunningly low price for the quality. I've seen and used far inferior headsets that were more expensive and none that are less expensive come close to the quality of the Logitech G430. Also it comes with a limited TWO YEAR warranty, I personally purchased the 2 year comprehensive Geek Squad warranty just for my own peace of mind. Even with the extra warranty my total was less than $100 you just can't beat that. Would I recommend this product to a friend? All day, everyday. If you're looking for a quality headset that delivers amazing sound for less than $100 you can't go wrong with the Logitech G430. If your budget is between $50 - $100 get the Logitech G430, most wired gaming headsets start at around $50 and go up from there. Why not pay a little more for the G430 and get the sound quality you're looking for? Why pay more and get disappointed?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good headset for a hardcore gamer.

    Posted
    chad1224

    Excellent headset for the price, trust me you get your moneys worth

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about mids quality, treble quality, design and noise isolation. Editors have mixed opinions about reliability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 81/100 = Very good quality.
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    Logitech G430 Headset Review
    The Logitech G430 gaming headset provides an immersive audio experience and effective noise canceling at a friendly $79 price.Full Review



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