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Logitech G435 Lightspeed Review

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While the Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED has strong audio production and a comfortable design, it lacks adequate performance in key gaming features like mic recordings, latency, and sound customization.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED is a 2021 mid-range wireless gaming headset with 40mm drivers. It connects via Bluetooth and a USB RF wireless dongle, providing compatibility with mobile devices, PS5 and computers. It doesn’t have a cable, so you can’t use it when it’s out of battery. Find wired models on our list of top-rated gaming headsets.

It has a volume limiter, which can be set to a maximum of 85 dB or 100 dB to protect children’s hearing, and an integrated microphone for chatting. It is also compatible with Windows Sonic Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos. However, this device lacks active noise cancelation. We also have a Logitech G Pro Wireless review for further exploration of the brand.

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Consensus

our Verdict

The Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED gaming headset falls short in a few key areas. The mic recording quality is subpar and rated at 6.8/10, which is below average for the category. It also struggles to produce clear vocals during gameplay if there’s surrounding noise, as the speech-to-noise ratio, at 14.2 dB, sits at the bottom 10% of the category.

However, the headset has some bright spots, such as its audio quality, which produces clear basses and mids. It also boasts a highly comfortable and lightweight design but is geared toward those with smaller heads. Its performance as a wireless device is also impressive, as it has 19.6 hours of continuous playback time and a line of sight range of 128 ft when connected via Bluetooth.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Good Audio Quality
    • The headset produces clear gaming audio, especially when it comes to bass and mids. The sound is detailed and clear and doesn’t lean too harshly into one frequency range.

  • Comfortable Design
    • The lightweight headset causes little fatigue during gameplay and doesn’t clamp tightly on the head. It has great cushy memory foam ear padding around the cups, which is highly comfortable.

    • However, keep in mind the headset runs smaller and might not fit larger heads.

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor Mic Quality
    • Recording comes through muddled and unnatural sounding, as the mic has a limited frequency range of 182-7,136 Hz. The mic is rated 6.8 out of 10, which is in the bottom half of the category.

    • The mic struggles to separate vocals from surrounding noise, which reduces clarity during gameplay. Testers reveal the speech-to-noise ratio to be 14.2 dB, which is in the bottom 10% of the gaming headsets.

  • Subpar Latency
    • There’s some notable delay between audio and visuals, as the latency over ht euSB dongle tests in at 43 ms, which is slightly below average for a gaming headset.

  • No Companion Software
    • Users have no ability to customize their gaming sounds, such as EQ or audio presets, as the headset comes without a companion app.

Logitech G435 Lightspeed Specs

Adjustable HeadbandAdjustable HeadbandYes
Auto-Adjusting HeadbandAuto-Adjusting HeadbandNo
Battery LifeBattery Life18 hrs
Compatible PlatformsCompatible PlatformsAndroid, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Connector SizeConnector SizeUSB Type-C
Detachable MicDetachable MicNo
Driver SizeDriver Size40mm
Earcup Foam MaterialEarcup Foam MaterialMemory Foam
Headphone FitHeadphone FitOver-ear
Max Frequency ResponseMax Frequency Response20,000 Hz
Min Frequency ResponseMin Frequency Response20Hz
Noise CancelingNoise CancelingNo
Product WeightProduct Weight0.36 lbs
Programmable ButtonsProgrammable ButtonsNo
WirelessWirelessYes
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth, Lightspeed Wireless Technology

All Specs

Test Results

Max Volume (dB)100.5
Microphone Sound Quality Rating (out of 10.0)6.35
Speech To Noise Ratio (dB)14.2
BT Latency (ms)113
Non-BT Latency (ms)42
Low End Roll Off (Hz)20
High End Roll Off (Hz)8,863.094

All Tests

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Product Comparison

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Market Context

The Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED is a 2021 mid-range wireless gaming headset with 40mm drivers. It connects via Bluetooth and a USB RF wireless dongle, providing…

The Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED is a 2021 mid-range wireless gaming headset with 40mm drivers. It connects via Bluetooth and a USB RF wireless dongle, providing compatibility with mobile devices, PS5 and computers. It doesn’t have a cable, so you can’t use it when it’s out of battery. Find wired models on our list of top-rated gaming headsets.

It has a volume limiter, which can be set to a maximum of 85 dB or 100 dB to protect children’s hearing, and an integrated microphone for chatting. It is also compatible with Windows Sonic Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos. However, this device lacks active noise cancelation. We also have a Logitech G Pro Wireless review for further exploration of the brand.

Running for up to 35.3 hours on a single charge, the Logitech G535 LIGHTSPEED is better for use on the go than the Logitech G435…

Running for up to 35.3 hours on a single charge, the Logitech G535 LIGHTSPEED is better for use on the go than the Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED, which has a runtime of 19.8 hours. The G535 also has a clearer mic and has an app-based graphic EQ, unlike the G435. Check out our Logitech G535 LIGHTSPEED review to learn more.

Featuring better 24.7-hour battery life, the Razer Barracuda X Wireless 2021 may be better for travelers than the Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED, which only manages 19.8…

Featuring better 24.7-hour battery life, the Razer Barracuda X Wireless 2021 may be better for travelers than the Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED, which only manages 19.8 hours. However, unlike the Razer device, the Logitech model has a more neutral sound profile and supports Bluetooth.

While the Logitech G433 is a wired-only headset with a 3.5mm detachable cable, the Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED is a wireless-only device that supports both Bluetooth…

While the Logitech G433 is a wired-only headset with a 3.5mm detachable cable, the Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED is a wireless-only device that supports both Bluetooth and USB-based wireless radio frequency tech. The G433 has a much better detachable boom mic than the integrated unit on the G435. The wired device also has a much better 10 ms wired audio latency than the 92 ms wireless latency of the Logitech G435 LIGHTSPEED. To learn more about the wired model, see our Logitech G433 Gaming Headset review.

Adjustable Headband

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto-Adjusting Headband

No

No

No

Battery Life

18 hrs

33 hrs

20 hrs

Compatible Platforms

Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

Android, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

Connector Size

USB Type-C

3.5mm, USB Type-C

Detachable Mic

No

No

Yes

Driver Size

40mm

40mm

40mm

Earcup Foam Material

Memory Foam

Memory Foam

Memory Foam

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Score Card

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    101.8

    Category Trust Rating

    69
    The Logitech G435 are fair for wireless gaming. They have a comfortable fit, just under… Read More

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  • Sound Guys
    67.47

    Category Trust Rating

    77
    The Logitech G435 Lightspeed is one of the more interesting gaming headsets to come out… Read More

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  • Pocket Lint
    51.88

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    We’re pleasantly surprised by what this gaming headset has to offer – it’s an incredibly… Read More

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    Jake Thauvette
  • Laptop Mag
    64.34

    Category Trust Rating

    60
    The Logitech G435 offers a colorful design, good battery life, and is eco friendly, but… Read More

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  • T3
    69.91

    Category Trust Rating

    60
    If you’re looking for a lightweight, affordable and comfortable gaming headset, either as a gift… Read More

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