Logitech is often referred to as the leading PC speaker manufacturer and, indeed, their speakers have often been our favourites. However, when we look at their Precision PC Gaming Headset, we must say that someone somewhere in the development department has made a big mistake. But, let’s start from the beginning.
Design and Features
Another design feature that makes the Logitech Precision Gaming Headset stand out from the competition is the neckband instead of a headband. This solid, non-adjustable neckband might look cool in pictures, but it actually makes the whole headset feel very plasticky and fragile, especially since the band creaks as you flex it. As an added bonus, the sharp edges of the neckband tend to scratch your neck or the collar of your shirt when you move your head, so you will always be aware of its presence. Likewise, you cannot sit back and relax if your gaming seat of choice happens to be a couch, because the neckband certainly gets in the way.
The only high point of the design is the volume adjustment dongle on the wire. It looks good and the big knob is easy to use to adjust the volume even without looking at it. Definitely the high point of the design.
The specifications are:
- Driver Units - 40 mm Neodymium
- Frequency Response - 20Hz - 20kHz
- Sensitivity (1kHz) - 110dB/mW
- Microphone Type – Noice-cancelling Boom
- Frequency Response - 100Hz - 16kHz
- Sensitivity - (1kHz) - -38dBv / Pa
- Cord Length - 10 feet
- Input / Output Plugs 1/8" (3.5mm) gold-plated stereo miniplugs
For an affordable headset, Logitech Precision Headset offers a decent enough sound quality. The main problem is the above-mentioned open-air design that lets all the distracting sounds from your environment through and often ruins your audio experience. As it is, this headset is not meant for audiophiles and you should only consider it if you really like the design and your head is small enough for the earpieces not to feel painful against your skull.
We’ve rated the Logitech Precision PC Gaming Headset in a variety of categories on a scale of 1 to 10. Our other headset reviews feature the same criteria, so you can compare them easily.
Design and Build Quality: 4/10
Sound Quality: 5/10
Our score: 5/10
Overall, the Logitech Precision PC Gaming Headset disappointed us. This truly is not what we’ve learned to expect from Logitech in terms of design and speaker quality. We can only hope that Logitech will smarten up and concentrate on the usability of their next gaming headset, instead of how well it stands out from the competition by its looks. People with small heads might find the headset fitting better that we did, so feel free to try them if you find a chance.