Logitech to release G633 Artemis Spectrum Headphones in Southeast Asia
Logitech is set to release their latest gaming headset called the G633 Artemis Spectrum (is throwing in the Greek Goddesses name in here supposed to convey something?) which is set to hit stores in Southeast Asia by October 2015. It has a lot of pretty impressive features that on paper seem to try to bridge the gap between audiophile and gamer type headsets offering 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound and Logitech’s proprietary Pro-G audio drivers.
The headphones were designed by an experienced sound engineering team who were tasked with building a product for gamers and music lovers. It comes with fully customisable RGB lighting, swappable backlit speaker plates and programmable G-keys. With Logitech Gaming Software, you can program lighting, audio and buttons. Yes, you heard that right: your head and ears can now join the RGB craze in peripherals by lighting up to 16.8 million possible colours.
It also features one USB connection and one analog input that connects and mixes sound from up to two devices. This means that you could possibly order pizza on your mobile as it’s connected via 3.5mm while continuing your gaming on the USB port. Yes this is how we now live in the 21st century. Truly we have reached the pinnacle of civilisation.
One of the main issues a lot of gamers have with gaming-focused headsets is that there is a perceived and oftentimes real compromise in the fidelity of the microphone and audio drivers. It appears that manufacturers can’t seem to get this right. However, looking at Logitech’s positioning and value proposition for this specific product, they seem to be tackling that head on and trying to change our perception of what constitutes a headset that is gaming focused and also audiophile grade.
Logitech says they are the first in the market to offer both Dolby and DTS Headphone:X surround options to gamers. The Pro-G drivers and surround sound technologies create in-game spatial awareness, allowing you to clearly hear enemies sneaking around, or special ability cues. DTS Headphone:X technology utilises calibration and processing that brings gamers and audio fans closer to the studio experience, supporting up to 7.1 channels of audio and multiple options for personalisation.
To be honest I’m sceptical but I’m no true audiophile either, so I’d love to hear more about this and actually get to try it out once it comes out in our region. The headset should be available in Singapore around October 2015, for SGD $229.
Now on to the good stuff.
Let’s take a look at the specs:
- 2-Year Limited Hardware Warranty
- Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, PS4™ or Xbox One™
- USB port or 3.5mm audio port
*7.1 Dolby® Surround Sound, lighting configuration, and G-key programming require Logitech Gaming Software to be enabled.
- 3.5mm analog cable w/ audio controls
- USB data cable
- Custom tags (left/right)
- User documentation
- Driver: 1.6 in (40 mm)
- Frequency response: 20Hz-20KHz
- Impedance: 39 Ohms (passive), 5k Ohms (active)
- Sensitivity: 107dB SPL/mW
- Microphone (Boom):
- Microphone Pickup pattern: Cardioid (Unidirectional)
- Size: 4mm
- Frequency response: 100Hz-20KHz
- Connection Type: USB
- LCD Display: No
- Audio Controls: Yes
- Microphone: Yes
- Microphone Type: Cardioid (Unidirectional)
- Noise Canceling: Yes