Logitech Surround Sound Gaming Headset (G430)

  • Model #: 981-000536
  • Web Code: 10245482
  • Release Date: 04-01-2013
Sold and shipped by: Best Buy
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The Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset puts you right in the centre of the action with a 360-degree sound field powered by advanced Dolby 7.1 surround sound technology. You'll experience every sound from every direction, whether it's enemy fire or your opponent's footsteps, so you won't be caught off guard in the midst of battle.

More Information

  • Immersive Dolby 7.1 surround sound
  • Comfortably soft, durable cloth ear pads
  • The lightweight design is perfect for long gaming sessions
  • Rotating noise-cancelling boom mic and on-cable mute and volume controls
  • Protective lay-flat swivel ear cups
  • Compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista

What's in the Box?

  • Logitech Gaming Headset
  • User Documentation
  • USB Adapter


  • Parts - 3 Year(s)

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  • Headphone Style
  • Primary Headset Usage
    PC Gaming
  • Band Style
  • Sports & Fitness Ear Clip
  • Bluetooth
  • Designed For Gaming
  • Inline Volume Control
  • Built-in Mic
  • Cord Length
  • Plug Size
  • Driver Unit Size
    40 mm
  • Frequency Response
  • Impedance
    32 Ohms
  • Sensitivity
    90dB SPL/mW
  • Colour
    Black; Blue
  • Colour Family
  • Weight
    260 g
  • Collection/Theme
    G Series
  • What's in the Box
  • Warranty Parts
    3 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

4.4 / 5
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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 96%

1725 Reviews

Critical 3%

62 Reviews

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  • from Grande Prairie, AB

Worst headset i've ever owned

Some people said in the reviews that these were comfortabel, but don't take that as a universal sign- these are incredibly uncomfortable to me which is strange because I usually quite like this style of cushioning. perhaps it's the odd square shape instead of circular. Comfort isn't the only reason why I'm leaving the one star though- the surround sound quality is AWFUL it sounds distorted and like you're in a hallway. I have to turn it off unless i'm playing a shooter where I need the surround sound. The mic is also way too sensitive- it says it's noise cancelling and doesn't pick up background noise but that's all it seems to do. I DO NOT at all reccomend these, there are WAY better budget headphones out there. steer clear. these are outdated.

  • from New Westminster, BC


The quality on the speakers are great. However it is UNFORTUNATE that the plastic used to house the speakers are cheap AF. As every other negative review has pointed out that after 3-4 months of use the cheap plastic breaks causing the speakers to no longer fit on your head. DO NOT buy these, they were on sale for 40 bucks for a reason, because the plastic is crap.

  • from Coquitlam, BC

its good

i think its a solid headset in my opinion the sound quality is great. but its not the most comfortable headset imo but still solid none the less

  • from Mississauga, ON

Crap - mic freezes games or doesn't work

So never reviewed before on Best Buy but felt this warranted one. Received this headset for Christmas and spent half a day trying to get the mic to work. At first the firmware that is supposed to install itself didn't, so I had to download from the website. Then the mic wouldn't work when it said "up to date" but clearly wasn't as it downloaded a small patch an hour after for the mic. Finally the mic works..or does it? Mic sounds great and clear, then the headset disconnects from the firmware program and the whole headset stops working...yay! After 2 hours of getting it working again it lasts a good while until I start having a conversation with someone while I game...well the fun really begins and my game stutters then freezes until the people stop talking..over..and over.. Honestly never in my life have I owned a headset that I have had to spend 3 hours adjusting settings on my computer to make it work, like muting the microphone in the mixer to stop it from playing back my games, or telling my computer 20+ times to keep using the headset as the default while the firmware says "no device connected" and reverts my system to the sound card. Logitech should keep to mice and leave the rest out, what a horrible ordeal after what should have been a nice Christmas gift.

  • from Courtenay, BC

works well but

The headset has broken twice. it is quite fragile

  • from Vancouver

Broke after 2 months

After a month of use they started getting louder and quieter randomly. After 2 months the headset started making horrible scratchy sounds constantly. After a week or so of this happening, it broke completely. this headset is garbage don't buy it.

  • from Kamloops, BC

Great sound, useless mic

The sound quality is fantastic..... unless you have your microphone on. the most sensitive mic i have ever had the misfortune of experiencing. regardless of how low you have the sensitivity it picks up everything within a 15 mile radius. Not to mention the terrible static that is inevitable through the usb hub

  • from canada

a break in the wiring easily

this headset was great for awhile. But after a few months, there's a short in the wiring. one side of the headset you cant hear out of unless you move and hold the cord in a spot. the cord is suppose to last longer which this one does not. i use this to make youtube videos, which now is annoying when i cant hear out of the one side because of the fault in the wiring. cord does tangle up for some reason, even if you don't move the headset very much. so for the fault in the wiring, sad to say, i cannot recommend this headset. Unless you only want to use it for about three months, then by all means this is perfect to use.

  • from Edmonton, AB

Not Working

After long period of use, the left speaker seems to not work, the microphone also produces static, and also not picking up sound. The wire also curls up a lot, a massive problem over gaming for a long time. The microphone keeps falling down when using it a lot.

  • from Sudbury

Issues after a few months

while I love logitech products this one was a bad investment. I got it and set it all up. While there were issues there as well I eventually got it working right. But as of about a month ago the sound/voice/volume is an issue. It will go from really low to the point people cannot hear me to super loud randomly. I have tried to find a fix for this issue as it is affecting both work and fun and nothing has worked.

  • from Windsor, ON

Great Headset

This is a phenomenal headset for anyone on a budgets 100% worth the price. Comfortable, good sound and microphone quality, and a light weight to the actual headset. The only issue is how long the cord is, which can also be a good thing in some cases

  • from Sydney, NS

Really good headset for the money!

This headset is very very nice. I like the blue and black on it. it is very strong. It has the nice Surround Sound that works very well i have became a better player with surround sound. I would very much recommend this headset for any gamer that is looking to play with surround sound.

  • from Orleans

Would not recommend

I have used Logitec products for many years but this one is terrible. It is the most uncomfortable headset I have ever worn. It just seems to dig in on the top of my head and the ear pieces are not good either.

  • from Surrey, BC

Cannot Recommend

Love Logitech devices and have for a long time, but DO NOT love this headset. -Not loud enough -Not comfortable, hurt my head, most common complaint I found, true for me as well -The cord is terrible, which is weird I know, but I had read that about these things and dismissed it but here we are today, cord is horribly tangled and annoying -no mute button or any button for that matter on either ear piece Will buy something else to replace this crappy headset.

  • from Grande Prairie, AB


What do I got to say you can do anything with this thing, awesome sound quality, light for the size, and the mic is great, cord stayed untangled when I don't want it to be, nothing better at this price!!!

  • from Edmonton, AB

High Quality Headset

Pros: -Sound is fantastic -Mic is fantastic -Lightweight -Comes with USB connector -Sturdy Cons: -Large -Excessively long cord -Cord tangles easily without using the included velcro strip

  • from Saskatoon, SK


The mic quality is pretty bad, the sounds are good though. Its very comfortable but this headset can break easily. Would recommend if you want a quick headset to break. 4/10.

  • from Calgary, AB

Great Headset

Pros: Very comfortable, great sound quality, look very cool, durable cord, easy to use software, surround sound is very good, removable and washable earpieces Cons: A bit stiff and tight on your head at first, but will break in and get more comfortable Summary: These is a great headset and i would definitely recommend it for gamers looking for a less expensive and good quality headset

  • from Newfoundland

Cord issues

Mic and sound is great, but unfortunately (weather or not this is just me or anyone else) the cord has became unfathomably tangled, no matter what i've tried the cord will not untangle, and when i manage to temporarily untangle it within minutes it was back to the previous state

  • from Calgary, AB

Lasted a long time

Pros: Shocking Bass Immense Power 12 Point equalizer Lasts a ridiculously long time if taken care of Cons: Headphone cord too long Potential Discomfort(?) Mediocre Mic As a headset you wear exclusively at your desk, this headset is a beauty for the price. Shocking bass, and immense power, and with Logitech software you get a 12 point equalizer which is amazing. There are problems with it, the cord is ridiculously long, which could be good if your setup requires long cables, but mine did not, leading to the worst headphone cord tangle imaginable. Some reviews say that the headset was uncomfortable, but I had no trouble with it, as I actually found it quite comfortable, and have worn it for sessions of over 8 hours at a time, with minimal discomfort. The mic is not of the highest quality, but for Skype calls it will more than suffice. The weakest part of this headsets build is the part that attaches the bendable part of the mic to the rigid swiveling plastic piece, with enough time and twisting it may break off. The headset lasted me one year and ten months, with the mic breaking off at that point, the headpiece itself still works beautifully, and I will be buying another of the same model come boxing day.

  • from Toronto, ON

They hurt! A lot!

The sound is what I expected from this price range. I've never used the mic because I have a Blue Yeti Pro, but others say it's fine. But I can't use the headphones because they hurt so much! Not just uncomfortable, but actual pain! They top headpad presses into your skull and now the left earpiece is pressing the hard plastic into my ear. Ouch. And if you google g430 uncomfortable you will find I'm not the only one to have this. Would not recommend this. Buy a hyperX headset instead for the same price.

  • from Montreal, Quebec

Great Headset

I use this headset for hours on end never feel irritated or uncomfortable. The logitech gaming app is great and so is the surround sound. I would recommend this headset to anyone who wants to play video games with a really good headset.

  • from Ottawa, ON

Great headvice, not so good headset

While the headphones are great with the clear microphone recording, the fact that the headphones feel like head vices makes me uncomfortable in contrast to the old Sennheiser set I had. Not to mention that the overall audio of it makes it sound like you're in a cave.

  • from Ottawa, Ontario

Excellent MIC and Sound, cord is terrible

The headset is great, it has good sound, MIC quality and comfort. Logitech's software is also well featured and easy to use. The cord however, is a nightmare. It is constantly twisted because it is like a nylon shoelace. The MIC and left speaker failed 3 months after purchase because of the cord. (I can temporarily make them work with scratchy sound if play with the cord, so that was clearly the point of failure) Not recommended because of the cord, which is a PITA to keep untwisted and also is an obvious point of hardware failure for you to hit Logitech up for warranty service.

  • from Winnnipeg, MB


I Love these Headset! If your playing shooter's like me (Examples: CSGO, Cod and others) this headset is for u. USB for 7.1 Surround sound if not go to the old style but still dont have to which i love about this Headset that it has USB not this 7.1 cables c***.

  • from Laval, QC

Good headset

just be carefull with removing the washable coussins i just pulled one out a little too strong cuz it feels like the all piece is coming off but its only the tissu part you dont need to rough it up

  • from Laval, QC

Good headset

At first the headset feels a bit tight and stiff on your head but its a thing i got used too secondly the overall volume may sound a bit low compare to other products but thats all about the down side the up sides are that they have very good sound they are built sturdy and the microphone as a very good sound.+ features

  • from Saskatchewan

Poor Quality

While the headset is comfortable and the sound quality is good, the maximum volume was too low for my liking. However, the biggest problem you'll face with this headset is the cheap plastic construction. There is a weak point right where the earpieces swivel near the "G430" marking on the headband. I look after my things and I was very surprised when the outer part of the band cracked at the location described and simultaneously the inside wall on the opposite side (where the four screws are located) blew out leaving the headset totally unusable because one earpiece was left dangling by the cord. No amount of superglue and duct tape can put them together again. For the price of this headset they are very cheaply made. The plastic is brittle and thin and simply removing them from your head with normal use is enough to break them at this weak spot. DO NOT BUY - YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

  • from Toronto, ON

Good sound, a bit fragile.

Sound Quality is great but the mic is a bit meh, also, you can really feel/hear the squeaky plastic so the build might be a bit weak. The padding is good and on sale right now for (price) I'd say the value is there, Only had them for 2 days though, so I hope I don't change my mind.

  • from Delta, BC

Great Headset

Great headset, mic sounds fine despite what others have said. My only issue was that the plastic broke very quickly and I had to replace them within 6 months. Reliable and has great sound quality. Would recommend but to treat it carefully. The USB adapter that it comes with is very helpful for use with a PC.

  • from Ottawa, ON

G430 headset

Great headset. but the usb that you plug into your computer is really lose and can totally fall out of the plastic. The microphone quality is not the best either, and when someone in teamspeak talks, every other sound increases, so it gets really weird having your sound volumes change constantly. The program doesn't save your microphone volume when you start up a game either. Padding is very comfortable.

  • from Joliette, QC

Best bang for the buck.

Awesome sound with surround and the equalizer on. They are a bit fragile though. Don't go too rough on them! The mic is good too.

  • from Toronto, ON

Good product, but delicate

This is a great set of headphones for the price. Sounds is great, mic quality is good and they are very comfortable. Just be careful with them, they are a bit fragile.

  • from Kitchener, ON

Met expectations

Three stars looks a bit low, but I want to reassure you that three stars is a good thing. They are solid, nothing horrible but nothing that is outstanding or blows me away. This is a reliable product and I am happy with my purchase. Pros: -Sound great, the surround sound is something I did not think I would care about but it adds a lot of depth to game sound. Like all gaming headphones, they extenuate the low end, making all those bassy rumbles stand out. -Comfortable after you break them in. These are not initially great feeling, but broke in well. The cloth earpads are actually way more comfortable than I thought they would be. -Lightweight. I can wear these for hours and not feel the weight. -Rotatable ear cups. -Microphone is not wonderful, but it sounds much better than others I have encountered. -Plain design. Matte black and blue are not offensive to the eyes and sports the simple "G" logo. -Very easy to use software. -Light on-cable control. Seems like a given, but I am surprised how many headsets do not have a simple control feature, or one that is way too bulky. Cons: -Feels rather cheap. I don't think you have to baby them as they are actually well constructed, but the plastic does not feel like it is high quality. -The microphone does not have the option to turn off the filter. -The soundcard could be better. It is a little quiet. -Music sounds good, but not as good as just buying headphones meant for music. I would not recommend buying this if you are using this solely as a means for Skype and music. Overall: When comparing these to other headsets in its price range, I think these come out on at least top 5 (not the best) in terms of durability and sound despite them looking a bit cheap. I was not blown away by this headset, but it works well and met my expectations for its price.

  • from Kitchener, ON

cheap plastic good sound.

The sound quality is good and the headset is comfortable after its broken in but the plastic part that says g430 on it broke after a month of taking it on and off because the plastic is cheap and will break down from the pressure of being on a large head. Most likely fine for children and small headed people that wont stress the cheap plastic.

  • from Hamilton, ON

Great look, Great performance...

well customized headset works in perfect condition even has an adjustable sound and the wire is more of a rope than an actual wire. I really suggest it for PS3, PS4, XBOX and even laptops and PC's... + The microphone is bendable.

  • from Calgary, AB

Great value

For the price on sale well worth it, watched some review videos on Youtube before I made my choice. Minor adjustments to the EQ and they sound great. Very comfortable and plenty of length on cord. Would buy again.

  • from Richmond, BC

Great headset

Works well, and is great for its price :D

  • from Langley, BC

Not bad, not great.

I was using some Turtle Beach PX5 Wireless before and were great but broke. I decided to cheap out a bit and get something on Black Friday sale. The headsets are ok but when you're downgrading from really good headsets you can really tell the difference. One knock against this headset is that they are not loud at all even after cranking up the volume customization that you can download on your computer. The pro about these headphones is that they are very comfortable.

  • from Ottawa, ON

Awesome headset

This is a really good headset. The surrond sound is great, the build quaity is good. The only downside is the mic isnt very good.

  • from Winnipeg, MB

Ok but not great.

I have had this for almost a year now and i can say it is a very good headset, the sound quality is AMAZING especially with surround sound enabled. the Mic its self is a POS. the plastic is TERRIBLE. pros: -great sound -very comfortable -nice color -amazing cord range -customizable bass and treble Cons: -terrible quality plastic. -terrible mic Overall a great headset.

  • from Calgary, AB


Great product and I'm very happy I made this purchase. I returned a pair of Afterglows for the same price and unplugged the Sony's I was using - these are really comfy and the noise cancelling is great. Sound quality is great and the easy to download equalizer tweeks out any preferences. They might not be super rugged and you can always go louder, but this is a great gaming headset for the price. Why are you reading this? Just buy them already.

  • from Scarborough, ON

Great audio experience

The audio experience with this is brilliant, from gaming to voice chatting. Surround sound is great and works with just about any sounds you could hear and using it to chat just sounds like you're talking with them next to you. The cloth padding around the ears does make it a bit hot during the summers, but other wise it feels sturdy and comfortable.

  • from Toronto

Logitech G430 Surround Sound Headset

Bought these for my son. headphones worked great from out of the box. Sound quality is very good and the microphone is sturdy with good overall performance. He's very happy with the overall quality and comfort. Great product at a very reasonable price.

  • from Toronto, ON


These things broke when i picked them up, the left side of the headphone just fell apart. I live alone and i don't know how they would break tho.

  • from St Catharines, ON


I bought this headset for my work computer. I work at a call center and believe me that this is way more comfortable than the basic headset you're normally given. I love the speakers and the ear pads since it makes it very comfortable to use for 8 hours a day. The customers can hear my voice clearly and the surround sound helps with hearing them. My only complaint is that its normally made for gaming and it only works with PC. My PS3 has USB compatibility and this headset comes with a USB dongle. I would bring it home for gaming if it would work with my PS3. The headset always stays at my work desk.

  • from Toronto, ON


Very good for it's price

  • from Sudbury, ON

Amazing headset

I got the headset about 2 months ago and they work work great, the pads take a little getting used to but the sound is great, surround sound is great but you have to download the software. All my friends on Skype say my voice from the mike is great and not glitchy at all.

  • from Cobourg, ON

This headset is amazing!

This headset is going to be one of the best you may ever buy. It's a great headset for it's budget price. The soft pads for around the ears and the one for the top of your head do take a long gaming session to break into, but after that it's all good. It comes with the Logitech G software to help adjust the headset equalizer and surround sound to your personal preferences. The audio is crystal clear, and the 7.1 Surround Sound (Virtual) is very immersive and great for FPS games. I would give this product more stars if I could

  • from Edmonton, AB


This headset is the best you will get for this price range. The sound is eminence and clear, and comfortable.

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