Oculus Quest 2 Headphones & Earbuds Review
Today, we’re taking a look at two audio solutions made for the Oculus Quest 2. More specifically, these… [Broll Music] Hey everyone! Cas here. And in this review, I’m going to talk about the design, build and sound quality, what I like and don’t like about them, but most importantly, how immersive they make me feel when I’m playing VR. I hope that at the end of the video, you’ll have an idea of whether you should buy one and if so, which one. Full disclosure: Thanks to Logitech for sending both these headphones to us. But as usual, we don’t accept review direction per our guidelines, so you can always expect honest opinions. If you like to see more videos about VR, then subscribe. It will help support the channel a lot. And now, join me beyond reality. So these audio solutions are, to my knowledge, the first solutions by a big brand like Logitech that’s specifically designed for Oculus. It’s also the first time Oculus has released official accessories for their headsets, so I’m glad they are working with other companies on this and not just with themselves. So here are some technical specs straight from the Logitech website. This is the Logitech G333 VR Gaming Earphones, and you can buy one for 49.99 US dollars.
This is the Logitech Pro Gaming Headset forOculus Quest 2, and you can buy this one for 99.99 US dollars. Keep in mind that there is also a version without Oculus compatibility, so don’t confuse them. For a complete list of specifications, check out Logitech’s website; everything’s on there – I’ll link both below. And before we move on, I wanted to let you know that I am not an audiophile like I’m no audio expert, so I can’t talk about this for a 100% if you know what I mean. But I -can- tell you my experience with itas a regular VR consumer. So let’s check what’s in the box first before we move on to my impressions.
The Earphones comes with this in the box:
• The Earphones themselves
• 3 custom velcro straps
• 3 sizes of ear tips (S, M, L)
• User documentation The Pro Gaming Headset comes with much more:
• The headset itself
• A custom-length cable for Oculus Quest2
• Passive noise-isolating leatherette earpads
• Detachable mic with full pop-filter
• Cable with inline volume and mute for Console/PC
• PC splitter for separate mic and headphone jacks
• USB external sound card
• User documentation now, let’s start with the design. I have to say both designs look good. I like that the earbuds are white and suit the Quest 2 colors. The Pro Gaming headset has beautiful earcups with the logo here, and the material, it makes it feel premium. I like this design a lot, and I think I would even use these when going outside. But what makes these products different that they are so suitable for the Quest 2? For one, the earbuds are special designed for Quest 2. As you can see, the left earbud cable is way shorter than the right earbud. This is so you can wire it in a way that gives minimal tangling cables. You do it with the provided velcro straps, which you attach on the Quest strap, then the right earpiece goes in the top strap, so it sits in between the Velcro loops. Another Velcro strap then goes over the top strap, so the cable doesn’t move too much. Then the last Velcro strap holds the cable on the other side also. I am not sure if you’ve ever used regular earbuds with your Quest 2 headset? It isn’t a pleasure nor a beautiful sight:P So this is for sure, a welcome feature.
Can I call this a feature? As for the Pro Gaming headset, they didn’treally do much with the design to make it fit the Quest 2. They only added this shorter cable… Which I find a bit easy… but more about this later. The Pro Gaming Headset does feel durable. Let me actually remove this microphone so you can see better. The fork is made of aluminum and the headband with steel. The earcups are made of leather, and it all feels high quality. There is enough flexibility for different head sizes, and as you can see, it does clamp together. So it is tight enough on your face. It isn’t too tight, but I do feel like my other headphones (The DT 770 PRO) that I use for editing feel more comfortable after wearing it for about an hour. For those who wear glasses, it still fits. I can feel the glasses press more to my head, though, but it isn’t too bad. The earphones are also made of the aluminum housing, but honestly, I think they look a bit plastic, but it does feel sturdy. The ear tips are made of silicone and forme, the middle size is the most comfortable. The cables are flat, so it is supposed to avoid twisting, which can be helpful when playing VR games. So to test the sound quality. I tried different experiences, I played an active game Beat Saber, logically, I watched a VR 180 documentary, and I played The WalkingDead: Saints & Sinners. And for sound quality and I thought this was interesting. I was mainly looking for bass in games like beat Saber, and I felt like the bass in the earbuds is actually more profound than on the Pro Gaming headset. And it made the experience more fun. Like I get sucked into Beat Saber more because of these. On a PC, you can adjust the EQ settings, then the Pro Gaming headset sounds really great, but that’s not possible on the OculusQuest 2. Not yet, at least. I think Oculus should add that feature. But don’t get me wrong, the Pro Gaming headset doesn’t sound bad at all. It does seem the overall sound quality is better on the Pro Gaming headset, as I can hear everything better, not only the bass. Lyrics, effects, the midrange, and highs, I guess. In games like The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, this works perfectly fine. I honestly think this comes down to personal preference. So the Pro Gaming Headset also comes with a few accessories for PC use. I’ve shown you the extra cables already, but it also comes with a microphone. So I thought, I would include a microphone test in here as well, I’m using it right now so you can listen to yourself what you think of it. And honestly, I’m really surprised by this microphone.
I always thought microphones that come with headsets like these usually don’t sound good, but this one is super decent. So let’s cover what I like and don’t like about both now. The pros of the G333 earbuds are the custom cable length, its compact size, which makes it easier to take it with you for travel to friends. They are also louder in the same setting compared to the Pro Gaming headset. But the cons are that you cannot use it for anything else except for your Oculus Quest 2 since the cable is so very short. And I -personally- find in-ear headphones, not the most comfortable. It works for maybe an hour or two, but then ears need a break. The advantages of the Pro Gaming headset are: also the custom cable length. And because of the extra accessories, it also more versatile so that you could use this as your Quest 2 headphones but also for PC gaming. Plus, over-ear headphones are more comfortable for me. The cons are that it’s just more work putting it on and off with your Quest 2. Plus, the head strap of the Quest 2 is a little bit in the way. Like I can’t get the earcups on my ears much as I would like, I think this is better without the Quest 2. But, fortunately, this doesn’t matter much for sound or comfort since the Elite strap and the soft strap is thin enough, thankfully. But the Pro Gaming headset is not as easy to bring with you, and well, I mentioned it before a little, but I feel like this headset isn’t really built for Quest 2. They just added a custom cable for it and I think that’s a little easier. I would have loved seeing a Logitech branded,over-ear headphones, much like the Bionik Mantis did for the PS VR. Something that you could integrate with the quest 2 strap for max comfort and best sound quality. So I’m really hoping that Logitech or other brands will think about this. So at the end, which of the two should you pack for your Quest? I think both headphones have their pros and cons like I just named them, and it will just come down to what you need in what situation.
Like what pros outweigh the cons for you? So I am -personally- leaning toward the G333VR earbuds. The advantages, sound quality, and the price make it a good value for my Quest 2, and I’m not too fond of in-ear headphones usually, but I think the pros outweigh the cons here for me. However, if you don’t have a gaming headset yet, then the Pro Gaming headphones could be a good hybrid option for you to use together with the Quest. If you already have a gaming headset, you could probably also just find a short audio cable to use if your headset has an audio jack. And that’s it. I hope this video helped you out. Are you interested in getting one of these audio solutions for your Quest 2 now? Let me know why in the comments below. And if you have some time left, why not supported by watching more videos that are on the screen right now? Thanks for watching it once again. Stay safe, and a special thanks go to all our Champions, especially these Patrons down below. And as always, VR on!