The G430’s headband is adjustable and the ear pieces swivel to provide for a better fit. The ear pieces can also swivel enough to let the headset lay flat on your table when not in use. The G430 sat really well on my head even when I had to twist it a bit to displace one ear piece whenever I had to listen to something external.
Setting up and using the G430 was fairly easy and straight-forward. It doesn’t come with an install disc so you’ll have to download the drivers and software from the Logitech website but that’s something that’s starting to become more common when buying gaming peripherals.
At the other end of the G430’s 3-meter cable are two 3.5mm jacks for headphone audio and microphone. The 3-meter cable can be easily managed with the velcro strap attached to the cable. The headset’s 7.1 Dolby surround sound is achieved via the included USB adapter (without the adapter the G430 will only output stereo sound).
The Logitech Gaming Software acts as a hub for setting up all your Logitech gaming peripherals, it’s not overly complicated and is easy to use with general options for all your devices and creating profiles. For the G430, the software gives you options for adjusting volume and microphone levels including mute/unmuting as well as the bass, treble, and a 5-channel graphical EQ. The software also lets you switch on/off and adjust each channel of the Dolby 7.1 surround sound.