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Skullcandy PLYR 1 vs Logitech G930

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Anyone have a chance to test out both of these? I've heard good things about both. The G930 is quite a bit cheaper currently, but if the PLYR 1 is better I'd spend money on that one instead. Primary use is gaming, with occasional music listening.

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Hey, I'm actually trying to decide between the two as well. Did you ever figure out which would be better?

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I never got the chance to try out the G930, but I got a PLYR 1 based on the Head Fi summer buying guide. The sound is fantastic, just make sure you can output audio over optical to the base. The USB is only for charging/mic.

But the sound is amazing.
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make sure you can output audio over optical to the base

Hmm what does that mean exactly? Sorry, I'm a total noob at this thing... Also do they fit over the ears? They look like they might but seem kinda on the small side.

 

How well does it air out? Do you get stuffy when you game for a long time?

 

Thanks for the response!

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Apologies for "bumping" an old thread back up, but I saw this thread as I was browsing around. I can't speak on the PLYR 1, as I've never owned (or heard) them. I do have a G930 set, and it's been great for me. I've seen some complaints about connectivity, and a few other things, but I haven't had any problems at all. I'm no expert by any means when it comes to the "perfect" sound from headsets, but I do know what does and doesn't sound good to me (which is obviously just an opinion). That being said, I think the G930s sound really good. You probably won't use them to replace your $500 headphones to listen to music, but they have a nice, balanced sound (with a little "bump"). With the software (which you'd definitely want to install from Logitech's site, rather than using the included disc - the disc in mine was worthless), you can adjust the "7.1" surround, which is surprisingly effective, and open the equalizer and adjust the sliders to suit your taste on highs, mids, and lows. There are some other interesting features included with the software as well. It obviously won't match the sound quality of a high-end, high-dollar set, but they have performed admirably for me. The headset is padded well around the ears, and across the top, and is adjustable enough to fit a wide variety of head sizes. They're very comfortable to me. The mic works well, and is easily positioned however you prefer. And the battery life has actually been very impressive. I haven't timed it, but I feel comfortable saying that the battery will last 10 hours or so on a charge, and they re-charge pretty quickly. All of that said, again, I've seen several complaints about the G930s, and when the complaints are about the same issues, it's definitely worth considering. My opinions are solely based on the headset I own, which has worked great.

 

Overall, in my opinion, the G930s are a solid wireless gaming headset, especially considering the price. I've had mine for a little over a year now, and haven't had any problems at all. They fit me comfortably, and sound good. I'm sorry I can't compare them to the PLYR 1 set, but I just wanted to share my thoughts on the set I've used... And I'm sorry again for posting in such an old thread. I just thought if somebody else runs across this thread like I did, hopefully my experience will be of some help. Hope everyone has a good day!

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I, too, have been using the G930. It's a bit big and gets warm at times but the main thing for me was the difference between the price of G930 and PLYR 1 was too big for me to choose PLYR 1. I assume PLYR sounds slightly better just due to the fact that audio outputs via optical but the quality of G930 never bothered me. As for the wireless disconnect issue that many people seem to have a problem with, it seems to only occur due to interference from things like microwaves. So if you happen to have your setup opposite the wall where your neighbor's kitchen is, you're going to have a bad time with wireless headsets in general.

All in all, I was able to get my G930 at around 80 bucks which was a pretty fantastic purchase. Haven't had issues with it thus far and I've owned it for a year. If this headset goes and Skullcandy is able to lower the price of PLYR 1, I may consider trying it out but till then, G930 is the one for me.
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Originally Posted by hfsealer View Post

I, too, have been using the G930. It's a bit big and gets warm at times but the main thing for me was the difference between the price of G930 and PLYR 1 was too big for me to choose PLYR 1. I assume PLYR sounds slightly better just due to the fact that audio outputs via optical but the quality of G930 never bothered me. As for the wireless disconnect issue that many people seem to have a problem with, it seems to only occur due to interference from things like microwaves. So if you happen to have your setup opposite the wall where your neighbor's kitchen is, you're going to have a bad time with wireless headsets in general.

All in all, I was able to get my G930 at around 80 bucks which was a pretty fantastic purchase. Haven't had issues with it thus far and I've owned it for a year. If this headset goes and Skullcandy is able to lower the price of PLYR 1, I may consider trying it out but till then, G930 is the one for me.

 

I agree 100%. The G930 is a little bigger than a lot of headsets, so that's another thing to consider. I adjusted to it pretty quickly, and it's not a big issue for me, but I could definitely see it not being right for some people. And it is hard to beat the price of it. I'm also interested in checking out they PLYR 1, but like you, I'd like to see the price drop a little bit.

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