The Thrustmaster vs Logitech debate has arguments for both sides, but to compare the two brands effectively, you really need to look at specific products. The Thrustmaster T300 RS and Logitech G29 are two of their most popular wheels, but which of the two is better?
We think the Thrustmaster T300 RS is definitely the superior choice. Alhough it leaves a little to be desired in terms of in beauty and build quality, its brushless motor delivers incredible force feedback.
Logitech G29 vs Thrustmaster T300 RS: Technical Specs
Logitech G29 vs Thrustmaster T300 RS: Build Quality
The steel body of the G29 is covered in an elegant leather outside layer. Few wheels can compare to such fantastic production value. The T300 RS is by no means an ugly wheel, nor is it poorly built, but it simply cannot compare. Being made from rubber it allows for great grip, and it still feels very professional, but the higher quality given to it by the leather means that the Logitech wins in terms of build quality.
Logitech G29 vs Thrustmaster T300 RS: Design
Inexorably tied to build quality, the Logitech once again inches ahead of the Thrustmaster. The leather coating not only feels better but gives it a more serious look than what you find on the T300 RS. This isn’t the end of the world, as you’ll soon forget about it once you’re racing, but Logitech’s higher build quality translates directly in a more professional and stylish design, making it the winner.
Logitech G29 vs Thrustmaster T300 RS: Force Feedback
This is where the T300 RS wins hands down. It’s officially licensed from Maranello and built to replicate 8:10 the force you’d feel when driving a Ferrari 599xx EVO. As if this wasn’t enough, the T300 RS has a built-in brushless motor that delivers a fluid and continuous force-feedback for a hyper-realistic driving feel. It doesn’t quite reach elite wheel levels, but considering that it costs a couple thousand dollars less and barely misses out on this target, it’s not only laudable, but it’s also downright impressive.
The Logitech uses a gear to output force feedback, making it feel notchy on occasion. With that said, this may not be such a big deal if you plan on using the wheel for farming simulators or other less competitive games.
Logitech G29 vs Thrustmaster T300 RS: Pedals
This section sees both wheels as winners, and not in the sense of having them tie with each other. The normal T300 RS pedals are decent. You can regulate their height and resistance and you’ll have a fun time using them. They do, however, have the mortal flaw of having no clutch. Thus, when compared to the also quite decent G29 pedals, the base T300 RS pedals lose.
However, if you are ready to spend a tiny bit more money, the T300 RS has a big brother: the T300 RS GT. In this case, you have the excellent T3PA pedals included. These are miles better than what you get in the base bundle, and edge out the Logitech G29 pedals too. In fact, this is one of our top overall bundles for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Win for Thrustmaster.
The GT variant of Thrustmaster's popular T300 RS uses the same great wheel base, but offers far superior immersion thanks to its upgraded pedals
- Accurate and adjustable metal pedals (with clutch)
- Same great steering wheel base
- Exclusive Gran Turismo emblem
Logitech G29 vs Thrustmaster T300 RS: Noise
The T300 RS wins this contest hands down. The brushless motor makes the wheel nigh imperceptible. You’ll be able to fight the harshest force feedback to your heart’s content without it making noise.
The Logitech wheel will, however, be louder. It’s not loud per se, but the occasional knocking noises may become annoying. It’s not much of an issue when playing on tracks, but if you plan on rallying then be ready to hear quite a bit from the G29. The T300 TS’s silence even in rally games makes it the winner.
Logitech G29 vs Thrustmaster T300 RS: Other Considerations
The biggest consideration is compatibility. The G29 has two models precisely so that both PS4 and Xbox users may take advantage of what is a remarkable beginner wheel. The T300 TS, as you might have deduced from the logo adorning the centre of the wheel, is a PlayStation exclusive. If you’re looking for an Xbox wheel then, unfortunately, the T300 TS is out of the question.
The silver lining for those who can purchase the T300 TS is that it is also compatible with the PS3, allowing you to play some fantastic older games. If you are a PC user you shouldn’t fear: all wheels are compatible with PCs.
Though the Logitech G29 remains a great wheel, and by far one of the ones with the best designs, the Thrustmaster T300 RS is simply better. The brushless motor does wonders for immersion, play, noise, and once you’ve tried you simply will not be able to switch back.
We further recommend the GT version, so as to have great pedals paired in your purchase. For a slightly higher price tag, you’ll get a beginner wheel that has no reason to be called as such. The T300 TS GT is as close as you can get to the real thing before having to invest thousands of dollars into direct drive wheels. We simply can’t reccomend it enough.
Last Updated on March 22, 2021 by Thomas Bush