Logitech G Pro X Gaming Headset Review
Logitech is a name that is known to almost every gamer and if you have not used their peripherals so far, perhaps it would be a good time to do so as their latest G Pro X lineup is hugely appreciated by the enthusiast gamers.
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Most of the manufacturers use bizarre series names but not Logitech and you can easily differentiate between their products. The top-notch series of Logitech uses the name G Pro and this can be found in their headphones, mice, and keyboards. Today, we will be looking at the Logitech G Pro X headphones, that are targeted towards competitive gamers.
Logitech G Pro X and Logitech G Pro are very similar in terms of design and sound quality, however, the G Pro X features the Blue microphone technology, which is definitely a huge step up from the traditional microphones in other headsets. The headset is available at $119.99 right now, which makes it compete against the HyperX Cloud Alpha and Steelseries Arctis 7. In this article, we will be looking at whether these headphones provide an advantage over popular gaming headphones in the market or not, so stay tuned.
The box of the headset feels very solid and it feels like a premium product. There is a large picture of the headphones at the front of the box and the absence of textual information at the front looks very attractive. On the other hand, the sides of the box are baffled with tons of information. There is a thick cardboard box inside the outer box and it packs all the necessary contents.
The box contents are as follows:
- Logitech G Pro X Headphones
- USB adapter
- Velour earpads set
- Carrying pouch
- 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable
- 3.5mm splitter
- 3.5mm to 3.5mm phone cable
Design & Closer Look
First of all, Logitech G Pro X is a mind-blowing headset. It provides the best of both worlds in terms of design and quality. The earcups of the headset have a matte black colour while there is a silver mirror-like finish present at top of the earcups. There is the Logitech logo ‘G’ at both sides of the headphones. There is coiled cable leaving both earcups, which provides the classical feel in the headset.
As for the build quality of the headset is concerned, the headset offers soft leatherette headband, metal frame and plastic earcups, however, the shiny logo on the sides is metal and so is the frame holding the soft headband. This ensures that there is no creaking in the headphones whatsoever. Moreover, you cannot possibly break the frame of the headset with rough use.
The earcups of the headphones have a leather texture and the headband shares this characteristic as well. The headband is not very thick but it is enough to not have a poking feel to it. Moreover, the headband is stitched at both sides which makes it very durable. The metal construction of the headset does make it a bit heavy but it is a lot lighter than other metal headsets in the market and weighs around 320 grams. The overall comfort of the headphones is pretty amazing and they feel as good as HyperX Cloud 2 in terms of comfort.
The headphones provide 50 mm dynamic drivers and it is an over-ear closed-back headset. The closed-back design makes the headset great for games, as you can focus on the sound easily and you are less disturbed by the ambient noise, however, closed-back headphones are not good in terms of the soundstage.
A good thing about this headset is that it offers a lot of cables, allowing you to have wide options. First of all, the standard cable is a detachable 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable, which you can connect to the headset and the USB DAC that comes with the headset. However, if you do not want to use the USB DAC and own a high-end sound card, you can use the single 3.5mm to dual 3.5mm splitter and use it to connect to your PC or laptop directly.
Another interesting thing is that if you want to use the headset for a mobile phone, you can use the separate cable that comes with the headset, which allows you to manage calls as well. With the default cable, you get to control the volume of the headset which becomes handy during gaming sessions.
One of the biggest advantages of the Logitech G Pro X is that it comes with USB DAC which allows the user to achieve virtual 7.1 surround sound. This feature is often overlooked, if you don’t have a good motherboard that comes with a built-in DAC, you’ll get poor sound output. We see this with a lot of other headphones as well, such as HyperX Cloud 2, etc. and this technology is particularly famous for games. This allows the user to have a wider perspective of the environment and you can easily guess the location of enemies in FPS games. This headset supports DTS 7.1 technology, which seems pretty messy for the time being and instead of helping in games it seems to work the other way around. We found it better to use just the headphones in stereo mode for gaming, although the surround sound might be useful for some people in their specific scenarios.
The frequency response of this gaming headset is better than many of the gaming headsets. The low-bass of the headphones is very accurate and not emphasized, which provides the perfect amount of rumble. The high-bass is emphasized, however, like most of the headphones and this causes a bit of muddy sound, especially in the low-mids.
The mids themselves feel pretty accurate apart from a slight bump in the low-mids which is the same bump that was in the high-bass. This might lead to a slight thickness in the vocals and some instruments but should not be noticeable to most common users, especially gamers.
There is good consistency in the highs, however, they are slightly under-emphasized which makes the overall sound a bit less detailed or sharp. This particular behaviour might not be fit for some games where you could take advantage of sharp sound details, however, most competitive games circle around the mids.
Logitech G Pro X does not come with active noise cancellation, as they are a gaming headset, however, their passive noise cancellation, also known as noise isolation, is pretty interesting. First of all, since these are closed-back headphones, these headphones are expected to have good noise isolation.
The headphones are not very good at isolating low-frequency noise, however, it greatly masks the mids and highs. You won’t be able to use the headphones for commuting, as the noise of bus, etc has a low frequency, however, these headphones are not designed for commuting at all. For gaming, these can easily mask the voices of people around you so you can focus on the game without any distraction.
The sound leakage of the headphones is not a very good thing for users who live with other people in the same room. These headphones, however, have very low sound leakage, thanks to the closed-back design and thick insulation. The leaked sound feels more like coming from loud in-ear headphones than open-back headphones. This means that you can enjoy your gaming at high volume and not worry about disturbing your roommates or household members.
One of the best things about these headphones is their microphone. These headphones come with Blue microphone technology, which is a very popular company that designs dedicated microphones. A lot of streamers and YouTubers use Blue Snowball and Blue Yeti microphones, which were hugely appreciated by the enthusiasts for their value.
The design of the microphone is simple enough. It is a boom microphone which uses a flexible frame for adjustment. Most of the manufacturers use the same design in their headsets because it is easy to use and can be adjusted without any worries. There is a small pop filter on the microphone which prevents the popping effects in the audio. Although a great advantage here is that the microphone is detachable which means that you can detach it when you don’t want to use it.
The microphone quality of this headset is although not as good as some dedicated microphones, you can achieve quite similar results with the software processing in the Logitech software. The Blue microphone technology allows you to manipulate your recording completely and provides many predefined presets for a clean, sharp and noise-free recording. These presets will be covered in the software section below.
Overall, the microphone quality of these headphones is best for the price and no headphones in the market come near to these, especially the gaming headsets.
There are not a lot of gaming headsets which provide software customization and Logitech G Pro X surely does so. The user interface of the software application is extremely simple and you can easily customize the sound profile, microphone profile, and some generic options. There are three tabs in the software application, present at the leftmost side. The first tab provides customizations for the microphone, the second one for sound equalizing and the third one for generic controls.
As you can see here, there are a plethora of microphone controls in the application, where you can control microphone level, master output level, predefined presets, voice equalizer, mic test, and some advanced controls like noise reduction, expander, high-pass filter, etc. If you don’t want to use the Blue Voice technology, you can turn it off completely via the Enable switch at the top left, however, it would be better to use it all the times unless you want to do some testing.
In the second tab, there are five frequency bars that can be customized to achieve a custom equalizer setting, however, there exist many predefined profiles as well such as FPS, MOBA, etc. On the other hand, if you are listening to music, it would be better to revert it to stock settings as customized profiles might seem too different from what you are accustomed to.
The third tab provides five settings. There are three bars for controlling the microphone level, headphones volume level, and sidetone. Sidetone is a way of listening to your own audio feedback and it certainly feels great during chatting in games. Apart from these options, you can enable the Virtual Surround Sound option for Virtual 7.1 surround sound and you can press the restore default settings if you mess some settings in the application.
Conclusively, Logitech G Pro X is a headset that tries to fixe a lot of issues that gaming headphones suffer from and it succeeds in solving most of the issues. First of all, the comfort level of this headset is amazing. The soft and thick earpads provide great cushioning and so does the headband. Despite having a metallic build, the headphones feel light and weigh around 320 grams. The metallic build, on the other hand, allows it to achieve very high durability and broken headband is now a thing of the past.
The sound quality of the headphones is although not very competitive to the other offerings in the market but the other features of the headphones, especially the Blue technology-supported microphone, tries to compensate for that. The connectivity of the headphones is very easy, as it comes with multiple detachable cables, allowing you to use the headphones with USB DAC, directly with the computer, or mobile phone.
The virtual 7.1 surround sound is more of a gimmick than a useful feature but you may find a use for it in particular applications. The noise isolation of the headphones is good enough for gaming sessions but do not expect the headphones to perform well in commuting. The sound leakage, on the other hand, is impressive and the headphones block most of the sound coming from the surroundings.
Logitech G Pro X Headphones
Best Gaming Headset For Streamers
- One of the best microphones in gaming headphones
- Comfortable design
- Detachable microphone
- Durable frame
- Not the best positional audio for games
Design: Over-Ear / Closed-Back | Drivers: 50 mm Dynamic drivers | Impedance: 35 Ohms | Active Noise Cancellation: No | Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz | Connectivity: USB Wired | Weight: 320 g
VERDICT:If you don't like the traditional microphones in the gaming headphones and yet do not want to compromise on the audio performance of the gaming headphones, Logitech G Pro X will be the perfect choice for you
Price at the time of the review: US $119.99 / UK £107.97