Logitech G Pro X Headset review
We have been using the Logitech G Pro X Headset for months with some satisfaction wired gaming headphones with some excellent features. In these first weeks of August, Logitech’s G division has released the updated wireless model dedicated to a PC user. Let’s find out together!
Nothing is missing in the packaging of the new LIGHTSPEED. Headphones, spare earpads covered in a breathable fabric, carrying case, USB / USB Type-C cable for charging, USB Wi-Fi DAC, and removable microphone. Even just including the reserve pavilions is commendable. In any case, we are entirely in line with the wired model.
Construction and ergonomics
From a constructive point of view, it inherits a lot from the wired model. The frame is made with a mix of aluminum and steel. There is no shortage of plastic parts (rubberized), but the quality is still very high. They only move in two directions, but still fit the shape of the head well. On the outside, the pavilions feature an elegant metal disc with concentric knurls and the G logo. The bearings, as already mentioned, are available in two different materials.
Those already mounted on the headphones are covered in imitation leather. At the same time, the replacement ones are breathable below. Inside the hide a memory foam padding, which has proved to be excellent even for prolonged play/work sessions, even if in summer, the feeling of heat is felt. The headband also boasts great memory foam padding and a leather-like cover. On the latter stands the PRO logo.
From a purely constructive point of view, we can tell you that they are practically indestructible. We have been using the wired model for nine months, and they have not flinched, despite a few accidental falls too many (if you have cats in the house, you might understand us). This time the pavilions are equipped with controls, given the absence of a reference line. On the left one, we find a very convenient wheel for adjusting the system volume (and not just headphones, therefore excellent), a button to activate or deactivate the microphone, and a switch to turn the headphones on or off. The standby, if you do not listen to anything, takes over after a while trying to save as much battery as possible. We will return to the paragraph on autonomy.
Here are some specs regarding naked and raw sizes:
- Length: 138 mm
- Width : 94 mm
- Height: 195 mm
- Weight (without cable): 370 g
- PC cable length: 1.8m
- Fork: aluminum
- Headband: steel
- Head and ear padding: Leatherette with memory foam
- Extra padding: Fabric with memory foam
From an ergonomic point of view, the 50 grams more of the classic version are not felt that much. However, they remain a stringent model, in the sense that they anchor well to your head without any possibility of slipping. On the other hand, headphones are also used in eSports tournaments. They must be as reliable as possible. It goes without saying that not having the hindrance of the threads, with all the audio quality you’d find on the wired variant, it may be worth the ticket price alone.
There are no noise-canceling solutions onboard, but you will hardly feel the need. They are headphones to be used in the home or in a tournament, which, in any case, thanks to the pressure exerted by the pavilions (and the metal structure) and thanks to the quality of the pavilion covers, practically do not allow any noise to enter. Aesthetically, if it were not for the controls on the left pavilion, they are identical in all respects to the classic X PRO. To be gaming headphones, we consider them very elegant, showy. Yes, also thanks to the brushed metal that houses the G of Logitech Gaming, but still sufficiently “serious.”
Logitech G Pro X Headset: Functionality and audio quality
Logitech’s G PRO X Wireless has some particularities to highlight. The wired model had its own DAC, which acted as a bridge between the classic 3.5mm jack cable and a USB 2.0 socket on the PC. At this point, we might as well remove the pebble from the shoe: you will use the new PRO X Wireless only and exclusively on PC. If the wired version, inevitably, was compatible with any device equipped with an audio jack, here it is mandatory to use the receiver, which is, in fact, only compatible with PCs.
The DAC itself obviously opens up a world of possibilities, all accessible as usual with the proprietary G Hub software. We have to admit, however, that we have found a few fewer settings regarding equalization. The values to be adjusted are the classic ones that would be found in any equalizer. However, the so-called “PRO Settings” is missing, that is, the pre-settings linked to specific genres of games (MOBA, FPS, and so on) or used by various eSport champions who actively collaborate with Logitech G.
It turns out, however, that these settings, linked, however. Only specific video games (Overwatch, Call of Duty, League of Legends, and a few others) are “relegated” selection of the profile. The drop-down menu that we find at the top left. In any case, do some tests or maybe look for some online guide on the optimal values for specific contexts to put on an equalizer that suits us.
Sub Menu Acoustics
In the sub-menu called Acoustics, in addition to being able to adjust the volumes of speakers and microphones (plus reverb), you can activate Surround Sound. The new PRO X Wireless is, in fact, equipped with DTS Headphone: X 2.0 audio. As usual, we specify that this is a feature designed for multimedia content such as movies and TV series. Above all, for video games where audio plays a fundamental role. G Hub allows you to adjust the volumes of every single channel and to test the effects with what you are listening to or, alternatively, with the classic spoken tester that makes you feel the difference between the available channels.
The final product is the classic one that is expected from such a technology: the audio gains more space, and certain sounds. Those that can save your “virtual life” are amplified so as to be more crystalline. The bass plays a decisive role in all of this, so much so that in the Surround Sound menu, you can adjust their volume. Consider that with ad-hoc multimedia contents such as DTS HD OUT OF THE BOX 30 (you can find it here) that we always use to test the bass in surround contexts, the pavilions tend to vibrate slightly! There are also four different DTS Super Stereo modes for you to try.
Obviously, if you have to listen to the music of any kind, you should turn off the Surround Sound. As you may have guessed by now, finding your audio profile may take a bit of testing. In any case, the very presence of the profiles means that you can save everything from recalling it according to the context.
G PRO X
Nothing that was not found in the wired G PRO X. But in this case, it has a certain effect since we are in the total absence of wires. And does not seem such a trivial feature to underline. This detail also allows us to talk about the proprietary LIGHT SPEED wireless technology, which allows this model to connect to 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi.to the PC without latency problems of any kind. The guaranteed range of action is about 15 meters, and we must admit that we have also used them in rooms other than the one in which the PC is placed with the Wi-Fi dongle connected without any major problems. In any case, you will hardly find yourself more than 15 meters from the monitor or television where you are playing a game or multimedia content!
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Logitech G Pro X Headset: Audio Quality
Returning for a moment to audio quality, both with and without surround mode, the PRO X Wireless do very well in practically every situation, including music. The performance is excellent thanks to the proprietary PRO-G 50 mm drivers. Which, together with the excellent isolation of the pavilions, guarantee enveloping and clear audio. For the record: they are the same as the classic G PRO X.
- Driver: 50mm PRO-G with interwoven hybrid materials
- Magnet: neodymium
- Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
- Impedance: 32 ohms
- Sensitivity : 91.7 dB SPL at 1mW and 1cm
Logitech G Pro X Headset: Microphone
Also, in this case, the microphone deserves an in-depth study in its own right. This model also uses BLUE VO! CE technology, which allows you to take advantage of various voice filters in real-time designed to reduce noise and to provide greater detail to the voice.
- Microphone detection : Cardioid (unidirectional)
- Type : electret capacitor
- Size : 6 mm
- Frequency Response : 100Hz to 10kHz
Yet another world of possibilities opens up in the special panel of the G Hub software. Here, this time, we find the various presets made in collaboration with eSport teams. In any case, if you want to create your own user profile, you are free to do so. They range from input gain and output level adjustments to the compressor, De-Esser filter, limiter, and noise reduction adjustments. Thanks to the Microphone Test. You can record short audio clips and listen to the effects of the settings you have applied again. Very convenient for not going crazy later on Discord or in other voice chats.
And even in this case, it is worth pointing out: the performance is identical to that of the wired model. Let’s not say it, so to say: we tested with both headphones. The voice sounds exactly the same (with the same settings).
On paper, the integrated battery guarantees about 20 hours of autonomy. Also, thanks to the automatic stand-by mode, the headphones tend to consume power only during use. In fact, depending on how you use them, you could use them for several days without having to recharge them. In any case, you can also use them with the Type-C charging cable inserted.
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Logitech G Pro X Headset: Price
If we really want to find a defect in practically perfect headphones, here you are: the list price is $ 208.99. For those wondering, that’s $74 more than the list price of the wired model. Given the wireless technology that we find onboard, and given that the total absence of wires does not in any way compromise neither the audio quality nor that of the microphone, we find it an acceptable figure. Obviously, on Amazon, they are already dropping in price and indeed. The current cost, $188.20, would seem destined to remain so. In any case, compared to other wireless models, the price is not that high, quite the contrary!
Did you feel good with the Logitech G PRO X headset, but you no longer want to deal with the clutter of the wires? You have found what is right for you. Also, in this case, you have found what is right for you. In short, Logitech G confirms what we had already said for the previous model by churning out a wireless model that does not compromise in practically any aspect. The price is obviously saltier, but the quality is very high, and you will almost certainly not be disappointed in the least.
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