Logitech G Pro X Gaming Headset with Blue Voice Technology
If I specify “2nd generation”, then precision is important. Indeed, a year after the release of the G Pro, Logitech released the G Pro and the Logitech G Pro X new versions. So if the names absolutely do not change, it is not the same for the headphones which undergo a major overhaul and in particular at the level of the transducers and other parts concerning the acoustics.
Logitech G Pro X Gaming Headset (2nd Generation)
- Driver: Hybrid PRO-G 50mm
- Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
- Impedance: 35 ohms
- Sensitivity: 91.7 dB SPL
- Cable length: 2 meters for PC and 1.5-meter cable for smartphone
- Weight: 320g
- Detachable microphone: yes
- External USB sound card
The G Pro, first of the name, was a passive type wired headset, unlike the Logitech G Pro X, which came with a USB sound card. This has the advantage of working with Logitech G Hub software on both Windows and macOS. These headphones were developed with the help of Blue Microphones, which joined Logitech in 2018. The result? The Logitech G Pro X headphones have compatibility with 7.1 DTS Headphone: X v2.0 as well as compatibility with Blue VO!CE voice processing.
And if this headset wants to be at the top of the range, Logitech, which has really managed to contain its price, has also removed a whole bunch of features, which, we must admit, we never used on a daily basis and which was a time a lot of all gaming headsets.
However, Logitech offers a very well-supplied bundle since we are entitled to two pairs of pads, one in imitation leather and the other in fabric.
Two cables are provided: a braided one, for the PC, with a length of 2 meters, incorporating a remote control for the volume control and the activation/deactivation of the microphone and another of 1.5 meters, sheathed, with a small remote control equipped with a single button and a microphone in order to use it with your smartphone like any headset.
Logitech also supplies a small external USB sound card as well as a 4-way Y adapter for separate microphone and headphone ports. And, to take it all, you are entitled to a nice carrying pouch.
Design and Ergonomics
Although this headset is intended for gamers (but not only!), It nevertheless deviates widely from the codes of gaming and it is ultimately rather a good point for this Logitech G Pro X.
So here, no LEDs at all costs, no ultra-aggressive lines; no, just a massive but sober design with superb matt black and silver blue finishes of the most beautiful effect, it must be admitted.
Basically, it’s a gaming headset but you can use it discreetly in the street. Logitech uses, for its headphones, plastic and a metal alloy of quality and especially with a very nice finish. Just like the hoop equipped with faux leather with discreet stitching and, also, very well finished. Moreover, the forks of the arch are now also made of metal unlike the 2018 G Pro which was all plastic, and they allow the ear cups to rotate horizontally.
If the Logitech G Pro X is not in all bling, it is nonetheless a rather heavy helmet with its 320 grams, but thanks to its very well thought out arch, it is quickly forgotten on the head! This comfort is also provided by the ear cups which are wide and deep enough to fully encompass the ears without feeling any pressure point.
The only regret about the ear cups is without a doubt that the leatherette ear cushions will not provide good passive insulation, and this will be even more true with the fabric ear cushions. So beware of very noisy environments.
But it’s really a matter of finding it faulty as its comfort is perfect even after several hours of play.
Features and Sound Qualities
Thanks to the bundle provided, you can use the headset in several ways:
- Either by using the braided cable, ending in a 3-point mini-jack which allows you to plug it directly into a headphone/microphone combo socket, as on a laptop PC or on a game controller for example,
- Either by using the supplied USB external sound card, which can work equally well on a PC, Mac, or Playstation,
- Either by using the Y adapter, if you prefer to use your PC’s sound card, by separating the headphone and microphone signals.
As the microphone is detachable, for mobile use, you can use the smartphone cable since it has a microphone. In short, it’s a festival of possibilities that awaits you!
For the sound quality, and we will then prefer the fabric pads for a better rendering, the Logitech G Pro X is really difficult to a fault! It offers very fair bass and very homogeneous mids. This is rather normal on a headset intended for gamers since the bass is necessary for the sound effects of games and the mids allow voices to be heard better.
Only the highs are a little behind, especially when listening to music, but nothing that is dramatic. And if, when listening to music, the bass becomes a little drier, know that it is possible to correct nearly 90% of the faults via the G Hub software. Just as it is also possible to customize the rendering via an equalizer present in the software when you are at home.
Note that the Logitech G Hub software is really very complete and gives access to the Blue VO!CE function which offers a multitude of settings for the microphone. Thus, you can create profiles for each of the uses or each of the games, by fine-tuning the settings to the extreme for the most skilled among us in vocal production thanks to the second layer of settings. And these profiles will launch automatically when the game starts.
And since Logitech wanted to do even harder, know that it is possible to download presets made by the stars of eSports! Not necessarily useful but downright fun!
Finally, the Logitech G Pro X offers virtual 7.1 spatialization DTS Headphone: X v2.0. So, if we know very well that in terms of gaming, this virtual spatialization is rarely of good quality, we must admit that on the Logitech G Pro X, it works pretty well!
It was already the big highlight of the G Pro 2018 and here, fortunately, it is still the case! In direct use “out of the box” already offers very good performance thanks to a very clear voice rendering and its great directivity which leaves all parasitic noises at the door. The sensitivity of the microphone allows a good sound level without needing to amplify the signal.
But obviously, the association with the Blue VO! CE allows the whole to really go up a notch by offering settings and effects (“studio” type) which will give a rendering that is just impressive !!
If, of course, this Logitech G Pro X, is not quite perfect in terms of sound, at less than $80 on Amazon, it offers services, and in particular at the microphone level, quite impressive for a price that is ultimately quite correct against some competitors.
And, in addition, if you are not looking for surround sound but only stereo sound, know that the G Pro is sold for less than $80 on Amazon! While enjoying the same Blue Microphones and Logitech G Hub software.
Suffice to say that Logitech continues to assert itself as a formidable competitor in this growing jungle of gaming headsets by demonstrating, once again, its expertise in this area.
Logitech could almost have created the perfect headset for less than $140 with its Logitech G Pro X. And, since the manufacturer wants to be able to offer this very good performance to everyone, it even allows itself a G Pro version, without surround sound, at less than $80. Here is a headset whose Blue Microphones treatment will satisfy many gamers both in terms of sound quality and vocal rendering.
Strong Points of Logitech G Pro X
- Sound quality with fabric pads
- Overall helmet comfort
- Impressive mic quality
- Redoubtable Blue VO! CE voice processing
- Bundle more than complete
Weak Points of Logitech G Pro X
- Leatherette that makes you sweat (as always!)
- Passive insulation a little behind
- Poor sound quality with leatherette ear cushions