Product: Logitech G PRO X
Type: Gaming Headset (Wired)
Availability: Out Now
Comfort. Being able to put on a pair of headphones or a gaming headset and sit there without nagging weight or ear discomfort for a few hours – perhaps several. When it comes to choosing the right headset or finding a decent pair to begin with, comfort is up there alongside sound quality, features, versatility across multiple devices, and other audio-related things or nice-to-haves. The new Logitech G PRO X not only builds on the X-free version we got earlier in the year but feels like a complete re-design in terms of features.
Which the Pro X seemingly covers all bases, leaving no headset-related stone unturned. In addition to being one of the most comfortable headsets we’ve ever reviewed, there’s also the PC focus with in-depth software customisation, DTS-Surround, and an accompanying USC-DAC. Then there’s the excellent microphone and voice chat capabilities thanks to the BLUE VO!CE collaboration. Plus, a whole suite of design touches including a detachable microphone, multiple cables to suit multiple devices, leather or plush ear pads, and a high-quality carry case. The only thing missing is the option to go wireless. Not that we’d put that as a major omission on Logitech’s part – as the Logitech G PRO X has been designed as a premium wired offering for the competitive scene.
A target it most assuredly hits.
- Type: Closed
- Driver: PRO-G 50mm
- Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
- Impedance: 35 Ohm
- Microphone: Cardioid (Unidirectional)
- Microphone Frequency: 100 Hz – 10 kHz
- Weight: 320 g
If you’ve used one of the more recent Logitech headsets available, say the G935, then the initial sound of the Pro X will be somewhat familiar. In that the PRO-G 50mm drivers have become quite popular in both the competitive and streaming communities. So, it makes sense that Logitech would leverage this expertise and reputation to, well, drive the Logitech G PRO X sound. Which without any specific tweaks they present a rich, punchy, and detailed sound-space best suited to gaming, entertainment, and certain genres of music. There’s a clarity that has defined the Logitech sound for a few years that is present in the Pro X, where bass isn’t overly emphasised or drowns out any of the high-frequency detail.
“The Pro X seemingly covers all bases, leaving no headset-related stone unturned.”
Again, this all makes sense once you factor in the story behind the Logitech G PRO X – a gaming headset designed in collaboration with professional esports competitors and athletes and a gaming headset meant to be used by professional esports competitors and athletes. The by-product of this, basically lends itself to just about any style of game. The punch, clarity, and definition of the PRO-G drivers, in addition to the broadcast quality BLUE VO!CE microphone technology, means it’s also perfect for streaming, broadcasting, or simply chatting in Discord whilst playing a few rounds of Rainbow Six Siege.
Design and Comfort
Just in case the introduction to this review didn’t spell it out, the Logitech G PRO X gaming headset is one of the most comfortable we’ve ever experienced. With a durable aluminium and steel frame and high-quality ear cushions and headband it also lives up to its premium ambition in terms of looks – another part of the headset or headphone equation that people look at. As something that sits on your head for hours, odds are you’d want it to look – if not stylish – then at least subtle or not overly garish. The Logitech G PRO X is stylish, thanks to the brushed metallic panel on each ear that bears the Logitech G logo, but it’s also one of the most restrained designs from the company to date.
The shape of the ear cups continues the Logitech almost-rectangular style we’ve been seeing for years, but again – in a closed form and design that is supremely comfortable. Even though the 320 g weight is notably heavier than the X-free version of the headset released earlier in the year, you wouldn’t know it from use. This is Comfort City. Bonus points again for the foresight to include both multiple cables, a detachable microphone, and a carry-case. This all adds up to a headset, although designed primarily for competitive use – is perfect for on-the-go travel and short or long commutes.
Connected to a PC, using the supplied USB-DAC dongle and G HUB Gaming Software, is where the Logitech G PRO X comes into its own. Here the clarity of both the PRO-G drivers and BLUE microphone can be tweaked and adjusted to suit just about any application. Including broadcasting, as the suite now includes specific voice settings and filters perfect for streaming. Interestingly, when playing more cinematic offerings like Metro Exodus or Resident Evil 2 we tended to use separate settings than when we played other first-person titles like Overwatch or Wolfenstein: Youngblood. This came down to personal taste, which when connected to a PC gives you full EQ control and the ability to store and transfer your specific sound.
“The Logitech G PRO X gaming headset is one of the most comfortable we’ve ever experienced.”
The addition of DTS HEADPHONE:X is welcome too, as it offers up one of the better implementations of virtual surround. And in keeping with the competitive theme the latest version of the tech applies distance to audio cues.
It’s worth noting that the G HUB Gaming Software isn’t perfect, for one it’s bloated in terms of size and memory use and after extended periods of tweaking and messing about became unresponsive on a couple of occasions. Admittedly, we were in full benchmark mode at the time. That said it is optional, as the Pro X comes packed with standard PC-audio connectors in addition to a single and more versatile 3.5mm jack. On that front we spent quite a bit of time with the Pro X connected to a Nintendo Switch, something that was impressive in both the audio quality and comfort departments.
In the end, we can’t help but go back to the that beginning and that feeling of wearing the Logitech G PRO X gaming headset for the first time. Supreme and luxurious comfort backed up by excellent audio and a suite of great features.