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Review: Logitech G PRO X Gaming Headset with Blue VO!CE

Review: Logitech G PRO X Gaming Headset with Blue VO!CE

Logitech G’s PRO Gaming line of peripherals are designed in collaboration with professional gamers. These peripherals not only meet the core demands of professional and tournament gamers, but they also focus mainly on the features that can still be used in tournaments without issue. We loved what we saw in the PRO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, which sports a tenkeyless design and removable cabling, making it perfect for the traveling gamer. We then took a look at the Logitech G PRO line’s first swing at a PRO headset, which took core features of the G433 to a gaming tournament-ready level without breaking the bank. Now, the PRO line revisits their headset design to bring forth the next level in quality and features.

Here is the Logitech G PRO X Gaming Headset, designed in collaboration with not only pro gamers, but also Blue Microphones. Let’s dive in.

Logitech G PRO X Gaming Headset Specs

Headphone Driver: 50mm PRO-G
Headphone Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz
Headphone Impedance: 35 ohm
Headphone Sensitivity: 91.7 dB SPL @ 1mW & 1 cm
Microphone Pickup Pattern: Cardioid (Unidirectional)
Microphone Condenser Size: 6mm electret
Microphone Frequency response: 100Hz–10KHz
Length: 138 mm (5.43 in)
Width: 94 mm (3.70 in)
Height: 195 mm (7.67 in)
Weight (w/o cable): 320 g (11.28 oz)
PC Cable Length: 2 m (6.56 ft)
Mobile Cable Length: 1.5 m (4.92 ft)

Build, Accessories and Comfort

The Logitech G PRO X Gaming Headset features a very new and different silhouette than what was used in previous Logitech G headsets. Using aluminum forks and a steel headband, the PRO X Gaming Headset features a strong and solid frame, while still remaining surprising lightweight. The headset uses Logitech G’s new flagship PRO-G 50mm drivers, larger than the drivers used in the headsets mentioned earlier. On the outside of each ear cup, you have a very stylish display of the Logitech G logo, which adds an excellent finish to the overall look of the headset. Many gaming headsets now are trying to achieve that “gamer” look without making the headset seem like a colorful toy that you would not take out of the house. In the visual aesthetics department, the Logitech G PRO X Gaming Headset does not disappoint.

Out of the box, the PRO X Gaming Headset features leatherette skin over memory foam for its ear pads.However, the headset comes fully stocked with an extra set of cloth ear pads along with an assortment of cabling options, a carrying case, a removable boom mic, and a USB DAC. For your cabling options, you have you have a mobile cable with an inline media controller, a PC cable with a mic muting switch, and a Y-splitter if you want to use the PRO X with your PC’s sound card via separated mic-in and headphone-out ports.

The USB DAC (digital to audio converter) unlocks the bulk of the features for the PRO X Gaming Headset, granting you DTS Headphone:X 2.0 surround sound, full driver behavior customization, and even more detailed mic customization via Blue VO!CE Software. When connected via the USB DAC, you are able to customize all of these features and save these audio profiles directly to the USB DAC via the Logitech G Hub, Logitech G’s latest gaming peripheral customization suite.

As far as comfort goes, the Logitech G PRO X Gaming Headset remains surprisingly comfortable, despite having a grip that some larger-headed gamers may find tight at first. Despite that, I wore the headset with glasses and the clamp force was not much of an issue, even for longer gaming durations. This was mostly likely due the very soft and plush memory foam in the ear pads, which had just the right amount of give and sink to them. The headband’s cushioning was equally as nice, being just as soft while using the same means of leatherette cushioning.

The cloth ear pads were fine and all, as they allowed for more skin and ear breathability than the leatherette ear pad option. However, whether it was a matter of preference for feel or sound isolation, I found myself sticking with the leatherette ear pads. Not only am I used to leatherette ear pads for my longer gaming sessions, but the level of sound isolation provided with the PRO X’s leatherette paddings was something I did not want to live without. Here is where that clamp force really shined, maintaining the perfect acoustic seal while keeping the PRO X Gaming Headset secure on my head.

Features and Performance

At its base, the drivers on the Logitech G PRO X Gaming Headset are impressive. You are treated to rich bass and crisp highs, making in-game explosions impressive while making gunshots and enemy footsteps easy to pick up. However, when connected with the USB DAC, the Logitech G PRO X Gaming Headset truly shined. I have always been a big fan of audio customization, and when it comes to gaming, the more options the better. Through the Logitech G Hub, you are able to customize the various frequencies in the headset’s drivers, the same in the headset’s mic capture, and even the volumes of the individual surround sound channels when you activate DTS Headphone:X.

You can then save all of these settings to profiles that you can either toggle to or set to activate automatically when specific games load up. Should you have EQ or mic settings that you deem impressive enough to share with others, you could always just log into your Logitech G cloud account and upload your settings for others to try. You can also download other uploaded settings as well, making tweaking the PRO X Gaming Headset into a nice little crowd-sourced experience.

Playing around with the various EQ bands while listening to music, I tried all sorts of settings to see how far the Logitech G PRO X Gaming Headset can go before I heard distortion. Even after moving the bass to the max, the PRO X Gaming Headset still dealt heavily deafening bass that would somehow simply not distort. This was a testament to the quality of those Pro-G drivers. I then reset those settings to default, applied slight bumps to the lowest and highest frequencies, and created myself a nice music-listening profile that gives the bass some nice life while making percussion and drums even crisper. As far as audio presentation in both gaming and media enjoyment goes, the Logitech G PRO X Gaming Headset delivered quite well.

The Mic and Blue VO!CE Software

While the PRO X Gaming Headset’s accessories, audio driver performance and feature set are already impressive enough to warrant the headset’s $129.99 price tag, the headset’s microphone features really drive this product home. Teaming up with Blue Microphones to bring in Blue VO!CE Software, Logitech G opened the door to highly detailed customization of the PRO X Gaming Headset’s mic. From the Logitech G Hub alone, you can tweak the various frequencies of your voice with a simple voice EQ interface, or go into advanced options and really have at how your voice projects to others. If you are curious about using Blue VO!CE Software in the Logitech G Hub, but are unsure on what you are changing, you can use the especially handy Mic Test option. You simply record a sample of your voice and have it play back endlessly as you tweak the Voice EQ’s, mic gains and outputs until you like what you hear. Then all you have to do is save your settings.

If that is a bit over your head, you can always hear how you sound using the pre-installed presets, or download new presets from the Logitech G cloud to try out. Mic customization can get as involved as you like. Best of all, you are making your mic behavior customizations all in one place. Therefore, whether you use chat clients like Discord or you simply rely on in-game chat, the PRO X Gaming Headset gives you the chance to set up a one-and-done setup of your mic across all applications and games. If you want to get more granular, you can opt to save various mic profiles that load up automatically depending on the game you are playing.

A voice like mine is a bit booming, which can at times be overwhelming for people on the other side of voice chats. With the Logitech G Hub and the PRO X Gaming Headset, I was able to find the perfect balance of chat settings. I was able to chat with others without having to shout over gameplay sounds while being heard clearly. I set sidetone on high so that I could hear myself speak. I then amped up my mic output so that my voice projects somewhat loud while I spoke softly. Lastly, I took a little off of the bass from my voice EQ so that my naturally bass-y voice doesn’t rattle my teammates’ brains.

For a sample of how the mic could sound, check out this video from Thunder E, one of our friends over at Boored at Work

At $129.99, the Logitech G PRO X Gaming Headset is a very solid buy and easy to suggest for any online PC gamer. You have the options to fine-tune your audio experience at an extremely detailed level, making the headset perfect for gaming, media enjoyment, and probably most importantly, streaming. Everything you need for the headset is available to you, right out of the box and through the Logitech G Hub. If you are looking into improving your online gaming communication or stream outputs, but you don’t want to break the bank, the Logitech G PRO X Gaming Headset may just be what you are looking for. It is a very solid headset that sounds great, both inbound and out.

Keep an eye out for the Logitech G PRO X Gaming Headset, shipping July 2019 for $129.99, on Logitech G’s PRO Series page here.

Logitech G PRO X Headset together with the (separately sold) PRO Keyboard, G903 and Powerplay

Logitech G PRO X Gaming Headset provided by Logitech PR for review.