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Logitech Pro X Gaming Headset Review

By Christopher Bowman on July 09, 2019 | Hardware Reviews | Comments

Logitech Pro X Gaming Headset Review

The Pro circuit is getting bigger and bigger and with that growth comes the demand for pro-level equipment. From keyboards and mice, headsets, and even monitors, PC gaming tech is being designed with pro aspirations. Today, we’re looking at the new Logitech Pro X Gaming Headset. Designed in partnership with leading players and with tech from Blue Microphones, should it be at the top of your list? Join us as we find out!

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The Pro circuit is getting bigger and bigger and with that growth comes the demand for pro-level equipment. From keyboards and mice, headsets, and even monitors, PC gaming tech is being designed with pro aspirations. Today, we’re looking at the new Logitech Pro X Gaming Headset. Designed in partnership with leading players and with tech from Blue Microphones, should it be at the top of your list? Join us as we find out!

Specifications

  • Price: $129.99 USD
  • Headphone:
    • Driver: 50mm Pro-G
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz
    • Impedance: 35 ohm
    • Sensitivity: 91.7 dB SPL @ 1mW & 1 cm
  • Microphone:
    • Enhanced in partnership with Blue Microphones
    • Microphone Pickup Pattern: Cardioid (Unidirectional)
    • Condenser Size: 6mm electret
    • Frequency response: 100Hz-10KHz
  • Physical Specifications:
    • Length: 138 mm (5.43 in)
    • Width: 94 mm (3.70 in)
    • Height: 195 mm (3.70 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)
  • Warranty: 2-year limited hardware warranty

Once again we enter into the world of gaming headsets and this time it’s into the Pro series from Logitech. The Pro X Gaming Headset is at the forefront of competitive gaming. In fact, one of the hallmarks of this line (and this headset in particular) it’s that it was designed in collaboration with professional players. As a follow-up to last year’s original Logitech G Pro, the enhancements are across the board, right down to the overall style but deep into its function as well. Likewise, it comes preloaded with audio presets to enhance your listening and speaking experience. That’s right – this headset puts a major priority on its comms, ready for the tournament or streaming from your room, right down to producing a high-quality podcast. Let’s take a closer look at the different aspects of Logitech’s latest and greatest.

To begin with this is a wired headset. That’s noteworthy because any headset selling itself (at least in part) on the quality of its microphone is immediately going to come into question if it’s wireless. It can, however, connect over USB or standard 3.5mm. You’ll want to use the USB adapter at the PC, however, as it will also unlock the quality 7.1 surround sound. Connecting it over USB also allows you to use and store saved presets for your microphone and headphones; the latter can be saved right on-board if you want to take that EQ over to your game console or even your phone. This works especially well for pro gamers on the go. All of the settings for both mic and headphones are contained within Logitech’s G Hub software and is very simple to adjust. There are also many different mic and personalities and a community sharing option to pick from.

New with this device is the Blue VO!CE section of the G Hub software, which easily the most powerful mic tuning suite ever to be packaged with a gaming headset. Coming from the makers of the Blue Yeti (and many other great, professional-level headphones), it comes as no surprise that it would be good, but the sheer amount of options, and how tweakable they are, literally allows you do every major fix or adjustment from editing/post right there on the fly. In short, you can sound your best without ever having to go and touch it up after the fact.  The tools for customizing your voice include a customizable equalizer, compressor, noise reduction (this is on top of the hardware noise reduction), a de-esser to remove sibilance, a high-pass filter, an expander, and a noise gate. Of course, if you don’t want to fuss with any of that, Logitech and Blue have provided a wide array of presets, including a selection of those used by pros. Many more are designed by Blue and include basic colorations like adding bass and treble, to broadcast settings, right down to fun ones that make it sound like you’re on an AM radio.

Take a listen below.

Logitech is all about a comfortable fit and giving players the durability they need to feel good about their investment. Lighter than the G935, this set is all about the premium finish. The headband is made of steel and ends in two aluminum yokes to hold the driver housings (which also have stylish silver accents now). The band is well-padded in a plush leatherette which matches the pre-installed noise isolating earpads. On that front, you have your choice of two: the leatherette which are excellent for noise isolation and added bass and a fabric pad, which is more breathable but lets in (and out) more sound.

I could wear these for hours without feeling any strain on my neck. The G935s, the last Logitech headset I owned, tended to slide back and forth on my head as I moved due to their weight, so this is a change I was thankful to see with the Pro X. Like the sound, this design was made based on feedback from eSports pros. Their feedback led to the lightweight construction using aluminum and steel, the inclusion of a detachable microphone, cables that you can use for your mobile device, and a very nice traveling bag for your headset.

When you think of a gaming headset, what matters most? Sound, of course, and Logitech is taking cues from its flagship G935 by including their Logitech G 50mm Pro-G Audio Drivers. They adopt a hybrid design, which features mesh materials to help shape the sound of the audio flowing into your ears. This provides you with clearer, more precise, audio. It also gives you deeper bass for your surround sound experience. Compared to prior generations of Logitech headsets, the Pro-G drivers offer a clear improvement with better clarity, accuracy, soundstage, and less distortion.

If you’re a surround sound fan, you’ll be pleased to know that Logitech has also included DTS Headphone: X 2.0 audio technology when connecting over USB. I tested all of the pieces of the headset within several multiplayer games. To begin with, I played a couple shooters like Apex Legends and Battlefield 5 to assess directional audio and the different surround sound options. I also talked with several friends through Discord while playing Overwatch as well. In all cases, the directional audio worked as expected with great accuracy and sense of space. The direction and depth of gunfire or explosions were most precise in terms of finding enemy players.

DTS Headphone: X 2.0 was surprisingly deep as well. As I traveled around the game maps, I was able to hear the sounds of vehicles in the distance as well as footsteps of players creeping up on me at a slow pace. The quality of the microphone audio has already been established with my audio recording above, but I did make sure to ask everyone I played within my group how the audio was. They confirmed it was very clear, and I even changed the microphone filters while playing with them. They commented how different each setting was, so the presets are very distinguishable when you flip from one to another. Another great thing about this headset is the noise-canceling technology built into the software which allows for a greater threshold so external noises beyond you are blocked out. The earpieces are also thick enough to block out most external noise as well.

Conclusion

Logitech is a company that continues to strive for excellence in every device they make, and this holds true with the Pro X Gaming Headset. At a price point of $129, it sits between the G432 and the G935, and slightly above the $99 “mainstream” threshold. Yet, the build quality, design, and features are all so good that it more than earns its extra cut above the $99 pack. I would recommend this headset to anyone who plays games, whether you’re competitive or not, and even for those who want to go out and try their hand at streaming or podcasting. It’s the rare headset that has a microphone good enough to stand in for a dedicated USB mic, but this is absolutely the best all-in-one option you’ll find for the money. It is impressive in every way.

Pros

  • High-quality microphone
  • Excellent audio
  • Easy to use G Hub settings
  • Fairly priced

Cons

  • I miss the retracting mic from the Logitech G935

The product described in this article was provided by the manufacturer for the purpose of review.