Tech Up! Logitech G PRO X Headset Review

By Neil Flynn 17.02.2020

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There are a number of premium quality gaming headsets out there, and each have their advantages and different price points that can counteract each other. What is important for gamers (or any customers of headphones) are; sound quality, comfort, compatibility, price and durability. Logitech have a history of quality products so the G PRO X should be no different, right?

Logitech doesn't always necessarily feature highly in preferred gaming headsets manufacturers. There is stiff competition in the audio market from Astro, Sennheiser, and Turtle Beach to name a few. Fortunately, for Logitech they have a high long-standing reputation in peripherals and in the audio market as well. It is therefore no surprise that the Logitech G PRO X impresses from the very start, straight from the packaging to the moment the headset comes out the box. The package comes enclosed with a number of cables and accessories but it is clear that Logitech have produced something truly valuable and well within a reasonable price tag. The design meets the expectations of esports pros, including 50 mm sound drivers to ensure that these are at the top end of sound output. The sound difference is wholly noticeable, particularly due to the DTS 2.0 7.1 surround sound which truly does help pin point enemies' slightest movements better than ever. Playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered really brought out the sound quality with so many different noises to be heard at once. The quality really does hold up, from screams, explosions and gunfire but the great sound quality doesn't just apply to FPS's but extends to sports games such as FIFA, where the individual crowd sounds can be isolated and heard.

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The G PRO X also comes packed with the Blue VO!CE microphone technology and it offers the utmost excellence in voice chat communication. The additional detachable mic is of pro-grade, making voices sound clearer and magically reduces background noise. This voice isolation is particularly great for any players in noisy environments or who may have a clicky PC keyboard or overheating fans. The headset and microphone can be customised to quite some degree by going one step further and downloading the G Hub software. G Hub is pretty accessible to novices by being quite simple to use, either by starting off with a number of pre-sets that should suit the vast majority of gamers. There are advanced EQ controls for the pros that allow for a higher degree of customisation, but an easier option to take is to use the downloadable pre-sets that other users have created and uploaded and thus giving users a plethora of options to plough through. Even better is that G Hub is very visual so the software actually shows the differences in settings when scrolling through the different options. In fact, this microphone, along with the G Hub options could give basic standalone mics a run for their money and could be a multi-purpose purchase for those recording podcasts, streams or YouTube video, although there are much better mics for those purposes. It should be noted that these G Hub customisations are only available on PC, as there is no option to have these available for console play. The headset is compatible with any device that has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack making this accessible to a huge number of tech items.​

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The design of the headset maintains a very sleek and professional appearance, in fact, so much so that it could easily be mistaken for a studio headset. It is unlike those offered by the competition as the G PRO X has a standard all black finish with the exception of two dark silver plates. The build quality is sturdy and strong, featuring a steel frame headband and aluminium connectors, which feel premium. There are two sets of memory foam earpads in the box including the noise-isolating leatherette or the breathable velour. The leatherette default option felt the best of the two, with the velour being a bit too soft, but it is great to have the option. Despite this, and the fact that the headset weights over 320g it still felt comfortable to wear over long periods of time. Normally with headsets, the headband can feel harsh against the skull after prolonged periods of time, and the earpads can start to feel very uncomfortable on the ears but this really is not the case the G PRO X.

The set is completed by a number of cables for different set ups. There is a a 1.5m mobile cable, with a mic that is designed for portable devices such as game controllers or mobile phones. The cables compensate for the lack of any slider controls on the headset itself, by featuring in-line controls for any audio adjustments. This will be divisive as some do prefer the simplicity of the inline controls rather than fumbling around on the headset itself during the middle of gameplay. There is also a 2m cable which can be used with the accompanying USB DAC for superior audio quality, or alternatively there is a Y cable for use with those who have separate microphone and headphone jacks. To house all of these things together there is a soft drawstring carrying bag.

9/10
Rated 9 out of 10

Exceptional - Gold Award

Rated 9 out of 10
Whether it is straight out of the box plug and play or by tinkering around with the settings on G Hub, the quality of the G PRO X is absolutely amazing. The Blue VO!CE enhances voice to make it sound clear and crisp. The build quality and design screams premium, and even offers different earpads. The downside is that this is still only a wired solution but nonetheless a much cheaper option than anything with equivalent specs and the G PRO X meets and surpasses them in many respects.


 

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