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Logitech G Pro X
July 9, 2019
Original: $129 USD
March 2022: $101 USD
2m (PC cable)
1.5m (Mobile cable)
Logitech’s been making gaming headsets for just about as long as there have been gaming headsets at all, pumping out products of generally decent quality across a wide range of prices. With the new Logitech G Pro X, the company is looking to up its game, taking cues from the needs of pro gamers and bringing them into an affordable product.
This new headset sports an expansive software complement and a lot of promise, but is it any good?
Editor’s note: This review was updated on May 29, 2023 to mention the Logitech G PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED.
Gamers looking for something they can wear for long sessions playing games of all genres will like this headset a lot. It’s also good for at-home workers who need something comfortable with a mic that won’t struggle with conference calls.
What is the Logitech G Pro X like to use?
Right off the bat, the Logitech G Pro X feels great to use. This is a sturdily built gaming headset, with a metal frame and thick cushions on the headband and headphones. The headset strikes a great balance between comfort and tension. It clamps down just enough that I never worry about it moving, but not so hard that it hurts. A big part of that has to do with the hinges connecting to the headphones themselves, which offer a lot of room for adjustment.
The headphone pads are thick and very comfortable, so getting a decent seal is pretty easy. Even better, the Logitech G Pro X comes with extra velour pads, so gamers with glasses won’t have to look around for a decent alternative option. Velour generally has slightly worse isolation, but the benefits of getting a complete seal, especially around a pair of glasses, far outweigh that.
Using the headset is pretty straightforward, which honestly surprises me a bit. With all the attachments and cords, I was expecting something a little more complicated. However, it all boils down to this: There are in-line controls, which vary slightly depending on the cord, and everything else is handled in software. The braided cord is meant for use with a PC, and it features a volume dial and mic mute switch. The plastic cord is meant for use with smartphones and it has a single clickable button for pausing and playing music.
Everything else about actually using the headset, like surround sound, mic settings, and a host of other options, is handled in Logitech’s recently relaunched G Hub app.
How do you use the G HUB software with the Logitech G Pro X?
The first time I installed the Logitech Gaming Software app, the experience was terrible. The app made the lights on my keyboard so erratic I had to unplug it at night, even when the computer was off (my gaming PC is in my bedroom, for reference). Logitech G Hub fixes all that. Now, I still don’t like to install software just to get my gaming headset to a fully functional state, but if all apps were to add as much as G Hub does to the G Pro X, I’d have a lot less to complain about.
Logitech G Hub does the normal gaming headset app stuff, like enabling surround sound and letting you change headphone EQ, but it goes further. On the headphone side, you can actually increase the volume of different surround sound sources, making different speakers in the virtual 7.1 setup louder than others. This means you can increase the volume of sound coming from behind you—in games like Fortnite that almost feels like cheating.
Blue Vo!ce really is a game-changer and dramatically improves the microphone performance.
However, the mic settings are where the real fun is. The Logitech G Pro X is the first gaming headset from Logitech to include support for Blue Vo!ce software, which lets you cycle between a number of mic balance presets, or make your own using options like noise reduction, an expander, limiter, compressor, de-esser, and high pass filter. In no uncertain terms, it represents the single biggest improvement to call quality on a gaming headset I’ve seen.
It’s not like I can record a podcast with this, but almost everyone I speak to over Discord says some version of “Oh, wow, what did you change?” when I’d tick the Enable Blue Vo!ce box mid-conversation.
How to connect the Logitech G Pro X
Quite a bit comes in the box with the G Pro X. There are two detachable 3.5mm cords with different inline controls for connecting to either a PC or mobile device, along with a small USB DAC attachment for PC and a 3.5mm splitter for desktop analog inputs. This isn’t a wireless headset, but Logitech does offer a wireless option. Given its wired connection options, the headset works just about everywhere. The G Hub app is only available on PC, which unfortunately means surround sound isn’t available on console, but otherwise the G Pro X has no trouble with gaming on Playstation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox X/S, and Xbox One.
Does the Logitech G Pro X block out noise?
The Logitech G Pro X offers pretty good isolation for a gaming headset. There’s no active noise canceling (ANC) here, so don’t expect the headset to block out anything louder than the hum of the fridge nearby or a TV in another room. However, as this is a gaming headset, you probably won’t need to block out anything more intense than the typical sounds of the home anyway. These aren’t great outdoor headphones, but they’re also not supposed to be. Again, the velour pads will also fare a little worse in this regard, too.
How does the Logitech G Pro X sound?
The Logitech G Pro X (cyan) offers pretty good sound for a gaming headset, keeping fairly close to our in-house target curve (pink), albeit with a few of the typical bugbears common to the product category. There’s a notable lack of emphasis in the bass range, but otherwise, the headset outputs sound up to around 3kHz well.
Lows, mids, and highs
In music, this means the sounds of some strings and cymbals might come through clearly but sub-bass tones may be hard to hear. In My City was Gone by The Pretenders, the bass line that runs through the song sounds just a bit quieter than I’m used to, while the hi-hat cymbal is nice and loud.
Bass tones and vocals should sound great with the Logitech G Pro X
In game, a frequency response like this should make for a pretty solid experience. The Logitech G Pro X doesn’t fall into the typical gaming headset trap of boosting bass into low orbit. Explosions and the like will still be the loudest things in most games, but they shouldn’t obscure any sounds game developers actually want you to hear. Surround sound isn’t a feature that will automatically make you better at the game, but if you’re good enough to use the added information it brings it can make some difference. Overall I have no issue playing games like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Dauntless for extended stretches, and the headset handles their different sound profiles very well.
How is the microphone on the Logitech G PRO X?
The Logitech G Pro X microphone offers slightly below average output for a gaming microphone, with audible under-emphasis in the bass range and midrange. This means people with particularly deep voices might sound pretty distorted and a little quieter than people with higher voices when using the headset’s basic settings. The boost to upper-mids and high frequencies is actually a good thing, as it makes sounds that are important for speech easier to hear.
A lot of these issues are mitigated with the Blue Vo!ce app, which is no doubt cold comfort to console gamers. Nonetheless, it can be pretty striking how much the software can help—have a listen below.
Logitech G Pro X microphone demo (Ideal):
Logitech G Pro X microphone demo (Office):
Logitech G Pro X microphone demo (Blue Vo!ce off/on):
How does the microphone sound to you?
Should you buy the Logitech G Pro X?
The experience on consoles is a little more average, but ultimately the Logitech G Pro X is a very comfortable gaming headset with good sound and maybe the first truly useful software experience in the market. Add on those extra goodies in the box, like all the connection cords and the velour ear pads, and it’s hard to go wrong with this headset.
However, if you’re looking for a wired headset with good audio, great software, and connection options to spare this is a great one. That it won’t break the bank is just icing on the cake.
What should you get instead of the Logitech G Pro X?
If you’re set on a wireless headset, something like the SteelSeries Arctis 7+ Wireless brings over 71 hours of battery life on a single charge and a USB-C wireless dongle (and an adapter), along with rock-solid audio, for around $170 USD. It’s a fair bit pricier than the G Pro X, but it could be your end game headset.
If you want largely the same experience, but for a little less money, the Razer BlackShark V2 has almost identical features to the G Pro X, with best in class isolation, more accurate sound, and a more comfortable build to boot. If you’re just in the market for a simple stereo headset, something like the HyperX Cloud Alpha or Fnatic React headsets will serve you well.
If you want to stay within the Logitech family, consider the Logitech G733 Lightspeed. We like this headset because it’s so lightweight, comfortable, and is also compatible with the Blue Vo!ce software. Like the G Pro X, the G733 originally retailed for $129 USD, but you can find it on promotion. Additionally if you’re looking for the high end of the Logitech line consider the Logitech G735. While it retails for quite a bit more than the G Pro X, it does quite well when it comes to wireless gaming performance.
It’s also worth bringing up that there’s now a successor to the G Pro X: the Logitech G PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED essentially merges the G Pro X and G Pro X Wireless. It features all the wired connection options of the headset we’re reviewing here, the USB wireless connection of the wireless model, plus Bluetooth functionality. It also brings a more comfortable frame with rotating ear cups, and graphene drivers, which won’t mean much to most people, but the sound is pretty good!
Frequently asked questions about the Logitech G Pro X
It’s unlikely. G Hub detects when the Logitech G Pro X is plugged into your computer using USB. Anything that gets in the way of that direct connection could mess with the software detecting the headset.
As soon as you plug in the 2.4 GHz USB RF dongle and turn on the headset, you should have no issues using the microphone. If it’s not working, you might have a defective product and we’d recommend reaching out to Logitech G customer service for a replacement.
Without an interface pulling different sources together and feeding them to the headset, the Logitech G Pro X only supports sound from one source at a time—it only has one connection method for audio.
Yes! The Logitech G Pro X is compatible with mobile devices when using the 3.5mm mobile cable, which should be included with your headset. The cable includes an in-line microphone so you can use the headset without the boom mic.
The sound quality of the Logitech Pro X is quite similar to the HyperX Cloud Alpha. Both headsets offer a neutral-leaning frequency response with a de-emphasized midrange response. There’s also a slight de-emphasis to certain treble notes (3-5kHz). However, the Logitech Pro X frequency response emphasizes bass notes, making explosion rumbles and kick drums sound more prominent in a mix. In contrast, the low-end of the HyperX Cloud Alpha is more accurate, providing a more faithful representation to a game or song’s original audio master.
Unless you have a TV that accepts 3.5mm or USB audio, no. You’d need something to go between the TV and the headset to make it work.
The Logitech G Pro X offers a fantastic mic experience if you’re on a PC, and have G Hub installed. If you don’t have either of those things, or you have no interest in figuring out an audio profile that works for you, headset with more accurate hardware like the Corsair Virtuoso Wireless SE or the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro might be a better bet. It comes down to whether you want something that sounds great out of the box, or sounds exactly how you want after a little work.
The Logitech G Pro X has limited compatibility with macOS devices. In the process of the review, we could never get G Hub to recognize the G Pro X plugged into a Macbook. Something sounding strange might indicate a hardware issue, but if everything sounds fine via 3.5mm connection it might reflect that incompatibility.
Logitech sells a blue and gold special edition of the G Pro X, but it’s also a League of Legends-branded device.