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Logitech G Pro X Wireless
July 28, 2020
13.8 x 9.4 x 19.5 cm
The Logitech G Pro X was one of the best gaming headsets of 2019, bringing together a solid construction, good sound, and a software experience that actually improves things. Logitech has since started rolling out the Blue Vo!ce software that made the G Pro X so special into other gaming headsets, but it’s not done with this product line yet. The Logitech G Pro X Wireless is virtually the same headset as its wired predecessor, only, you know, wireless.
Is that enough to really set it apart?
Editor’s note: This review was updated on March 2, 2022 to include more alternative recommendations.
Who is the Logitech G Pro X Wireless for?
- Gamers looking for something more geared toward competition.
- Work from home warriors looking for something with a mic they can bear to wear with glasses
- Anyone looking for something wireless that can last all day.
What is the Logitech G Pro X Wireless like?
There’s not a lot to say about the Logitech G Pro X Wireless that we didn’t already say about the G Pro X last year. The only real visual difference between the two is, well, the lack of wires. However, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
This wireless gaming headset is primarily made of metal, with steel hinges and flexible band covered in a leatherette-wrapped cushion. The headphones have the same clean black with reflective metal look as before. It’s a little on the heavy side, given the addition of a battery, but the Logitech G Pro X Wireless feels very sturdy—there’s no creaking in the hinges or rattling and squeaking in the headband.
The G Pro X Wireless is also a very comfortable headset. It clamps down just tight enough to feel secure, without causing tension. Much like its predecessor this is also a pretty glasses-friendly headset out of the box, with included additional velour ear pads. This means getting a decent seal isn’t just easy for gamers without glasses—velour doesn’t have the same isolation value as leatherette, but those with glasses should still feel an improvement.
The Logitech G Pro X Wireless swaps out its predecessor’s 3.5mm detachable cord (and port) for a 2.4 GHz USB RF dongle, for lag-free wireless audio. Just plug it into your PC, PlayStation 4, or docked Nintendo Switch, turn the headset on, and you’re good to go.
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Actually using the headset is similarly straightforward. The onboard controls on the left headphone cover the typical functions you’d expect of a gaming headset. There’s a power switch, volume dial, and mic mute button. They all feel different, so they’re easy to find while wearing the headset—something many gaming headsets still struggle with for some reason.
However, if you’re playing on PC there’s one more step worth doing. The Logitech G Pro X Wireless brings additional features using the G Hub app. Just like the wired G Pro X and Logitech’s more recent G733, that includes Blue Vo!ce. This suite of microphone options is made by Blue, the Logitech-owned company that puts out great podcasting microphones like the Yeti and Ember. Blue Vo!ce brings significant software features, and even just turning it on without adjusting any settings dramatically improves the mic quality (more on that in a bit).
How is the battery?
According to Logitech, the G Pro X Wireless’ battery should last longer than 20 hours on a single charge, and our experience was largely consistent with that. At a consistent output of ~75dB, the Logitech G Pro X Wireless lasted 21 hours, 33 minutes in our test. The headset also charges using USB-C, and while it doesn’t support any kind of fast charging, a full recharge shouldn’t take more than a couple hours.
How is gaming with the Logitech G Pro X Wireless?
Just like with the Logitech G Pro X, this headset is great for gaming. It’s comfortable over long periods, and anyone more prone to spending the day in front of a screen, rather than an hour, shouldn’t have an issue. The G Pro X Wireless did a great job handling games like Hades and Paradise Killer on PC, balancing game sounds with prominent scored soundtracks with ease.
The headset also supports virtual surround sound on PC using the DTS:X 2.0 standard through G Hub. Like most virtual surround sound standards, this one works pretty well, simulating directional audio in games like Overwatch and Valorant with a decent degree of accuracy. It’s not the kind of thing that makes you better at a game, but it’s nice to have all the same.
There’s no surround sound on consoles, but this is still a nice headset for gaming from the couch. The Logitech G Pro X Wireless works well on PlayStation 4, and games that don’t use surround sound like Dauntless and Control sound great. Logitech claims the headset has a functional range of 15 meters (about 49 feet), and I never ran into anything that would challenge that claim. As long as your living room isn’t the size of a movie theater, you shouldn’t have any problems.
How does the Logitech G Pro X Wireless sound?
The Logitech G Pro X Wireless reproduces accurate sound for a gaming headset. There’s a slight dip in the sub-bass range, but it should otherwise sound pretty much identical to anyone with experience using the wired Logitech G Pro X. Don’t worry too much about that dip in the highs—that’s typical of many headsets and meant to avoid natural resonances within the ear.
Learn more: Frequency response explained
Listening to music, audio output like this should work well with just about any genre or style. The slight bump in the mid range can make vocals sound a little clearer. In Connect to Consume by A. Swayze and The Ghosts, the bump in the mids adds makes the vocals come through just that much clearer, which is great. Some headphones might struggle with the guitars and bass running roughshod over the chorus, but not this one.
The slight bump in the mid range can make vocals sound a little clearer.
In game, a frequency response like this should be great for just about any genre. The Logitech G Pro X Wireless avoids the trap of boosting bass output into the stratosphere—something many gaming headsets fall into—so you won’t have to worry about the rumble of gunfire and explosions making footsteps in Valorant and Fortnite completely impossible to hear.
The Logitech G Pro X offers pretty average isolation for a gaming headset. You shouldn’t have much issue with the usual sounds of the home, but if you decide to take your laptop to a cafe and use it, you might run into trouble. There’s not much more to say about this one—it can block out the whirr of a refrigerator, but not music or loud conversation happening nearby.
How is the microphone?
From a purely hardware perspective, the Logitech G Pro X has an extremely average microphone for a gaming headset. It significantly de-emphasizes sound in the bass and mid range (below 1000Hz), which means people with even slightly deep voices may sound pretty distorted. However, the appeal of the headset isn’t just it’s hardware.
Blue Vo!ce changes the mic output dramatically. Turning it on will will put you on the default broadcast-oriented EQ preset, but you can set your own custom EQ, as well as adjust settings like a de-esser, limiter, compressor, and more. It’s a pretty comprehensive piece of software, and makes things sound much better (skip to 1:00 to hear Blue Vo!ce software)—listen for yourself:
How does the microphone sound to you?
Should you buy the Logitech G Pro X Wireless?
If you’re interested in an esports-oriented headset, or just one with a good mic experience, and need it to be wireless, you should think about getting the Logitech G Pro X Wireless.
The Logitech G Pro X is a great gaming headset. It’s comfortable, sounds great, and has a great spread of features. With it, Logitech continues to be basically the only company offering a gaming headset with software that actually adds meaningfully to the experience of using it. That the G Pro X now comes wirelessly is just icing on the cake.
All things considered, the Logitech G Pro X Wireless is a little expensive, but it’s still one of best wireless gaming headsets around. If you’re on PC especially, the wealth of software features really do a lot to even out the headset’s few shortcomings.
Alternatives to the Logitech G Pro X
However, as great as this headset, it’s hardly the only option. If you’re a console gamer primarily, gaming headsets like the HyperX Cloud Flight S and Razer Thresher Ultimate will offer a little more for, with wireless audio and surround sound support on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One respectively. Similarly, the SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless is a little better suited to the Nintendo Switch.
If the idea of having a heavily customizable audio isn’t as attractive as having something that just sounds great right off the bat, the EPOS H3PRO Hybrid might suit you a little better than the G Pro X Wireless. The H3PRO Hybrid has software support with features like virtual surround sound and an EQ, just not to the same extent. However, even without software aid, it features great audio and an excellent microphone—plus it supports Bluetooth connectivity.
If you’re a PC gamer, you might not feel as strong a need for wireless sound—most desktop PC setups don’t exactly have much distance to cover. In that case the wired Logitech G Pro X is otherwise identical to this headset, and it’s $70 cheaper. The Razer BlackShark V2 is also a great option, and arguably one of the best PC gaming headsets on the market right now.
Frequently asked questions about the Logitech G Pro X Wireless
The Logitech G Pro X Wireless doesn’t support Bluetooth. Instead it connects to your gaming platform of choice using a USB dongle, so phones of any kind won’t work with it.
Unfortunately, no. The only wired connection the Logitech G Pro X Wireless supports is just for charging via USB-C.
It doesn’t work at all with the Xbox Series X, nor does it work with any other Xbox. There’s no wired connection option, and most versions of Xbox only support USB wireless audio from headsets made exclusively for the platform.
It sure does.
The Logitech G Pro X doesn’t have a way to connect to an iPhone or Android device. The only way this headset can connect to anything is with a USB dongle, so pretty much any mobile device is off the table.