The Logitech G Pro X is a headset that Logitech announced earlier in 2019 as the next generation in their eSports-centered Pro lineup of gaming peripherals. The G Pro X follows the success of the Logitech G Pro, with massive improvements to both the design and internals. Back in 2018, I had the privilege of being able to discuss the Logitech G Pro, and I found that it added quality audio to a very affordable headset. The headset came out last year at $88.99, and this year was succeeded by the G Pro X, which is priced at a slightly more expensive $129.99.
When Logitech increases the price of a product, there is usually a substantial increase in the expectations for the product, and the Logitech G Pro X headset is no exception. The design is much-improved, with a metal frame and ear cups made of both pleather or foam – there is never anything wrong with adding extra options in the box. The earcups are joined by a horseshoe-style metal frame that gives the headset firmness and flexibility at the same time. I found that this headset was much more conforming to my head size. The earcups look beautiful, with a circular metal plate that bears the Logitech G logo. There’s a really nice feeling when you run your finger along the ridges of the earcup. It legitimately feels like you’re spinning a wheel. Also included is a detachable microphone and a rubber or braided cord – again, options. With a detachable microphone I can opt for office subtlety. It’s also extremely comfortable, and in this case, I preferred the foam ear cups over the pleather.
While the design for the G Pro X is very well-made, people have also demonstrated concern that in 2019, a headset doesn’t have RGB. I voiced said concerns to the company on my conference call with them, and they assured me that the demographic for the G Pro X is very different from the gaming crowd, hence the lack of the typical gaming flairs and gimmicks. I have no problems with the absence of these features; in fact, I actually prefer the subtlety. I think that’s enough about the design, and I think that it’s time to talk about the sound.
In a few short words, the too long didn’t read version is that I really love the sound of this headset. The sound is clear and I found the sound profile of the acoustics very nice. It doesn’t sound processed, and what I also had to keep in mind is that the headset is $129.99. The sound from these headphones is so much better than some of its premium competitors that it’s almost crazy. The sound can be tweaked in the Logitech Gaming Software app when the USB dongle is connected, but the default profile sounds fantastic without any tweaking in the box. They sound great when listening to both video game music and vocals.
Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten the microphone. My reference at this point in time is a Blue Yeti microphone that I used for podcasting and other voice-related projects. What a wild coincidence that the Logitech G Pro X headset utilizes Blue VO!CE as part of a new partnership with the company. The result is some of the clearest audio I’ve heard in a video gaming headset. The most expensive headsets still have this tinny, electronic feel to their headsets, and seeing the two compared live on that conference call is stark. The difference is almost night and day. This headset does laps around my Blue Yeti and I think it’s an even better tradeoff because of its size profile. I don’t need to carry this Yeti microphone anymore when I can add this G Pro X into my bag instead. Speaking of bags, the G Pro X comes with a nice leather bag to store the headset for travel.
All that being said, the G Pro X is a thoughtful, well-priced headset that comes with a number of quality of life improvements over its older brother. I can appreciate a subtle, clean design that doesn’t necessarily scream “I’m a gamer.” The sound quality is excellent, and considering its price point, I think that the Logitech G Pro X is a heck of a great deal. With the holidays rapidly approaching from the time of publishing this review, I can see this being a great option to add as a stocking stuffer.