The Logitech G Pro X, designed with esports in mind, is built to meet the needs of the world’s best players and perform on the biggest stages. The G Pro X inspires confidence out of the box. The headset’s frame is solid metal, creating a secure fit on the head. The G Pro X’s ear pads do an excellent job sealing out background noise, allowing the 50mm drivers to pick up even the slightest of audio cues. I love the G Pro X’s sound mix. The headset does a good job reducing the volume of gunshots and explosions so you can better hear footsteps in games like Escape From Tarkov. You won’t find a headset with better audio for gaming at the G Pro X’s price point. However, the G Pro X isn’t perfect. It doesn’t include premium features like onboard chat mixing or talk-through, and most of the acoustic customization options are only available on PC with the G HUB software. Still, these are minor blemishes for an otherwise sterling headset.
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- Connectivity: Wired
- Design: Closed-back
- Compatibility: PC, Mac, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, Mobile
- Drivers: 50mm
- Weight: 320 grams
- Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
- Microphone: Detachable boom, in-line
- Battery life: n/a
HyperX Cloud II
The HyperX Cloud II is one of the most popular wired headsets ever, and you’ve probably seen it worn by your favorite content creator or pro player. The Cloud II uses a winning formula of comfortable ergonomics combined with outstanding audio for a reasonable price. The Cloud II doesn’t have a detachable audio cable like the G Pro X, but it is 53 grams lighter.
Astro A40 TR
The Astro A40 TR is a legendary headset within the Call of Duty community. The A40 TR uses an open-back design and precision audio, which helps players localize important sounds like footsteps. Almost all essential components of the Astro headset are replaceable, including the ear pads, headband cushion, speaker plates, and audio cable.
Razer Blackshark V2
The Razer Blackshark V2 is a lightweight, comfortable wired headset with synthetic weave ear cups that facilitate a transparent soundstage without overheating. Although the Blackshark V2 is lighter and more comfortable than the Logitech G Pro X, its audio cable isn’t detachable, and the Razer Synapse software isn’t as comprehensive as Logitech G HUB.
The G Pro X uses low-profile, closed-back ear cups made of quality matte-black plastic. On the back of each ear cup are shiny metallic plates proudly displaying the Logitech logo. I like the G Pro X’s ear cup design; it’s understated enough to have broad appeal while still looking unmistakably like a Logitech product.
Logitech gives players the choice of leatherette or velour ear pads. The leatherette pads are more noise-isolating, while the velour pads create a more open soundstage and reduce heat buildup over time. Both ear pads create a tight seal around my head and are big enough that my ears don’t feel cramped inside. The metal arms that hold each ear cup in place allow a wide degree of up/down swivel and help the headset sit true on the head.
The G Pro X’s headband is made from a solid piece of metal that extends the length of the headset and holds each ear cup in place. The metal headband allows the headset to be twisted and manipulated without fear of breaking.
The headband is furnished with soft black leatherette held together with exposed black stitching on the seams. The memory foam cushioning on the headband isn’t as thick as some other headsets, like the Razer Blackshark V2, but it does a sufficient job in conjunction with the ear cups of holding the headset in place.
The headset’s arms have notches at regular intervals to help the user find and maintain the ideal length. The adjustable arms have almost no wiggle, which is impressive for a headset at this price point. I liked that I could easily place the G Pro X on my head and pull each ear cup down until I found the right length. This, combined with the ear cup’s swivel, makes it easy to find the perfect fit every time.
Like many gaming headsets that use a metal headband, the G Pro X has a tight fit out of the box, which may make it uncomfortable the first few times you use it. As I spent more time wearing the G Pro X, the metal headband slowly stretched out to accommodate the size of my head.
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The Logitech G Pro X has incredible spatial audio for gaming. The headset’s 50mm PRO-G drivers make locating the distance and direction of audio cues like footsteps easy. The G Pro X tested as the best headset for Escape From Tarkov because of how it enhanced my ability to locate other players on small maps like Factory.
The G Pro X also has an esports-ready sound mix specifically tuned for competitive gaming. Unlike regular headphones, the G Pro X’s sound mix reduces the volume of loud sounds that can harm your hearing, like gunshots and explosions. This means you can turn the headset’s volume up without feeling like you’ll damage your hearing when the next grenade is thrown.
The same sound mix that helps the G Pro X excel in gaming applications makes it somewhat dull for listening to music. Songs like Blinding Lights by The Weeknd fall flat without the punchy bass you’d find in a dedicated pair of music headphones. It doesn’t mean you can’t listen to music with the G Pro X, but it wouldn’t be my first choice for tunes.
The Logitech G Pro X is a simple headset with no onboard tech features like active noise canceling or RGB lighting. The headset’s sound input/output customization options are controlled with the G HUB software.
The G Pro X includes the free Logitech G HUB companion software. G HUB adds functionality to the G Pro X headset, like EQ tuning, esports-tuned EQ profiles from content creators and pro players, DTS Headphone:X 2.0 surround sound, and Blue VO!CE microphone customization.
G HUB is one of the best headset software because of its intuitive UI and good depth of features. I like the microphone customization options in G HUB. You can add voice filters to improve clarity and even record a sample of your voice to reference your sound. But be aware that the G Pro X can only use G HUB on PC with the USB sound card plugged in.
The G Pro X comes with a black neoprene-like drawstring pouch monikered with the Logitech G logo. The drawstring pouch is adequate to protect the headset from dust, scratches, and moisture.
Basic controls for the G Pro X headset, like volume and mute, are located on the gaming audio cable. The other audio cable with the in-line microphone has a singular button that plays/pauses media and answers/ends phone calls.
The mute switch, volume dial, and play/pause button have a quality tactile feel, but you will be forced to look down at the control box to check the mute status of the microphone. It would have been nice if Logitech combined the functionality of each audio cable together, so you don’t have to swap them out depending on how you use the headset.
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The G Pro X can connect via 3.5mm audio cable or USB sound card dongle. Acoustic customization and the G HUB companion software are only available on PC with the USB sound card plugged in.
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The G Pro X is compatible with a wide range of devices, like most 3.5mm wired headsets. The headset is exceptional for console and PC, and while you won’t get surround sound or EQ tuning on console, the default audio settings are still stellar without those options.
The G Pro X includes multiple microphone options, a detachable boom mic that plugs into the left ear cup, and an in-line mic on one of the two audio cables.
The detachable boom microphone is the preferred option for gaming and most voice applications because of its superior clarity and Blue VO!CE customization options via the G HUB software. The G Pro X’s boom microphone includes an optional foam pop filter and is exceptional at reducing background noise with or without Blue VO!CE enabled.
The in-line microphone is made for chatting on the go without the boom microphone protruding and drawing attention. It’s a welcomed addition, but the voice clarity is lacking compared to the boom mic. We’re assuming most G Pro X owners won’t often take the headset outside the house or office anyways. Listen to the voice recording below to judge the G Pro X’s microphone quality for yourself.
In the box
- PRO X Gaming Headset
- Memory foam & leatherette ear pads
- Memory foam & cloth ear pads
- USB External sound card
- Detachable mic
- 2m cable with inline volume and mute
- Mobile cable with button
- Y splitter for separate mic and headphone ports
- Carrying bag
- User documentation