Logitech G Pro X Gaming Headset w/Blue Voice Techonology Review

Logitech G Pro X Gaming Headset w/Blue Voice Techonology Review

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Takeaway: Great sound, but narrow sound stage, comfortable to wear, decent mic audio, comprehensive software calibration.

You’ll receive the headphones, an extra set of fabric ear cushions, mic and audio Y-splitter, braided control cable with mute and volume control, rubber control cable with in-line mic and voice assist button, USB Digital Audio Converter with Bluevoice technology, headset mic, neoprene drawstring storage bag, and a brief illustrated setup booklet.

The first thing you’ll notice about the headphones is that it looks and feels pretty premium. The earcup forks are all-metal and machined from a lightweight aluminum with a brushed metal matte finish, the outside of the earcups have a soft-touch silicone exterior, and you’ve got handsome grooved metal accents on the outsides of the earcups sporting the Logitech G logo. The headset is quite expandable and flexible to fit a range of head sizes and provide enough clamping force to hold to the sides of your head firmly but not so much that they feel really tight. They don’t, however, swivel or rotate side-to-side if that’s a feature you’re used to on your headphones. But overall, I would say that they are pretty comfortable to wear over long sessions.

In the hand they feel lightweight, though not as lightweight as an all-plastic frame would be, but certainly more durable from that respect, and this has the extra benefit of being silent when adjusted or flexed, with no creaking whatsoever. The upper headband is wrapped in a soft synthetic leather with a bit of padding underneath and the same is true for the ear cup liners which provide over ¾” of padding, have a generous cavity of 2-5/8” x 1-5/8” to accommodate most ear shapes and sizes. You’ll also see clearly marked and easy to read letters indicating which side is left and right. Both connections for the headset mic and audio input are located on the bottom of the left earcup, with the mic port being the one slightly forward so you can angle it towards your face, though these could have been marked a bit more clearly.

If you’re not a fan of the synthetic leather earcups or if that material tends to make you sweat after wearing it for a long time, you can swap them out for the spare pair which have a velour fabric covering which tend to breathe a little bit better and wick away moisture, but don’t have as good isolation which changes a bit how things sound and allows for some noise bleed. The included mic has a unique connector shape so that after it’s plugged in it won’t rotate or spin around and the flexible gooseneck on it means you can position where you need to in front of your mouth for the best voice capture. This headset is the first collaborative product between Logitech and Blue since Logitech acquired them; and if you’re not familiar with Blue, they’re the makers of the Blue Yeti microphone, which I use for a majority of my video voiceovers and love the clarity of, so I was really interested to see how the mic on the headset compares.

If you’re using this headset with a computer, you can use the Y-splitter to plug the headset into the mic and headphone ports. However, the option that gives you the best performance will be to use the USB DAC (digital audio converter) adapter because generally, external USB DACs provide superior conversion and better sound quality over most onboard computer sound cards. In addition, the DAC allows you to play high-resolution music files that might not be supported by the computer's hardware, for example, audio using DTS Headphone:X technology or 7.1 channel surround sound. It also lets you fine-tune control over the microphone input. However, to take advantage of these features, you’ll also need to download and install Logitech’s G HUB Gaming Software to use with the headset.

In terms of sound, the audio experience with this headset is very clean, clear, and crisp, with a nice balance across the ranges and very little if any sound sculpting. That means if you’re listening to music you’ll hear the tracks pretty much as they as were recorded with any extra focus on the highs and lows which some headphone manufacturers use to make thing sound brighter or boost the bass. The sound stage, however, isn’t super wide so instrumentation in general sounds pretty close. All of the EQ settings can be adjusted in the Logitech G Hub software though, so if you do prefer a different sound profile, you can adjust the settings on your own, or download a custom sound profile from Logitech or from another user like your friends or even pro gamers. The surround sound feature works alright and depending on what you’re watching you do get a sense of directionality and object placement in the audio, but it’s not as distinct as I thought it would be. In general I found its performance to be a little better when watching movies and just so-so for in-game play.

As for the microphone performance, it thought it sounded decent, but not as clear as the Blue Yeti. There was plenty of digital distortion present in the voice track, even with using different settings in the Logitech G software to try to re-balance and filter out some of the noise. If we activate the Blue Voice option in Logitech Hub immediately you can hear a difference in the timbre and color of my voice as well as what’s being picked up by the microphone. There’s a tons of different settings you can play with to smooth and clean up the sound picked up from the mic to filter out background noise, de-ess the sibilance when you’re speaking, and customize how you want your voice to sound. As with the EQ settings, you can also select different presets, use pro gramer profiles, or save and share your profiles with friends. Of course, it's not really a fair comparison as the Blue Yeti is a pretty sophisticated device designed for stand alone audio capture, whereas on the headset, it's a bit of an afterthought and more of a convenience for gamers who don't need 'Pro' sounding audio. Plus for the cost of the headset it's much cheaper than getting a dedicated set of audiophile studio monitor headphones and a stand alone studio mic.

Overall, I think the G Pro X is a competitive and well-made headset that sports a lot of cool and nicely executed features for gamers and live streamers. They also function great as just a set of regular headphones. They’re comfortable to wear for long periods of time and provide a pleasant and enjoyable listening experience whether you’re gaming or just listening to your favorite music.

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