Great wanting. Great sounding. Cheap. Usually you may solely choose two of the three—and yet Logitech’s right here to show that outdated adage mistaken with its new G Pro X gaming headset. Ostensibly geared towards esports fans (therefore the “Pro” moniker), the G Pro X is an ideal answer for the plenty as properly, or a minimum of the plenty who can nonetheless abdomen a wired headset.
Let’s get proper to it.
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Round and spherical
The G Pro X could also be Logitech’s best-looking headset yet. That’s fairly a feat, given how a lot I cherished the delicate curves and piano black of the G533. Hot rattling, although—retro-futurist is the time period I hold reaching for, as if Logitech by some means constructed a gaming headset for the 1940s, or a minimum of lifted the aesthetic from broadcast gear of the period.
I believe Logitech’s acquisition of Blue Microphones has one thing to do with it. I can’t say for sure, however the G Pro X has decidedly extra in widespread with Blue’s throwback Lola and Mix-Fi strains than something Logitech’s executed earlier than. On the opposite hand, Logitech solely acquired Blue final summer season, in order that’d be a good turnaround for the G Pro X—so perhaps Logitech devised this new look independently. But I’ve my suspicions.
It doesn’t actually matter. Point is, the G Pro X seems implausible. It’s very fundamental, flat-black with a leatherette headband, steel forks, and pill-shaped earcups. The solely adornment is a steel disc on every ear, emblazoned with the Logitech G brand.
Simple as it could be, these steel discs are additionally my favourite design function. The first time I picked up the G Pro X, I discovered myself rubbing the facet, spherical and spherical and spherical. In photos the disc would possibly appear to be flat metal, however it’s not. It’s etched with dozens of ultra-fine concentric circles, and if you hint them along with your finger it feels just like the facet is spinning—however it’s not.
It has nothing to do with the standard of the G Pro X, proper? Or perhaps it does. I’m positive you possibly can make an argument that it speaks to Logitech’s consideration to element. You might—however I simply assume it’s a neat phantasm.
Logitech packages two units of pads with the G Pro X. Leatherette is the default, however there are alternate microfiber pads included as properly. I swapped for the latter and by no means went again—the material appears similar to the fabric Astro’s used on the A40 and A50 headsets for years, a private favourite. It will get heat, however it’s so rattling delicate I’m keen to place up with it.
Comfort is general extraordinarily excessive, although it takes a number of days to correctly break within the headset. Be ready for a good match at first. Padding is extraordinarily beneficiant although, and whereas the G Pro X is barely heavy, it by no means felt uncomfortably so.
My solely “complaint,” actually, is that it’s a wired headset. That shocked me…