I’ve been using Logitech’s refreshed Pro X range for the last few weeks and it’s a big winner for a number of reasons. Obviously aimed at pro gamers or those that consider themselves super hardcore gamers, but just everything from the build quality to all of the little extras and customisations that you get in the box really take this to the next level.
Firstly, I wanted to talk about Logitech G Hub just because software plays such a big part in PC gear for me and I genuinely believe that Logitech’s software are the best. Whether it’s Logi Options for my MX range or G Hub for the rest of it, it’s just super reliable, free of bloat and allows you to get the most out of your accessories no matter what you’re using.
I’ll go into the specifics of each product and you should hopefully get a pretty good idea for how are made better by the simplicity of the software, but I really can’t praise Logitech and its software highly enough even on Mac, where you don’t lose any of the functionality.
Out of all of Logitech’s products, I’d actually say that headsets is where I’ve probably had the least experience. I had used a lot of Astro products back in the day, but that was before the acquisition. After using the Pro X 2 Lightspeed for a few weeks I’m really impressed.
Firstly, just talking about what you get in the box, obviously you get the Lightspeed USB dongle, as well as a USB-C cord, but you also get a little pouch to put the headset in and fabric earcups, if you’re not a fan of the leather ones, as well as a detachable boom microphone that we’ll talk about in a bin.
In terms of connectivity, you can use either the Lightspeed USB adaptor, Bluetooth or the 3.5mm input on both the headphones and dongle. Whilst you can quickly switch between inputs, it’s worth mentioning that you can’t have two inputs at once like a lot of other. high-end headphones, so if you’re someone that likes to game whilst having your phone connected at the same time that’s not possible.
I have a love-hate relationship with over-ear headphones due to wearing glasses, but comfort was not at all an issue with the Pro X 2 headset. It’s made from aluminium materials with a steel frame and has a super durable hinge, but it’s soft in all the right places and also not too heavy. There were times when I had to double check to see if I was wearing them after a period of time, which is the best compliment that I can give any headset. As mentioned you get velour and leather cups in the box, so change out as you see fit.
When it comes to this headset, the big improvement over the original is the 50mm graphene drivers and I was pretty blown away with how good they sounded out of the box, but messing about in G Hub took it to a whole new level. I was really impressed with how minor EQ changes totally changed how something like Call of Duty sounded. Similarly, listening to music, there was a great amount of base and it really came through crystal clear without any distortion.
The attached boom mic comes with a pop filter and it’s not the best boom mic that I’ve ever used in the world but it’s made a lot better by the Blue Voice effects in G Hub which let you add bass or certain tones to your voice depending on whether you’re wanting to sound that little bit clearer to online friends. It’s fine for online gaming, but don’t expect to be doing any serious audio recording with it.
In terms of battery life, Logitech says that you get up to 50 hours of battery life and whilst I didn’t measure with a stop watch, it lasted for multiple days, and I never had to think about charging it, which is in-line with the rest of the products in this range as well.
All-in-all, the biggest negatives are probably the fact that it doesn’t have dual connectivity and I know this is a headset for pros, but at this price point most other headsets have active noise cancelling and other premium features, so these two things would have made it a slam dunk for me.
The Logitech G PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED Wireless is a fantastic headset that is super comfortable to wear, sounds incredible and pairs perfectly with the G Hub software to elevate the overall experience.