Logitech G Pro X Gaming Headset Review

Logitech G Pro X gaming headset review: gaming headphones can go professional

In the eyes of Xiaobian, the product category of "gaming headsets" has always been a little deceiving money. It seems that as long as you take a set of ordinary headphones and change them to a USB connection, and add a little RGB lighting to the blind, Can claim to be the same as a gaming headset. Maybe it was true at the earliest time, but with the advancement of 3D sound localization simulation technology and the increase in the demand for team game communication, gaming headsets have gradually begun to gradually specialize in the near future, beginning to truly meet the needs of gamers. Design a suitable product as a starting point.

Logitech apparently saw this change. Earlier, it suddenly released a "professional" gaming headset with Blue Microphone technology, named Logitech G Pro X. Although it is said that the Pro X is similar to its predecessor in terms of low-key, when you open the box and see it at first glance, you can immediately understand that this is a current product regardless of its positioning or rank. There are Logitech gaming headsets, and even most conceivable gaming headsets on the market are products on different levels. How exactly is Pro X different and what are its unique features? Let's take a look together!

Exterior


Logitech's headset editor has been evaluated for quite a few generations. In the early years, it may be like the G35, G930. I might say that it looks very technological. When G633, I said it was avant-garde. But what was unexpected was that on Pro X Logitech went in the opposite direction, creating a pair of headphones that can be said to be retro or even "tide". This must have something to do with Pro X's main e-sports and game live streaming market. After all, e-sports games create a professional image, and the live broadcasters do not necessarily agree with the current Zhang, avant-garde, colorful neon Design language of the lamp. Relatively speaking, the Pro X with its own characteristics in conservativeness may actually touch people who were not very cold about "esports" design.

Pro X's most eye-catching feature is its aluminum bracket and the coils of the headband connected to the headband. The tension adjustment of the head beam has 12 gears on the left and right. When the coil is stretched, the aforementioned coil can effectively cope with different lengths without causing additional burden on the wire. The part of the head beam is made of elastic steel, and the force holding the head is quite comfortable. It is not too tight and does not feel slippery at any time. The same comfortable leather cushion is under the head beam.


On the two sides of the earmuffs, there is a matte black, skin-tact plastic shell. The middle is embellished with metallic silver concentric circle brushed texture decoration and silver G Logo. In general, due to the use of metal materials, Pro X on the one hand highlights the rare beauty of current gaming headset products, on the other hand, it also gives it a little "texture", and it will not be so heavy that it will be sour for a long time To the extent that Logitech has a good balance in this regard.

Boxed


Pro X's box content is quite rich. In addition to the headset body and the detachable microphone, it also provides a dedicated USB external sound card, two cables with different functions, a set of additional cloth ear pads, a Y-type breakout cable, and a storage bag for taking your headphones away.


A cable is a 2m cable for general audio equipment. At a distance of about 20 cm from the headset, there is a small wire control that can control the volume and mute the microphone. These two controls are mechanical, which means that they can be used without software. However, Xiaobian used to have a bad impression of this type of rotary volume control. After using it for a period of time, it often ran out due to oxidation Time is not working. I hope Logitech's wire can improve on such problems.

The other cable is a 1.5m cable for mobile phones. At a distance of about 15cm from the headset, there is a button to control the playback pause and a small microphone. When you go out, you can unplug the large microphone and let the game The headphones turned into trendy headphones. But I was surprised when I wanted to wear a tide when I went out ... I did n’t have a mobile phone with a headphone jack at home, so I could n’t wear it to feel the eyes of others.


Finally, Pro X comes with two cloth replacement ear cups to choose from. The fabric and foam this time are relatively soft, not as stiff as G633 or G533. Compared with imitation leather, they are different in their wear.

Use of Pro X and software


The design of the Pro X discrete sound card, combined with the large amount of cables included in the box, makes the Pro X a variety of usage modes. You can also skip the sound card included in the box and use the included Y-type split cable to directly combine the original audio and microphone into one, and then split it up again, and connect the Pro X to the computer like a normal wired headset. Or on your notebook's sound card. However, if you want full support of Blue Vo! Ce and DTS Headphone X surround sound software, you must use a USB sound card and connect it to a PC to enjoy it.


The software to be installed on the PC is the same as all Logitech gaming peripherals, called G Hub. If you have other newer Logitech equipment, G Hub will force it to take over, don't look for the wrong place. In the software, Logitech provides a simple equalizer and surround sound control, and of course, the exclusive Blue Vo! Ce software function of Pro X, which will be described in detail later.


The Pro X uses Logitech's 50mm Pro-G unit, which is similar to the previous G633 tuning. It does not put special emphasis on the bass, but puts the emphasis on the midrange and human voice. This makes it relatively unsuitable for listening to music-or at least less powerful for some bass-heavy music-but it's probably the best tuning for its main purpose of assisting voice conversations.

Microphone


But of course, its biggest selling point is the microphone and the corresponding Blue Vo! Ce. Before launching the software, Pro X's own microphone can actually block the air sound quite effectively, but at the same time it can clearly record the details. After starting, you can choose a large number of extremely professional settings, including voice-specific Equalizers, high-pass filters, showers, hiss cancellers, compressors, limiters, etc. If you don't know what each one is for, there is a small question mark above the lever, which provides quite useful explanations.


There is a built-in small voice recorder in the software, which allows you to record a short sound for experiment. Any changes you make below will be instantly reflected in this recording, allowing you to quickly compare the differences before and after. If you really don't want to try one function at a time, there are also a series of preset values on the left. Not only can you adjust the loudness or softness for high and low bass, but you can also make the sound more like a radio station. Here Logitech also makes full use of the cooperation with e-sports teams, adding some preferences of e-sports players to the preset for your reference.

However, in our experience, these settings are of limited help for conversations over the Internet, including voice calls or in-game conversations. After all, no matter how beautiful the local sound is adjusted through the network, it will undergo a lot of compression and deformation. Relatively speaking, it should be someone who is going to record video for uploading to the Internet, and will need the software tuning function of Blue Vo! Ce more.

Logitech G Pro

Pro X actually has a twin brother named "Pro", which inherits the name of the previous generation G Pro headset. Its headphone body is exactly the same as Pro X, so the above part about the appearance and sound quality should be directly applicable to the Pro. The main difference is that it lacks Blue Vo! Ce-related software technology, and it is also slightly different in accessories-the Pro headphones only have a sound card and a multi-purpose cable included, and there are no memory foam ear pads, Mobile phone cable with push button, Y-type extension cable, storage bag, etc. If you just want to use it on your computer and don't care about Blue's sound effects, you can also consider looking at the Pro version, which costs 599 yuan, which saves a lot of money than Pro X.

Conclusion


I wonder if it was affected by the purchase of Blue, this time Logitech took a completely different path on Pro X. Although the same emphasis is placed on the positioning of the stereo and the sound quality of the microphone, in terms of appearance, it completely escapes the impression of the traditional plastics of heavy weight and glory, but instead replaces it with a sense of stability and even professionalism. If you are a player who is not ready to "photograph", but for your own use, Pro X provides comfortable wearing and sound suitable for the game environment, and if you are planning to wear live or video, Pro X provides and Most gaming headsets on the market have very different images to choose from.

If you want to talk about the shortcomings, the editors who have been spoiled by Logitech's wireless headphones still hope to see the same design and launch a wireless version. However, at the price of 999 yuan, the Pro X is used as a gaming headset or even an ordinary headset. Both are quite good value choices.

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