Logitech’s G-series has made a name for itself in the pro-gaming segment. With its G branded peripherals being used by competitive gamers and e-sports mavericks, they make a good case for themselves in the competition with other gaming-focused entities like Asus ROG or Hyper X.
This year, Logitech has been busy with some serious upgrades to its gaming portfolio. As part of the refresh, the G Pro gaming headset line got a new member to add to the family — the Logitech G Pro X gaming headset. The main USP of the upgraded Pro X headset is the addition of Blue VO!CE software, which was developed in association with Blue Microphones. If you aren’t too keen on the Rs 13,995 price tag it carries and don’t want the additional Blue Voice tech, Logitech does have another option — the redesigned G Pro, that costs you Rs 9,995, which is what we will be dissecting today.
- The redesigned G Pro now comes with a steel headband, premium leatherette material for the headband and earcups, 50mm driver and an aluminium skeleton.
- These aren’t just for show either, the new premium high-quality leatherette is really soft to the touch and the new memory foam used for padding makes for a really snug fit.
- The steel headband is adjustable and I found that I didn’t need to fiddle with it too much to get a comfortable fit.
- The cups enveloped my ear securely and the memory foam padding adjusts to the size of your ears for a better fit over time.
- The all-black design with metal plating over the ear-cups is striking and stands out in a sea of RGB-infused sameness.
- If you download and use Logitech’s G Hub software, you can fine-tune your sound using the equalizer or if you aren’t a DIY aficionado, you can use a variety of presets from pro players like CS: GO’s Shox or League of Legend’s Soren Bjergsen.
- The G Hub also has automatic profiles that can be toggled whenever you launch a supported game. From my library, Alien Isolation, Resident Evil 2, Destiny 2, Assassins Creed: Odyssey, Far Cry V were all accounted for. You can even manually add games you want to tune audio for.
- The G Hub also has a dedicated section to handle acoustics, namely volume, mic volume and sidetones. Logitech also lets toggle hardware noise reduction “On and Off” via the hub.
- The G Hub also allows you to search through and download user-made equaliser presets.
- The headphones also come with a dedicated USB DAC Soundcard to improve sound and mic quality.
- The audio card is a small, matte-black plastic hardware hub which is the size of a regular USB drive.
- The microphone sounds excellent, capturing and relaying my voice with crisp and clear tones.
- With the EQ set to flat, the headphones sound really rich and immersive in games. Each alien adversary in Halo: Reach came through loud and clear. From the Elite’s disbelief at his shields being shot out or the grunts hilarious dialogue, every sound came through crystal clear, even in the middle of a hectic firefight with plasma grenade explosions and gunfire everywhere.
- Overwatch’s excellent sound design also comes to the fore with these headsets, from the awesome score to the explosions or gunfire, everything was represented flawlessly sonically.
- Similarly, the mayhem of Quake Champions is represented well. Each champion’s unique quips and taunts sound really good, as do the weapons and explosions. Thanks to the wider headspace, it’s also a cinch to tell where your foe’s shots are coming from.
- Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 remake shines with G Pro, from Mr.X’s heavy footsteps to a zombie’s moaning, everything is realised in great detail and sounds really crisp and clear.
- Though the G Pro is a comfortable fit, the memory foam requires a little time to adjust to your cranium. The initial fit was a little tight around the sides of my head but it loosened up over time.
- The sound card can only be used on the PC.
- When it comes to music, you may want to increase the low-end a bit with the software equaliser in Logitech’s G Hub.
- Bass, in general, is very even in the mix. If you want thunderous explosions and rattling shotgun blasts, you probably want to tweak the equaliser presets a bit.
- The G Pro has a very even and flat sound by default, which means that all frequencies are well-represented and equal in the mix. While this sounds ideal, there are many who prefer a more ‘coloured’ sound.
- The mic options are a little underwhelming in the G Hub, the G Pro X is better if you want to tweak your mic to your liking.
Overall, Logitech’s G Pro headphones are a worthy addition to any gamer’s arsenal. If you have the money to spend on it, then the G Pro X is a better alternative but at Rs 9,995, The G Pro provides all the hardware minus the Blue Microphone tech. If you want a no-frills, excellent looking gaming headset, you can’t go wrong the Logitech G Pro headset.
Words by Rohith Bhaskar
Originally published at https://warpcore.live on December 26, 2019.