With gaming headsets you have a lot of choice. So, it comes down to features – and what you’re willing to pay for them. Logitech G’s Pro X Wireless Lightspeed gaming headset aims to deliver pro-grade quality, but without completely decimating your bank account.
Many people like wired headsets due to their lack of any delay in getting the sound to your ears. So, when going wireless, a lack of latency is rather critical – you don’t want to be the last to know that you’re about to get got. Logitech’s exclusive Lightspeed technology aims to deliver low latency, better connectivity and long battery life in a wireless take on their popular Pro X.
Our tests indicated that they’re on the money, too. Charge-wise, the Pro X Wireless Lightspeed had plenty left in the tank following a long night of gaming, and they literally never missed a single beat while we were playing, testament to their claims of reliable connectivity. We’re also talking pleasing range here. They’ll work flawlessly up to 15m, apparently – we had to go out into and down the hallway before they cut out. Obviously, that wasn’t good for our game at the time, but it was all in the name of science. Or something like that.
“…you don’t want to be the last to know that you’re about to get got.”
Ultimately all the bells and whistles in the world can’t make up for cruddy sound, and the Pro X Wireless Lightspeed certainly come through with flying colours on the sonic front. Packed inside each ear are 50mm ‘PRO-G’ drivers that promise to deliver a fuller range of sound, and more spatial awareness in games with good sound design – behind you! Behind you! While wearing these didn’t always stop us getting destroyed, that was more down to our playing ability rather than any deficiencies in these awesome sounding cans. Beyond shooters, rhythm games delivered the requisite thump, as did our tests with music ranging from acoustic through to more DOOF-laden tunes. This headset sounds great!
Those who aren’t always into chat will appreciate the flexible microphone, which can be bent out of the way or just easily removed. If you’re PC connected then you also have access to Logitech’s ‘Blue Vo!ce’ tech, which allows several real-time voice filters, ranging from reducing noise, de-essing and adding compression. It’s controlled via downloadable G HUB software, which also allows PC users to revel in glorious DTS Headphone:X surround sound.
Everything’s controlled from the left of the headset, from the USB-C (yes!) charging port to the power switch, volume wheel and mute button. In use we found it easy to fiddle with the volume without being too distracted, which is always a plus, and usually remembered to mute when we wanted to – it’s a manual button press process here.
So far, so good – everything you need in a top-end piece of head kit. The final part of the puzzle is something that can be subjective, and that’s comfort. At 370g, the Pro X Wireless Lightspeeds aren’t the lightest around, but you’re hardly strapping bricks to your head either. We found them very comfy, and the thoughtfully included velour ear pads are a pleasingly even softer alternative to the standard leatherette. Speaking of what’s in the box, As well as a 1.8m charging cable, there’s also a handy little carrying bag. Neat!
With cool, old school non-flashy styling added to the mix, if you’re after a top quality gaming headset that won’t let you down in the heat of battle – and will sound great while you’re there – then be sure to check out the Logitech G Pro X Wireless Lightspeed.