Logitech G Pro X is already a very popular headset, and was crowned gaming accessory of the year in 2019/2020 by some. Now we have a wireless, upgraded, version of it available with Logitech G Pro X2. With its new graphene audio drivers, it delivers a whole new gaming audio experience, and the difference is remarkable. The headset does lack a few extra functionalities (like ANC), but the most important features for esports competitors are without a doubt the sound and microphone quality, which this headset aces.
Let's tell you about the design first and foremost. The previous edition was one of the most comfortable headsets on the market to wear, and this new headset is equally as comfortable, and even a tad lighter. They fit any head size well, with breathable fabric, and all in all, they are very comfortable. There is a mechanical switch to turn it off and on so that you don't have to wonder if it's on or not, and the mute button for the microphone also pops out to let you know the microphone is muted. Together with the mandatory volume wheel, and a button to switch between Lightspeed and Bluetooth connection. There are no extra fancy functions to it, but it really isn't needed either. The only thing we don't like about the looks of it is that the white version comes with a black microphone arm. It's a small thing, but it is in fact a little annoying.
The microphone itself is a 6mm cardioid mic attached to a removable microphone arm, and with the Blue VO!CE filters available in Logitech's G Hub software, it's easy to get a crystal clear voice for your gaming friends. The sound quality without activating these filters is not great, but with it on it's one of the best microphone experiences we've had with a wireless gaming headset. We wouldn't mind the ability to have a flip-to-mute microphone, but as we mentioned earlier, the button to mute the microphone is very easily accessible. The microphone arm is also very adjustable, and there are no issues with having it some distance from your mouth without making the quality worse.
Then we get to the best part of the headset. The audio quality. This is where Logitech G Pro X2 really shines. With the brand new 50mm PRO-G Graphene audio drivers with live edge suspension this headset delivers sound like never heard before. Enhanced audio response, reduced distortion and unrivalled sound gives you an edge in every video game where it is important to be aware of your surroundings. Footsteps have never been easier to hear. The first time we tried the headset was just after Warzone 2 had its latest big update, and we had to ask our friends if they made big audio improvements with the update since this was the first time we played the game after it being released. Testing our old headset confirmed that it was purely the headset making the audio better, and no changes were made to the game itself. Having good audio in Call of Duty isn't anything we are spoiled with, so we can only imagine how much this impacts games in the esports community where sound is even more important.
In the box you will find a 3.5 mm AUX-cable for use with your PlayStation or Xbox controller for instance, a USB-A Lightspeed adapter with a 3.5mm port, a detachable microphone arm with foam windscreen, USB-A to C charging cable and a soft storage bag. We are unsure if the fact that Logitech offers an extra set of memory foam cloth ear pads means the ones already on the headset will wear quickly, but after 100 hours with it so far we have yet to see any sign of wear on the ones we have. Now it just remains to be seen how long they will in fact last.
Logitech G Pro X2 is a headset with extremely good sound quality, but there is a few functionalities missing for those that enjoy that part of a headset. We do miss the ability to change the chat sound vs game sound on the fly, we miss the flip-to-mute function and we also miss the ability to be connected to Lightspeed and Bluetooth at the same time so that we don't miss important phone calls. These on the other hand, are not functions too important for esports athletes or for those of you looking for a good gaming headset.
Those of you worried about the wireless function after being used to the wired model, can be assured that there is absolutely no delay, and the battery time is impressive with its 50 (!) hours listed (and tested). Missing functions like ANC are partly the reason for this of course, but again - this headset is first and foremost for gaming. The only challenge we have is to actually remember to charge it after a week of usage.
The headset is out now and has a retail price of £249. We'll let you decide if its worth it or not, but if you are looking for a headset with unique sound quality without some extra functionalities, this is without doubt a good choice.