The Logitech G Pro X 2 Lightspeed is one of the few headsets that not only listens well, but also has a beautiful design.
Anyone who has ever had a gaming headset on knows that they are generally horribly ugly. Nothing against other brands, but generally they mostly do what they do best. For example, I recently had the Turtlebeach Stealth Pro for review, an excellent headset in terms of sound, but with a somewhat clunky design. They are simply not headsets you throw in your bag to take on the train, plane or bus. In terms of functionalities, the Logitech G Pro X 2 Lightspeed is also just barely that, but in terms of design, it’s one of the better headsets I’ve seen recently.
In terms of appearance, Logitech’s new headset is reminiscent of the somewhat classic-looking Marshall headphones, a company that normally focuses on guitar amps. The ear cups and headrest are also made of a material that feels nice to the touch. Initially, the headphones include ear pads made of memory foam in imitation leather, but additional ear pads are also included with breathable velour. With the ear cushions made of imitation leather, I can already play for hours myself, so there was no need to replace them with the additional ear cushions included.
One of the reasons the headphones can be used outside of your gaming setup is the detachable microphone. This one uses advanced Blue VO!CE technology, according to Logitech, but we’re a little less of a fan of this. It’s still the same microphone as on the previous version of the Logitech G Pro X, making the sound when you speak acceptable at best. We still recommend just using a separate XLR microphone, because in terms of quality it simply doesn’t compare. That’s also not a bad thing at all if you wouldn’t otherwise want to take it to a professional level. The mic on the Logitech G Pro X 2 Lightspeed does its thing, but simply not much more than that.
No noise cancelling, but other features
The Logitech G Pro X 2 Lightspeed excels in a number of things immeasurably. For example, we already mentioned that the design of the headset is phenomenal and you can see it as a headset that is not only suitable for gaming. Let’s walk through the features of the headset for a moment. Recently, we have been spoiled with many gaming headsets in that they excel in so many features. The Logitech G Pro X 2 Lightspeed also performs well in this area, but lacks noise-cancelling for me personally. I understand that the choice was made not to give the headset ANC (active noise-cancelling) in order to keep the cost of the headset lower. Still, it is a requirement for me when I take a headset on public transport, or at all when I use it as a casual headset, that I am not constantly disturbed by sounds from the outside world.
Of course, there are parts on the headset that we do appreciate tremendously. Aside from appearance, the design also excels in terms of build quality. For example, the headset’s buttons feel incredibly sturdy. The button to turn the headset on and off is a slider, and it simply feels nice to switch it already. The dial for volume also seems to have been carefully chosen. With that, the headset really manages to do something we miss with other headsets. Often the build quality is okay, but Logitech goes the extra mile with this that we sometimes miss otherwise.
In addition to the nice buttons, Logitech’s headset also features graphene drivers, which should give the player a professional advantage in shooters on PC, for example. Personally, I don’t play high-level games like Counter-Strike, so I can’t directly say if you can actually gain an advantage with this, but the sound of the headset does sound excellent. The soundtrack of Diablo IV, for example, does come through very nicely. In addition, the headset uses DTS surround sound audio instead of Microsoft’s Windows Sonic surround, a welcome addition. This does allow you to instantly hear footsteps coming from behind, and we were also heavily impressed with the surround sound while watching the new trailer for Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II.
It can’t be beat
Also handy about the headset is the ability to connect it in a variety of different ways, which again makes the Logitech G Pro X 2 Lightspeed capable of working with a variety of devices. A 3.5mm jack has even been considered for the traditional player, which again can come in handy at times when the headset’s battery is running low.
Running out of battery, by the way, is quite unique for Logitech’s new headset. Compared to its predecessor, a big jump has been made with the battery life, which should last fifty hours. After taking it out of the box I briefly had the headset on the charger, but after that I was actually able to use it wirelessly continuously without getting any further notification that it was running low.
The Logitech G Pro X 2 Lightspeed is a beautifully designed gaming headset with excellent sound quality. Although it lacks noise-cancelling and the microphone quality is not exceptional, the headset impresses with its build quality, comfortable materials and long battery life. With graphene drivers and DTS surround sound audio, the headset delivers an immersive gaming experience. All in all, the Logitech G Pro X 2 Lightspeed is an attractive choice for gamers looking for a high-quality headset without the need for active noise cancellation.