Logitech’s Pro Gaming headset was created with the professionals in thoughts. That may appear apparent given the identify, nevertheless it’s not solely constructed for aggressive gaming, it’s competitively priced too. The Gaming Pro encompasses a impartial and modern design, clear-cut audio, and can attraction to even essentially the most minimalist of us.
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In reality, Logitech’s Pro Gaming headset targets the amateurs excess of the professionals it deems itself able to serve. Despite the sounding board of pro-gamers behind the design, it’s easy, sensible, and most significantly (to the overwhelming majority of us not up there within the esports corridor of fame, anyhow) it received’t value you an arm and a leg.
The headset is nearly fully matte black, save for just a few Logitech G motifs on both earcup, and the metal slider throughout the headband. The design slots proper in alongside Logitech’s clean-cut G Pro lineup, which incorporates the Pro Gaming mouse and Pro Gaming keyboard – each with equally minimal, and supposedly esports-focused, designs.
The Pro, then, lives as much as its identify with its no-frills design – so that you received’t look a whole berk donning these cans in public. The headband options TR90 nylon, with glass fiber bolstered nylon joints, and a light-weight shell that quantities to 259g for the headset all in.
The 3.5mm cable on the Pro is detachable too, which provides somewhat extra lifespan to the headset ought to the cable break otherwise you wish to ditch the inline controls.
The headset is powered by the Logitech Hybrid mesh PRO-G drivers. These neodymium drivers provide a lavatory commonplace frequency response of 20 – 20,000Hz, they usually have a sound to match. It’s fairly well-balanced so far as some gamer cans go within the highs and mids, however delicate bass is misplaced alongside the best way. They aren’t spectacular just like the HyperX Cloud Alpha, however has anybody matched their secret sauce but? Nope.
Great positional audio is essential to any gaming headset’s value, however further layers of sound processing may end up in messy or unsatisfactory audio when applied poorly – particularly on cheaper cans. The easy design of the Pro manages to supply clear directional audio with out the necessity for proprietary software program, and in doing so, avoids the tinny audio that’s typically detrimental to the consumer expertise.
This is basically due to the exceptionally noticeable sound isolation with the Pro, which is without doubt one of the extra vital options required by these of us on the verge of gaming stardom. Despite the pretty minimal padding in place across the drivers, the sq. leatherette head pads block out exterior noise exceptionally properly – as much as 16dB by Logitech’s checks – and permits the consumer to select up delicate variations throughout the in-game audio with out cranking the amount to pointless ranges.
There’s additionally a spare pair of microsuede head pads within the field in case you favor one thing rather less sweaty. Supposedly, leatherette was prime precedence amongst esports professionals, as to why… I do not know. These further earpads could be a little fiddly to alternate, however received’t be going anyplace as soon as fitted appropriately.
The cardioid condenser mic comes with a pop filter, may be very maneuvrable, and might be eliminated altogether. It sounds fairly clear and will get the job completed properly, nonetheless, it falls wanting distinctive, which is a slight disgrace contemplating the esports market Logitech wish to seize by which communication is essential.
At $90 / £85 MSRP, the Logitech slots proper between the likes of the Roccat Khan Pro or Sennheiser GSP 300, and the HyperX Cloud Alpha. The Pro simply show its worth amongst the lower-end headsets, nonetheless, the worth of the HyperX typically wanders all the way down to the £85 – and even ~£70 – mark and the Logitech Pro gaming headset merely can’t match its successful components.
The Pro presents a tailor-made expertise through suggestions immediately from the discerning eye (ear?) of esports professionals. Logitech’s ridiculously proficient design workforce have put collectively one more staggeringly well-built and over-designed product, that brings some premium options right into a well-priced unit. However, the drivers simply aren’t vibrant or booming sufficient to knock the HyperX Cloud Alpha off its high-end audio perch.
The Logitech G Pro Gaming headset presents pure gaming audio inside a meticulously put collectively package deal, and in some ways it completely suits the invoice – however an audiophile headset it’s not.