Logitech G Pro X 2 Lightspeed vs Razer BlackShark V2 Pro: Today we are comparing the Logitech G Pro X2 Lightspeed with the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro 2023 Edition. I’ll discuss the differences, features, and my experiences using these headsets. Both are upgrades from their previous models, so it’s exciting to see what’s new!
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Accessories: Logitech G Pro X 2 Lightspeed vs Razer BlackShark V2 Pro
Logitech G Pro X2: Comes with various cables including 3.5mm and USB-C, two sets of ear cushions, and a unique 3.5mm jack on the wireless dongle for more connectivity options.
Razer BlackShark V2 Pro: Includes a USB-C charging cable, 2.4GHz dongle for wireless connectivity, and an extension cable. However, it lacks the 3.5mm connection options of the Logitech.
When choosing between the Logitech Pro X 2 Lightspeed and the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro, you can expect a comfortable experience regardless of your feature or sound signature preferences. The Razer BlackShark V2 Pro, weighing 320g, and the Logitech Pro X 2 Lightspeed, at 345g, offer a light yet substantial feel. Their clamping force is perfectly balanced to ensure they stay securely in place without causing pressure headaches.
In terms of design, both headsets aim for an elegant, gamer-friendly look that is simple and attractive, likely to remain stylish longer than many gaming headsets. The Razer maintains the classic Blackshark style, reminiscent of pilot headphones, while the Logitech continues its Pro line’s tradition with rounded ear cups featuring a glossy shield that strikingly contrasts with the matte finish of the headset. Both are available in black and white, with Razer currently offering a “Six Siege Special Edition.”
The BlackShark V2 Pro enhances its predecessor’s design with stronger wires, denser memory foam ear pads, USB-C charging, and an extra button for EQ modes. It’s incredibly comfortable, weighing just 332 grams.
The G Pro X2 also sees improvements, like added swivel to the forks and thicker ear pads. Its weight is slightly higher at 352 grams, but its build feels more substantial.
Both headsets are extremely comfortable for long gaming sessions, so it’s a tie in this category.
Logitech G Pro X2: Offers removable faux leather or soft cloth ear cushions, providing both passive noise cancellation and comfort.
Razer BlackShark V2 Pro: Features cloth ear cushions that are comfortable but might feel scratchy to some users.
Build Quality and Adjustability
Both headsets are well-built, but with different approaches to flexibility and durability.
Logitech G Pro X2: Has a durable aluminum headband and offers more flexibility in ear cup movement.
Razer BlackShark V2 Pro: Also has a flexible headband and is lightweight, but its ear cups have less maneuverability compared to Logitech’s.
Logitech G Pro X2: Offers 3.5mm, wireless, and Bluetooth connectivity but not simultaneously.
Razer BlackShark V2 Pro: Also offers Bluetooth and wireless connectivity, but lacks the 3.5mm option and can’t use both signals simultaneously.
Both headsets use different support software: Razer Synapse and Logitech G Hub. Synapse has improved significantly, while G Hub can be daunting, especially for firmware updates. Razer’s BlackShark gets the nod for smoother software experience.
Logitech G Pro X2: Features 50mm drivers for rich sound with more bass, customizable audio options, and DTS Headphone X 2.0 for spatial sound.
Razer BlackShark V2 Pro: Less bass-focused, designed for competitive gaming with emphasis on clarity for footsteps and key in-game sounds. Offers THX spatial audio settings.
In competitive gaming, both headsets are closely matched, with a slight edge to the G Pro X2 when using cloth pads. For music, the G Pro X2 offers clearer sound and better bass, though it can be bass-heavy. The BlackShark provides a more balanced sound profile. This round is a tie due to the strengths of each in different areas.
Razer BlackShark V2 Pro: Boasts one of the best wireless headset microphones, ideal for clear communication.
Logitech G Pro X2: Offers decent microphone quality with the option for software-level tweaks for better sound.
Testing the mics, the BlackShark V2 Pro excels with its clear, clean sound, making it one of the best wireless headset mics available. The G Pro X2’s mic, while decent, doesn’t match up to the BlackShark’s quality. The BlackShark V2 Pro earns points here.
Price: The Logitech G Pro X2 Lightspeed comes at a higher price point of $249.99, compared to the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro which is priced at $199.
Inclusions and Accessories: The G Pro X2 offers a more comprehensive package, including a USB-A to USB-C charging cable, a 3.5mm aux cable, a carry pouch, and an extra set of ear pads. In contrast, the BlackShark V2 Pro includes a USB-A to USB-C charging cable and an extender cable.
Support Software: The Logitech G Pro X2 utilizes Logitech G Hub for its software support, while the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro relies on Razer Synapse.
Build Quality and Comfort: The G Pro X2 is slightly heavier at 352 grams and features added swivel to its forks and thicker ear pads for extra comfort. On the other hand, the BlackShark V2 Pro is lighter at 332 grams and boasts stronger wires, denser memory foam in the ear pads, and USB-C charging.
Features: Unique to the G Pro X2 is its passive wired support and a 3.5mm jack on the dongle for wireless audio from a source. The BlackShark V2 Pro, however, is limited to Bluetooth or wireless connections, lacking passive wired support.
Microphone Quality: The BlackShark V2 Pro stands out with superior microphone quality, offering clear and clean sound. Meanwhile, the G Pro X2’s microphone, though decent, doesn’t quite match up to the BlackShark’s performance.
Audio Performance in Gaming: Both headsets are closely matched in gaming audio performance, with the G Pro X2 having a slight edge when using cloth pads.
Music Listening Experience: The G Pro X2 excels in bass and clarity but tends to be bass-heavy, whereas the BlackShark V2 Pro offers a more balanced sound profile, with a flatter overall sound.
Battery Life: The G Pro X2 is rated for 50 hours of battery life, whereas the BlackShark V2 Pro boasts a longer battery life of 70 hours.
Both headsets now support Bluetooth, but neither can use it simultaneously with other inputs. The G Pro X2 adds passive wired support, which the BlackShark V2 Pro lacks. The G Pro X2 also has a unique feature in its dongle – a 3.5mm jack for wireless audio from a source. For its added features, the G Pro X2 leads in this category.
The G Pro X2 is rated for 50 hours of battery life, while the BlackShark promises 70 hours. Both perform excellently in wireless range and stability. The BlackShark wins this round for its longer battery life.
Both headsets excel in different areas: the G Pro X2 for its build quality and features, and the BlackShark V2 Pro for its superior mic and battery life. Price-wise, the BlackShark’s lower cost makes it an attractive option, but the G Pro X2 justifies its higher price with its features and build quality. Ultimately, your choice will depend on what features you value most in a gaming headset.