When it comes to gaming peripherals, Logitech has always made its mark with top-notch products, and the Logitech G Pro X2 Lightspeed Gaming Headset is no exception. The successor of the G Pro X, this second generation of its wireless gaming headset for competitive gamers: the G PRO X 2 Lightspeed.
It takes a design quite close to what we had discovered on the original model but is accompanied by several improvements, both in terms of performance and functionality.
Pros and Cons
|Excellent build quality||Microphone quality isn’t the best|
|Excellent, incredibly detailed audio||Only five band EQ|
|Bluetooth and 3.5mm add versatility||Expensive|
|Lots of connectivity options|
|Long-lasting battery life|
|Logitech G Pro X2 Lightspeed|
|Released||May 24, 2023|
|Form Factor||Over Ear|
|Driver||Graphene 50 mm|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz – 20 kHz|
|Battery Life||Up to 50 hours|
|Driver Diameter||50mm (90% Graphene)|
|Battery Life||Up to 50 hrs|
|Microphone||Detachable 6mm cardioid mic|
|Mic Frequency Response||100 Hz-10 kHz|
|Surround Sound||DTS Headphone X 2.0|
|Ear Cushions||Memory Foam Leatherette or Velour|
Box Incudes: Logitech G Pro X2 Lightspeed
Inside, there is a particularly complete bundle with the following elements:
- The G PRO X 2 Lightspeed helmet
- A second pair of velor pads (leatherette already equipped on the helmet)
- A USB-A dongle for the 2.4 Ghz connection
- A detachable microphone
- A 3.5 mm cable for wired use
- A USB-C to USB-A cable for charging
- A carrying pouch
This time, Logitech PRO X2 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Headphones launched a total of two styles in black and white.
The main features of this Logitech PRO X2 LIGHTSPEED gaming headset are in the upper right corner of the box, including LIGHTSPEED wireless connection, graphene driver, and Bluetooth connection support.
Design & Build
The physical design of the Logitech G Pro X2 is almost identical to its predecessor, the Logitech G Pro X. You would notice minimal differences in terms of the shape.
The leather on the surface of the headband is also embossed with the word PRO.
Design tweaks have been made to the Logitech PRO X2 LIGHTSPEED gaming headset. The buttons on the left ear cup now have a new position. Previously, the power switch and the LED indicator were distinct, but the design has integrated the LED into the power switch. A significant enhancement in this version is the inclusion of both Bluetooth and wired connections. Unlike the previous generation, which only supported a LIGHTSPEED connection, the Logitech PRO X2 LIGHTSPEED headset now offers a more versatile connection. The online mode enables users to connect it to a broader range of devices, including mobile phones and game consoles.
The Logitech PRO X2 LIGHTSPEED gaming headset can be placed flat at 90 degrees on the earmuffs, which is convenient for storage when not listening, or can be hung around the user’s neck to carry.
The microphone remains detachable, and you have the luxury to choose between two colors: black and white.
The Logitech PRO X2 LIGHTSPEED gaming headset features a steel headband and aluminum alloy forks in the bracket section. Leather covers the surface of the headband, while thick foam cushions its inner layer.
Comfort: Logitech G Pro X2 Lightspeed
The Logitech PRO X2 LIGHTSPEED gaming headset has earmuff pads with an impressive inner diameter of approximately 6.5 cm, designed to fit comfortably over most people’s ears. The pads feature artificial leather on the outside and are filled with memory foam inside, providing a plush and cushioned experience for the wearer.
Additionally, the package includes an extra earmuff pad with a cloth finish. While Logitech announced in their press release that they would offer additional pads for purchase in the future, they have not released a leather variant yet.
Although the physical design may seem familiar, the sound quality marks a departure. Unlike the previous G Pro X, which could sound rough at times, the G Pro X2 delivers clearer sound immediately. A new driver, called Graphene, enhances the sound quality. This driver ensures reduced distortion, especially in the low frequencies or bass.
The output is detailed and immersive, making you feel as if you’re in a cinema during action-packed movies. In gaming, the sounds of actions and narratives become even more immersive, enhancing the audio experience for games like The Witcher 3 or Red Dead Redemption 2. However, for games that primarily use treble sounds, the difference isn’t significant.
Connectivity: Logitech G Pro X2 Lightspeed
The USB dongle uses its lightspeed technology to ensure a seamless connection. Interestingly, the dongle houses the headset’s sound card, making it slightly larger. The X2 distinguishes itself by weighing 20 grams less, providing increased comfort for users.
Bluetooth pairing is quick and efficient. However, gamers might notice some lag, making the headset more apt for music or light gaming.
The 2.4 GHz mode operates via a USB-A dongle. While a USB-C would have been a more appealing choice, this mode offers lag-free wireless connectivity on platforms like PC, PS4/PS5, and the Nintendo Switch when docked. The headset auto-connects if the dongle is plugged into a compatible device.
A unique dongle feature is its 3.5 port, which lets you connect and blend audio from two sources. For instance, you could connect the dongle to a PS5 and then attach your phone to listen to music while gaming. This might not be as convenient in a spacious living room but could be handy for a gaming desk setup.
While the ability to mix 2.4 GHz and Bluetooth would have been a game-changer, the Logitech G PRO X 2 doesn’t offer this. Users can only toggle between the two wireless modes.
Pairing the headset via Bluetooth is straightforward. Holding the dedicated button for three seconds activates the pairing mode.
Switching between the 2.4 GHz and Bluetooth modes is as simple as pressing the same button. The switch is highly responsive and functions flawlessly. However, a longer press to change modes might have been more intuitive to prevent unintentional switches.
For the wireless headphones’ required functions, the PRO X 2 model places various controls and connectors on the left ear cup. From top to bottom, they are:
- A power button
- A wheel with free scrolling without stops (volume combined with that of Windows)
- A button to enable or disable microphone capture
- A USB-C port for charging
- A “Bluetooth” button for pairing and switching between the different connection modes
- A 3.5 mm connector for the detachable microphone
The right headset doesn’t feature any controls; it only has a 3.5 mm connector to connect the G PRO X 2 in a wired mode.
Logitech G HUB
The G PRO X 2 Lightspeed headset effortlessly syncs with Logitech’s exclusive G HUB software. If you haven’t installed it yet, it’s readily available for download on the brand’s official website.
Once inside the “Acoustics” section, users have the liberty to explore and adjust the audio configurations of the headset. They can either personalize a 5-band equalizer or opt for various presets, either curated by Logitech or contributed by the user community.
A standout feature of the headset is the ability to regulate the monitoring level, letting users determine the extent to which they hear their own voice when the microphone is active.
Additionally, within this section, users can enable the surround sound via the DTS Headphones X V2 capability.
This feature grants users the flexibility to modify the volume for each channel and introduces specialized modes designed for various tasks, be it media consumption, gaming, or sports.
Venturing into the “Microphone” section reveals the “BLUE VOICE” configurations, a tribute to Logitech’s prior acquisition of BLUE MICROPHONES. In this segment, users can fine-tune the microphone’s output to match their individual vocal characteristics. Users have the choice of either selecting Logitech’s suggested presets or adjusting each parameter for a bespoke audio experience.
This tab hosts a variety of adjustments ranging from an equalizer, high-pass filter, noise reduction, noise gate. All these tools are geared towards optimizing the PRO X 2 Lightspeed microphone’s performance. For those curious about the results, sample recordings are available at the end of this review.
Lastly, there’s a tab dedicated to sound effects which can be mapped to specific keys on your Logitech keyboard or mouse buttons. However, it might not be a game-changer for most users.
Logitech claims that the G Pro X2 can last up to 50 hours non-stop. From personal use, after about 7 days and roughly 4-5 hours of usage per day, the battery has only reduced from 100% to 45%.
If we are still very far from the 300 hours of a HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless, the headset comes to be placed among the best in the sector alongside the Razer Blackshark V2 Pro and its 70 hours.
Finally, note that it is possible to activate automatic standby for the headphones after X minutes of use in order to save battery.
Unlike an Astro A50 Gen4, the Logitech headset does not “wake up” automatically if it detects sound or if it is put back on the ears.
One area that could see improvement is the microphone. It has retained the same quality as the previous G Pro X, which had received some criticism. While the included software provides options to enhance voice clarity, the default microphone quality is not up to the mark, especially for its price point.
Logitech G Pro X 2 Lightspeed vs Logitech G Pro X wireless
- G Logo Finish: The original G Pro X has a silver G logo, while the G Pro X2 has a gunmetal finish.
- Design: The G Pro X2 has a new hinge system that allows the ear cups to lay flat on a surface, which the original G Pro X cannot do.
- 3.5mm Cable: The G Pro X2 comes with a 3.5mm cable, allowing for direct plug-in to various devices.
- Wireless Dongle: The G Pro X2’s wireless dongle now has a 3.5mm jack, allowing users to plug in external analog sources. This means users can mix audio into the headset wirelessly.
- Bluetooth: The G Pro X2 has an added Bluetooth button, allowing for Bluetooth connectivity. This was not available on the original Pro X wireless.
- Ear Cushions: Both headsets come with swappable ear cushions. However, the G Pro X2’s faux leather ear cushions have a cloth ring on the inside, offering a mix of comfort and passive noise cancellation.
- Hinge System: The G Pro X2 has a redesigned hinge system between the headband and the ear cups, allowing for more flexibility in adjustment.
- Clamping Force: The G Pro X2 has a slightly different clamping force compared to the original.
- Detachable Microphone: Both headsets have detachable microphones that look similar.
- Blue Voice Technology: Both headsets feature Logitech’s Blue Voice technology, allowing users to customize the audio of the microphone.
- Sound: The G Pro X2 offers a richer sound with more bass compared to the Pro X wireless.
- DTS Headphone Surround Sound: Both headsets feature DTS headphone surround sound.
- Battery: The G Pro X2 boasts over 50 hours of battery life, doubling the Pro X wireless 25 hours.
Conclusion! Logitech G Pro X2 Lightspeed
The G Pro X2 Lightspeed Gaming Headset is a commendable upgrade from its predecessor in many aspects, especially sound quality. While the microphone quality could be better, the overall sound output, build, and comfort make it worth considering. Moreover, when compared to its competitors, its price point seems reasonable for the quality it delivers. However, for users who prioritize microphone quality, they might want to explore other options.
There remains the question of price, because with a manufacturer price of $250, this G Pro X 2 Lightspeed has positioned itself as one of the most expensive gaming headsets on the market.
This is almost double the current price of the first generation and if the X2 benefits from many advantages, it remains difficult to justify such a price.